When the first floor was about 1/2 way done, I received my t500rs wheel & PS3. I’m way late on this one yes. No one could believe I dumped so much on a system, when I haven’t touched a game since SNES. But I think everyone who’s played gt5 with the wheel have since changed their minds.
The T500rs was pretty hefty. 40lbs!
Cockpit V 1.0. You can google t500rs and read about it; solid wheel/pedal set.
Yeah V1.0 didn’t last for long.
I never used my creeper that much… especially with the texture on the garage floor now. That became the chassis I put everything on. The square iron was from an old workout bench.
Seat mounts out of some scrap 2×4.
That was the basic layout of the V 2.0. The wheel pivoted out of the way when getting in and out.
With no weight at the front it got ass heavy… especially if you had long legs… skateboard wheels were perfect for a wheelie bar.
This was a crude setup… but you get the point… It’s pretty sweet.
As nice as that setup was, it still wasn’t there. The force feedback was too much for the shotty build. I knew I needed something stronger. Since It was going to be a finalized version, I inverted the pedals to “gt” style (upside down).
Here it is set into the frame.
So I’m not too sure why I didn’t take any photos inbetween… But here it is… Finished.
The final cockpit was compact and there was no steering column between your legs.
The new steering column extended horizontally on a rail system and was set with the wingnut.
Finally mounted the PS3 and the wheel’s power supply.
A look from above… gt5 is so zen and frustrating at the same time.
A look from below. No column in the middle is way better. I would definitely like to give the Logitech G27 a try someday to compare. But I’m more than happy with the current setup.