Last Call: Is this the best racing game wheel setup?

It’s no secret that key to better lap times on racing games is to have your Thrustmaster hovering in the air while screaming at everyone in front of you to get the hell out of your way. That’s obvious. What isn’t so obvious is that not having pedals and just imagining they’re there is what really shaves off those stubborn seconds. The lady in this German furniture catalog shows us exactly how it’s done.

Now, I don’t know about you but this looks like the ideal setup for any serious gamer. Our Editor-In-Chief Jeff has been telling us he’s looking at maybe getting a wheel setup and this is the best we could come up with. I can picture it now, beer on the table next to him while he dives deep into the gravel pit. The extreme rage sends him into the exact position you see here. A glorious sight that must come to fruition. Plus, it’s on sale!

From a german office furniture catalogue… from simracing

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9 responses to “Last Call: Is this the best racing game wheel setup?”

  1. 0A5599 Avatar

    When I was a kid, we used to ride swivel chairs down a wheelchair ramp. Legs-out position is appropriate to keep from spinning backwards.

    The chair does appear to be angled down and to the right, and her hair is blowing backwards. Not all driving games are digital.

    1. Vairship Avatar

      You’ll be a natural talent:

    2. nanoop Avatar

      Looking at how small her upper body is wrt. the chair and her legs, I suspect a lot of digital here.

  2. Batshitbox Avatar

    Well, progress?
    My ol’ Laverda, which usually looks like this…

    …has enjoyed having me around almost as much as my cat has. For a little while today, it looked like this.

    Hm, maybe all the work I put in doesn’t show well in pics. New taillight bracket, replacement sidepanels, replacement rear seat cover, nearly OEM front turn signals, put the rear pegs back on and applied a lot of rubbing compound. Still a way to go before it looks like it did in the ’80s.

  3. William Byrd Avatar

    I’m no expert, but I pretended to be once when I got invited to be in the New York Gran Turismo Pro-Am. Met some guy name Kaluski, pretty sure I beat him. Their setups were, obviously, amazing. Since then I’ve been researching how to build a setup for Xbox. I have a Thrustmaster Ferrari wheel and pedal set, not very high end, but it works for Forza. There are sooo many DIY seat/wheel/pedal setups out there it’s crazy. My partner in the Pro-Am has a page called “Sim Racing Tech (TurismoTech)” on FB, tons of content on there.

    Also, that German setup is amazing. I have to wonder what happens when she turns…

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      When she turns…:

      1. William Byrd Avatar

        That’s a classic. haha

  4. caltemus Avatar

    I’d recognize that Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel anywhere. I spent countless hours playing nascar 2004 and cart precision racing on one of those as a kid.

    1. roguetoaster Avatar

      Did you know that in some iterations of the Sidewinder lineup they had the signatures of presumably the development team embossed in the top side of the bottom plate? Why, I do not know, and considering how I only found this when it broke I can only assume it was so you knew who to blame.

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