Thrustmaster Direct Drive: Release Date + Alternatives

Way back in 2016, rumors were swirling among sim racing enthusiast forums that Thrustmaster was preparing to announce that they were working on their first-ever direct drive racing wheel. Shortly after these rumors began to circulate, Kazunori Yamauchi of Polyphony Digital (developers of the Gran Turismo series of PlayStation console racers) confirmed that Thrustmaster was … Read more

Fanatec Discount Code Tracker (Black Friday & More)

If you’re looking for up-to-date Fanatec promo codes, you’ve come to the right place. These high-end sim racing peripherals don’t come cheap and are rarely discounted, but we’ve trawled the net to find sales, coupons, and promotions that actually work! Fanatec Discount Codes in () Here’s a list of Fanatec’s biggest discounts from the present … Read more

Fanatec’s Return Policy Explained (Step-By-Step Guide)

Fanatec has a solid track record of providing timely and attentive customer service, and the manufacturer’s return policy and warranty information is relatively fair and easy to understand. That being said, those policies do vary by region and there is some nuance to the proceedings. As such, we decided it would be worthwhile to compile … Read more

Fanatec Reliability and Warranty (Wheels, Pedals, etc)

Gamers know what to expect from industry staples like Thrustmaster and Logitech: reliable products that typically perform as expected, and are covered by reasonable warranties and backed-up by solid customer service experiences. But what about the players like Fanatec? Today, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at Fanatec’s track record in the sim racing peripheral … Read more

Fanatec ClubSport Shifter SQ V1.5: Review & Setup Guide

Fanatec makes some fantastic sim racing peripherals on the market, and their shifters are no exception. One of the best things about their products is that they’re highly adjustable and customizable, which is especially awesome for sim racing enthusiasts who know precisely how they want everything tweaked.  Their latest and greatest product, the ClubSport Shifter … Read more

Setup and Calibration for Fanatec Wheels (CSL/ClubSport/DD)

Fanatec has been steadily increasing their share of the racing sim peripheral market in recent years and it’s easy to see why – they offer a diverse array of enthusiast-grade products that, while a bit pricey, offer a great value proposition due to their quality engineering and exhaustive feature sets. It stands to reason that … Read more

T3PA Pro vs CSL Elite (LC): Ultimate Comparison

Today we’ll be comparing some of the best racing pedals from two leading manufacturers:  the Thrustmaster T3PA Pro and the Fanatec CSL Elite.  This comparison might seem relatively straightforward at first, but it’s actually quite the challenge to nail down which of these is a better product. The CSL Elite is an especially nuanced product … Read more

Thrustmaster T3PA vs T3PA Pro: Ultimate Comparison

Thrustmaster has been in the business of making great gaming peripherals for decades. The T3PA and T3PA Pro are two of Thrustmaster’s best sim racing pedals, but which set is better? Although the regular T3PA offer great value for money, we think the T3PA Pro are a far better choice for most sim racers. They are … Read more

Fanatec CSL DD vs Thrustmaster T300 RS: Which to Choose

Note: This article was previously a comparison of the CSL Elite and T300 RS. However, since Fanatec has now replaced the CSL Elite with the CSL DD, we’ve updated the article to feature the new wheel base. The Fanatec CSL DD and Thrustmaster T300 RS are great places to start for intermediate sim racing wheels, … Read more

The 7 Best Speakers for Sim Racing

Sim racing fans tend to be some of the most well-equipped gamers in the world, but one equipment consideration tends to fall off of their radar sometimes – audio! Whether you’re hitting the track in Assetto Corsa, Forza Motorsport or any other racer, get the most of your racing experience by getting some of the … Read more

The 5 Best Playseat Challenge Alternatives

The Playseat Challenge is a functional and affordable sim racing cockpit, but it does have some limitations, with its one-size-fits-all approach leaving some gamers in the dust… which is where we come in! The following are the best Playseat Challenge alternatives on the market today! The Top-Rated Playseat Challenge Alternatives Top Pick: Next Level Racing … Read more

The 5 Best Laptops for Sim Racing

Sim racing enthusiasts take their gaming rigs very seriously, and the demands of such games keep getting more and more serious and it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff!  Not to worry; the following are the best laptops available for simracing! The Best Laptops for Sim Racing Top Pick: Acer Predator Triton 500 … Read more

The 7 Best Xbox Series X Racing Wheels

The Xbox Series X consoles are finally here, and it launched with arguably the most robust lineup of racing games of any game console to date. While the new Series controller somehow manages to be even better than the nearly-perfect pad that dropped alongside the Xbox One, it doesn’t hold a candle to a great … Read more

The Best Bass Shakers for Sim Racing

Bass shakers are tactile transducers that work in concert with your sound card to provide bass that vibrates through your racing cockpit. The following are the best bass shakers for sim racing! The Top-Rated Bass Shakers for Sim Racing Top Pick: SRS ShakeKit SRS ShakeKit Realistic and affordable, the SRS ShakeKit is the market’s best … Read more

AccuForce Pro V2 Review: Cheap Direct Drive

The AccuForce Pro V2 has been lauded multiple times not only by us but by a myriad of other reviews out there. It’s a powerful direct drive wheel that promises standards as close to perfection as possible. Precision, realism, immersion, power, these are all cornerstones of what a direct drive wheel is supposed to offer … Read more

The 6 Best Headphones For Sim Racing

Girl wearing headphones while sim racing

So you finally built the sim rig of your dreams and need some headphones to go along with it. Then this guide is for you. Here are some of the best headphones for sim racing, that are sure to elevate your sound experience. Top Pick: Philips Fidelio X2HR    The open-back design of the Philips … Read more

The 5 Best Cheap Sim Racing Wheel Stands

Cheap steering wheel stand and seat

Some racing sim fanatics prefer racing stands over full-blown cockpits, but many find that these come at quite expensive price points. It’s for this reason that we’ve searched for the best racing sim wheel stands available in 2021 at an affordable price-tag.  The Top-Rated Cheap Racing Wheel Stands Top Pick: VEVOR G920    The VEVOR … Read more

Fanatec Podium DD1 vs DD2: Head-to-Head Comparison

The Fanatec Podium DD1 and Fanatec Podium DD2 are both top-rated products in our guide to the best direct drive wheel bases on the market. Although the DD2 is the successor of the DD1, Fanatec continues to manufacture both wheel bases today, which begs the question: what are the differences and which of the two … Read more

The 7 Best GPUs for Sim Racing

Graphics cards for sim racing

Maybe you’re just getting started on creating your ideal sim racing setup, or perhaps you have all of your peripherals already. One thing is for certain, top quality racing simulators can be taxing on your computer, especially if you have all sorts of external inputs such as wheels, pedals, shifters, and more plugged in. What’s … Read more

The 12 Best Sim Racing Accessories

Sim racing accessories including steering wheel, pedals, and seat

In case you want an overview of the best accessories in the sim racing world, that’s what this list is for. As a quick note, however, this is a very general guide. Sometimes the best overall pick may not be the best pick for you specifically. With every entry on this list, we’ll also link … Read more

The 8 Best Motion Simulators for Racing

Next Level Racing Motion Platform motion rig for racing simulators

The closest thing you can get to driving an F1 car is purchasing a full-motion rig for racing simulators instead of a stationary cockpit. These will pair with direct drive wheels and other peripherals and replicate not only the feelings but also the movements of the rig, as though you were truly inside the car. … Read more

Thrustmaster T80 Steering Wheel Review

Thrustmaster T80 Steering Wheel and Pedals

The The Although being marginally more expensive, the There’s a reason the On the border between a mid-range and cheap wheel, we find a fantastic buy for beginners and veteran players alike. The has a brushless force feedback motor, rotates to 1080°, and is officially licensed by Ferrari to give you an 8:10 replica of … Read more

Fanatec ClubSport V3: The Best Sim Pedals? (Review)

Fanatec's ClubSport V3 load cell pedals

Good sim racing pedals are essential in crafting an immersive experience. This is where the Fanatec ClubSport V3 Pedals come in. Today, we’ll examine whether these pedals are an accessory you should consider purchasing.  What to Consider Before Buying Pedals We recommend that all racing sim aficionados consider purchasing a good set of sim racing … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Open Sim Wheel (OSW)

Servo motor to be used for Open Sim Wheel

Sometimes you want to be a racing driver and an engineer. Sometimes you feel like you have more in common with Niki Lauda than you do with Hamilton. If you see yourself in either of those two categories, then building an Open Sim Wheel might be for you.  What Is Open Sim Wheel? Open Sim … Read more

How to Build Your First Sim Racing Rig

Home racing simulator rig with Logitech G29/G920

Few things are as engrossing as the adrenaline rush from a last corner overtake. Whether it be F1 or Rally, we all love to feel like professional drivers. That’s the reason why building your own racing simulator setup is something we’d recommend to anyone. In this guide, we’ll look at what you need for your … Read more

Can You Use a Projector for Sim Racing?

Projector box

Watching races on a big screen can really elevate your enjoyment. You get to see all the minute details, the different racing lines become as clear as day, and when you get a cockpit camera it feels as though you’re sitting right in the action. But does that adrenaline translate well to the use of … Read more

Sim Racing: How to Find the Perfect Seating Position

Man comfortably seated at racing simulator

Though certainly not as physically demanding as real life racing, sims still require you to have control over your body. High quality products will take into account even the smallest change in pressure and angle, so your posture becomes key, as any small twitch may lead you to make mistakes. In this guide we will … Read more

How to Make a DIY Button Box for Sim Racing

Button box for sim racing

Sometimes the best racing set-up is one that you make yourself and tailor to your own needs. This do it yourself guide will help guide you make your own personalized button box! We’ll guide you through the process and recommend some readily-available items in order to make your experience as hassle-free as possible. Step-by-Step: How … Read more