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Top 5 Sim Racing Wheel Stands for Ultimate Performance

If you plan on truly optimizing the ergonomics of your racing simulator, then consider purchasing a racing wheel stand. Following some thorough research, we’ve compiled a list of 2024’s best sim racing wheel stands. 

Our PickWheel Stand
Top PickOpen Wheeler Gen 3
Runner upNext Level Racing 2.0
Also GreatNext Level Racing DD
Brand SpecificWheel Stand Pro – Line
BudgetVevor G920
On a tight budget? See our guide to the best cheap wheel stands.

Top Pick: Openwheeler GEN3

If you’re not afraid to splurge a little, then the Openwheeler GEN3 Racing Wheel Stand is an excellent option that’s got everything you need in order to have a great sim racing experience in the comfort of your own home. You can customize (and hence optimize) the distance between the seat, pedal board, and wheel stand, the seat has a reclining back, there are multiple positions for mounted pedals, and the wheel stand itself has various adjustable angles, allowing you to mount and position the wheel however you prefer. Another option that we wish were more common in sim racing wheel stands is present here on the Openwheeler GEN3 – there is a shifter mount on each side of the wheel mount, which is great for lefties as well as racers who want to install both a sim racing shifter and a side-mounted handbrake. 

Other than the basic wheel stand, this set comes with a comfortable sim racing seat and all the tools you’ll need to set it up (which is both welcome and uncommon). If you’re looking for a set that will give you everything you need with flying colors, then you’ve found it! It looks good, feels good, and can be customized. After setting this up and racing in it for the first time you’ll notice just how much a great sim racing wheel stand adds to the authenticity of sim racing game driving experience.

Runner up: Next Level Racing 2.0

Next Level Racing Wheel Stand 2.0 Next Level Racing Wheel Stand 2.0

If space is an issue, this foldable design and durable stand is a solution.

Crafted from high-quality steel, the Next Level Racing 2.0 Wheel Stand is robust enough to withstand the force feedback of even the most intense racing simulators. Its wide stance and adjustable feet ensure it remains firmly planted, so you can take sharp turns and fast straights without a wobble. This means you can push your driving skills to their limits without worrying about stability.

One of the standout features of the 2.0 Wheel Stand is its fully adjustable design. Whether you’re using a direct drive wheel or a belt drive system, this stand accommodates your setup perfectly. The height, angle, and distance adjustments ensure ergonomics tailored to your unique driving style. This level of customization ensures comfort during long racing sessions and helps you maintain peak performance.

The Next Level Racing 2.0 Wheel Stand is also incredibly user-friendly. Its foldable design allows you to easily store it away when not in use, making it perfect for those with limited space. Simply fold the stand and tuck it in a corner or under a bed—no need for complicated disassembly or extra storage space.

Additionally, the stand is compatible with a wide range of wheels, pedals, and gear shifters from major brands. This broad compatibility, adjustability, and available upgrades make it a versatile choice for any sim racing enthusiast looking to upgrade their equipment.

Also Great: Next Level Racing DD

Also great
Next Level Racing Wheel Stand DD Next Level Racing Wheel Stand DD

Durable, adjustable racing wheel stand predrilled for Logitech, Thrustmaster, and Fanatec.

Specially designed for high end users, this stand delivers unparalleled stability and precision for the serious sim racing enthusiast. Crafted from high-grade, laser-cut, carbon steel, the Next Level Racing DD Wheel Stand provides the robust support needed for high-torque direct drive wheels. Its advanced design ensures that even during the most intense races, your wheel remains firmly in place, allowing you to focus solely on your driving performance.

The stand’s versatile mounting options allow you to adjust your wheel and pedal positions with utmost precision, allowing you to find the ideal driving position quickly and easily. The result? A more immersive and comfortable experience that keeps you in the race longer, without compromising on control or accuracy.

Ease of use is a key feature of the Next Level Racing DD Wheel Stand. Its portable design means that when your racing session is over, you can easily roll it away for storage. This design does not fold but it does make for a smooth relocation. Plus, its portability doesn’t sacrifice durability; this stand is built to last.

The Next Level Racing DD Wheel Stand offers compatibility with a range of accessories. You can effortlessly upgrade your setup with monitor mounts, seat add on, and different platforms, to create a personalized cockpit.

Runner Up: Wheel Stand Pro-Line

Brand specific
Wheel Stand Pro CSL DD Wheel Stand Pro CSL DD

If your brand loyal, this one's brand specific

This may not look as fancy as the Openwheeler, and in many cases, it’s not, but it makes that up in spades with its practicality. The Wheel Stand Pro-Line stands have some of the most sturdy build qualities out there, meaning that it will almost certainly last you a lifetime. It’s also quite customizable, with options to change the inclines of various portions of it, choosing whether to place the shifter on the left or right, changing pedal location and more. 

This last note is the most important one out there: there are a handful of variants of the Wheel Stand Pro-Line designed for use with different sim racing wheels and associated peripherals – make sure you match your wheel up with the corresponding version in order to make sure you’re ordering the right variant.

Budget Pick: VEVOR G920


A sturdy, adjustable, resistant stand which will satisfy your every need.

Despite carrying the Logitech wheel name, the VEVOR G920 Stand is designed for a broad range of wheels including all Fanatec models, the G29/290, and Thrustmaster wheels. It offers ample room for clamping just about any wheel not listed. The stand boasts near full-scale adjustability in component heights and angles, catering to individual preferences. It also allows for positioning the gear shifter holder on either side, accommodating right-handed drives.

Constructed from robust materials like carbon steel, the stand has a high-quality feel and finish. Despite its sturdiness, there’s no need to worry about floor damage. The stand can be quickly folded and stored, or if left out, its base is equipped with four non-slip rubber mats that protect your floor while enhancing stability for precision driving. Adjustability, ease of storage, and portability make this a winner for the price.

What to Look for In a Sim Racing Wheel Stand

The most important things to look for in a racing stand are: customization, build quality and compatibility. We’ll go over each step by step, but it’s always best to keep them in mind when deciding whether any specific product is right for you. 


Customization is important because, inherently, we all have different builds. Whether you may be on the taller or shorter side, whether you’re very thin or a bit wider than others, it’s important that the stand provides you specifically the best experience you could have. As such you need to be able to regulate the small things like the distance between your hands and the wheel, the angle at which the wheel is at, whether the shifter is on the left or right and other things to truly get the most out of your wheel stand. 

Build Quality

Build quality is important for multiple reasons. The first is the longevity of the item you purchase. You don’t want to spend your hard-earnt money for the stand to break after a couple of weeks. Similarly, you need a stand that actually stays in place. If, when you push on the pedals, the stand shifts, it’s no good. It will not only make your driving experience frustrating but will also take you out of the game. Which is our last point here: immersion. Having a good quality stand will add to your immersion, as you’ll feel as though you’re inside the vehicle you’re driving. F1 cars don’t feel cheap, your setup shouldn’t either. 


Certain stands have pre-made holes to facilitate compatibility. These won’t always preclude the possibility of using a wheel that’s not meant for that specific stand, but the risk is that you’ll lose the stand’s effectiveness. As such it’s always a great idea to triple-check that your wheel and stand are compatible before making any purchase. 


Wheel stands vary dramatically in terms of their overall bulk, as well as their footprint in your sim racing room. Most basic stands are relatively lightweight and compact, allowing for easy storage and setup. Many larger wheel stands, especially those that incorporate more robust features such as TV and shifter mount, are considerably bulkier. At the farthest end of the spectrum are full-blown sim racing cockpits that not only function as wheel stands, but include racing seats and necessitate a dedicated place to install them as they are not easy to move or store on a whim. It’s definitely important to consider how and most importantly where you intend to use your wheel stand as it will dramatically impact the range of stands that will be a good fit for your situation.

Last Updated on July 2, 2024