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Best Fanatec simracing Wheel Bases

Fanatec Podium DD1

Fanatec Podium DD1

Welcome the Direct Drive era, taking force feedback realism to the next level with the

Force Feedback: Direct drive

Review: Podium Wheel Base DD1

Fanatec Podium DD2

Fanatec Podium DD2

One of the most advanced direct-drive solution ever.

Force Feedback: Direct drive

Review Podium Wheel Base DD2.

Fanatec DD1 Vs DDR2

Fanatec DD1 Vs DDR2

Not sure what’s the best Fanatec Direct Drive wheelbase? this article might put you on track.

Force Feedback: Direct drive

Review: Fanatec dd1 vs ddr2

Fanatec Clubsport Wheel Base V2.5

Clubsport Wheel Base V2.5

Fanatec CSL Wheel Base

CSL Wheel Base V1.1 and For PS

Wheel Base Features

Simracing shouldn’t be a complex thing to understand or setup, but before achieving this, we need to understand some important concepts that make simulate possible and easy to understand,
The most important of these key factors is force feedback, What is it, and what to expect from a simracing wheel base FFB is the most important thing you need to learn.

Simracing should not be complex or expensive, should be accessible for all, and It is !, You don’t need to dump over a thousand bucks to get a fun experience out of Sim Racing, you just need to know what’s right for you.

The main things to look for in a Sim Racing wheelbase and racing wheel in general. I’d say are 3 main things, Good Degrees of Rotation at least 900´, if you are planning doing Rally, Drifting, and some touring cars you will probably need more than that. Force feedback; You want as little latency as possible between what you’re seeing and what you’re feeling, and last but not least a smooth drive experience.

  • Rotation
  • Force feedback
  • Smoothness

And like I said, the most important for me is force Feedback, In the market we can find three primary forms of Force Feedback that are used in Sim Racing wheels, Gear Drive, Belt Drive, and Direct Drive.

We won’t get too technical here, we don’t need to, as so you. We just need to know the differences between them, the pros and cost of each one, and what brings the most realism experience base in budget and level of experience.

In resume Gear Driven Force Feedback wheels are the oldest ones, they use (commonly plastic) gears to create a transmission system to amplify the forces from the motor to the wheel. It’s a decent wheel base technology but not just older but fur a budget in mind,

Belt Drive wheels are relatively more new, they were introduced by Fanantec ( I think so), in 2009, the main difference lies belt drive delivery a better smoothness and power than the gear drive force, mainly, and the direct drive system that is the newest out there cuts whatever is between the motor and the wheel, direct-drive systems mount a steering wheel directly into the motor.

In theory, direct-drive wheels will give you the best driving experience, smoothness driver, and realistic simracing the money can buy, however, required the most experienced racers to achieve what it can provide, not to mention what it takes to setup.

As you can see, there is one option for any type of racer out there, what you really need to know is what level you are and how much money you are willing to spend. Here in crazyracings we take very seriously and we review all products thinking in you and what best for you.