Since I had an Amazon gift cert I couldn’t get rid of, I decided to upgrade my racing rig.
(This is a PC oriented rig, but you can do something very similar with the Xbox 360 wireless wheel, if you are so inclined.)
Here’s what you are seeing:
- Playseats Evolution (black) ~ $299
- Playseats Evolution shifter add-on ~ $40
- Logitech G25 force feedback racing wheel ~ $199
- two 50w Aura bass shakers, mounted on the side of the seat platform ~ $ 99
- Generic 100w subwoofer amp, mounted under the seat ~ $ 90
(I carried the bass shakers and the amp over from my previous build; those were not new purchases)
I am very, very pleased with the results of my upgrade. The evolution is a substantial improvement over the original Playseat-- better quality construction, stiffer, seat is leatherette instead of fabric, etcetera. The G25 is also top notch quality. And having a physical shifter in a proper mount increases immersion that much more, although I find that paddle shifting is more convenient in most games…
Note that the Evolution has mounting holes PRE-CUT for the G25 (pedals/wheel/gearshift), which was a very pleasant surprise. No drilling necessary… just use the included hex bolts to snap it all in. Unfortunately the frame itself didn’t have the holes cut for the gearshift add-on for some reason (??), so I did have to drill those. And I drilled holes to mount the bass shakers on each side, obviously.
My old Playseat + Logitech Momo wheel rig is up for sale, if anyone is local to the bay area. I’m looking at you, Union Carbide…