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Thoughts on Fanatec GT2
« on: August 08, 2017, 10:45:57 PM »
Evening lads/ladies,

I've got the chance to upgrade my sim gear. Currently using a G27 but there's a Fanatec GT2 with CSR Elite pedals nearby for the right price.  The gear is approx 2 years old but hardly used for the past 12 months.

Any known issues with the Fanatec gear? I know the pedals alone are worth the upgrade (load cell goodness) but the wheel. The only downside is no shifter (i've grown quite accustomed to the H pattern).

Happy to hear anyone's thoughts :)

Cheers,
GH

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Re: Thoughts on Fanatec GT2
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 12:05:05 AM »
I think a couple of people here have those pedals. I have the clubsport v2s and load cell makes a huge difference. You can just buy a shifter separately. The fanatec shifter connects directly with usb.

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Re: Thoughts on Fanatec GT2
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 05:47:17 AM »
The fanatec wheel base will be a step up from the g27, with force strength and customisable profiles. But the basic fanatec shifters are not nice, cheap plastic feel and loud clicky switches. Clubsport pedals with load cell are way better than the logitech. Had a fanatec turbo s, sold because I didn't use it much, now have a g920 and right now seriously thinking about going back to fanatec (the clubsport v2.5)

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Re: Thoughts on Fanatec GT2
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 05:28:28 PM »
In agreeance with the above, I've heard the same about the shifters. The Thrustmaster TH8A seems to be the way to go at the moment.

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Re: Thoughts on Fanatec GT2
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 05:43:58 PM »
I assume you you guys arent referring to the clubsport shifter? I have it and its great. I think they do some smaller pastic looking shifter.

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Re: Thoughts on Fanatec GT2
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 06:27:28 PM »
I assume you you guys arent referring to the clubsport shifter? I have it and its great. I think they do some smaller pastic looking shifter.
Yep, I have the plastic one.
Looks shitty, sounds shitty, but I've had zero issues since new (whenever the CSR Elite was released (my memory is shitty too)).
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Re: Thoughts on Fanatec GT2
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 07:59:46 AM »
I can recommend the Thrustmaster TH8A shifter, which plugs directly into the PC and is independent of the wheel. It's a solid metal construction that has withstood years of violent gear changes, and you can also rotate it 90 degrees to become a sequential shifter.
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Re: Thoughts on Fanatec GT2
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 10:12:26 PM »
Thanks for the replies lads.

I've been hunting through gumtree for a little while trying to scope out a potential upgrade. the fanatec gear was on the Gold Coast (i'm up Redcliffe way) so wanted to make the drive worthwhile. A last minute search saw me throw a long shot offer on a Thrustmaster setup.

Scored a Thrustmaster TX wheel and standard pedals, T3PA pedal set and a TH8A shifter for the $50 more than the fanatec gear was going to cost me so I jumped on that (turns out the two kits were 5 mins away from each other location wise).

The only downside, the guy I bought it off had it setup on xbone and as such he no longer has the DIN->USB adapter plug for the shifter and it's essentially useless without it offering sequential only. Hoping TM support can sort me out a new cable.

Tested the kit (sans shifter for a few laps tonight.. holy hell what a difference in feel to the G27. The wheels is an HUGE upgrade, pedals i'm on the fence about - just a different feel I guess, and the shifter will need to hold judgement (I know its going to be awesome and I already miss the h shifter. clutch plus paddles in the escort is really unko so expect to see me at the back of the back for the rest of the season...

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Re: Thoughts on Fanatec GT2
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 10:18:40 PM »
cool , sounds like you did well :)
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