It’s that time of year again. If you live up north, snow is falling. Head down south, and everything is gray and wet. Either way, it’s not a great time to take the car out for some track time. So, bring the track to you with a custom racing sim!
Running through the winter season, we’ll have a number of different racing bundles, geared at all different levels. Whether you’re a beginner or have been sim racing your whole life, we’ll have a bundle for you. Starting today, we have our first Value Bundle with over $700 in savings, perfect for first time sim builders.
Included in the bundle, we have:
Of course, if you’re new to the space, that probably seems like a lot of words without a lot of context. So lets break all that down.
The frame is, as the name implies, the base upon which everything else is built. It’s where you will attach your seat, racing wheel, pedals, and anything else you might use to race. A good frame offers stability and rigidity, so you won’t tip the whole thing over (or break a piece off) when you take a hard turn.
Sim Lab’s GT1 Evo frame is designed to be a jack of all trades. It works with most accessories on the market, including wheels, shifters and handbrakes, and pedals in just about any position. It’s even compatible with motion platforms.
Built to offer maximum rigidity on an aluminum frame, the GT1 Evo uses minimal material to keep the purchase price down without sacrificing stability. Being able to race without noticeable flex can help you dial in your turns, opening up better lines and faster times.
If you’ve driven a car or used a basic racing wheel before, you know what this is. The difference between traditional wheels and racing wheels, however, is vast. With traditional wheels, all they really do is steer your vehicle, either in a sim or the real world. They may have a button or two, maybe some paddle shifters, but they don’t go much beyond that. Racing wheels offer a plethora of additional buttons and settings to help you dial into your perfect racing setup.
GSI X-29 wheel is designed with entry-level sim racers in mind. Not only does it set out to provide excellent value, but it also includes a ton of must-have features that can help elevate your sim racing to the next level. The X-29 is lavishly built with direct-injection silicone handles and aluminum construction, making for a high-quality racing experience. With 10 momentary RGB LED buttons, three push-button rotary encoders, and two seven-way multi-switches, you’ll have a vast array of tools at your fingertips, ready to help push you into first place.
Much like the wheel, pedals will be instantly familiar to most people. But, just like the wheel, racing pedals have a few upgrades over their traditional counterparts. They tend to be more solid, as you’ll often find yourself with your foot hard against the accelerator. They’re also more sensitive to changes in pressure, so you can control your speed more directly with slight foot adjustments.
Heusinkveld pedals are built with all that in mind, and more. Every pedal is CNC precision laser cut and has passed EMC compliance testing to ensure a stable, unwavering output no matter what else you have hooked up to your rig. They’re also highly adjustable, allowing you to dial into your exact preferences for resistance and angle. Included in this bundle is a set of two pedals, your gas and brake, perfect for anyone who isn’t quite ready to add the clutch and manual shifter to their racing setup.
A wheel base is a bit more unique to custom racing sims than your wheel or pedals. While they are present in prebuilt racing sims, they’re not something you often need to think about as they are built into the system. They’re often described as the heart of the system, as they are loaded with the back-end electronics that allow all the different components to function in harmony.
Simucube’s 2 Sport wheel base wants to make your racing experience as lifelike as possible. With ultra-low latency, your car will turn as soon as your wheel does. And if you spin out, you’ll feel every bump thanks to ultra-sophisticated force feedback. When every small advantage can move you up a position or two, feeling exactly where you are on your line can be a massive game changer.
A quick release wheel mount is something you definitely don’t want in your four-door sedan. While they are designed to lock the wheel in place for high-speed racing, you probably won’t be swapping out your wheel as you drive to and from your 9-5 job. For sim racing (and real-world racing), however, it can be a great tool.
When the difference between first and second place is literal milliseconds, you look for every advantage you can find. Sometimes that means swapping out your steering wheels between races to better suit your car, the track, or the conditions. The Simucube Quick Release kit allows you to do just that, with a guided rail to ensure that whatever wheel you choose to you latches securely in, exactly where it needs to be.
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