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Muddytaco
10-18-2009, 06:14 PM
Bought a wheel about a week ago for upcoming release of forza 3 so of course i had to make a stand for it.

Forgot to take pics at the beginning so I will start at first test fit:

http://www.dliveleyphotography.com/photos/685164465_af2bw-L.jpg

Forza 3 logo cut into each side:

http://www.dliveleyphotography.com/photos/685165252_awkfj-L.jpg

Rough cut of pedal support:

http://www.dliveleyphotography.com/photos/685165896_UTbqv-L.jpg

Test fit:

http://www.dliveleyphotography.com/photos/685166568_T7yvo-L.jpg

Channeled wood to hide all the wires:

http://www.dliveleyphotography.com/photos/685167277_7A7tV-L.jpg

Painted and inside:

http://www.dliveleyphotography.com/photos/685168193_gjHr7-L.jpg

http://www.dliveleyphotography.com/photos/685169327_DFRxM-L.jpg

http://www.dliveleyphotography.com/photos/685170215_kCEYR-L.jpg

http://www.dliveleyphotography.com/photos/685171481_jaAMD-L.jpg

Missing top to wire compartment, it outside with clear coat still drying:

http://www.dliveleyphotography.com/photos/685172644_Zwtbh-L.jpg


Stand feels great, I built to same specs as my truck as far as wheel height and pedal location so its really comfy and easy to adjust to. Everything is extremely solid feeling and stable yet can be removed from the stand in about 30 secs.

Now the wait till Forza 3......

DFSniper
10-18-2009, 06:16 PM
looks good!

bigred76
10-18-2009, 06:32 PM
So, instead of talking to me, you decide to go and make something as marvellously awesome as that? Pft.

buffblackbird2002
10-18-2009, 09:41 PM
wow, i like how the logo looks. nice detail. i am not that into any video game. but good job

fatkidfrompbaz
10-20-2009, 04:30 PM
nice job. cant wait for the game to come out

timmyshoota
10-20-2009, 05:09 PM
Wheels for racing games = :down:

marvin-martian
10-20-2009, 05:34 PM
Wheres the clutch?

DFSniper
10-20-2009, 06:09 PM
marv, you dont see the paddle shifters? who needs a clutch anymore!?

TheDarkShadow
10-20-2009, 06:29 PM
damn, looks good muddy

marvin-martian
10-20-2009, 06:32 PM
So there are paddles. hmph

ferret15
10-20-2009, 07:09 PM
looks nice, and as far as racing games go its not like the clutch ever worked as it should anyway.

timmyshoota
10-20-2009, 07:18 PM
looks nice, and as far as racing games go its not like the clutch ever worked as it should anyway.

You haven't played Forza 3 yet then. They've added the clutch and it does work like it should. Its a pain to get used to though. I might end up turning it off when I get the game.

ferret15
10-20-2009, 07:34 PM
Its a pain to get used to though. I might end up turning it off when I get the game.

yeah you just justified my point. Its like the ****ing parking brake in Gran Turismo and makes the car flip out.

marvin-martian
10-20-2009, 08:07 PM
yeah you just justified my point. Its like the ****ing parking brake in Gran Turismo and makes the car flip out.

lol you use the hand brake? why?

ferret15
10-20-2009, 08:17 PM
i was curious, I spent some time doing 1 race with 1 car to raise 1,000,000 points or money with out cheating in about 20 minutes. I got bored sometimes.

marvin-martian
10-20-2009, 08:18 PM
I still fail to see your point though.

ferret15
10-20-2009, 08:25 PM
that paddle shifters on a video game is better than stick and clutch for a game.

marvin-martian
10-21-2009, 04:30 AM
that paddle shifters on a video game is better than stick and clutch for a game.

For the vast majority of games, this is true. So why did you bring up the hand brake?

Muddytaco
10-21-2009, 05:06 PM
They added the clutch feature just for the fanatec wheel. It features a clutch with 6 speed shifter......its also costs $499.99 while the xbox one is $99 .....but I got it for $50, best buy reward zone FTW

http://www.fanatec.de/webshop/new_usa/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=53&osCsid=fbe3525f66e51f59fae9fd93557b3917

DFSniper
10-21-2009, 05:21 PM
some of the newer NFS games had a clutch option, but i think you could still shift without using it.

timmyshoota
10-21-2009, 06:07 PM
some of the newer NFS games had a clutch option, but i think you could still shift without using it.

You can shift in Forza 3 without it, but you grind the gears and will damage your tranny.

yeah you just justified my point. Its like the ****ing parking brake in Gran Turismo and makes the car flip out.

No I didn't. The clutch works perfect. Its just weird getting used to using the clutch. Its great to be able to heel-toe and will be great for the drifters in the game. If you downshift without heel-toeing its gonna throw off the balance of the car coming into a turn. I'm not sure if my Forza league is going to force using the clutch or not. If they don't force it, I probably won't use it unless I get proficient with it.