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What’s the best racing sim wheel for your gaming setup?

Help us out! Let's round up the best gaming sim wheels according to YOU.

Gaming Sim Wheel Round-Up QuestionImage credit: Jeric Jaleco

Hey! Calling all techies, gamers, and gearheads. Come hither and help us answer an increasingly popular question in this day and age: What’s the best racing sim wheel for your gaming setup? Because the best racing games shouldn’t be held back by mere buttons and joysticks.

As someone who’s not the most serious gamer, I am not one to answer this question for you. But what better source of information than you, the community who partakes in the heat of motorsports without ever seeing a ray of sunshine or smelling a whiff of race gas? I’ve witnessed my far more dedicated gaming friends adopt racing sim wheels for everything from Gran Turismo and Assetto Corsa to Burnout (remember those games?) and Forza Horizon. And of course they would. It’s that added immersion from a proper racing sim setup that makes those titles worthwhile, that tactile sensation through your palms and fingertips that no DualShock can match. Sorry, Sony.

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Sadly, I’m a cheap, lazy bastard who can’t be bothered to upgrade their phone, let alone snag a sim wheel for the hour of Forza I play every now and then. I won’t pretend I know what’s best for you. But you know what’s best for you. Oh yeah, you do. And maybe someone else out there could use your advice and would love to know what you have to say. So, please join us in the comments below, and voice your thoughts on what you think are the best racing sim wheels and why!

While you’re in there, please take note to:

  1. Give the full name of the product, including make and model, for easy search.
  2. Please list at least three pros for why you like it and two cons about your choice! Any pro or con is valid, from build quality to steering feel to pricing and value.
  3. Feel free to engage with fellow commenters on their choices, but be courteous and respectful! Constructive criticism or affirmations of the products can help with deciding buyers’ guide picks!

Got that? Good. Ready, set, discuss!

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  • Jeric Jaleco

    A famous Mandalorian once said, "I'm just a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe." Formerly contributing to DriveTribe, The Drive, and HotCars, I'm but a simple auto journo trying to make my way in this ever-evolving field, now doing explainers, columns, and reviews here at Acceleramota! I've come a long way from collecting Hot Wheels, and it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance.

Jeric Jaleco
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A famous Mandalorian once said, "I'm just a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe." Formerly contributing to DriveTribe, The Drive, and HotCars, I'm but a simple auto journo trying to make my way in this ever-evolving field, now doing explainers, columns, and reviews here at Acceleramota! I've come a long way from collecting Hot Wheels, and it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance.

3 Comments

  • I’ve done a lot of research into what I’d want to buy for not too extreme amounts of money, and I think my choice at this point is to start with a MOZA R3 or R5, probably more so the 5. It’s a direct drive wheel which is part of the best of the best forms of wheels, yet it’s an affordable system to start off with.

  • Been on iRacing for about two years now – I’ve been using a Logitech G29 wheel/pedal set. Got it lightly used which knocked about $50 off the price tag to just under $200. I’ve not once felt like my setup has held me back from being competitive (it is, in fact, my lack of skill alone that does that).

    I would say for anyone that isn’t some kind of maniac looking to compete with professionals or something, a Logitech will suit your purposes just fine and provide a fun, engaging experience without being overwhelming.

    Pros:
    Cost (and value for said cost)
    Compact design
    Easy to use accompanying software

    Cons:
    Compact design also means you can’t drive with shoes on (unless you have really small feet)
    Need a *sturdy* desk

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