Modify Your Logitech DFGT Pedals For More Resistance

December 28th, 2010 by Jordan

One of the most frequent complaints about the popular Logitech Driving Force GT is the pedals. The brake, in particular, can be quite “squishy”, making it more difficult to accurately gauge the force being applied. Since the DFGT was released, several popular DIY mods have been shared in our forums, but this one is probably my favorite: simply wrap a small bungie cord around the brake pedal and hook it around the base of the unit, as YouTuber megadarren demonstrates above (thanks, TRC_Hunk).

Of course, there are many variations to this setup, or you can engineer something that’s a bit more complicated. Regardless, with many of us here in the United States exposed to serious competition in GT Academy for the first time, more sim racers than ever before have a renewed interest in getting the most out of their equipment. Have you modified your wheel or pedal assembly? Share your ideas below or head on over to our steering wheels forum for more in-depth discussion.

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  1. Jan. 14, 4:39am
    me

    >implying a rolled up pair of socks isn’t better, faster, easier and more realistic

  2. Jan. 1, 1:08pm
    zondaman2

    So, just use bungee cords? (even though I don’t have the pedals yet)

  3. Dec. 30, 5:02pm
    TRC_Hunk

    I got the bungie mod idea from a thread here at GTPlanet. It was the first I heard of it so I gave it a shot. I was surprised at just how easy it was to install and how effective it was, so I made a quick video showing how to do it. I never thought it would get 10,000 hits though. =D

  4. Dec. 30, 3:18pm
    Panjandrum

    Ha! I didn’t do the movie, but that’s actually a pic of my pedals from ages ago somewhere over in the GT4 or maybe cockpit forums.

    I’ve moved to a fanatec wheel now, but I used bungles and the stick-on rubber grips for years on both the DFP and G25 with no ill effects on the pedals. It helps a lot if you are accustomed to pedals in real cars. I don’t know if will really be of help to the younger people here who don’t have a real life reference point that they have to “unlearn” in the first place. You can get the rubber stick-on stuff at Meijer, automotive stores, etc. It is sold for sticking on the running boards of pickups. Using shortish bungles and then twisting them up will also help you keep them out of the way of your heels. It’s nice to see this tip getting some attention.

  5. Dec. 30, 8:57am
    stanger2125

    Its funny, I never realise that the pedals were actualy very squishy. Now, that I saw this, I might see what I can do about it…

  6. Dec. 30, 7:56am
    Moby45

    sure it is. Its “ghetto tech news” besides that, its news to anybody who has not heard of this.

  7. Dec. 30, 4:15am
    Magic Ayrton

    Official support, what a load of ***** G25 is the best of the lot.

  8. Dec. 29, 11:15pm
    acerockolla

    The crazy thing is that these are the pedals that will be used during the live finals for the GT Academy. An event of this caliber should be using at least the G25/G27. It makes no sense that they are using these piece of crap pedals for such an event.

    • Dec. 30, 2:26am
      slicecom

      It makes no sense that they are using the GT branded wheel for the GT Academy?

    • Dec. 30, 9:54am
      occasionalracer

      True say… but now that the RS500 is official as well, I would not be surprised to see that beast at the Academy Finals. If they’re still using the DFGT it would be a bad marketing decision. The only thing would be for the finalists to get used to the feel of it, which could take a good hour, but I’m sure they would give enough warm-up/practice time. This is airing on national TV so they should advertise the new Gran Turismo wheel.

  9. Dec. 29, 9:03pm
    hempy

    BOGAN… that is all.

  10. Dec. 29, 6:49pm
    Craigles

    I just got the dfgt for christmas and a love it but what force feedback settings are the most realistic?

  11. Dec. 29, 5:04pm
    Fast

    This shouldn’t be in the “news” section.
    Some things should just just stay in the forums.

    • Dec. 29, 6:06pm
      Moby45

      Its tech news. Get over over it.(yes making fun of you)

    • Dec. 29, 6:50pm
      Fast

      A video of some guy attaching a bungie cord to his video game peripheral that’s been out for years isn’t “tech news” either.

    • Dec. 29, 8:47pm
      slicecom

      Stop complaining. Would you rather read about nothing? I for one welcome any GT5 related posts to the news section.

    • Dec. 30, 4:49am
      Mark

      Fully agree mate. Totally confused by how this is ‘news’ in any way. All I can think is that it’s been a slow couple of days for real news. DFGT modding in this way has been around for ages and there’s a whole bunch of threads in the forum on the subject.

  12. Dec. 29, 3:52pm
    Hypergolem

    Simple but effective!

  13. Dec. 29, 1:52pm
    Craigles

    Great to have the mobile site back.

  14. Dec. 29, 1:49pm
    Craigles

    Dont worry ive grown out of silly comments.

  15. Dec. 29, 1:48pm
    Craigles

    Guess whoes back :)

  16. Dec. 29, 1:35pm
    Craigles

    Guess whoes back

  17. Dec. 29, 12:13pm
    Yaycandy69

    Its said for a late December update on Standard cars being converted to Premium car. Wonder when that Update will be…

    • Dec. 29, 12:59pm
      xxANDYxx

      Well u have to think the bugatti will be updated to premium.

  18. Dec. 29, 9:23am
    Jack

    I’ll have to try that. My brake pedal sometimes only comes back up about 98% of the way when I take my foot off it – which is just enough brake left on to totally f*** you up if you don’t notice. Maybe this will help.

  19. Dec. 29, 9:10am
    Moby45

    This made me Lol a little bit as this is pretty much the same way I have ghetto rigged my Logitech Driving Force.

    Other than that, it works pretty well. I was wondering if anybody else did this Lol.

  20. Dec. 29, 8:31am
    Sele1981

    He only want to show his muscles :D

    No looks good but anyway I need the clubsports

  21. Dec. 29, 8:17am
    Christian

    good, this will last me a week or too till my carrera comes in.

  22. Dec. 29, 8:12am
    Mark

    This solution has been around since practically day one the DFGT came out, not quite sure in what way this is news worthy. the forum is already full of this sort of thing.

  23. Dec. 29, 7:44am
    monster bob

    Pussy!

  24. Dec. 29, 7:33am
    Mark

    Don’t mean to be harsh but… slow news day?

  25. Dec. 29, 6:51am
    Adam

    hmm – surly it wouldn’t sit flush on the ground and would rock? that would be annoying :( can anyone confirm?

  26. Dec. 29, 6:30am
    Jake

    the simplest solution for me was to take the spring out of the brake side so both the gas and brake have the same feel to them. I believe the LEAST resistance will give you better response time on both pedals.

    • Dec. 29, 1:34pm
      DOUQA

      Yeah? OK, good luck with that.

  27. Dec. 29, 5:14am
    Jim

    My pedals are dead but my wheel works fine, where can i get a new set?

    • Dec. 29, 5:47am
      Joe J

      ebay would be my guess.

  28. Dec. 29, 4:31am
    Gtr

    I got logiteck for Xmas the brake is ok

    • Dec. 29, 10:53am
      DaveTheStalker

      I think you got a counterfeit wheel buddy ;)

    • Dec. 29, 12:33pm
      MSD Drifter

      Logiteck? never heard of that brand…

  29. Dec. 29, 4:21am
    Greyum

    Even better, buy a decent wheel and pedal set in the first place…

    • Dec. 29, 5:10am
      d360

      Do we all have decent wheel and pedal set money?

    • Dec. 29, 6:37am
      LeMAD

      We all have money to buy a $500 gaming wheel, but there are more interesting places in life to invest our $500.

  30. Dec. 29, 4:06am
    terminator363

    I was just searching stuff on this the other day! Perfect timing news, just have to watch it! Cheers

  31. Dec. 29, 3:41am
    jay kirb

    I just roll up some socks and insert them behind the pedals in between the gap in the back. L2D!

  32. Dec. 29, 3:32am
    Rios

    Would have been a far better video if the hook had come loose and snagged him in or around the eyeball area, I’m just sayin.

  33. Dec. 29, 2:59am
    DaveTheStalker

    Friends who share links are better friends that the deep blue sea

  34. Dec. 29, 2:51am
    MrGiggly

    G25/G27 brake pedal mods usually use the Nixim idea of a small piece of rubber inside the spring. I replaced the spring with a Squash ball on mine (did this on my old Logi momo red as well). As ever, google is your friend !

  35. Dec. 29, 1:16am
    COOLfiat

    cool, does this work with the G27 too??

  36. Dec. 29, 12:52am
    honchie

    Sometimes the simplest solutions result in being the best.

  37. Dec. 29, 12:16am
    Anderson

    Thanks. That is a different and intersting solution.

  38. Dec. 28, 11:41pm
    RacecarBMW

    Yea I am interested I hate the brake pedal

  39. Dec. 28, 11:33pm
    Jakemania

    That video was short and sweet lol

  40. Dec. 28, 11:28pm
    Alex N.

    I’m gonna try this out.


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