driving force pro mod (a reason to buy)

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 4: Prologue' started by driftou, May 12, 2004.

  1. MoodyB

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    Can the stick shifter change sides ? I'd prefer it to be on the left side. ( like uk based cars )

    Guess I'd need the imported version instead for this ?
     
  2. Solscud007

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    No it can not switch sides. Unless you look at it in a mirror. I dotn think the imported version is right hand drive. Not even in Japan and they made the game

    Any one want to confirm this?
     
  3. Martinmaxx

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    All DFP wheels seen in photos around PD´s headquarters in Tokio have their shifters on the right side.

    I guess the only way to change the shifter´s side is by modding the DFP.
     
  4. driftou

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    with the frex kit you get a much more sturdy and realistic shifter plus it allows you to relocate to whatever side.
     
  5. Solscud007

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    Hey driftou, I've been looking for a wheel all over. Kragen, Pepboys, even Super Autobacs. I tried Autozone but the one I went to didnt have them. Can you give me the sku number from kragen? All the ones I have seen are over 100 dollars.
     
  6. driftou

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    Im sorry i dont know what kragen is but here is how i found the wheel i have. I went to autozone.com did a search for steering wheels and clicked the link in accessories. The wheel is made by pilot motorsports and the part number is SW-802E. I hope this helps. I cant believe they didnt have any at super autobacs. Well probably because their wheels are all big names. If you fidn the wheel you will actually see that it is good quality for the price.
     
  7. chameleon2

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    Woooooh, that seat looks great.
    Just wondering a few things. Does the sequential shifter shift in a 6-speed pattern???? And do you make use of the clutch now? Is it worth the money? This just looks too awesome
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Solscud007

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    first of all you mixed up apples and oranges. A sequential shifter is jsut that SEQUENTIAL. it goes in a linear path 1,2,3,4,5,6 and in that or reversr order. Frex makes a sequential shifter they also make an "H" gate shifter. Similar to what you have in manual cars. Here you cna skip gears like 1, 3, 5 if you wanted. But think can you do that in Gran Turismo 4? No unless frex did some seriously hardcore re programming.

    So to answer your question. Yes it is worth the money if you are hardcore. However it would be a waste to get a clutch and "H" gate shifter since GT4 does not support it. That is why you see a computer key board in the pic. THe Frex system is also for other systems and games. It jsut happens to use the Driving force pro as the steering base.
     
  9. Martinmaxx

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    That is correct. Both the H-gate shifter (up to 8 gears) and clutch pedals are not supported for the PS2 system (only PC).

    But you can get a wheel adapter, sequential gear shifter and accel/brake pedal set to use with GT4.

    As you say, it is worth the money for any hardcore gamer, or for anyone looking for the prettiest and most mechanically precise controls for their PS2.

    I will report to all of you about these Frex items as soon as my order arrives.
     
  10. Werner Winkels

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    Hi Driftou

    Verry nice Work :tup:

    :cheers:



    @ Solscud007

    I have a Servo-controlled H-Shifter that work with GT3 :O
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Lamboracer

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    Hey on that picture of the momo mod, on the left of the steering wheel is that the shifter and do i see an Ebrake??
     
  12. Solscud007

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    dude you are too hard core. Could you explain to me how that works in simple words. hehe Im not that techno inclined in terms of terminology. Also what is the CD player/reader looking thing? Did that shifter hook up to the GT Force for GT3? does it work with the Force Pro?


    Lamboracer: yes that is an e-brake. those crazy japanese hehe
     
  13. driftou

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    here is the picture of the plate finally. I hope this gives you a better idea of how to attach a wheel solscud007
     

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  14. driftou

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    the plate i think can be found at home depot. Look in the section with electrical outlet plugs. Im not really sure because it was in a bin with that kind of stuff in my dad's garage.
    also notice i coated the connection where the wire and the plug meet so that they wont separate. Since the the control might be disconnected alot, the glue protects the wire from coming out and having to be resoldered again which would be a huge pain
     

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  15. Werner Winkels

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    This H-Shifter, works with the Playstation 2 / Gran Turismo 3

    ( With my modified Logitech GT - Force Wheel )

    After a little modification it can work with nearly every Controller.
    By the Driving Force pro & GT3 , it can to use without opening the Wheel :)
    ( It can to work parallel via a modified Controller-Pad )
    But not all Games to allow a parallel conected Controller-pad for Gear-Shifting




    The CD is only the mounting plate for 5 magnets.
    ( Reed-Sensors to respond to magnetic field )

    The ( Raw ) functionality from the Servocontroller with six fixed positions :

    Rotate the control-disk to the left side, the pulses go to the Up-Shift Push-Button circut.

    Rotate the control-disk to the right side, the pulses go to the Down-Shift Push-Button circut.


    [​IMG]



    More info to this H-Shifter ( And other Wheel Tuning Stuff ) You can find on my Homepage
    [​IMG]


    Laters :cheers:
     
  16. TheCracker

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    Did someone ask about a relese date for the DFP wheel in the UK?

    - its been out since the end of Feb - in case you were still wondering

    Try HMV
     
  17. chameleon2

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    With reprogramming, is it possible to get the clutch to work? I assume this would have to be too much work, and it should be done by PD I suppose. Guess we'll have to wait for GT5 for clutch support.
    It will get there though, since all these steering modifications are affordable :D
    I will wait getting a setup that blows you away, for GT4 I'll be still using only the DFP.
    Thanks however peeps, for pointing out Frex.com
     
  18. Solscud007

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    Hey driftou couldnt see the pics
     
  19. driftou

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    ok the pictures are fixed. Ive think they got messed up when the forum was changed
     
  20. Mediaman

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    It may have been out since Feb, but NO 'high Street' store stocks 'em (and only 2 online stores, and one of them is Logitech's own).
    Even big stores like PC world, Toys R US and Game.
     
  21. Sprite

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    If you think that those mods are good then you are going to love these lol :) , my dad said he was making a driving chair for GT but when I went and looked this is what he had made!!! :tdown: :tdown: :tdown: :tdown: :dunce:


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    Please note the simulated leather seat. :dopey:
     
  22. jonnv

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    This is my first post on this forum, i'm starting a fun little project to mod my existing driving force pro. Im not doing this for functionality mostly purely aesthetic reasons make it look and feel a bit cooler bit like some of the ferrari f1 racing wheels its my first project like this, so it may be a little rough around the edges but hopefully it should go ok.
    Attached are 2 pics of my progress right at the beginning i will update back with my progress as it gets closer to being finished.
     

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  23. Jay

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  24. terminator363

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    I want something like that (but cheaper) for my DFGT
     
  25. Mike1027

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    Nice mod!!:) Hope to see more from You!