Fanatec releases the long awaited QR2

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There are three Wheel-Side versions:
QR2 Pro - It features fully CNC-machined parts from billet aluminium, developed to meet real-world motorsport requirements.
QR2 is diecast made also from aluminium.
QR2 Lite is the cheapest version made mostly of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic, but it feels more robust than QR1 Lite.

There is also two Base-Side versions:
QR2 Base-Side (Type-M) which is fully CNC-machined from a single block of billet aluminium and it is compatible with Podium DD1/2
QR2 Base-Side (Type-C) which is diecast aluminium with CNC-machined finish and it is compatible with CSL DD/ GT DD Pro







 
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Their website must be having issues right now. Went to log in and had to change my password. Changed my password, now I just get a blank screen 😂

Also, the "bundled" price for the wheel side pro version and base side (M) version gets changed to the itemized prices at checkout. Looking to buy the bundle, plus an extra wheel side mount.
 
Their website must be having issues right now. Went to log in and had to change my password. Changed my password, now I just get a blank screen 😂

Also, the "bundled" price for the wheel side pro version and base side (M) version gets changed to the itemized prices at checkout. Looking to buy the bundle, plus an extra wheel side mount.
Everything seems to be fixed. Alpha Male bundle ordered. Per boosted's review, decided to save $100 and went with the die cast aluminum mount for my second wheel. Decided to roll that money saved into buying a handbrake as well 😎
 
Be careful which screws you use for the plastic washer when you upgrade your steering wheel to QR2.
With CSL Univeral Hub, GT DD Pro wheel, CSL P1 V2, CSL BMW and CSL ELite WRC you have to re-use the existing screws with which the metal washer is already installed.
For any other steering wheel, you must use the screws which will come with the QR2.
 
2 hours later and I finally managed to order a couple of the wheel side qr2 and one wheelbase shaft.


Jerome
 
Took a break for an hour too see if the site stabilized and the good stuff is gone.

..no joy..

Thought i was getting a quick release, not concert tickets 🤬
 
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Fanatec’s on fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiire!!
 
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There very nice, but have decided not to buy into it just yet.

The thing holding me back is that it hasn't really fixed the weak point where the shaft is clamped to the DD, my 1 screw collar clamp was tight but still managed to twist a little causing connection problems with the USB-C.

A 2 screw aluminium collar from Ebay seems to have fixed this and my QR1 feels very tight (maybe I got a good one?)

So tempted by the shiny gold though 🤣
 
I thought these Fanatec wheels were already amazing. How important is this upgrade? Were there issues that needed resolving or is this just fine tuning for the perfectionists?
 
How important is this upgrade? Were there issues that needed resolving or is this just fine tuning for the perfectionists?
The qr1 "fixed" the plastic quick release system that could break under high forces (some people on reddit and other places have reported that this happened with the 5nm csl dd), but introduced some flexing. I have the 8nm gt dd pro and I can't imagine how the plastic quick release could break...
Qr2 is supposed to be the solution to these problems
 
When I saw the various QR2 products on the Fanatec website I had assumed I was going to go for the Lite Wheel-side QR2. However I didn't think much of the way it looked after seeing Boosted Media's video so I've gone for the standard bundle.
 
I thought these Fanatec wheels were already amazing. How important is this upgrade? Were there issues that needed resolving or is this just fine tuning for the perfectionists?
There are quite a number of folks who've had to fiddle with and cob together a solution to help the old style quick release not be flimsy. There are countless posts about people putting small pieces of aluminum in to shim between the QR1 to help keep them tight. It's always been the weak point in the Fanatec ecosystem. This new one (if it works as promised) is a game changer, hopefully. It makes Fanatec much more relevant, especially with the higher torque wheels. At least that's what I understand. I still have the original QR that came with my DDPro and it's fine for now, but when I purchase a new wheel I will most certainly have the new QR2. Just the dual bolt clamp is a huge upgrade honestly.
 
I thought these Fanatec wheels were already amazing. How important is this upgrade? Were there issues that needed resolving or is this just fine tuning for the perfectionists?
It's fine tuning. The existing QR system from Fanatec was prone to issues caused by manufacturing tolerances. Some people had rock solid quick releases and others had issues of wiggle/slop in the fitting. I have the QR1 Lite on my DD Pro 8Nm and do have the common "knocking" issue.

If early reviews are indicative it would appear that the new QR has resolved these issues.
 
It's fine tuning. The existing QR system from Fanatec was prone to issues caused by manufacturing tolerances. Some people had rock solid quick releases and others had issues of wiggle/slop in the fitting. I have the QR1 Lite on my DD Pro 8Nm and do have the common "knocking" issue.

If early reviews are indicative it would appear that the new QR has resolved these issues.


I picked up the stock dd pro 8nm in May. About 2-3 weeks ago it began to start weakening a little. Its not the end of the world, but i can anticipate it becoming more and more sloppy as time passes. This is supposed to clean that up, be more conductive regarding the details of feedback. Solid, cleaner connection and all that good stuff.

-Fanatec has reset the sold out tags on the site and is saying preorders for Sept.29 Availability for the type-C, which is what the dd pro requires. Who knows how long this round lasts so, if your interested, get it now..!
 
Looks like a very popular release from Fanatec. We don't know how much stock they had but the site issues they have had since yesterday point to a lot of hits on their site since the QR2 went on sale.

They only have wheel-side QR2 available now. All the base-side and the bundles are sold out.
 
They only have wheel-side QR2 available now. All the base-side and the bundles are sold out.
And now the waiting game begins once more...
I was able yesterday to put a bundle for type c and a wheel side qr2 into the cart but couldn't check out (error 500 and others)
 
I thought these Fanatec wheels were already amazing. How important is this upgrade? Were there issues that needed resolving or is this just fine tuning for the perfectionists?

On my DD Pro, I had to fashion up some workarounds to get it from slipping.

When I went to a DD1, I quickly found out that I HAD TO RUN the locking screw with the QR1 to keep the wheel from slipping on the collar and disconnecting during races. The DD1 output shaft/QR interface is a bit different from the DD Pro, and I could instantly tell that it wasn’t a very good system for high torque bases. I’m hoping that this will be a much stiffer system that will offer more nuanced detail. However, perhaps the biggest thing for me now will be the ability to swap out rims quickly, so I can drive each car as “authentically” as possible, without having to spend 5 minutes dealing with the QR1 system
 
Looks like a very popular release from Fanatec. We don't know how much stock they had but the site issues they have had since yesterday point to a lot of hits on their site since the QR2 went on sale.

They only have wheel-side QR2 available now. All the base-side and the bundles are sold out.
Back in stock in Europe now
 
Apparently these installation guide videos have been uploaded for a week but are still unlisted.
QR2 Base-Side (Type C) Video Guide:
QR2 Base-Side (Type M) Video Guide:
QR2 Lite Wheel-Side Video Guide:
QR2 Wheel-Side Video Guide:
QR2 Pro Wheel-Side Video Guide:
 
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