Fanatec releases the long awaited QR2

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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 🤣
QR2 comes with a new two-bolt shaft-retaining collar.
 
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:

They’re probably for embed use onlly, like on the website.
 
I really hope this QR2 system doesn't feature a significantly different length to the whole thing. The way my rig is set up, if it makes the wheel further away from me than the QR1 system, I'm going to have a problem. If it brings it closer to me or stays the same distance as before, that'll be no issue.
 
I really hope this QR2 system doesn't feature a significantly different length to the whole thing. The way my rig is set up, if it makes the wheel further away from me than the QR1 system, I'm going to have a problem. If it brings it closer to me or stays the same distance as before, that'll be no issue.
That was a concern for me as well but in the opposite direction. If the wheel is moved closer to me I'll need to to drill new holes in my rig and also move my screen backwards a little.

Looking at videos from Boosted Media etc I'm not seeing anything that is causing too much concern however. I'll have to wait for delivery to be sure of course. I've ordered the standard USB-C bundle.
 
That was a concern for me as well but in the opposite direction. If the wheel is moved closer to me I'll need to to drill new holes in my rig and also move my screen backwards a little.

Looking at videos from Boosted Media etc I'm not seeing anything that is causing too much concern however. I'll have to wait for delivery to be sure of course. I've ordered the standard USB-C bundle.
He confirmed on Reddit the distance to wheel is identical.
 
Oh good. Where’d you find that info?
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For anyone wondering where Fanatec got the design for the QR2 from, well it's nearly identical to a very established QR used in real life racing. Krontec are a fellow German company who are based in a nearby town to Fanatec's HQ. Sim-Lab also make a QR based on this system.

 
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Is everyone aware that QR2 doesn't come with 6 extra bolts and washers for mounting onto the wheel? At least I wasn't, and I assumed that they would include because they've always done that in the past for QR1. I saw this on r/fanatec, someone was ranting about this and the post got deleted, but I think it's a valid PSA, just gonna mention it here. BTW, check out this post's comments if you have time, I honestly don't understand why people defend such practices from a company.
 
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While I too would’ve expected new hardware to be included, I also can’t relate to the guys in that reddit thread who apparently already removed and sold all their QR1s before receiving their QR2s. I always wait till I receive and am satisfied with any new product before I unload the thing it’s meant to replace. Some people baffle me 🤣
 
Is everyone aware that QR2 doesn't come with 6 extra bolts and washers for mounting onto the wheel? At least I wasn't, and I assumed that they would include because they've always done that in the past for QR1. I saw this on r/fanatec, someone was ranting about this and the post got deleted, but I think it's a valid PSA, just gonna mention it here. BTW, check out this post's comments if you have time, I honestly don't understand why people defend such practices from a company.
The reason why the QR2 is not shipped with bolts anymore was explained to the OP and in the end he acknowledged that ultimatively it was his own error as he "expected" the screws to come with the QR2 without informing before buying the QR2 so he sold his QR1s with the screws which belong to the steering wheel and not the QR.
To explain the reason here as well: The QR1 package and its screws come from a time where only the McLaren wheel needed it. Package Content for the QR1 was never adapted to new wheels as nowadays there are more wheels with different screws, for example CSL UH has nuts instead of screws to mount the QR, some wheels also have shorter screws like the P1 and WRC wheel, its not possible to pack all kinds of screws and nuts within the QR2 package and update it everytime a new wheel might need a different solution.

Thats why every wheel includes the correct solution for itself and comes with the needed screws to attach any kind of Fanatec QR and the QR2 now no longer ships with such generic ones, which might even be incompatible and could damage the wheel when the customer does not read the manual to use the correct size screws.
 
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The reason why the QR2 is not shipped with bolts anymore was explained to the OP and in the end he acknowledged that ultimatively it was his own error as he "expected" the screws to come with the QR2 without informing before buying the QR2 so he sold his QR1s with the screws which belong to the steering wheel and not the QR.
To explain the reason here as well: The QR1 package and its screws come from a time where only the McLaren wheel needed it. Package Content for the QR1 was never adapted to new wheels as nowadays there are more wheels with different screws, for example CSL UH has nuts instead of screws to mount the QR, some wheels also have shorter screws like the P1 and WRC wheel, its not possible to pack all kinds of screws and nuts within the QR2 package and update it everytime a new wheel might need a different solution.

Thats why every wheel includes the correct solution for itself and comes with the needed screws to attach any kind of Fanatec QR and the QR2 now no longer ships with such generic ones, which might even be incompatible and could damage the wheel when the customer does not read the manual to use the correct size screws.
Your explanation sounds reasonable but ultimately it's just an excuse for Fanatec. If they were actually afraid of customer damaging their wheels with the bolts included with QR1, they should have just updated the QR1 package. QR1 was released in 2018, and they had 5 long years to update the product packaging, but they did not.
 
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Your explanation sounds reasonable but ultimately it's just an excuse for Fanatec. If they were actually afraid of customer damaging their wheels with the bolts included with QR1, they should have just updated the QR1 package. QR1 was released in 2018, and they had 5 long years to update the product, but they did not.
OK. Not worth to argue with you about this.
 
People who have McLaren V2 with SimMakerz Magnetic Paddle Shifters, should keep in mind that these shifters are not compatible with QR2 Lite.
 
People who have McLaren V2 with SimMakerz Magnetic Paddle Shifters, should keep in mind that these shifters are not compatible with QR2 Lite.
Do you think they'd be compatible with the QR2 Pro? Looking at the pics I think the Lite is bulkier.

I have a McLaren on the way and was thinking of getting the SimMakerz kit.
 
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Installed my QR2 stuff tonight. Dunno if it feels any better driving, but boy do I like how quick, smooth and easy it is to swap wheels. Also the fact I no longer have to (hopefully) worry about the shaft pulling loose and disconnecting from the base.
*GT DD Pro if that wasn’t clear lol
I bought a little torque wrench set (basically for a bike or whatever) from Amazon to make sure I hit exactly 8Nm. Had no desire to guess at it and end up with issues, and I’ve wanted to have a wrench set like this for a while, anyway.
 
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Installed my QR2 stuff tonight. Dunno if it feels any better driving, but boy do I like how quick, smooth and easy it is to swap wheels. Also the fact I no longer have to (hopefully) worry about the shaft pulling loose and disconnecting from the base.
*GT DD Pro if that wasn’t clear lol
I bought a little torque wrench set (basically for a bike or whatever) from Amazon to make sure I hit exactly 8Nm. Had no desire to guess at it and end up with issues, and I’ve wanted to have a wrench set like this for a while, anyway.

Nice!
Missed the first round, got the ‘restock,’ the next morning.

Still processing..
 
Nice!
Missed the first round, got the ‘restock,’ the next morning.

Still processing..
I missed the standard version being in stock, and since I have no patience and am dumb, I just bought the Pro version. Completely unnecessary and overkill, but I do like how the gold looks versus the black. I always found it annoying that Fanatec didn't offer various color choices with QR1, which is why I really liked the red one that came with my Formula V2 wheel.
The gold QR2 does look kinda extra cool on that wheel now, given I have the advanced paddle module with its gold clutch paddles and gold woven into the secondary carbon-fiber paddles. I know it was mostly a waste of money, but I don't regret doing it. Sometimes a bit of extra money is worth it as long as you're happy and amused by the final result LOL
 
I missed the standard version being in stock, and since I have no patience and am dumb, I just bought the Pro version. Completely unnecessary and overkill, but I do like how the gold looks versus the black. I always found it annoying that Fanatec didn't offer various color choices with QR1, which is why I really liked the red one that came with my Formula V2 wheel.
The gold QR2 does look kinda extra cool on that wheel now, given I have the advanced paddle module with its gold clutch paddles and gold woven into the secondary carbon-fiber paddles. I know it was mostly a waste of money, but I don't regret doing it. Sometimes a bit of extra money is worth it as long as you're happy and amused by the final result LOL


Nice. If I didn’t “get it,” at 6am pretty sure i would have buckled by noon. With every day im starting to think you made the wise move. Besides, over doing something at the weakest link is usually a pretty good place to splurge. Really hoping the mid range one will be solid as things are getting a bit sloppy on my dd pro(daily play since may..i do like a heavier wheel). Hows the driving feel now that you’ve had a day?

Also!
Could you link the torque wrench you liked?
Thanks
 
Nice. If I didn’t “get it,” at 6am pretty sure i would have buckled by noon. With every day im starting to think you made the wise move. Besides, over doing something at the weakest link is usually a pretty good place to splurge. Really hoping the mid range one will be solid as things are getting a bit sloppy on my dd pro(daily play since may..i do like a heavier wheel). Hows the driving feel now that you’ve had a day?

Also!
Could you link the torque wrench you liked?
Thanks
Yeah, at the end of the day it's $200. I'm not rich by any means but it's not going to make or break me, and I really do like the gold. And like you say, I know I have the best version I can possibly get.
I drove about 40 miles on it last night. I don't know that I can really tell much difference, but it certainly feels rock solid. And I was so sick of the semi-PITA it was to remove and swap wheels on my QR1. I hated lining up that slot and how I had to sometimes really yank to get a wheel off--and every time I did that, I pictured it pulling the motor shaft loose from the base. It basically discouraged me from swapping wheels very often.
Here's the wrench I bought, worked easy and just fine for this application:
 
Yeah, at the end of the day it's $200. I'm not rich by any means but it's not going to make or break me, and I really do like the gold. And like you say, I know I have the best version I can possibly get.
I drove about 40 miles on it last night. I don't know that I can really tell much difference, but it certainly feels rock solid. And I was so sick of the semi-PITA it was to remove and swap wheels on my QR1. I hated lining up that slot and how I had to sometimes really yank to get a wheel off--and every time I did that, I pictured it pulling the motor shaft loose from the base. It basically discouraged me from swapping wheels very often.
Here's the wrench I bought, worked easy and just fine for this application:
Appreciate it. Rock solid is a good place to start. And yeah, using something, is always more cost effective than staring at it!
 
Watching Will's (Boosted Media) review was all I needed. I love that guy, one of my fav YT'ers for sure. I've yet to give the QR2 a go, but I think I'll have time in the next couple weeks.


Jerome
 
Appreciate it. Rock solid is a good place to start. And yeah, using something, is always more cost effective than staring at it!
Exactly. Now that I have a QR2 Pro on both my McLaren and Formula wheels, I'm looking forward to going back to swapping from car to car with no ****s given, and it's so quick and smooth to do :)
 
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