Fanatec releases the long awaited QR2

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I couldn't help myself. Ordered the clubsport RS wheel yesterday. Totally unnecessary but I've been looking at it every day for two months. I'm cheap, but not broke, but it feels the same spending money I don't 'need' to. 😂😂😂

Either way, stoked on a real wheel instead of the DDPro wheel. That thing is just cheap.
 
I couldn't help myself. Ordered the clubsport RS wheel yesterday. Totally unnecessary but I've been looking at it every day for two months. I'm cheap, but not broke, but it feels the same spending money I don't 'need' to. 😂😂😂

Either way, stoked on a real wheel instead of the DDPro wheel. That thing is just cheap.
What size?

I've been eying the 320mm round. Hoping QR2 provides a solid enough connection that the 8nm is good enough for some of these larger wheels. Nothing too much as I'm in VR, and there isn't much utility in those button heavy models. Just something comfortable and similar to a normal car's wheel.

Nothing wrong with window shopping for a while. Often I ponder stuff for months. Reading what i can, flip flopping a little. It's part of the fun. Besides, it not as if we can see any of these products irl
 
What size?

I've been eying the 320mm round. Hoping QR2 provides a solid enough connection that the 8nm is good enough for some of these larger wheels. Nothing too much as I'm in VR, and there isn't much utility in those button heavy models. Just something comfortable and similar to a normal car's wheel.

Nothing wrong with window shopping for a while. Often I ponder stuff for months. Reading what i can, flip flopping a little. It's part of the fun. Besides, it not as if we can see any of these products irl

320 mm. It looks to me to be the best one they make at this price point (for what and how I drive anyway).

I agree that the process is fun, I knew long ago which one to buy, but just couldn't justify the money after spending so much for my first wheel setup not so long ago... 👌😂
 
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Now that Fanatec finally got the QR2 rolled out, I’m hoping it’s got some more new products up its sleeve. It needs to make a Porsche GT3 wheel like the latest actual Porsche race cars use. No one’s using those round wheels anymore in GT racing.
That said, since I’m all in on VR anymore, it really shouldn’t matter to me what my actual wheel looks like. But it would just be fun/cool to have something more authentic. I also wish Fanatec would do a new Formula wheel using the same quality materials but with a bit larger diameter. I love my Formula V2 but sometimes it gets tiring due to such a compact size. F1 and and IndyCar wheels aren’t that small in real life.
 
Now that Fanatec finally got the QR2 rolled out, I’m hoping it’s got some more new products up its sleeve. It needs to make a Porsche GT3 wheel like the latest actual Porsche race cars use. No one’s using those round wheels anymore in GT racing.
That said, since I’m all in on VR anymore, it really shouldn’t matter to me what my actual wheel looks like. But it would just be fun/cool to have something more authentic. I also wish Fanatec would do a new Formula wheel using the same quality materials but with a bit larger diameter. I love my Formula V2 but sometimes it gets tiring due to such a compact size. F1 and and IndyCar wheels aren’t that small in real life.


Just speculating here, but besides maybe a 12-15nm wheel base, I'm not expecting any new bases in the future..... I don't think the bases are really in any need of updating. I think the reason we were seeing sales on the DD1 and DD2, was because they were trying to get rid of stock that came with the now old QR system. I could see them incorporating some kind of rig haptic system that would be a direct plug and play into their wheel base - something that could take IG FFB cues and transform that into more of a 4 dimensional FFB system..... but, you know 🙄

I would expect that we'll see a Podium set of pedals next year, a few new rims, and maybe a shifter.
 
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I updated both of my bases to use the QR2 and have been wanting a Xbox compatible wheel with the QR2 hub. I was hoping they would offer the wheels with a QR2 hub option. Has anybody got any inside info if this might happen soon?
 
Fanatec must have a Southern California warehouse, because I’ve never had any issues with delays when I order something that’s in stock. Regardless, I finally got to installing these things on my rims at work. I’m going to do the base-side modification when I get home on Friday. Doing the very accurate and scientific method of underhand tossing the QR1 up and down - then repeating the same process with the QR2, I was able to detect a noticeable increase in weight that the QR2 has over the QR1.

YES, I understand that the increase in weight is very close in radius to the output shaft….but unsprung mass is unsprung mass. I’ll be curious to see if I have to dial in a little more cowbell to the wheelbase to get the FFB strength I want, or if the more rigid connection makes up for the weight…or even increases the amount of detail. Even though I don’t really use my DD Pro a lot anymore, I’m tempted to buy a base-side shaft for that base as well, along with another QR for the Gran Turismo licensed wheel, because the QR2 is logically MUCH heavier than a QR Lite - and I’d be curious to see if I noticed a loss in detail or not.




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What size?

I've been eying the 320mm round. Hoping QR2 provides a solid enough connection that the 8nm is good enough for some of these larger wheels. Nothing too much as I'm in VR, and there isn't much utility in those button heavy models. Just something comfortable and similar to a normal car's wheel.

Nothing wrong with window shopping for a while. Often I ponder stuff for months. Reading what i can, flip flopping a little. It's part of the fun. Besides, it not as if we can see any of these products irl
I know, wrong thread but we were talking about it here so... got the new wheel yesterday. Not one thing has given me instant consistency like this has. Immediately I'm better at the very fine line between holding a corner and understeer. And shifting out of a corner at the apex is not even comparable between the Clubsport and the DDPro wheel. The shifters are much easier to get to. I never thought much about the buttons but the layout isn't great so I'm going to need stickers and to map them a little better, but for now I've got it figured out enough to navigate menus and such...

Long story short, if you have the extra cash around, the investment is money well spent.

I do think I'll have to turn up the ffb a little because of the weight, however I feel like it helps with the feel having it where I do. Either way, I'm consistently just a bit tighter with this thing right from the second race I tried.
 
I know, wrong thread but we were talking about it here so... got the new wheel yesterday. Not one thing has given me instant consistency like this has. Immediately I'm better at the very fine line between holding a corner and understeer. And shifting out of a corner at the apex is not even comparable between the Clubsport and the DDPro wheel. The shifters are much easier to get to. I never thought much about the buttons but the layout isn't great so I'm going to need stickers and to map them a little better, but for now I've got it figured out enough to navigate menus and such...

Long story short, if you have the extra cash around, the investment is money well spent.

I do think I'll have to turn up the ffb a little because of the weight, however I feel like it helps with the feel having it where I do. Either way, I'm consistently just a bit tighter with this thing right from the second race I tried.

Thats fantastic news. After watching boosted media’s qr2 review I decided to tighten up the bolts oh the dd pro wheel as its gotten sloppy since may with some sliding and various noises. Not to mention I keep going down the wheel tuning rabbit hole as things have felt off for a while. As it turns out, the back plate had wedged crookedly and i think the whole thing was being held together by the tension of the plastic..and maybe one screw. The rest just spun 🤦‍♂️ tried to reseat and attach and nadda. I play in vr, so hard to determine the when but i tend to not let got of the wheel in wrecks and apparently the weakest point in the chain is the dd pro’s backplate lol…

So I had s little freak out and ClubSport Steering Wheel F1® Esports V2, and the ClubSport Wheel Rim R330 are on the way. Went 330 as I’m 6’2” and it seemed more in line with shoulder width and such. Wheels are supposed to arrive Saturday, and qr2(s) i think monday.

Looking forward to some hopefully dynamic changes after seeing the state of the dd pro wheel.

Thanks for the report as im living vicariously through you guys for the past week and next few days!
 
I'm tall as well and long limbed so the tiny wheel never felt great. It felt like a toy. This does not. I can't believe my ability to catch a slide or hold out oversteer much much better. You'll be stoked I'm sure!
 
I'm tall as well and long limbed so the tiny wheel never felt great. It felt like a toy. This does not. I can't believe my ability to catch a slide or hold out oversteer much much better. You'll be stoked I'm sure!


I kinda tricked myself with VR, only driving car’s with yoke’s, which are also 270mm. Im kinda glad the whole thing fell apart. Trying to temper expectations, but with the new qr2 system, a yoke and a wheel, and the hanging on by a thread, state of the dd pro wheel, its hard!

Can’t wait for Saturday!
 
Fanatec must have a Southern California warehouse, because I’ve never had any issues with delays when I order something that’s in stock.
I guess you’ve never noticed the address on your packages where Fanatec US ships from 😂
 
Put 100 miles on the new setup today around Nurburgring in my Porsche RSR GT3 in Gran Turismo. I run a DD1 with a Porsche wheel with all the add-ons thingees. Things a beast and weighs a lot. I run my FFB strength at the full 20nm.

Couple thoughts:

-Right away, I was disappointed when I attached my rim, and didn’t get that 12 gauge-esque “click-clack” as advertised in the Fanatec YouTube.com videos. Well played Fanatec with the sound effects 😂

- when driving, the first thing I noticed was the holding torque in high-load corners was stronger. About 5% stronger. This is good! I attribute this to there being less torsional flex, and all of the force being transmitted directly to my arms and hands.

- just as quickly I noticed a small “sensation” of loss of detail when going over rumble strips and hitting Kerbs. I also attribute this to the increase in torsional rigidity. Reason being is those quick spikes of force were probably accentuated by the small amount of flex that the QR1 had. To combat this, I lowered my Natural Damper setting a couple clicks to 15, and most of the previous detail came back.

All in all, this thing is rock solid, and definitely an improvement over the QR1. The weak point in my whole setup is now just the base deck on my rig. I’ve had the side-mounted base mount sitting on my shelf for some time now. I think it’s time to put it into service and eliminate the rest of the flex in the system.

I’ll be putting it through the ringer tomorrow in a few races at the ring, I’m excited yo say the least 😎
 
All in all, this thing is rock solid, and definitely an improvement over the QR1. The weak point in my whole setup is now just the base deck on my rig. I’ve had the side-mounted base mount sitting on my shelf for some time now. I think it’s time to put it into service and eliminate the rest of the flex in the system.
Side-mounting is definitely the way to go.

I converted my rig into a side-mounting solution a year ago and the feeling is much better. Zero flex whatsoever.
 
I received yesterday my package(s) with the qr2...
The qr2 is awesome, I tried to make it "flex" and it's rock solid. There was some flex but it was from the p1x (I didn't tighten the side mounts properly...)

It was a little bit surprising to receive the packages because fanatecs website didn't show any tracking number and I was not expecting them.
(btw you can find the tracking numbers by using UPS track by reference function. for the reference use the fanatec order number)
 
To echo your comments I also didn’t see a tracking number either. Turns out the mobile version of their site won’t display tracking info in portrait orientation on my iPhone. If I view the invoice in landscape mode all the info is there. 🤦
 
To echo your comments I also didn’t see a tracking number either. Turns out the mobile version of their site won’t display tracking info in portrait orientation on my iPhone. If I view the invoice in landscape mode all the info is there. 🤦
Good info there. A few people have said that. Sadly for my order on the 25th Sept I still have no tracking number and order number not found on a UPS search either.

Fanatec are such a joke at the moment. And STILL releasing new products amongst this crap show.
 
I think my order situation just got worse. UPS now just says "Exception" next to my delivery status but still with no date.

:mad:
 
I think my order situation just got worse. UPS now just says "Exception" next to my delivery status but still with no date.

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Probably missing customs paperwork. My QR2 bundle has been delivered to Hamburg, I emailed UPS Germany and the address they gave me seems to be Group7, the new logistics partner. It's now been sat there a week and they haven't replied to my email asking what's going on, also still no response from Fanatec support in just over a week...
 
Stupid question. Just got a csl univ hub v2 and qr2 wheel side and im staring at that plastic washer which goes over the pins, on the unit, and it seems identical to the one shipped with the qr2? I see on the video it says use the original screws for the v1 and given how they are longer and pointy, it seems the same for v2. Do you think the csl hub v2 ships with a qr2 compatible washer, or should I just switch it despite appearing identical?
 
Stupid question. Just got a csl univ hub v2 and qr2 wheel side and im staring at that plastic washer which goes over the pins, on the unit, and it seems identical to the one shipped with the qr2? I see on the video it says use the original screws for the v1 and given how they are longer and pointy, it seems the same for v2. Do you think the csl hub v2 ships with a qr2 compatible washer, or should I just switch it despite appearing identical?
Have a look into the Quick Guide, it explains the steps to follow depending on if your wheel already has a plastic washer or the old metal washer.
When you already have the new plastic washer then you dont need to exchange anything.
 
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Have a look into the Quick Guide, it explains the steps to follow depending on if your wheel already has a plastic washer or the old metal washer.
When you already have the new plastic washer then you dont need to exchange anything.
Thank you.
I did and came to that conclusion yesterday but had a disconnect. Which was a first since purchasing the dd pro. Didn’t think much of it at the time. It fixed with a reboot. However..the brain kinda spiraled during dinner later and needed to be told to stfu. 😁

Appreciate it.
 
Was asked by somebody on Discord about my QR2 experience after getting them a few days ago, copying here (I got the QR2 Pro and drive in a GT DD Pro):


Ok, I’ve done a session on <:dr2:894913837030056006> and another on Forza Motorsport so I’ve driven both wheel rims.

Installation:
Overall very smooth and easy. The shaft you have to be a little careful with in terms of lining things up properly, but the actual installation process only took about 5-10 minutes on the base side. The wheel side is even easier, it’s the exact same as putting on a QR1.

Performance:
It’s finally a proper “quick” release system, very easy to slide on and off when swapping wheels. The connection is also incredibly secure and firm, I didn’t notice any play at all. Also, didn’t need to recalibrate anything, wheel booted up and recognised the new shaft and connection perfectly. Finally, no more locking pin needed.

Driving:
The “knocking” issue from QR1 is entirely gone. I don’t run particularly strong FFB but when smacking the car off bumps and kerbs I was always a little nervous with QR1 and that fear is no longer present with QR2. Actual force-feedback etc. is the same as QR1, which makes sense as any weight differences between QR1 and QR2 are along the pivot point anyway, so no extra inertia.

Overall:
QR2 has solved the big issue I had with QR1. If you’re concerned about “knocking” and have the spare cash I would go for it. That being said, if you’re okay with using the locking pin from the QR1 and ensuring it’s extra tight whenever you have a wheel attached, the knocking issue goes away, so really all you’re paying for is convenience and future compatibility as QR1 gets phased out.
 
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