Upgrading from T300RS to Fanatec V2.5 worth it?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Tinzo, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Tinzo

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    Hi guys,
    Currently i have an old R300 RS with a brand new Sparco R383 on it. t3pa and TH8a
    It's getting old and clipping on gt sport. The FF just dies after a lap or two. I have the fan "on" all the time and had to turn down de FF to 3 or 4 i believe so it stays working. It also feels very weak on PC2 on pc. Tbh i can live with it but with Black friday around the corner i am planning to step it up and get a Clubsport V2,5 with bmw gt steering wheel and a clubsport V3 pedals.

    I have had Fanatec before (the CSR series) but i am scared to spend allot of money to only find out that it was not worth it. I read similar stories online.
    Should i upgrade or wait till my wheel is dead first? Has anyone have had experienced both wheels?
    Thanks.
     
  2. super_gt

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    CSW Base V2.5 is not PS4 compatible, you will need DriveHub.
     
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  3. Tinzo

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    Yes I know. But since I have the rift s I barely touch PS4 these days. I'll get the drive hub in the long run.
     
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  4. super_gt

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    If this is due to the electric motor overheating, removing the top cover of the wheel base and playing without it will help.
     
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  5. Tinzo

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    Thanks. I rather sell it to someone for cheap and get the franatec. I play in the living room with my playseat challenge. If I remove the cover my 2year old will definitely stick her hand it while I'm racing.
     
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  6. Tinzo

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    Anyone who has used both wheels?
     
  7. Tinzo

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    I guess not. Thanks anyway. Getting the CS V2.5 with V3 pedals and a gt2 bmw rim this black friday. Let you guys know what i think about it.
     
  8. Jeka_djonik

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    You will be happy. I assure you. Club sport will make you a great gift in the world of racing
     
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  9. Mad1723

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    I did use both and there is a huge difference. Night and day in terms of power, fidelity and ecosystem.
     
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  10. Whitestar

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    I switched from the T500 to the v2.5 and can say the same thing as Mad1723. Big big difference in power, smoothness, ffb details, response, everything.
    I think you'll be just as happy as I was.
     
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  11. Tinzo

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    Wow thanks for the feedback guys. I just ordered the csw2.5 with v3 pedals and porsche 918 srs wheel. Can't wait. It's been a while since i owned a Fanatec set. My last one was the CSR forza wheel with csr elite pedals which i soled when ps4 came out.
     
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  12. Whitestar

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    I would highly recommend a quick release as well. It doesn't just give you a faster way to switch wheels, but it's also a lot more solid than the regular mounting solution.
    A bit expensive I know, but well worth it.
     
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  13. Tinzo

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    I'll keep that in mind thanks. For now i plan to use only one wheel. First i have to receive my order complete and well. Its a mess on Fanatec website currently. In my email it shows i have bought the pedals and in Fanatec website it says you bought the Performance Kit only. I did pay for it tho.
     
  14. Whitestar

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    I also had issues when ordering the V3s + BPK bundle but I assume it will be sorted out.