Your GT5P setup

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 5: Prologue' started by Noah, May 29, 2008.

  1. salmoally

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    Nice little setup you got there, can I ask where you got hold of the chair/stand? Looks like Ikea with a bit of DIY?
     
  2. the_greeze

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    Here's a piccy of my set-up...

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    and here's the link to the relevant thread :)
     
  3. tka_tha

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    @salmoally

    Thanks. Yes, you're correct, the table and seat are from IKEA. I bought 3 tables (very cheap) one remained intact and the others were cut as necessary to be used as:

    1. A base for the seat, after I removed the original seat base (had wheels) and was too high.
    2. A side extension to attach the shifter to.
    3. An extension to the table to increase it's height ( it was too low).
    4. A base to the pedals to tilt them more towards the driver.

    I used an electric saw, hammer, and simple nails. Although I think using screws is a better idea, to make things hold better. I also attached a heavy electric transformer to the base of the table towards the back (not visible in the picture). The purpose of the transformer (weight) is to stabilize the table and counter the weight of the steering wheel. To prevent the tilted base of the pedals from sliding, I hammered a number of screws to the bottom of the base, and left maybe 1/2 cm of the nails (head end) out to provide grip (on a carpet of course). No visible damage to the carpet so far.

    The setup works very well and doesn't look too ugly (wife friendly) and you can rest your knees on the inner sides of the table too.

    Happy racing.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010
  4. Revelation1115

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    wow, i thought my g27 had a lot of wires!! lol, nice though

     
  5. Revelation1115

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    anyone know a good way to hide all the wires with the playseat/g27 setup?
     
  6. Joie de vivre!

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    Because I cannot open new threads I am going to ask here:

    Is it possible to make flappy pedals work here in GT5p???
     
  7. stig's helmet

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    my g25 wheel came today!!! i can't get used to it though:( at the moment i'm crap with it lol
     
  8. Revelation1115

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    congrats! i was sucky too when i first bought my g27, but youll get used to it in before gt5 comes out (hopefully lol)
     
  9. stig's helmet

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    lol thanks, probably not :p as idon't drive but hey-ho i'll certainly enjoy it:tup:
     
  10. Revelation1115

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    lol maybe youll learn how to drive with gt5!! gt5p helped me learn how to drive stickshift
     
  11. stig's helmet

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    haha, do you clutch after brake or brake after clutch? to downshift through corners. :p It's soo frustrating at the moment
     
  12. Revelation1115

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    well im not a pro at all, but what i do is brake then shift down when i feel like my car needs to shift (around 3000-4000 rpm depending on the car)
     
  13. stig's helmet

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    nice one, i just managed 1'03.377 in ford focus on london city track, is that good for a newbie? lol:)
     
  14. Revelation1115

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    well a minute for any track is good imo.. lol are you using manual w/ clutch?
     
  15. stig's helmet

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    yes, it took me ages to get that lap time though. I kept miss-shifting and still do occasionally.
     
  16. Revelation1115

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    youll get used to it.. i mean the manual w/clutch is the best coz if you do decide to buy a car with manual tranny you would know how to drive it (somewhat) thanks to gt5p! lol
     
  17. stig's helmet

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    lol true, thanks for the replies to my questions btw:tup:
     
  18. Revelation1115

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    no problem dude.
     
  19. stig's helmet

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    i have one more too mate :lol:, when you downshift on the track i tend to go straight from 5th to 2nd instead of 5th, 4, 3, 2 etc. Is that ok to do?
     
  20. Revelation1115

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    in the game its okay to do since its just a game, but do that with a real car.. BOOM busted tranny!
     
  21. stig's helmet

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    ok thanks :tup: in real life it shouldn't be too hard as you're not going at race speeds and have time to go down all of the gears :D thanks again.
     
  22. Revelation1115

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    haha yeah thats true, but youre welcome
     
  23. ZX636-R

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  24. Mohamu

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    I like your setup!
     
  25. ZX636-R

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    ty ... not a 100% complete but its good enough to play on ... when i get some time ill finish it and post more pics
     
  26. nebojsa_o

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    This is my setup. G27, 23" LG monitor, Yamaha surround, and PolkAudio speakers. :)

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  27. Revelation1115

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    wow you have 4sticks of deodorant? 2 for each armpit? lol
     
  28. nebojsa_o

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    No, 1 for each girl. :lol: Nah, the ones in the front are near done, and I don't like using the same one all the time. And of all the equipment in the picture, you notice the deodorant, what's wrong with you??!!? :lol:
     
  29. djustiz

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    Thank you - I did end up with a LOT of wires, but they are all fixed to the frame. When I setup the rig in the living room I only have to plug the rig into the mains, and attach the seat base to the wheel/pedal base, then I'm off. ;-)
     
  30. Louie_Schumii

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    Nice setup :tup:. Where did you get the legs to raise the ps3 by the way? They look quite useful for cooling and I've never seen those before for a console.