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We haven.t really used the product as i will not work as described. Lights and buttons work intermittently and then cuts out completely. Have tried to contact seller with no replies with any help i understand that the product by Logitech was only sold by them, but no response when told it does not work. So will just return
so yesterday, October 13th, 2018; it was raining pretty heavily in Phoenix. I was coming home from work on the free way when suddenly on the way i made a lane change and hit a big puddle of water and lost traction on the right side tires and started to hydroplane. Thankfully I've been using this steering wheel to play Forza and drifting was my go to. So naturally I began to gather a certain feeling when using the steering wheel, what to do, and how to do it. its sounds kinda cringe but when the hydroplane event commenced the first thing that i thought about was Forza.. therefore when i was sliding left and right in the middle of the freeway next to other people, i knew exactly how to handle the steering wheel... and that is how this product saved my life, it gave me the chance to practice driving.... or... atleast to a certain extent.
I am basing this review on this being my first wheel, so nothing to compare it to. This wheel feels really solid and well built. The leather casing gives it a good grip I agree with other reviewers that the wheel could be bigger but the size is not an issue over all. I like how simple it is to clamp down or remove. Once clamped it really stays in place.
The peddles are made of steel and the base is plastic, overall feels really well built Mine sits on the rug and does not move even when jamming on the brake.
So far after only 3 weeks of use I am very happy with this wheel. I'd recommend this wheel.
Well, I've been using this for approximately 1 month now. Not that long, but have enough hours on this wheel to make a decent appraisal of its qualities and flaws.
To understand the title and following 'review', please understand that my use may be different than your use. I enjoy racing games, but in a casual relaxing way. I play lots of Assetto Corsa and Project Cars 2, but not in a serious manner. I usually do practice laps with some music in the background just to relax. I don't even care about racing all that much.
What I do use this wheel for the most, and where my passion lies, is with the slower paced simulators. Bus Simulators, Truck Simulators (Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator, Bus Simulator 18, to name the popular ones).
So with THAT in mind... ...let's start with cons and finish with pros;
CONS ----- Price when not on sale. ---- Real crappy software profiler. Lots of issues with lots of games the profiler doesn't "support". ---- Center feels absolutely numb and dead; no feedback when steering is near center. ---- Near the center and within 5-10 degrees each side, you can feel the teeth of the gears. --- G29 red turning knob is pure garbage, doesn't properly function, doesn't always register and sometimes registers as double for one click. --- Rather rough/grindy-teeth feedback when cornering, not like a real steering input/feel. -- Small steering, way too small. Looks/feels like a toy. -- Gamepad button clutter. Looks like a fancy gamepad, not a "steering wheel". -- Clutch pedal has too little feel or pressure to feel right. Not worth using if you've driven real manual, too toy-like. - Short cables. - Don't like that the flapping gear changers turn with the wheel. - Pedals don't stick so well to the floor or carpet unfortunately... - ...especially under heavy brake pressure, because brake pressure is way too stiff too early. - A lot of fiddling around settings and tweaking in too many games. For a "starter" wheel, I would have expected such a popular product to have incredible out-of-the-box support with most games having the right settings. Not the case. Most games have horrible settings that don't feel normal to a real car driver.
A MATTER OF TASTE -/+ "Leather" feels a little too 'hard', wished it was thicker (especially considering the full asking price, which I would never pay). -/+ Always does its rotates when PC boots or wakes from sleep. -/+ Cables are tidy underneath, but also makes it more of a chore to setup and put away. -/+ big external power brick with short cable. -/+ the back of the "wheel" looks like the front of a mustang. Childish look in my opinion.
PROS +++++ The cons make me anxious to upgrade for a better wheel asap! ++++ Feels really solid and well built. I feel it will survive longer than I want it to, unfortunately. ++++ positive feeling buttons, they feel solid and not flimsy. +++ Apart from the gamepad looks, the steering 'looks' good with the blue center bar. +++ Nicely shaped wheel ++ Nice metal pedals ++ Works very well with Assetto Corsa with no tweaking! ++ Assetto Corsa is the only game that makes this wheel feel good (that I know of, too much tweaking and numbness in other games) + Won't break the bank too much if your looking for a taste at virtual driving.
CONCLUSION If you can afford it, skip this wheel. Get something with a smooth brushless motor. The grindy feeling of the wheel is completely unlike driving a real car. No amount of tweaking feedback settings can fix this.. and the wrong settings actually even accentuate the toy=like feeling.
NEVER BUY THIS AT FULL PRICE!!! Not even worth its sale price!
Wish I had done my research before purchasing. A few weeks after I bought this my brother bought the Thrustmaster TMX PRO which sells for basically the same price as this or less. After using his wheel I would definitely have bought that.
Both wheels do not come with a shifter and both do have the clutch pedal and conical brake mod for more realistic braking feel. Yet on the TMX PRO the mod is easily installed or removed depending on your preference. On the Logitech it is permanently installed and requires invasive action to remove which also voids the warranty. I like it though, it was a little too stiff at first but after about 30 hours of racing it has broken in and feels great.
Both wheels offer an optional shifter, and the Logitech one offers 4 things over the Thrustmaster's, push down reverse, alot quieter, very short throw, and a much lower price. The Thrustmaster one is over twice the price, but it feels better, is made mostly of metal and is harder to accidentally put in to the wrong gear. The Thrustmaster also has a separate gate plate that is included with it to make it a sequential shifter. This is excellent for rally driving where the paddle shifters can be difficult to use. It is however very squishy in sequential mode not having that nice positive click that a sequential shifter should have. Because of that I would not purchase it if you're mainly looking for a sequential shifter due to its poor feedback. Their are better dedicated options out there.
The pedals on the Logitech are 8 bit giving a total of 256 unique positions. This sounds like a lot, but when running F1 cars where braking needs to be incredibly precise the Thrustmaster 12 bit pedals with 4,096 unique positions are noticeably better. The Logitech pedals do grip the carpet better though and look nicer.
The wheel, the G920 is prettier by far. The all brushed metal construction with leather wrap looks good and feels good in the hand. The Thrustmaster is mostly plastic with some rubber grips at the 10 and 2 'o clock positions. It looks cheap and initially feels cheap too. It is however about a 1/4 inch larger than the Logitech and I like the slight increase in size.
Yet this is where the Thrustmaster runs away with the show for me. When actually driving with it the force feedback is noticeably better, its more precise and less notchy. I can't say it is in a whole other league over the Logitech, but it is better. The cheapness of the plastic wheel is all but forgotten from the excellent precision feel you get from the force feedback.
That being said the Logitech is not without its upsides like better looks and overall build quality. The wheel base does have bolt holes for hard mounting. Which is real nice when using it with a stand. The TMX PRO on the other hand has no mounting holes and its desk clamp sticks down so much it will block your keyboard tray. The Logitech uses dual soft mounts that don't stick down nearly as much allowing access to your keyboard. Both wheel's pedal boxes and optional shifters do have bolt holes for hard mounting.
From what I've read around the net, the TMX pro does have a higher failer rate. So if you are looking for something to last a long time the Logitech would most likely be your better bet. Its dual motor gear force feedback system is antiquated and has been around since the G27 wheel which is why it doesn't feel quite as nice as it could. Yet it is a proven system with many G27 wheels still in use today. I'm just speculating, but I think this may be why Logitech has chosen not to update it, just because it has proven to be so reliable.
My first Steering Wheel. Very dissatisfied and disappointed. Just played for 5days and then the trouble started. I bought this to play in my PC. I don't have any PS4console. First I ordered here on Aug5 and received it on Aug11 and they sent a wrong item to me, and I tried for retrun. Still refund and returning Process is going!! It's ok. Then I ordered again on Aug 11 and got the product on Aug22. I plugged it on 23rd August. For Crazy I bought Shifter along with this. Worked very well in the starting stages. Pedals, buttons everything fine. FFB is Fantastic. On 29th August it's stopped calibrating. The wheel spins while restarting and booting after that it won't calibrate. Then I contacted Logitech onthe same day and still now I didn't get any response from them. After long search in the websites, YouTube I found that this Calibrating issue not only happened for me but for many users. Then only I realised I made a mistake by choose this product. Still now I don't know what to do!!
1. Worst Logitech Support Team 2. Power Supply Adapter is not good. 3. USB cable problem. 4. Wheel Motor Issues 5. Calibration problem If you have any doubts please check in YouTube by searching" Logitech G29 Calibration issue" I will end my long feedback by advising to all my Known and unknown friends. " DONT BUY THIS PTODUCT".
Edit: I ordered this product In AMAZON GLOBAL STORE. NOT HERE.
Very nice wheel overall it makes you feels like you're in the car, it is really well made. Pedals are nice clutch feels nice, throttle too but the brake is very hard to push all the way out of the box however as I used it I got used to it and I feel like it gets smoother and feels realistic.
BUT my wheel has overheated twice in 2-3 hours sessions by now ( force feedback stops working to avoid burning the motors ) which is my only concern since I like to do endurance races or play for long periods of time. Would've been 5/5 if I didn't have overheating problems with the wheel.
This may not be a review for everyone but personally I did not find this product very good and ultimately returned it. 1st, it did not stay attached to my desk nomatter how hard I tried to tighten it there. As soon as you move slightly backward the whole thing fell on our lap. It was absolutely impossible to control the car we used in FH4 and did not feel like a genuine driving experience at all. So perhaps for someone else this is a good product but it certainly was not for me.
Very sturdy, especially the pedals. I sit on my living room couch and my G29 is supported by a Wheel Stand Pro. The combination is great.
The Driving Force GT that I used with my PS3 is just a toy in comparison to the G29. This is a proper simulator tool. I played hours of Project Cars and F1 2016 on my PS4. I noticed how easy it is to catch those slight overseer moments. With the game pad (same PS4 games) or with my old Driving Force GT (PS3) I had to set up all cars to understeer a bit so I wouldn't lose the rear end on corner exits. With the G29 I get great feedback that allows me to set the cars up to be more neutral. In combination with the great throttle pedal modulation, my corner exit speeds are faster than ever.
The brake pedal has great feeling. It is just like a real car (albeit not a race car, but how many "normal" people would have the leg strength for that?). At the end of travel, it becomes hard, simulating the brake pads touching the discs. You can very easily go hard braking from high speeds and slightly pull it back as the car slows down so the wheels don't lock up. I am playing without any brake assists whatsoever and have full control. I brake with my left foot and agree with another comment that the the brake/throttle are too close together for this kind of driving, but it would make no sense to right-foot brake an F1 or Le Mans prototype when in real life the drivers use the left foot (as they have no foot clutch). It was tricky to find a good sitting position with the Wheel Stand Pro's column on the way, but like the other reviewer I moved the pedals slightly to the left and it feels great, even though I'm 5'8" and my legs are aiming towards the center more than someone taller who could move the pedals further forward.
The paddle shifters are sturdy enough and do what they're supposed too. The "clicking" sound doesn't bother me even though my speaker volumes are low, but I can see how some people could be annoyed.
I don't have the stick shifter add-on and have never used the clutch, so my review doesn't cover them.
My only negative comment is the "clipping" you get when the wheel simulates extreme situations (like driving over certain curbs), which is a consequence of this not being an actual steering system linked to actual tires. Some calibration can help with that (lots of info on the Internet) but I found that the default settings provide the best compromise, as clipping removal tends to reduce overall feedback under "normal" conditions.
If you're a car person and/or racing fan that enjoys simulation driving, you'll be happy with the G29.