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THRUSTMASTER TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition
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4 out of 5 eggs After fiddling with the Forza 5 settings, I like it! 12/11/2013

This review is from: THRUSTMASTER TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition

Pros: Very nice, strong FFB (after adjusting the settings)
All the buttons you need, and then some

Cons: Default settings have major dead zones, making it feel like a really old car's power steering, low on fluid.

Default settings also made weird grinding noises in tight left turns (maybe they would have in right turns too, but I don't think I ever hit any.)

Extremely stinky plastic and rubber. My eyes and nose are not amused.

The ability to switch between 270 and 900 degrees is not there yet, but promised for a future update. Next update is scheduled for mid-December.

The mounting holes are not in good positions for my Playseat. There's going to be a half inch gap between the edge of the base that should be sitting against the "table" and said "table", and the pedal set is going to be way higher than it should be, and if I want to rest my heels on something other than thin air, I'll have to come up with something to put there.

I will still have to try to mount the stuff, as the pedal set keeps moving, and the base doesn't have much of a grip either, hitting it a bit when climbing in or out of the seat will make it crooked.

Hate the thick soft rubber on the wheel. The leather on the GT 27 is so much nicer.

The manual doesn't describe all buttons, but it turns out that the ones it doesn't describe, don't have any functionality yet (promised in future update.)

Other Thoughts: The pedals are OK for me, better than some I've used in the past, but no where close to the GT 27 pedal set.

First thing you'll want to do when you get it, is to go into the advanced settings on Forza 5 and remove all the dead zones (6 settings.)

And, if you don't like how strong the FFB is, you may want to dial that down too, while you're at it.


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Display Name: Werner S.

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