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#1 ubernewb

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 05:49 AM

so yeah, my best buy hasn't put it on the shelf yet.. to tide over my eagerness i decided to pick up my wireless steering wheel. after i got it, i realized that i don't have a desk or anything in my room to mount it to.. well crap.. now what?







































well.. this is what..

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this is what some scrap wood, some reclaimed casters, and an old car seat will get ya in a couple hours time.. laugh.gif


next i figure i'll whip up a sweet cupholder for it, maybe a mini-windshield, and then some paint/graphics.



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Posted 27 May 2007 - 07:31 AM

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 07:42 AM

I like very much smile.gif

I've been to best buy tonight and seen the cases on the shelves. While looking at other games, I saw it and I thought "It's out already!?"









But then I saw that plastic price thingy that said "Forza Motorsport 2 Presell" sad.gif

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 04:01 AM

thats pretty cool man!!

doesn't the wheel come with some bunky use-it-on-your-lap setup also?
like your idea much better but!

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 04:13 AM

Nice setup, gonna be awesome.


On a side note, you should probably either extend the back a little more, weight to the front or something to prevent you from falling backward.



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Posted 29 May 2007 - 02:29 PM

QUOTE(ptnguyen203 @ May 29 2007, 04:49 AM) View Post

Nice setup, gonna be awesome.
On a side note, you should probably either extend the back a little more, weight to the front or something to prevent you from falling backward.


I was just looking at it thinking the exact samething,

if you dont modify it alittle its going to be a rollover simulator as well



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Posted 30 May 2007 - 04:24 AM

one word: friggin badass!

but yeah, look into the counter weight thing.

i just got the wheel tonight as well (in preparation), and am finding the 'lap' playing isn't working too well,... maybe i just suck too much at the wheel still.

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 04:50 AM

haha.. actually, the thing is incredibly stable. i TRIED to rock it backwards when i still had it in the shop and it just wasn't happening.

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 07:14 AM

dude...geek squad?
tell me that's not yours... tongue.gif

thats sick though nice job love.gif

Edited by KaRiL, 31 May 2007 - 07:22 AM.


#10 r3coil

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 01:28 AM

haha thats pretty sweet.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 12:38 AM

seriously you gotta weigh like 120 pounds. I doubt it can support my 200 pound ass lol

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 01:01 AM

yeah, uhm.. i weigh in at about 210lbs last time i checked.. hold me just fine. doesn't even so much as flex when i stand on it

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 02:13 AM

QUOTE(KaRiL @ May 31 2007, 07:50 AM) View Post

dude...geek squad?
tell me that's not yours... tongue.gif

thats sick though nice job love.gif

Looks to me like the photos are taken in the car audio installation garage at a Best Buy. Nice rig man, i just built mine yesterday out of PVC! Game kicks ass with MS wheel

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:25 AM

quick little update for those interested..



first off, i decided to redo the way that the wheel mounts.. instead of relying on the crappy clamp i removed the lap-base and screwed the thing straight to the wooden platform. (after hitting the base with some satin black paint)

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pretty easy, after removing the lap piece, i used it as a template to drill spots for the mounting screws

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next i built my little "trunk" area, which will hold all my other xbox controllers / accessories.. pretty roomy storage from what used to be dead space

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it's got a "hood" too, but it's only on at the moment for a test-fit.. i still need to do some reshaping with my orbital sander before i shoot some paint on it

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as you may have noticed from that pic, i'm gonna go with a white and black paint scheme on it.. i like the contrast, as well as how it matches the wheel. here's what the top looks like with the wheel attached

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here's a bit of cable management underneath, as well as a shot of the bling bling.. being an installer, i have tons of this retarded kinda shit just laying around. way i figure it, why not pimp the forza rig? i've got a 12v inverter that i'm putting in the box under the seat to power it..

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and here's what she looks like lit up

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all in all, a pretty productive couple hours into the rig today.. it's starting to really shape up nicely..

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comments welcome!

Edited by ubernewb, 05 June 2007 - 06:27 AM.


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Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:16 PM

You should build a roll cage for it.




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