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Anyone on this board into iRacing? Looking for some people to get into races with.


EarlyCuyler3
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I'm looking to get into it. Trying to decide on what to get as a setup. I'm sure my gaming PC can handle it. (Ryzen 2700x and Vega64 card) I'm just wondering if my 55" TCL will work and if I need to go ahead and buy a cockpit.

And what pedals and wheels of course.


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I'm looking to get into it. Trying to decide on what to get as a setup. I'm sure my gaming PC can handle it. (Ryzen 2700x and Vega64 card) I'm just wondering if my 55" TCL will work and if I need to go ahead and buy a cockpit.

And what pedals and wheels of course.

The logitec G29 is a solid start. I wouldn't get anything less than that. The other types of wheels and pedals get pricey and fancy so it's really up to you. I've been practicing with the Fanatec CSL Elite stuff (load cell brake pedal and belt driven wheel) and it's a definite difference but it's a little pricey.

I wouldn't worry about a cockpit if you have a decent desk and chair unless you really want it. They make some decent stands but I haven't tried any of them yet.

I'd do at least two monitors. I have one running the sim and another with some apps (telemetry and whatnot).

I'm looking to add another pc dedicated to iRacing with the G29 I already have. Let me know if you end up getting on and we can team up and do some racing. Keep in mind that you spend a bit upfront depending on what classes and tracks you want to run but once you purchase cars and tracks you don't have to do it again.


RoyalWe
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Prairieville, LA
Member since Mar 2018
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I've been tracking the Logitech G29 wheel and pedals for a while now using CamelCamelCamel. Your thread made me go back and look at pricing. When the Rona hit, prices skyrocketed and only the PS3 and PS4 version is available now. Damn virus kept me from getting a wheel at a bargain.


EarlyCuyler3
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Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
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Waiting on my G29 to get here but playing with my xbox 360 controller for now. Won 2 races but still working out of rookie ovals.

As far as spending money, plan is to do k&n series once I reach D class, but figuring out which tracks to buy most economically is still under research.
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EarlyCuyler3
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I just bought it off of Amazon for $350.


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LSU40
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Vicksburge, MS
Member since Oct 2007
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re: iRacing
quote:

I'm looking to get into it. Trying to decide on what to get as a setup. I'm sure my gaming PC can handle it. (Ryzen 2700x and Vega64 card) I'm just wondering if my 55" TCL will work and if I need to go ahead and buy a cockpit. And what pedals and wheels of course.


Did you ever start your iracing membership? If not and are still needing some questions answered I may be able to help you and the other people here thinking about joining.
First tip I can give is they do have a little download that will test your system and show you if it meets the requirements and if not what you need to race. Take a few seconds to do, second a membership cost 13.95 a month. They have the 1 year and multiple year deals that saves money but to start of course the monthly is the best option.
Biggest tip!!! What do you want to race??? Read all the sporting codes and progressions to different licensing. Figure what type car or cars you want to run and what race series you want to run in, then look at the path you will be required to take to get there. When you first join you get some card and tracks, depending on what you eventually want to run it might be required to purchase more cars and tracks, they cost on average $14.99 each. They do have specials and always have “bulk” buys where 3 or more brings cost down.
It’s not cheep but this is a simulator, not a video game. Most people are very serious in the point races but you will find friendly people who will help you out, you will also find the a-holes. Ignore the a-holes. For fun it does have races that don’t count for points, there are leagues you can join that have all kinds of racing and no points are effected. So you can find the type of racing you are looking for, just have to look.
Controller rigs and sim seats is something that is more of a personal thing and what type of money you want to spend. I can answer questions on this subject if you want, I do have a sim and have done lots of research on this.


G4LSU
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Member since Jan 2009
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biggest money saving tip for iRacing. dont fall for the new car hype. getting excited about that new A class car you wont ever drive in an actual race? buy some tracks.

i had the NASCAR, F1, HPD, LMP2, DP, V8 Supercar and prob some im missing that i never drove outside of the first week of release.


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Monday
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I've pretty much been hanging in C Class trucks. Had iR over 2000 but Dover has pretty much taken me out of that.


momentoftruth87
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My buddy races dirt on there. Been wanting a setup.


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SJN17
LSU Fan
Alexandria LA
Member since Jan 2017
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I just finished my build on a new gaming computer . Started running some dirt stuff this week.


momentoftruth87
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The last time I looked I think Amazon sold the wheels and pedals and it came with a year membership. Don't know if they still do that though.


EarlyCuyler3
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Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
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Yes! I'm up and running and loving it. Currently D class 3.50 or so. Looking forward to C class and the streak stocks there. I'm running street stocks still and the little open wheel cars that I can't think of the name of. I bought all the tracks and car for late models but those races don't run as often and this week is the bullring in Vegas which sucks IMO.

The G29 has been awesome and I got the $300 playseat chair which is working well too. Gotten pretty decent already IMO. Been running talladega some too, though that is a nightmare and I'm not comfortable being that close yet to another car.


EarlyCuyler3
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The last time I looked I think Amazon sold the wheels and pedals and it came with a year membership. Don't know if they still do that though.


They didn't when I ordered mine but iracing is $99 for 2 years right now. Half off. It's a steal.


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LSU40
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Member since Oct 2007
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I just made C class and I will be driving some of the truck races real soon. I have to heal up an injury to my finger on my left hand, damn thin is actually preventing me from racing. Ha!!
I am a stock car guy so trucks is a good place, the camero zl1 series is another that I will take a stab at, but damn next week at Charlotte is a 100% race. The others are 50%, that’s a lot to get used to.
Street stock I have done some testing and that was fun, I can see some racing in that also.


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LSU40
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Sweet, the G29 is a good wheel and pedal set. I have been using the Thrustmaster T150 and I would grade it similar to yours, but I have placed an order for a Fanatec set. I was at Rockingham and I could run good laps but I was wearing tires out faster than the field and felt it was my pedals and lack of sensitivity. After placing my order I tried working on my approach to the corners and slowing down ect
I noticed my laps were faster and tire wear was much better so I jumped in to the next race and qualified 5th. Green flag we took off, fast pace and left the field, I slowed a bit and leader kept hammering. So now I had my pace I’m just wanting a top 5 no wrecks, I think lap 20 I was second gaining and lap 33 I passed leader without any issues and won by a second. Biggest point of this story other than me getting my first win, is the racing setup you have is damn good if you learn how to use it. My mistake was blaming my equipment and not fixing my driving style. Sure the rig I have coming is better and I’m sure I will like it, but I didn’t need it like I thought I did.
Anyways have fun racing, I sure am. I have gone crazy and was averaging about 5 races a day until I hurt my hand out side and have to take a break.


EarlyCuyler3
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Member since Nov 2017
6353 posts

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Yeah, the line you take is so big. I'm learning, still trying to fight my way out of D. This is a bad week for late models and the legends series. Two tracks that are made for wrecks. Hanging in there though. Hope to be to C soon.


EarlyCuyler3
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
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And I'm averaging a ton of races. Do 2 an hour when I'm off. The legends and late models line up perfectly.

Surprisingly, I enjoy the legends way more than late models. Who knows, I may turn into an open wheel guy.


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LSU40
LSU Fan
Vicksburge, MS
Member since Oct 2007
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The advice I got from guys was pretty much the same as rookie to get from D to C. Start in back, avoid accidents and secure a decent finish. I was getting frustrated by being wrecked when starting up front, took their advice and my numbers started climbing. When I got to the Rock I was running pretty good I went for a top 5 or win, I got my first win and my C license together. That was awesome and a day to remember. Try it, you will see.


Cactus Tiger
LSU Fan
Scottsdale, AZ
Member since Sep 2008
255 posts

re: iRacing
I just got into this a week ago. Just got my D in road and oval today. Any advice on what to run next? Seems like Skip Barber for road but not sure what to do with oval. I actually ended up liking it a lot even though I'm not an oval fan. Seems like the trucks are pretty popular but I need a C for that.


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