I am going to try strap one of these in there http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Cool ... -A6x25-FLX it is twice the thickness but I think it should fit. If it doesn't ill make it fit! For now I am just bashing the wheel until the fan starts properly as it vibrates like hell trying to spin up, interesting when on the limit.. haha
The CSW v2 is going back for service - the upside is that it can actually be serviced. It feels like a crunchy bearing in there and that loose screw is a bit of a worry.
So, I've boxed it up and pulled out the original CSW to stand-in until the v2 is repaired. Surprisingly, the CSW is not a complete disappointment after being on the v2 for so long. I only gave it a short run, so fade didn't factor in, but its still a very pleasant wheel base to use. I'm glad I retained it as a spare.
Keep my caveat in mind - when I gave the v1 a quick run this weekend, it wasn't enough to experience any fade due to heat or anything like that. Also, I wouldn't want to ignore my impressions when I first switched in the opposite direction. The v2 can be cranked up to make you work a lot harder than the v1 can. Progressively I've been slowly cranking forces down on the v2 because I honestly don't want to work hard every time I race these blokes.
Worthy? That's very subjective. I don't regret buying the v2, but I was using my hobby fund for it so that there was no guilt in throwing the money at it at the time. If you were looking for some kind of value for money argument, I couldn't help.
I don't really run high forces either, I think that's why I've never really noticed fade with the v1 even doing 2-3hr endurance stints so I would probably only get the benefit of the extra fidelity from the v2 and not the strength. I think it will be a natural upgrade if/when the v1 dies especially given mounting and rims will be a straight swap. I'm tempted to replace the BMW rim with the Porsche one just for the reduced weight but it's a lot to spend for marginal improvements even if I could sell the old rim for a few hundred dollars.
I'm pretty happy with my Fanatec shifter after it had its guts upgraded to the v1.5 spec. I've never used the Thrustmaster, but the selling point for me was that you can change from H to sequential and back without any disassembly (I have the SQ version which allows this).
Timmy I did a similar thing, was looking at the 500 then thought this is the classic buy it cause it's technically the better wheel. Do I need such a thing to enjoy myself hell no and settled on the 300. However I'm really glad I did. Every time I've used it it's been "perfect".
If you'd like my FFB settings for AC, PS4 with the 300 let me know. Oh and there was a firmware update for my wheel (yours might be included), and you can change the degrees of rotation on the fly with the Mode button and Left or Right buttons.
TIMMY30 wrote:What does the mode button even do? It just changes the light between red and green?
Yeah in case you prefer green... narr just shittin ya.
Page 15, Red means normal, Green is Throttle and Clutch swapped around. Page 2 are the various degrees of rotation to can select from 270º to 1080º by using the Mode button and Left and Right arrows on the D-pad.