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Your 2024 Guide To Buying The Right Racing Simulator

Written by: Jose Cabrera



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Kickoff with Clear Goals

  • Why Are You Here? : First things first, figure out why you're getting into sim racing. It shapes everything from your choice of setup to how much you're willing to spend.

  • Console vs. PC : If tech isn't your thing and you just want to hit the track with minimal fuss, console simulators are your best bet. They're simpler but keep in mind, you might miss out on some finer details that PC setups offer.

Choosing Your Throne: GT or Formula?

  • Comfort Matters : I remember my first Playseat F1—it looked cool but wasn't cut out for the long haul. Real race cars aren't exactly the pinnacle of comfort, so pick a seat that won't have you squirming after an hour.

  • Function Over Form : It boils down to what you need. A GT seat might not look as sleek as a Formula one, but if it means you can race longer and more comfortably, isn't that what counts?

A gt style racing simulator
A formula style racing simulator

The Hardware Game

  • Start Small, Dream Big : Back in the day, I kicked off with a basic wheel and pedal set, just like many others. Nowadays, the hardware scene is rich with choices, from budget-friendly sets to the high-end stuff from brands like Simagic and Moza.

  • Support is Everything : Good customer service can save you a ton of trouble, especially if you're new. It's not just about buying hardware; it's about having the backup when you need it. We’ve got you completely covered with personalized support.  

A moza steering wheel on a simulator
A rexing mayaris v2 steering wheel mounted on a racing simulator

Making the Right Hardware Choices

  • Economy and Performance : You no longer need to shell out big bucks for a top-notch experience. The price of entry to the high-end gear has dropped, making premium performance more accessible.

  • Match Your Style : Your preferred racing style should guide your hardware choice. Whether it's road racing, rally, or a mix, choose gear that complements what you love about racing.

Smart Spending

  • Keep It Rational : It's easy to get swept up by the latest gear, but always ask yourself: do I really need this? Matching your hardware to your actual needs can save you from spending on upgrades you don't need.

  • Invest in What Matters : Whether you're starting simple or going all out, remember that the core of sim racing is the joy of the race. Pick what gives you the best mix of performance, comfort, and enjoyment without breaking the bank.

Navigating the world of sim racing in 2024 doesn't have to be a chore. By understanding what you want out of it, choosing the right kind of setup, and investing in hardware that meets your needs, you're setting yourself up for an awesome racing experience. It's all about finding the right balance for you and enjoying the ride.

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