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LogitechG27 Racing Wheel
Dual-motor force feedback makes you feel closer than ever to the world's greatest circuits.
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(46 Reviews) 44
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40 out of 46(87%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for G27 Racing Wheel
Review 41 for G27 Racing Wheel
from Palmer, AK
Expertise: Tech Savvy
Great Wheel. It's moddable, too!
Date:January 27, 2011
Quality: The Shifter clamps aren't very easy to use, and the Leather on the wheel rim, while good quality, isn't one of the best materials to use to cover the wheel rim. Alcantara would have been nicer.
Features: The bolt pattern for the wheel just BEGS for it to be hot-swapped with many other wheels. Examples of the wheels are Custom F1 and GT-Style Plexiglass wheels, Chilicoke wheels, and many other adaptable wheels. The hard-mounting points on them are quite awesome and will help me out when I can get an obutto oZone.
Performance: This thing can handle heat. After hours of racing, this thing can get hot, but just doesn't buckle at all. This wheel was built to last. I absolutely love my G27.
Ease of Use: Download Logitech Profiler, Plug wheel in. DONE! Using PS3? Plug it in! How easy could it be?
Ergonomics: It does have adequate grips to cater to people using the 9-3 and 10-2 positions for hands. The buttons are in the perfect place for both hand positions.
Overall Rating: It's a great wheel. I'd definitely recommend it to friends, but there are improvements that could be made. Overall, a great wheel from Logitech. Bravo!
Other thoughts: I am going to be buying a plexiglass Williams Formula One style wheel. It will include 12 buttons, 2 rotary encoders, 4 rotary switches, and Shift Light Indicators. It will directly replace the stock wheel on the G27. This wheel will be mounted into an Obutto oZone where I will custom-drill the holes to hard-mount the modified G27 to it. I will also be having a triple monitor setup to go hardcore sim racer with this wheel.
If you are on the fence about buying this wheel, if you dig around and look at all of the modifications you can perform to this wheel, it should make up your mind for you.
Note: Plexiglass wheel I am getting: $626 Obutto w/ triple monitor mount: $600 3 monitors: $600 New GPU to support triple monitors: $400 (AMD 6970)
Modifications and gear to go hardcore is only recommended for the people who can easily find the funds.
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Review 42 for G27 Racing Wheel
from Buffalo, NY
Expertise: Proficient User
Overhyped & overpriced.
Date:August 8, 2010
Documentation - some cheaply done pictograms, what little is on the enclosed CD is for the discontinued G25 wheel.
This unit is made to be used with their gaming chair, if you don't use it like that you'll find that:
- the gear shift lever blocks the other buttons and hat switch (unless you have an extra joint in your arm). Luckily I haven't tried to use this much.
- the pedals are positioned too high off their base, they're adjustable a little from side to side but not height-wise.
- the pedal base slides all over the floor and has to be placed against a wall or other block. The rounded front edge of the base means even then it's going to still slide around. The stiffness of the pedals means you have to press them fairly hard to get them to move, without something to hold the base in place that will usually move first.
- Don't expect to play with the wheel on your lap unless you build your own mount for it. The table clamps will dig into your thighs if you don't and the wheel lacks the base to be held stable on its own.
- There are long prongs on the upper and lower sides of the paddle shifters on the wheel. If you turn the wheel 90 degrees or more these prongs are likely to get caught and tangled in any folds in your shirt or trousers. I suppose if your gut is big enough you could also give yourself a good jab with them too.
- The wheel response feels like a lot of the internals, including the gears, are made of cheap plastic. Don't expect this device to be very durable.
If you spend the $200+ that this thing costs you can expect to also:
1) Build your own lap mount. 2) Buy some non-skid strips and/or build an additional base for the pedals to keep that from sliding. 3) Do some cutting and drilling to adjust the pedals to a reasonable height. 4) Cut the prongs off the paddle shifter which isn't that easy to do due the tight space between the wheel and wheel base.
If you're not looking to spend an additional $300+ for the chair you're better off getting one of the force feedback wheels that are out there at half the price of this one, you won't miss anything.
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Review 43 for G27 Racing Wheel
from Detroit MI
Expertise: Tech Savvy
G27 for PS3 Gran Turismo 5
Date:November 25, 2010
Last night I played GT5 for PS3 with a G27.
As those of you that are reading this know, there are many wheels with full GT5 support, but you can NOT select a G27 wheel in the controller settings for GT5 right now.
And so far it seems I can NOT configure the buttons on the G27. (I tried to change the buttons on other wheels, etc, but seems no affect to the operation of the G27)
HOWEVER, the G27 DOES work OK with GT5 for most things.
This is what I have observed so far:
PADDLE SHIFTERS L2 / R2 Paddle shifters are correctly assigned and function as paddle shifters.
RED BUTTONS ON THE WHEEL The top red button on the left side of the wheel seems to function as L1 and gives rear view during racing. The other red buttons on the wheel don't seem to do anything.
RED BUTTONS ON THE SHIFTER On the shifter, the middle left red button functions as SELECT which allows in game view changes. The middle right red button on the shifter functions as START which allows you to pause the game, etc. The other red buttons on the shifter don't seem to do anything.
BLACK BUTTONS ON THE SHIFTER The X , Circle, Triangle, Square button seemed to be configured as the four black buttons on the shifter in the same pattern as a PS3 controller. During racing, the Circle functions as E Break. During racing, the Triangle functions as Reverse. The X & Square don't seem to do anything else in race. During menus, the X functions as enter. During menus, the circle functions as back.
D PAD ON THE SHIFTER The D Pad also works correctly for menus. D-Right works as view right during racing. D-Left functions as view left during racing. D-Up seems no function during racing. D-Down functions as view back during racing.
WHEEL The wheel works correctly. Force feedback works correctly. The RPM LED's do light up and correspond to engine RPM.
PEDALS The accelerator works correctly. The brake works correctly. And yes, the clutch works correctly.
SHIFTER The shifter also works correctly. One point of note: When shifting to reverse, if it feels like reverse doesn't work, don't confuse your self (I was confused). It does work! If you let the clutch out before you give the engine some fuel, you'll stall the motor and the car won't move (Just like a lot of real cars eh?!) So don't forget to give a little accel pedal before letting the clutch out if you want to go in reverse.
REQUEST TO LOGITECH On the Logitech website, the G27 does list that it can be used with GT5, which is true but only partially. However, please try to work with Polyphony Digital to get full support of the G27 for GT5.
I already have a Driving Force GT too, but I was really excited about the clutch, shifter and build quality of the G27. I bought both of these wheels for GT5 (the Driving Force GT was for GT prologue). I'm sure we all would appreciate full support for the for the more capable G27. And hey, it cost more! Wouldn't you rather sell a G27 than a GT? But knowing that the GT has full support for GT5, a lot of customers will shy away from the G27.
Thanks guys! -PS3 Racing Fan
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Review 44 for G27 Racing Wheel
from Chicago, Illinois
Expertise: Tech Savvy
Date:August 25, 2010
Well you might have read my review for the Driving Force GT... I got this wheel for the same price as the other one since it turns out the Driving Force GT (DFGT) is actually quite bad. I managed to break 3 of them and so Logitech gave me a good deal off this wheel, with a 50% off price tag, so I decided to take it. And I'm glad I did. Out of 3 wheels I had (including this one) the G27 by far beats them all. I had the Driving Force Pro (DFP), DFGT, and now this wheel. I lost the power adapter when I moved but Logitech shipped a new one out to me. Logitech by far has the best customer service anybody could hope for. So let's go down to the specs and actual review...
900 degree leather wrapped wheel at 11 inches.. It's pretty decent. The material could have been better, like ALCANTARA® leather they use on the Fanatec 911 GT3 RS wheel but I was worried about having to RMA the thing, since I seen some pretty awful reviews and videos of it on youtube. 7/10 here on the wheel's rim.
Steel pedals.. Amazing! Great feel, perfectly weighted, I love them! 10/10
6 speed H-pattern shifter... OK The shifter itself is very good, doesnt feel loose or anything like that, unlike the G25. It's very stiff and has a good feel. Just be careful when using the shifter and clutch (if you don't use both or you aren't going to use both, just leave. It's a disgrace to what this wheel offers) since it can get tricky sometimes. This isn't the wheels fault, I blame myself, I am a terrible shifter and I probably could shave a second or two off my lap time if I wasn't so slow with jamming the clutch, and snapping the stick into gear. It is challenging to time it just right. Also when you are braking super fast for a corner from 6th gear, it gets confusing. The product itself is perfect though. I love it! 10/10 on shifter quality.
Force Feedback.. Same as the DFGT, except the dual motor solution is much better. The DFGT overheated on me twice (Yes... I PLAY THAT MANY RACING GAMES!) due to 9 - 11 hours of gaming on my PC Gaming Rig (RadeonHD 5830 + AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition) OK you can probably tell I live with my parents and don't have a job.. Anyway.. The force feedback is incredibly realistic and gets way too unrealistically strong at 150% percent in the Logitech Gaming Software. Not a con at all, actually a Pro, since Logitech gives you the choice of OVER-STIMULATED FORCE FEEDBACK! I leave everything on 100% and Center spring checked and set to 0% to have no center spring. It messes everything up. 10/10 Perfect force feedback
Buttons... The buttons are good. I like them because there is so many! FULLY PROGRAMMABLE WITHIN ANY RACING GAME! PERFECT FOR SIMBIN RACING TITLES AND RACING SIMS LIKE RFACTOR AND SUCH! Buttons buttons buttons!! WOO!! Only bad part is the feel for them, but I don't care. A button is a button. 9.5/10? Sound fair?
F1 style paddle shifters.. DON'T USE THEM! USE SHIFTER + CLUTCH AT ALL COSTS! I used them a few times only for cars that work off the paddle shifters like the Lexus LF-A in NFS SHIFT and such, other than that, I'm all clutch and shifter.
Durability... I am a total master at having to RMA products.. this wheel is working not even on its last legs yet. It's built super strong. I wouldn't throw it in front of a truck, but I mean... its tough. It's not going to break by looking at it like the DFGT. 10/10
Ease of Use.. plug and play. Nuff said. 10/10
The smell of the motors when you stick your face in the top vents of the wheel are awesome! 10/10 (joke :P)