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    Posted: 06-05-2008 at 11:33am
Amazon is selling the wheel for $89.99 with no tax and free shipping. I tried using the controller for the NASCAR 09 demo and it just doesn't compare to the wheel.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote JasonSGN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-08-2008 at 1:44pm
It's only $79.99 today at Amazon (today only?):

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Post Options Post Options   Quote JasonSGN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-09-2008 at 8:23pm
Originally posted by Jason

It's only $79.99 today at Amazon (today only?):

Microsoft Wireless Racing Wheel on Amazon



It's still $79.99 today Thumbs%20Up.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TedSGN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-09-2008 at 9:58pm
must resist

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Post Options Post Options   Quote JasonSGN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-12-2008 at 8:01pm
I added two bungee cord thingies to my wheel to make it more secure and prevent vibration:






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Post Options Post Options   Quote TedSGN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-21-2008 at 6:07pm
This quote by Terry Crouch at OS has probably sold me on getting the wheel:

That’s very similar to how the handling model in NASCAR 09 feels with all aids off. You have a tactile feel for the car, and it progresses as it should through a full fuel run. What’s even more impressive is the feedback you get through the wheel if you use one. If your car is running a balanced setup, and you’re neither pushing nor loose, you’ll have very little feedback other than the standard tension to let you know you’re rolling. As your tires wear, however, you’ll start getting more and more “chatter” from the wheel as you corner, which gives the amazing sensation of “feeling” the car’s changing abilities. In longer races, it’s unbelievably cool to start on the low line, feel the tires start to go away (instead of just seeing the times dip on a stop watch and noticing the car push), move up a groove, and have the ability to cut some of the chatter.

I'll probably pick one up on Monday.  I have some games I'm not playing to trade in against it too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Grambo Bastille Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-21-2008 at 6:36pm
So far Nascar is the only game I have where the wheel is comfortable.  Apparently I need to tweak the settings in the other games I have, but for this one it worked perfect out of the box.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JasonSGN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-21-2008 at 8:31pm
Fine. I've been telling you for the past week how great the wheel is and Terry makes one statement about it and you're ready to buy it WinkLOL.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Derek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-21-2008 at 8:54pm
I may be the last controller hold out, it seems! :)

I'd consider a wheel at $40 or so, but at that price, it's just not for me.  I've always found wheels to be a pain to set up (I game in my living room), clunky to store, and as Grambo mentioned, very inconsistent performance-wise from game to game.  And this is probably just because I'm a lousy racer, but I've never found that they help my performance all that much.

They are quite fun though, given a good setup!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JasonSGN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-22-2008 at 8:34am
Grambo, do yourself a favor and leave some of the assists on until you get used to the wheel. You'll gradually be able to remove them one at a time.
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