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[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« on: November 04, 2006, 10:45:20 am »

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2006, 03:57:19 pm »
Excellent write up Dave.. your balanced view makes me feel that the move from DFP to G25 would not do much fore my limited driving ability :)

[SJ]OldGreazy

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2006, 04:19:15 pm »
Great review Dave.  :o I'm using the wheel paddles for shifting so I am using the six gear positions on the shifter for other purposes like look behind and centering the track i/r. Have also linked the center directional POV to the arrow keys used for pit board entry.
I'm getting used to the wheel but found it took a while to find the brake pedal as I left foot brake a lot and was hitting the clutch which as you said does not quite serve the same function :'(

See you on the tarmac real soon...

[SJ]Byron

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2006, 06:06:25 pm »
Thanks for that, Dave...  You've convinced me.

I want one too  :'(



[SJ]Stein

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2006, 06:25:26 pm »
yo Sh!te:       BITCH!  ;D

[SJ]Lav69

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2006, 12:33:57 am »
Great review. Sounds like something my wifey-poo should get me for Xmas. YEAH RIGHT!!! Maybe I could sell one of my kids.... >:D. j/k of course.

[SJ]Stein

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2006, 11:52:53 am »
just one of em m8?    sell them all.. incl wife.. that means money to spare to order takeout! (means less time you lose to play around with it.. hahaha)


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[SJ]Brian Hart

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2006, 04:12:29 pm »
What a bunch of Shite...   :rofl:

 Seriously, though, excellent review! I'll just add a few of my own thoughts:

 - The thing I like most about the G25: The stiffness of the brake pedal. Really helps me gage my braking force, even if it does sometimes push my office chair away from the desk, doh!

 - The thing I like least about the G25: The fact that I had to take the leather boot off the shifter. The boot was bunching up on the right side, and not allowing the stick to go smoothly into the 5-6 gate. Nothing more annoying than ending up in 3rd gear instead of 5th.

 I decided to go "whole hog" when I got the G25. I stopped using paddles and stopped using auto-clutch. It's been a big adjustment, but it's definitely a step up in the realism department! I'm even starting to get the hang of pushing in the clutch pedal when I spin, so as not to stall the engine. I'm actually not using the clutch to shift most of the time, only for starting from a dead stop. The only thing I'm still struggling with is downshifting. I still spin out a lot after a downshift, unless I let off the brake momentarily to "blip" the throttle. I think some of the fast guys don't let off the gas while downshifting, or ever, lol, but that's a little over the top for my taste. I'm going to try to teach myself to heel-toe, as I'm beginning to see the value of it now.

 Overall, the G25 seems like a good investment. Nice sturdy design, in the tradition of the original MOMO, with many improvements in the realism aspect. If you're looking for a more immersive driving experience, it can't be beat for the price.
 However, if you're thinking that it will make you a better or faster driver, I think you'll be disappointed. And even though it comes with paddles which you can use instead of the stick, it seems like alot of money to spend for the extra stuff you're not going to use anyway. Maybe the DFP would be a better choice.

Cheers!

Brian

[SJ]Byron

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2006, 04:23:54 pm »
I know it's going to make me even slower, but still... I must have one!!!

I was thinking I might use the gearshift paddles as extra function buttons...  Push to Talk and Quick Chat: 'Sorry'   :D, perhaps. 

I'm assuming they're assignable?

[SJ]Brian Hart

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2006, 07:32:39 pm »
Yes Byron, the paddles are assignable, I'm using mine for look left, look right, and look back. (There's a function in the .plr file where you can look back if you press look left and look right at the same time.)

[SJ]Byron

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2006, 07:40:45 pm »
Thanks for that, Brian.  With every word I read it's looking better.

Anyone want a second hand DFP - Hardly used (except for being thouroughly hammered at least every Monday and Saturday for the last six months!).

:D  :D  :D



[SJ]DRokK

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2006, 06:48:12 pm »
sure thing B ,ill give yer a tenner for it . ;D

[SJ]2shedz

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2006, 07:43:05 pm »

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2006, 10:27:11 pm »

[SJ]Byron

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2006, 10:44:20 pm »
Keep going, boys...  reserve not met!

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[SJ]2shedz

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2006, 12:18:32 am »
500 quid not for the wheel, for missus DRokK >:D

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2006, 04:52:10 pm »
what time/day does bidding end? the wifes an expert ebay sniper  ;D

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2006, 04:53:52 pm »
500 quid not for the wheel, for missus DRokK >:D


lol ted shes not into dusty old gravel merchants. >:D

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2006, 05:02:05 pm »
There seems to be no picture of the goods. What do you take us for Lee?
500 squids is a bargin though. :-\

Caspar.

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2006, 05:08:04 pm »
there yer go casper, buy her a DFP and she may well consider racing with us  ;)

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[SJ]dirtyvfr

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[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2008, 11:30:32 pm »
So Dave... did you move the shifter over to the correct side yet? :)

[SJ]Stein

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Re: For What it's Worth... A Brief Review of my G25
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2008, 01:51:51 am »
***Sniff sniff***  Do i detect a soon to be G25 owner?



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