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GT Omega Racing Simulator Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Game Controllers in Peripherals | Posted: Jun 22, 2011 2:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GT Omega Racing

The GT Omega Racing Simulator


The plan was to have my game theater room completed before the GT Omega Racing Simulator arrived. I've never worked in construction or built a room before and can now tell you that it doesn't happen overnight when working on your own. I now know that all of those HGTV shows are leaving a few things out!




After you spend a considerable amount of time unwrapping each component, you are left with a lot of parts. It actually takes longer to unwrap everything than it does to put the Simulator together.




All of the components are easily recognizable, so putting the package together is quite easy. This is a very good thing because the instructions come via 10 pictures on a black and white piece of paper.




Included in the kit are three bags of screws and a tool that lets you put it all together. The tool works fine for the task, but you might want to grab some basic metric wrenches to speed along the process if you have them.


When putting the kit together, I found enough bolts to build the system and install my Logitech G25 wheel, pedals and shifter. I can't believe how much better the G25 is when actually bolted down compared to using the Logitech mounting system. We'll get into those details in a bit.




In less than an hour I had the basic setup put together and the Logitech G25 installed. After a couple of quick tweaks the shifter was where I like it, as was the wheel. In being able to do this, I ran out to my car a few times to get the perfect position fresh in my mind. The GT Omega Racing Simulator was versatile enough to mimic the same seating position I use in my Mercedes C320 Sport. The only thing it doesn't do is move my seat back and retract the wheel when I turn off the key.


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