Gaming Racing Wheels

In the last few years, games have improved a lot especially the racing games which now offer more immersive and realistic racing experience but to get the best possible racing experience you will need proper gear like racing wheels. No matter which racing game you’re playing, a good racing wheel can take your racing experience to a whole new level by providing the most realistic racing feel. You can find a good racing wheel at a very nominal price and in this guide, we will share our Top 5 gaming racing wheels in 2018. Let’s get started.

Most Popular Gaming Racing Wheels?

Thrustmaster T300RS

Thrustmaster is a racing wheel which is officially licensed to work with PS3 and PS4. It is one of the best racing wheels which you can get under $300. The overall build quality of Thrustmaster T300RS is very good, we liked the texture on the wheel which makes it easy to handle and the metal base in the center of the wheel looks very premium. The base of the unit features two Pedals which are very good in term of quality and after testing the Thrustmaster T300RS for more than 5 hours there was no issue with the performance of pedals. However one thing we noticed that the unit get hot when you use it for long periods but it is bearable.

Thrustmaster T300RS comes with force feedback which is very strong and when you hit the car or side railing in the race you actually feel the impact which is just amazing. However, one downside to this powerful motor is that the fan ejects the hot air right at the top of the unit which can be uncomfortable if you use it for longer periods. The fans noise is not very loud and it is almost at the same level as PS3 fans so it will not annoy you. 

The base also lacks the Clutch which may be a deal breaker for hardcore gamers but the company deliberately ditched the clutch to save the costs and according to our information, currently, there is no racing game on PS4 that really demand the clutch. The overall feel of the wheel is very solid and the wheel also supports the 1080-degree rotation which can be stopped at 270 degrees using the software. So if you are looking for a good racing wheel with official PS4 support then Thrustmaster T300RS is for you.

Pros

  • Good build quality
  • Genuine and friction free force feedback with a powerful motor.
  • The Wheel is interchangeable
  • Offers 1080-degree wheel rotation
  • Adjustable pedal set

Cons

  • Overheating issue
  • No Clutch

Logitech G29

Logitech is a well-known brand in the gaming industry and it is known for its awesome gaming products and Logitech G29 is no exception. Logitech G29 carries the look of real top-end classic wheels and have the leather finish which makes it extremely comfortable. Logitech has done an amazing job with the Logitech G29 and makes it look extremely real, no one can say that it isn’t a Real wheel. Logitech G29 is upgraded from the classic Logitech G27 which was also very good racing wheel but Logitech G29 offer comes with the awesomeness of Logitech G27 but with many improvements which offer the very good package under $300.

The Build quality of Logitech G29 is very solid, the company designed in a way that it can handle rough handling very well.

The unit has the air exhaust on the side of the wheel which makes it easy for players to use the unit for a longer period. The base of the unit is mostly plastic which may be the deal breaker for your but in our tests, the base survived the stress tests. The base also features the accelerator, brake, and clutch. There were some brake issues in G27 which have been addressed in Logitech G29.

Logitech G29 also feature the force feedback which is strong enough to cause arm ache after half hour gameplay which shows that how powerful the motor is. Overall, Logitech G29 is designed specifically for PlayStation consoles but you can also use it with Gaming PC’s. For PC you can install the Logitech gaming software and for PlayStations, it is a simple plug and play.

Overall, we liked the build quality and performance of the Logitech G29. We also liked the button layout on the wheel which is very intuitive and the buttons are totally accessible without removing your hands from the wheel which is awesome. The base is made of plastic which can be a deal breaker for many hardcore gamers but it depends on the personal preference. Logitech G29 features the clutch which was missing in Thrustmaster T300RS. If you are a serious racing fan and looking for an affordable racing wheel with decent build quality then Logitech G29 is for you.

Pros

  • Decent Build Quality
  • Wheel have leather material which makes it extremely comfortable to hold.
  • Good Force Feedback
  • Fully Compatible with PS3, PS4, and PC.
  • Decent Pedals

Cons

  • Stick Shift not included, unlike Logitech G27.

Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition

Ferrari is one of the most popular car manufacturers which is known for its racing cars and you will find the Ferraris in almost every racing game. Thrustmaster TX Racing wheel bring the awesomeness of famous Ferrari 458 Italia Edition to you for the very nominal price. You can find more high-end replicas of Ferrari 458 Italia’s racing wheel but they are very expensive and don’t offer good value for money.

The overall look of Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition is almost pretty similar to original Ferrari 458 Italia. The wheel is made up of plastic and rubber which is good to hold but it is not as comfortable as Logitech G29. However, Thrustmaster offers the $150 upgrade to the Alcantara and leather wheels which give the premium look to the wheel.

Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition is fully compatible with PlayStation consoles however you can also use it with your PC. The wheel features the signature logo of Ferrari and it has buttons on either side of the wheel which can be used easily and you will not have to remove your hands from the wheel to use them.

Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition’s force feedback is one of the bests in the market and it is powerful enough to give your arms ache after 1 hour of play. The motor mechanism of Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition is also far more superior than the likes Logitech G29, as Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition uses the brushless, all-belt-driven system where Logitech G29 uses the sets of gears. The performance of the wheel is also much smoother than any other force feedback wheels. If you are looking for a wheel with the best force feedback and smoother feel then Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition is best for you. Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition is also perfect for games like project cars and dirt rally as its force feedback is best-suited for these types of games.

The base of Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition is also good but the pedals aren’t better than Logitech G29. The base is mostly plastic which has cheaper look which is commonly found is racing wheels setup in this price point but the build quality is decent and it will hold well for long.

Overall, Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition is an amazing racing wheel which offers much better performance than many other racing wheels out there but there is also some compromise which you normally make in all racing wheels. If you are Ferrari fan then you will love the Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition.

Pros

  • The unit is made up of plastic but it is durable.
  • The almost perfect replica of Ferrari 458 Italia.
  • The wheel has a good grip
  • Metallic pedals have a good amount of resistance similar to real racing cars.

Cons

  • Plastic base
  • Wheel offer 270-degree rotation which may be a deal breaker for some people.

Thrustmaster T-GT

If the price isn’t an issue for you and you want the premium gaming racing wheel then Thrustmaster T-GT is for you. It is one of the best racing wheels you can get in 2018 and it comes with top end features and premium build which will take your gaming experience to a whole new level. The overall build quality of Thrustmaster T-GT is top-notch. The wheel is crafted with genuine leather which makes it extremely comfortable to hold. The wheel diameter is about the 70% of the regular wheel you get in your cars. In our opinion, the wheel diameter is manageable and you can get used to it once you start using it regularly but it could also be a deal breaker for some as you are spending around $700-$800 on a racing wheel.

Thrustmaster T-GT is specifically designed for the PS4 platform but you can also use it with your PC and there is no performance issue when you use it with your PC. The hardware performance of Thrustmaster T-GT is also on another level and it will definitely satisfy the racing game enthusiast. The wheel features the force feedback linearity that is 100% proportional to the force determined in the game, 40-watt linear brushless force feedback for dynamic torque and four times great Stall force which make your gaming experience more realistic. The unit also features the monphastic cooling mechanism which ensures that your unit stays cool during extended gaming sessions.

Overall, Thrustmaster T-GT offers great gaming experience and have solid build quality. However, the price is a little high but in our opinion, it totally worth the money and if you want the best possible racing experience then Thrustmaster T-GT is for you.

Pros

  • Excellent build quality
  • Best force feedback
  • Great PS4 Control mapping
  • Good Pedal Set

Cons

  • The wheel is only 70% of the regular wheel.

Thrustmaster T150 Pro

Thrustmaster T150 Pro is another great racing gaming wheel which offers good value for money and great performance under $200. Thrustmaster T150 Pro is the successor to the Thrustmaster T150 which was also very good gaming racing wheel but Thrustmaster T150 Pro comes with Clutch pedal which was missing in Thrustmaster T150.

The Build quality of Thrustmaster T150 Pro is good, the wheel has the rubbery feel which is not as comfortable as Logitech G29’s leather wheel but it has good grip. The unit is made up of hard plastic which is durable and if you use it with care it can last for years. The wheel offers the 1080-degree rotations which are good. The wheel also features the buttons in the center which you can access without removing your hands from the wheel. The base of Thrustmaster T150 Pro is also made up of plastic but as it is hard plastic so it is durable. The base features the three pedals, accelerator, brake, and clutch. However, there is no gear stick included with the Thrustmaster T150 Pro and you will be using the paddle shifters. The T3PA pedals are good in spite of their plastic build.

Thrustmaster T150 Pro also comes with force feedback which is strong enough to give arm-ache after one hour of gaming. It is on the same level as T300 and Logitech G29. Overall, Thrustmaster T150 Pro is a good option for those who want good gaming racing wheel at an affordable price.

Pros

  • Decent Build Quality
  • Strong Wheel Feedback
  • Good performance

Cons

  • Too much plastic

Editor’s Pick

Gaming companies release a lot of gaming racing wheels every year so it is very difficult to pick the top 5 gaming wheels.
If you are looking for a good gaming racing wheel with a reasonable price to go with your gaming racing seat, then you can either go for Thrustmaster T300RS or Logitech G29. If you want the best premium racing gaming wheel then Thrustmaster T-GT is a good option for you. If you are Ferrari fan then you will love the Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition. Thrustmaster T150 Pro is also very good gaming racing wheel but you can get the Logitech G29 or Thrustmaster T300RS in the same price which offers much better value for money then Thrustmaster T150 Pro. We hope that you will find our guide useful and if so then share it with your friends. Also, let us know which gaming racing wheel you like in the comment section below.

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