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> Forza Motorsport CSR Elite Wheel Community Reviews UPDATE 7

Forza Motorsport CSR Elite Wheel Community Reviews UPDATE 7



So from today there is no more review embargo and all information can be released by the reviewers. As some of the US reviewers received their wheel just yesterday it will still take some time until all reviews are published.

To give a better overvieew, I will list all reviews here in this post. Please tell me if I missed somthing.

 

1. Forzamotorsport.net

Savoury

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lUrghssnn4GQbG4aYPI3HeKxUe1UT_fKDAQN...

VVV Worm

http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/forums/5057644/ShowThread.aspx#5057644

Porsche 9146

Soadieman

http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/forums/ShowThread.aspx?PostID=5058166


2. GTplanet.net

Sonac
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IuAWNGLG6Es
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K8pQSHQclvY

http://f-wheel.com/reviews/csr-elite-wheel-benchmarked


Sandboxgod
http://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showthread.php?t=235355

CrispyChicken49

http://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showthread.php?t=233892

3. Insidesimracing.tv

PAPA
Flunky
http://www.insidesimracing.tv/forums/viewtopic.php?f=149&t=5954

rbracer

(All three are posting impressions in this thread up to now: http://insidesimracing.tv/forums/viewtopic.php?f=149&t=5770&start=60)

4. iRacing.com

Michael Main
http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/1828327.page (members only)
http://www.mainperformancepc.com/Articles.asp?ID=250

John Molony


Peter Taggeselle

(review will be revised)

 

5. Betatesters and others

Johnboy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Tp2O8xZhty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY9DdQR-D7Q&feature=related

Amar
http://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showthread.php?t=234862

MaggieSchnitzel (German)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWR6vljSaHA

TK Yasagac
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow7PQCruMyo&feature=player_embedded

Homed (french)
http://www.forzamotorsport.fr/forums/fanatec-csr-elite-preview-55109.htm...
http://www.forzamotorsport.fr/news/le-volant-fanatec-csr-elite-forza-mot...
http://www.forzamotorsport.fr/news/volant-fanatec-csr-elite-review-et-as...

Will Currington
http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/0/1829591.page
http://www.flatoutclub.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=47165#p47165
http://www.nogripracing.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276479
http://www.racedepartment.com/forum/threads/csr-elite.44271/

6. Press

No reviews yet

Keep in mind that the wheels used in the review are not 100% identical to the mass production units and that we are still working on new firmware together with a new firmware updater.

A BIG THANKS to all testers for taking the time to inform other members of their community about this wheel. Keep in mind that many of those testers have been selected by the community and not by us and I think it is fantastic that they spent so much time and effort to make this happen.

UPDATE 1: Adding Sonac and Michael Main
UPDATE 2: Adding Will Currington
UPDATE 3: Adding insidesimracing.tv CT link

UPDATE 4: Adding sandboxgod
UPDATE 5: Adding full review of Homed
UPDATE 6: Adding Flunky
UPDATE 7: Adding Sonac

 

Replies - Comments

SP STU's picture

I agree! Dammed if you do

I agree!
Dammed if you do dammed if you don't.

Opel Manta owners club UK (Scotland) Caution this car steers from the rear!

Scott Adamson's picture

Thomas, Michael Main's

Thomas, Michael Main's review has me spooked, can the same problem I had with the pwts possibly happen with the csr elite ( cable loom going to rim catching on cooling fan when turning right)

Please say its not possible, I don't want to do a home fix on this one at 500 euros a pop....

Just read the review by

Just read the review by Michael Main. I really enjoyed his knocks on the wheel as well as Kudos. Good job Michael!

I had to ignore everything

I had to ignore everything in his review that came down to taste. How he could make the criticisms he does when he pushes that obutto trash. One of the ugliest, cheapest looking rigs you could ever scrooge on. Looks worse than most DIY rigs. What GF or wife would want that hideous obutto in the entertainment or living room? The BEST LOOKING PART of his obutto cockpit is the CSR Elite wheel and clubsport pedals.

I'm not sure I didn't look

I'm not sure I didn't look at any of the pics in his gallery. I was more commenting on the fact that I liked that he did rip in to the wheel, BUT, still managed to pull enough good out to recommend over his previous fav.

I was just commenting that

I was just commenting that most of his rips were aesthetically based about the rim. Put that rim on an obutto and tell me the obutto doesn't become a little less ugly?

ahahahaah.... too funny.

ahahahaah.... too funny.

Scott Adamson's picture

That noise that he talks

That noise that he talks about could be the cable loom going to the rim touching one of the cooling fans when rotating one way, i had that problem on my pwts, not good to hear/see the same possible flaw on this wheel...

Why did a reboot fix it? Because the wheel cooled down and the fans turned off....

My fix was a paper clip bent to keep the loom away from the fan.

Because he had the rotation

Because he had the rotation limit in the 240 range, after reboot back to 900.

The noise is belt slippage

Scott Adamson's picture

here is the

here is the video

http://youtu.be/XWeuIU-OQhs

this was solved by opening the wheel and using a paperclip to keep the loom away from the jaws of the fan, sounds similar no?

Scott Adamson's picture

Belt slippage doesn't sound

Belt slippage doesn't sound like a duck on heat, I know that sound, it's wires glancing the blades of a fan, I have a video of my pwts doing it that I sent to fanatec support that I will try to get on YouTube later today, the only difference is that mine made the sounds through a greater rotation range as the cables were slacker and more worn so they touched the fan for more of the wheels travel.

What is this ? A joke

Scott Adamson's picture

Nice bikini... See above

Nice bikini... See above prob possibly identified...

Just read the Michael Main

Just read the Michael Main review, he is not impressed with the wheel rim, what about you other testers what do you think? Maybe I have overlooked it but I don't recall any of you saying very much about the wheel rim :)

Josep's picture

I agree with Michael Main

I agree with Michael Main about the look of the CSR E wheel rim . it is obvious that theres are too much parts and too much plastic. IF i buy this wheel my fisrt upgrade will be changing the rim. Thomas, can give us some news about the options we will have to do so.
And another question is if there is a remote possibility to make g25 pedals compatible with CSW????
Thanks

Cheeba's picture

Sorry have to disagree about

Sorry have to disagree about the clubsport tableclamp not working with the Obutto. That is false. It works excellent, just as sturdy as a hard mount plus you get the bonus of tilt adjustment. No holes to drill, you do not need to use a book or any props for it to fit the obutto steering mount, simply clamps on underneath. I use one on my obutto with my pwts and will be getting another for the csw.

For those needing a tilt adjustment for their csr-e's this clamp is a beast! The shifter adapter is another bonus you get with the csptc.

Savoury's picture

Personally, I think the rim

Personally, I think the rim is fine. I don't agree with quite a lot of his assessments.. the one about plugging the holes in the wheel to prevent dust getting in, when the sides are vented and big fan is pulling a large volume of air though the wheel is particularly puzzling. Perhaps we should play in an hermetically sealed, dust free environment?

GrimeyDog's picture

+1

+1

GrimeyDog's picture

+1 my wife gonna be mad

+1 my wife gonna be mad when i get it if i see dust in the house im gonna Flip out!!! what r u crazy u tryin to break my wheel with Dust!!!Lol Rubbin Aint Racin! Keep it Clean!

Scott Adamson's picture

Technically a double post

Technically a double post with +1's is a +2, no? ;)

GrimeyDog's picture

??? Aaah ha ha haaa!!! Maybe

??? Aaah ha ha haaa!!! Maybe you just seeing Double.... Lol... Rubbin Aint Racin! Keep it Clean!

GrimeyDog's picture

T - 3 days and counting

T - 3 days and counting

That's what is great about

That's what is great about posting here. Nobody bites your head off for anything but a troll. I've seen other sites get quite verbal about a single offense.

have you the same tortured

have you the same tortured duck sound in you test wheel ?
Another question, have you test the output headphone in xbox live chat ?

Savoury's picture

Nope, he managed to get it

Nope, he managed to get it fixed anyway.
I don't have any headset at the moment, so I couldn't test that.

Thank you the friend, for

Thank you the friend, for your comment and your review.
Another 2 days to wait my baby... ;)

toyotabb's picture

The hell??? What the _ is

The hell??? What the _ is that? someone clearly has to much spare time.

miahallen's picture

Yeah!!! I just got tracking

Yeah!!! I just got tracking infor for my order, thanks FANATEC!!!

Scott Adamson's picture

GRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrr.... damnit

GRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrr.... damnit where's mine! :op

Scott Adamson's picture

Hmmmm got my tracing info,

Hmmmm got my tracing info, not particularly happy, the pwts was sent ups express saver, ( next day) this is being sent ups standard (3 days if your really really lucky, 5 if your not) ( and on this occasion im not, Monday delivery)

What gives, since when have they changed the shipping type for high value items? Would have thought the the premium for airfreight would have carried through to the final shipping from Germany...

:(

 
 
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