How To Build Your Own Arcade-Style Racing Simulator

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Always wanted to own your own arcade-style race simulator? 0-60's put together a downloadable 66-page guide to building your own for just $500 plus electronics and the beer your friend's help will cost. What you'll need to build it below.

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For starters, you'll need the following parts:

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The rest of the 66-page guide, including CAD-like drawings on stuff like sheet board optimization, can be found here.

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Pibbs says once you go Swede

That is very cool, but also, once the electronics and everything I figured in, very expensive. I had a very cheap alternative that I made up that worked really well. I had a low slung reclining chair that Best Buy used to give away with big screen tvs, metal tubular framing and imitation leather cushion and high backrest. I took metal clamps, similar to those used on a muffler, and clamped pvc piping underneath the armrests from front to back. I then took a couple of smaller pieces of pvc, sanded them down so they slid inside the pvc attached to the chair, and screwed on a piece of white shelving. I drilled two holes, one on either side, at the front and put in quick release pins to keep the shelf in place. Forza 2 with the xbox steering wheel was never so enjoyable. Sadly, I don't have room for the chair where I am at now, but when I move it'll be coming back out of storage.