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    bud01
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    Hello,

    I like to sim race online and have gone from triple screen onwards to VR.

    Wheel wise I have moved up from the G27 to the T500RS and I am now running a 130ST-M15015 (motor) based wheel. Direct drive wheels deliver a much better feel and the torque is enough that if set for high force feedback even a strong builder will start to feel it after a few laps.

    I found that the bar support broke away from one side due to the demands of my wheel which looks like this.
    130ST-M15015

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    plate

    I took myself off to a local welder, paid twice what he asked to weld it back and also gave him a big box of cholates.

    I told him what it is, what I use it for and that I have a powerful motor (serious sim racing community run direct drive motors “DD motors”).

    Dropped off at 13:30, back at 15:30.

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    plate

    The master Welder (guy has been welding since 1980) said the original welding was not the best for what I was trying to do. He pointed out that he kept all the holes clear, he also mentioned he used a bronze alloy welding process which he tried to explain to me just how sticky or strong it forms, apparently this type of Welding delivers a very strong finish because of the way the alloy reacts or mixes.

    I threw an extra ten pounds in his top pocket and made my way home.

    Guy did a good job by experience, he said any issue come back.

    Going to give this a try and see how its strength feels,

    • This topic was modified 4 months ago by  bud01. Reason: tag updates
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