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Logitech MOMO Steering Wheel

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Heartless_King, 1 Jun 2006.

  1. Heartless_King

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 632

    Location: London, UK

    Going to be ordering one of these, was wondering if someone could tell me the ports/plugs I need?

    Is it just usb? How many? Also any adapter needed?

    King :)
     
  2. bramski

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Jul 2005

    Posts: 351

    Location: Glasgow

    Buy the Logitech DFP, it's a lot better.
     
  3. Townlea

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,142

    Location: Preston, UK

    yes its a fact, I have the both wheels and the DFP is a lot better
     
  4. Heartless_King

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 632

    Location: London, UK

    In what way. The Logitech DFP costs more and also I thought ps2 only?
     
  5. nikebee

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

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    Location: Pembrokeshire

    i gather the DFP uses a usb connector...

    i was looking into this earlier myself
    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17582902

    the MOMO has always been a wheel that has caught my eye but the rather steep price tag has stopped me from buying it for quite some time.

    finally caved today though :o
     
  6. Heartless_King

    Hitman

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    Location: London, UK

    Think I'm gonna do the same :p
     
  7. Heartless_King

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

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    Location: London, UK

    Ordered :D
     
  8. Townlea

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,142

    Location: Preston, UK

    You could always buy a BRD wheel and pedals for at least a grand :rolleyes:
     
  9. Mr Men

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2006

    Posts: 9,191

    Location: PSN

    Momo uses a single usb plug and power connector, pedals are connected to the wheel base
     
  10. Heartless_King

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 632

    Location: London, UK

    Thank you, much appreciate that feedback :)
     
  11. Conscript

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2004

    Posts: 9,635

    Location: Kent

    How odd, my MOMO wheel arrived Wednesday. So far, seems to be very good. Well made, robust, decent feedback. And yes, jsut ahs the USB connector and a seperate power transformer.
     
  12. Townlea

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Preston, UK

    I wouldn't say its robust... my momo split in half and now has 4 big bolts through it to keep it together. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Heartless_King

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

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    Location: London, UK

    Just recieved mine and it didn't include a "UK" adapter. Just wondered was this the same for you? Do I have to buy my own adapter etc? :(
     
  14. Conscript

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2004

    Posts: 9,635

    Location: Kent

    I ordered mine from a European based etailer. It came with a European style plug on the transformer, but they suppled an EU-UK adapter free of charge.
     
  15. Sel

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Sep 2003

    Posts: 433

    Location: Stoke

    Not robust attall, maybe for a casual user once a week for about 30mins will be fine otherwise it will wear at an awfull rate because it uses plastic on plastic as the bearings and were not talking quality plastic here.
    They also seem to use invisible grease as opposed to the stuff the rest of the world uses.

    Tip:-
    If you ever do use grease on your wheel BTW use Lithium grease as it won't eat plastic.


    There is a plus side though You can fix most of the issues that will arise with constant use to long to go into but you can search the web.

    The pedals are most prone to wear and as soon as this starts if it's under warrenty then you should call Logitech and in the past they have just sent out replacement peddals sadley they wear just as quick though. (I don't know if they still do)

    I belive the DFP uses metal bearings and thats why it's a little more expensive, thay also have a new more professional wheel out in a few months time.
     
  16. Mr Men

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2006

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    I have had my MOMO for a year and a half now, not a problem and I use it very regulary, used to run 2 hour races in GTR on a weekly basis and lots of practice in between, normally use it 2/3 hours a night 4 times a week, maybe I got lucky or maybe I just look after it a bit better :p

    I tried the DFP and found the wheel too be too skinny for my hands, making it uncomfortable to use for longer periods of times, plus I did not like the gear change buttons behind the wheel, did seem a bit more sturdy though but was not for me.
     
  17. Sel

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Sep 2003

    Posts: 433

    Location: Stoke

    Luck does come into it I know guys whoi had problems after a week, mine started 7months later.

    I do use mine 2-3 hrs a day 7 days a week more when I was league racing, I know I need to get a life.
    I did have My MSFF for years and it was better built but the Momo feels much better.

    I also wouldn't get the DFP for the same reason the wheel looks like it's made for kids hands.


    What you pay for a Momo even with it's problems is a bargin considering how much I use it.
    I did run GTR myself but prefer GTL now.
     
  18. SkeeterUK

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Oct 2005

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    Location: North East

    Bought mine from a famous auction site. For £50.

    Was well worth it as i love it to bits. NFSU2 is mint with it. And i can play Juiced alot better with it as well. Live for speed multiplayer is good with it too.

    The forcefeed back is great and i like range of feedback as well. A tip. Go to start/controlpanel/game controllers. Find MOMO there, and click whatever to test wheel up as in buttons working etc. Press buttons on your MOMO and you will get bangs, crashes, blown out wheels. Its fun as hell :p

    GT Legends supose to be best game to get for wheels. But aint got that cos its starforce crap.

    Got enough driving games i think anyhow. Think i might reinstall the old Grand Prix Legends and use a mod or somit. Might actually be able to control the cars in that now. :p

    Btw only problem with the wheel is if you keep it clamped on ** desk and your keyboard and mouse are near it, and your mouse is wireless. It can sometimes cause interfearence and make the mouse really dodgy to use as in keeps cutting out with signal etc. I detatched it from desk and stuck on floor. Mouse was back to normal. With a Trust 13021 250SP mouse btw.