Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
Author: Keith Hamilton
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 02-01-2007
Provided by: Logitech
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Installation/Testing



Installation is a breeze. The little knobs to tighten the clamps will pop up to allow you to get a good grip on it. Once done, you can push them back down and give them a little spin to the right to lock them in place. The shifting module is the same way: Pop the knobs up, tighten, and then screw the back peg tight against the desk. I can tell you this much, there is no need to over tighten. Just get it snug and it won't go anywhere. How about we do a little racing now?



The testing game of choice is GT Legends. GT Legends is a vintage racing simulator that features cars from the 60s and 70s. I was a bit curious to find out how the game would recognize the gated shifter. Browsing around in the options menu, it was quite obvious. You can see that each shift point is simply a button, and you can set that button up as each gear.

The first car I took out was the Shelby GT350. I turned off the automatic clutch which left me in charge. I must say that the analog clutch works very much like the real thing. So much that you have to find the exact shift point like in a real car. Case in point, my first attempt to take off out of the pit killed the car. I can't believe I killed the car... I drive a stick as my daily driver!

Since each gear is really just a button, putting it in first and taking it back out doesn't actually put you back in neutral. This also means that shifting like this would be a bit slower than using the sequential or the paddle shifters. You wouldn't even be hitting the shift gear button until it was fully in the gear. That should only matter if you're a die hard racing fan. The fun factor isn't enough to deter me from using it.


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