Gearing Up for Gran Turismo 7 - A List of Playstation 5 Compatible Wheels

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PlayStation 5 is soon to exclusively host the biggest racing game of the year, as Gran Turismo 7 launches on March 4th. Here is a list of some PlayStation compatible wheel and pedal sets to enjoy the game with.

Assetto Corsa Competizione's Gen 9 update and the imminent release of Gran Turismo 7 are pretty compelling reasons to enjoy some PS5 racing action this spring. And they may also be reason enough for some new sim racers to invest in some new sim hardware, and that hardware will of course need to be compatible with the PlayStation 5.

Unfortunately, the list of recent wheels that are compatible with Sony's latest console is short compared to what PC sim racers are offered. But, there are good options across a variety of price ranges. Here are some of the more popular choices:
  1. Fanatec DD Pro - Fanatec's newest PlayStation compatible offering sells as a bundle, and includes a direct drive wheel base similar to the popular Xbox compatible CSL DD (though not currently sold separately like the CSL DD), a wheel designed by Polyphony digital, and a set of CSL Pedals. There are multiple bundle options, which give the buyer a chance to upgrade the power of the DD base or add a load cell brake pedal.
  2. Fanatec Podium F1 - The Podium F1 is the most expensive offering on this list, but its peak torque rating of 20Nm is the most powerful of the lot. Along with the high output wheel base, Fanatec includes an officially licensed F1 steering wheel. Pedals are not included, however, so be prepared to add the cost of a Fanatec pedal set to your total price.
  3. Logitech G923 or G29 - Logitech's G series wheel and pedal sets have long been a staple of sim racing. The comparatively low price of the G29 and a good track record of reliability makes it a solid starter option for new sim racers. The G923 succeeded the G29, though it wasn't a huge leap forward from the G29, so it should retain the longevity of its predecessor and add a few new features. Both offer 2.2 Nm of torque from the motor, though the FFB system is gear driven and therefor has a cog-like feel.
  4. Thrustmaster T150 - Like the G29, Thrustmaster's T150 is known in the sim racing world as a good started wheel. It won't dazzle you with huge amounts of torque (2.1 Nm is the peak torque rating) or unique features, but neither will it break your bank. The T150 RS set comes with everything you need to get up and running in your favourite PlayStation racing title.
  5. Thrustmaster T300 - The T300 RS set is an enhanced version of what you're find in the T150 set. More torque from the motor and higher quality materials make this is more robust option to the T150 with more detail in the force feedback. It also offers a two pedal set, but the pedal faces have been upgraded to metal. The peak torque rating is 3.9Nm, and the FFB is delivered via a belt-drive system.
  6. Thrustmaster T248 - The T248 wheel and pedal set is a recent release from Thrustmaster, and it represents a step forward in build quality and features from the T150 and T300. The included T3PM pedals give players a clutch pedal, and the button-rich wheel also has a screen for tuning the various system parameters. Thrustmaster calls the T248 a "hybrid drive" wheel base, meaning it uses belts and pulleys instead of gears. The peak torque is slightly lower than the T300, and comes in at 3.5Nm.
  7. Thrustmaster T-GT II - The T-GT II was poised to be the lone wheel on the market endorsed by Gran Turismo before Fanatec's DD Pro came along. This had been the case with its predecessor, the T-GT, which was the wheel used for high profile events like the Nations Cup. The T-GT II's 6Nm belt drive wheel base, a wheel designed specifically for Gran Turismo (though compatible with other games), and a three pedal set make it a solid option for sim racers, though the price seems high relative to its features.
What's your go-to wheel for PlayStation gaming? Let us know in the comments below.
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I have been obsessed with sim racing and racing games since the 1980's. My first taste of live auto racing was in 1988, and I couldn't get enough ever since. Lead writer for RaceDepartment, and owner of SimRacing604 and its YouTube channel. Favourite sims include Assetto Corsa Competizione, Assetto Corsa, rFactor 2, Automobilista 2, DiRT Rally 2 - On Twitter as @simracing604

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You gotta be kidding me... just TWO Fanatec models??? TWO?? and not even the Fanatec CSL *PS4*???

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The csl isn't produced anymore, though. That's probably why it isn't on the list. Because all ps4 licensed wheels should work on ps5, according to Sony.
 
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Buying the game and a wheel is the easy part. Getting a PS5 not, which is ironic, a year after its launch. I guess this is also why GT7 and many other games got backported to the PS4 at the last minute. Anyway, this shortage will be resolved eventually I guess!
 
What are the simracers' opinions about the wheel conversions modules that allow you to use pc compatible wheels on ps4 and 5? As far as I know there is drivehub and couple of cronusmax models? I have a csl dd so I don't want buy another wheel but if there was a way to use csl dd on ps4 I wonder if those are any good?
 
Buying the game and a wheel is the easy part. Getting a PS5 not, which is ironic, a year after its launch. I guess this is also why GT7 and many other games got backported to the PS4 at the last minute. Anyway, this shortage will be resolved eventually I guess!
Easy part? I got a DD2 and pedals that are not compatible with the PS5. To get a close to similair experience I have to buy a "Fanatec Podium Racing Wheel F1" for 1800 euro + compatible loadcell pedals + a new PSVR2 VR headset and then the PS5 comes.

That just to try one videogame? For me that's not easy to do, to be more honest, I don't even think about it :D (I expect that the PC sims are way better anyway, looking at the video's GT7 isn't good at all but that's just my opinion based on video's without playing it)
 
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What are the simracers' opinions about the wheel conversions modules that allow you to use pc compatible wheels on ps4 and 5? As far as I know there is drivehub and couple of cronusmax models? I have a csl dd so I don't want buy another wheel but if there was a way to use csl dd on ps4 I wonder if those are any good?
I use GIMX (https://blog.gimx.fr/) to make my Simagic wheel and HE pedals look like a G29 to my PS4. One plus is that I don't have to disconnect anything and hook it up to the PS4. It's not perfect by any means though. It's got a notchy feel at the centre and I had to make some changes to remove rapidly increasing oscillations when you leave the wheel centred. You may also need to spend the time making the adapter and profile. Oh and it's not currently reliable on PS5.... again, that is not a big deal for me as I don't plan on getting one soon.
 
I use GIMX (https://blog.gimx.fr/) to make my Simagic wheel and HE pedals look like a G29 to my PS4. One plus is that I don't have to disconnect anything and hook it up to the PS4. It's not perfect by any means though. It's got a notchy feel at the centre and I had to make some changes to remove rapidly increasing oscillations when you leave the wheel centred. You may also need to spend the time making the adapter and profile. Oh and it's not currently reliable on PS5.... again, that is not a big deal for me as I don't plan on getting one soon.
How are you finding the input lag and ffb in general with it? I mean gt7 probably won't have the best ffb feel anyways but I wonder how well that adapter makes the ffb work on wheels?

I have been thinking about getting a ps4 (ps5 prices are insane!) for gt7 and that looks pretty interesting! Especially considering you don't need to mess with cables at all.
 
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How are you finding the input lag and ffb in general with it?

I haven't noticed any lag when I put the view into cockpit and compare the wheels. The main use for GIMX is actually to allow KBM to be used in the FPS games, so I suspect that has been a priority for them.

FFB is a different matter though. I found I needed to increase the 'friction' setting for the wheel so that it had a similar feel to my old G29, otherwise it would oscillate out of control when you let go of the wheel in certain circumstances. This does numb the FFB somewhat. TBH, I'm only playing GT7 for a bit of downtime fun and the odd race with my mates, and the current state I have it at is more than adequate for that purpose. Getting it all up and running was a bit of a journey, but I quite enjoy tinkering so I found it interesting anyway.

EDIT: I should probably say that when racing I hardly notice the FFB foibles and it's got a nice 'weighty' feel to it. It's definitely still an improvement over my G29.
 
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I haven't noticed any lag when I put the view into cockpit and compare the wheels. The main use for GIMX is actually to allow KBM to be used in the FPS games, so I suspect that has been a priority for them.

FFB is a different matter though. I found I needed to increase the 'friction' setting for the wheel so that it had a similar feel to my old G29, otherwise it would oscillate out of control when you let go of the wheel in certain circumstances. This does numb the FFB somewhat. TBH, I'm only playing GT7 for a bit of downtime fun and the odd race with my mates, and the current state I have it at is more than adequate for that purpose. Getting it all up and running was a bit of a journey, but I quite enjoy tinkering so I found it interesting anyway.

EDIT: I should probably say that when racing I hardly notice the FFB foibles and it's got a nice 'weighty' feel to it. It's definitely still an improvement over my G29.
Thanks for the info! Although I think you are probably playing gt sport, not gt7 ;)
 
even though it is not a Wheel, I wonder if this will be compatible with the PS VR 2. Would make me buy the PS5 instantly if it would
 
I was undecided between T248 and T300.
Opted for the T300 due to being able to swap wheels and it being a quieter wheel. Happy with it so far.
 
i hope my t500rs works.. *btw i have the ricmotech load cell, short shift, clixbeetle mod on the th8r* but i may consider swapping over to the fanatec dd pro.
 
Hope Thrustmaster will release a firmware-update especially for GT7 and T-GT II and Bluetooth LED Display.

Together with my T-LCM pedals and Open Wheel - its an awesome setup !

Also T-GT hast GT exclusive transducer, which all other wheels do not have!
 
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On PC, I was using Fanatec CSL Elite LC pedals with a Thrustmaster T300 RS wheel. That would not work for PS4. So, this week, in anticipation of GT7, I bought a set of T-LCM pedals. Last evening, I went through a few configuration hoops and got it working on PS4. I tested with it with GT Sport, Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition, Project Cars 1 and Snowrunner and I am glad to report that my setup works with all of these games.
 
i hope my t500rs works.. *btw i have the ricmotech load cell, short shift, clixbeetle mod on the th8r* but i may consider swapping over to the fanatec dd pro.
I'm sorry to inform you, unfortunately it doesn't work. I have the T500RS set and to my misfortune there is no sign of life in the GT7. unfortunate. maybe in a future update...
 

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