9 DIY Sim Set-Ups You'll Give Mad Respect To

Hats off to these home racing sims that prove ingenuity and a thirst for racing are all you need to make your own remarkable gaming set-up!
9 DIY Sim Set-Ups You'll Give Mad Respect To

1. Woodshop has its perks

Sim by YouTuber GTPEric
Sim by YouTuber GTPEric

When there’s lumber around and car sets at the junkyard, why not whip up a slim cockpit design like this? Having a decent bit of woodworking knowledge is a must, but it provides such a solid set-up.

CTzen Luis Calderón proves that a folding dinner tray is actually a complete sim set up in disguise. Seriously, the pedals just tuck right in place. It’s like it is was made for racing. Just pop open the laptop, throw on a Driving Force GT wheel, and you’re ready for business.

We can’t forget about the special people who feel their mobile phone needs a home-made steering wheel, because buying for a cheap plastic wheel is too mainstream. Some wire and time on your hands is all you need to set one up yourself.

Shared by CTzen ktf_design, real friends help each other achieve ultimate immersion. Besides, what else should your friends be doing while they’re watching you race?

CTzen PumaCat makes you reconsider the way you look at someone buying a table. It’s a sweet set-up, and not a bad trade by eating meals elsewhere in the house. We like PumaCat’s priorities. If your kitchen table is consumed by car projects at any point, you can’t judge.

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A do-it-yourselfer and minimalist with a lawn chair and very little scrap wood might find this useful. You have to imagine being the guy in the video who decides that this is what we has to work with, and this is how he will make use of it. Durable? Not at all, but it is free.

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It’s fine to pull a dash from a junk car and slap it on your desk, but there’s a certain cool factor about having a working dash. This guy pulls it off without taking up too much space, making it even more appealing.

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An old, but classic set-up, the PVC cockpit can be painted or taped to add wow factor to your sim.

CTzen watson138 is rather practical, and it works. With a seat from a go cart, wood from an old bed frame and a belt holding down one broken side to a classic Driving Force GT wheel, he can invest nothing and gain everything. It’s a perfectly paired solid old wheel with a solid cockpit.


Peter Kimlingen

Thought there would be better, non the less the dashboard one is wicked.

02/14/2016 - 14:28 |
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Matthew Henderson

I’m missing one: the Acura RSX sim

02/14/2016 - 14:53 |
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Why is mine not here? Well time to rebuild it hahaha

02/14/2016 - 15:18 |
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My budget is only enough for No 3 XD

02/14/2016 - 15:27 |
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My setup. It’s really a chopped up Ikea desk.

02/14/2016 - 16:39 |
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And the spare wood from the desk…

02/14/2016 - 16:40 |
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Miata seat!

02/14/2016 - 17:13 |
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not much DIY, but works :)

02/14/2016 - 17:18 |
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LOL iv been sitting here trying to figure out how my old ass post was getting more points.

02/14/2016 - 17:22 |
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I was wondering my my post was getting loads of activity all of a sudden.

02/14/2016 - 22:09 |
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My setup :)

02/14/2016 - 17:27 |
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