Summary: Extreme, can be about as strong as without power steering. Will tear your arms apart. The accuracy is immense, latency non-existent. Absolutely worth the price, though expensive nonetheless. I got a black friday deal so I lucked out. Sad that it doesn't with a shifter: Pros: Extreme forcefeedback Extreme detail Hardy equipment Good pedals, above that of G27 Sheer accuracy and update rate Does NOT feel like a toy.
Summary: All in all if you want a serious rig and don't mind spending another hundred or so bucks on a brake mod, you cannot beat the level of simulation for the price. The next step up is Fanatech and before you even get to the pedals you are going to be spending 700 dollars. Both are belt driven so you might not even feel much of a difference between the two. The Fanatech pedals are incredible though...
Pros: This is such a solid setup! Everything feels really beefy and well made. The FFB is incredibly strong and the "notchiness" is nominal. Worked great on my desk and works even better on my sim rig that finally came a month ago. Installation is straight forward and simple. There is a real jump in quality over the cheaper alternatives. Another thing to remember is that Thrustmasters will work on ps3 and ps4 on many games so it probably has some of the highest compatibilit...
Cons: Not much too say here but there are 2 cons that made me take an egg off perfection but they really aren't a huge deal. First of course as you may already know is the fan... Its loud... Honestly for 500 freakin dollars they need to address this stupid fan but you can't notice it when your driving because you should have the volume cranked when racing!!! Other con is the pedals. They are nice and beefy but just doesn't have the quality you get from the wheel. Also a pot...
Summary: The best wheel you can buy for the money. The pedals are very good as well. THIS IS NOT A TOY. For serious sim racing. I own two and haven't had one problem with either... The only the Fanatec wheel compares to this unit but you are looking at twice the money. I do prefer the Fanatec v2 pedals over the Thrustmaster RS500 pedals but you there isn't much to complain about with either. Solid piece of equipment.
Excerpt: I've had one of these for over 3 years, GT5/GT6, played a LOT. Great feedback, a good workout, enough so that it's worn and gotten loose. With the wrenching we've given each other, it's earned retirement. I'm buying a new one. I do have a warning for you. This is not some weak kid's toy, it gives serious force feedback. It needs to be bolted to a solid base or you'll have problems.
Summary: I went from a Logitech G27 to this T500rs. The wheel and pedals are heavy and built heavy duty. The pedals can be inverted to "rally" style. There are brake mod kits to change the feel from Basher Board. You can even put load cells in for a more precise brake reaction, but the potentiometers are good enough for me. The set can be used on PS4, except "share" and in the menus, but you can use the controller.
Summary: this was the second return hopefully the third time is the charm, the first one had a paddle shift that was not working, the second one had a press fitting with threads for mounting that fell out when i put screw in and i was unable to even try or use before sending back. I think I"m just having bad luck because the wheel really does seem to built tough but maybe is lacking on inspection when assembled.
Summary: I returned this for a replacement because one of the paddle shifters wasn't working properly other than that the short time using it seemed good and I would recommend it newegg was great to work with on replacing
Pros: very sturdy ps4 compatible great force feed back