So I used to use a Famatec formula wheel on a DD1, it’s a phenomenal wheel but the small size bothered me since the day I got it. It’s fine for the racing open wheelers, but since I mainly race GT cars I wanted something bigger. I already had a Universal Hub lying around so I just needed a rim.
After a lot of research I decided to go for the R305, and oh boy I’m glad I did. In combination with the Universal hub and the advanced paddle module from Fanatec it feels very premium.
The size is absolutely perfect and feels great in the hand, this is honestly the most comfortable rim I’ve had.
At first I was a bit worried about the rubber grips feeling a bit cheap but they feel really high quality, perfect balance between softness and hardness, although I do wish there was an option to get it with alcantara, suede or leather.
Shipping went smoothly as well, it arrived here in the Netherlands in a bit more than a week.
All in all a great product, and I’m sure I’ll be buying in the future again.
Relatively new to sim racing but very impressed with quality and design of BP2.
Very happy with it. Size is great, material holds up very well.
Purchased this to go with a fanatec endurance button module as I wanted an open wheel rim. This is a must have
As stated in the title of my review, this is a great wheel & button box combo for GT and formula racing. The R305 is of great quality as is the button box.
I mainly drive GT cars and was looking for a replacement of my trusty, SRM converted McRim from Fanatec and cannot be happier. The width is about the same and I find the material of the wheel grips more comfortable than that of the McRim and also it does not flex or creek. The buttons and the encoders of the button box are a tactile dream. Very positive feedback and great travel.
Very happy with both products!
Recently picked up an R320 sim racing wheel to match up with fa fanatec podium button module endurance button box. It feels great with it. The wheel itself is extremely comfortable to use without gloves. I love the amount of give when squeezing it. I hope to see a round wheel with this type of grip in the future.
My new default wheel for anything that isn't a formula car. Grips change in shape in a way that makes sense for my hands, the rubber has a good amount of squish.
That is, an open top wheel, with a grip other than Suede or Alcantara, don't get me wrong I love that kind grip but it is to hard for me to keep it nice looking since I don't use gloves. The R305 has a rubber type texture grip that's easy to clean and actually quite comfortable in the hands, I was also surprised by the weight of the wheel, almost 5 once lighter than my small fanatec 270mm, 305mm is a perfect size for sim racing and my force feedback was not affected by going for a bigger wheel. Another Plus, it is made in the USA, by a great guy that's easy to communicate with and does awesome work, what more can you ask for?
Keep on the good work Zach and I'm sure will do business again soon
Marc from beautiful California
Perfect size and top quality!!!!
Bought BP2 button plate, 10mm spacer, and R305 rim to use with a Fanatec Podium hub and APM.
Everything is top-quality even the packaging, high-quality plastic on the BP2 with no creaking or flex when pressing buttons (button presses are on the louder side but only just, very solid tactile feedback). Rotaries are perfect, with knurling for grip and just enough resistance when turning. Rim is top-notch too, firm but comfortable, diameter is a little thick however for people with large hands it will be perfect. Included stickers are great quality and have a textured finish (better than Fanatec sticker set). Only improvement would be a screen and/or LEDs but what it does have it does to near-perfection.
It is excellent steering wheel. Fast delivery via DHL Express. Totally happy with this purchase.
It is the best steering wheel that I have tried various steerings so far.
It's good for gt3 vehicles.
Maintenance of the grip part is very easy.
The spokes are thick enough and highly rigid.
I love it! Perfect size, perfect grip, perfect finish! Seems to feet any button plate. Wont find anything better for that price. I was using a Fanatec R300 and Im not going back to it! Also the pre-purchase support is excellent. Thank you Zach!
I've bought the R305 to replace a 320mm D-Shape Rim on a Wheel Button Box. The old rim was supposed to be 0 dish but the handles made it impossible to reach the shifters without installing extension nuts on the pedals and it was still not comfortable to use. Add to that issue that the nature of a wheel like that makes it impossible to see the display I installed on top of my wheelbase. I also own a Cube GT-Zero and like it a lot but the alcantara is hard for me to maintain at a representable stage.
The Solution to those, admittedly small issues, was found here at Turn Racing. The R305 fits perfectly, I was able to put the paddles back straight on the shifter levers and can reach them just as I need them, the size is just right for me and the lack of alcantara paired with the soft finish of the wheel and the nice texture make it perfect. Oh and I can see my dash just like I can with the Cube.
For me, the R305 managed to become the most comfortable wheel I own and since I put it on my base a week ago, I have not switched wheels yet no matter what I've been driving.
Thanks for the amazing product!