Are you looking to build a car simulation experience but need a good chair/base foundation to put your racing wheel on? Sure if you’re racing on PC you can make the experience work by mounting your wheel to your desk, but who wants to do that? This means you have to have an exclusive desk or spot for your wheel, and the experience doesn’t feel quite as immersive when you’re just sitting in an office chair at a weird angle.
If you’re looking to create the best feeling racing simulation, you’ve come to the right place since we have a lot of experience with racing wheels, gear shifters, racing chairs, and even VR headsets that can make a racing experience even more immersive.
Best Racing Chair?
There aren’t too many racing chairs out there built for racing simulations. Sure you could get a DXRacer chair if you want to have the best racing experience on your PC desktop, and if you do want to do that, I would recommend this guide here I made.
However, if you want a more realistic experience that makes you feel like you are actually in a sports or racing car, you will need something more like the Openwheeler Advanced Racing Seat.
Unlike DXRacer chairs that are primarily made for PC gaming, this chair is specifically made for racing simulation enthusiasts who want the best experience for Gran Turismo, Project Carts, Dirt Racing, or Forza.
With this chair, you can sit near the ground with comfortable ergonomics that support your back, neck, and legs. The best part is that the included mount in front of you is perfect for your racing wheel, and the chair even has an extended area to support your pedals. You can even mount your gear shifter on the left or right-hand side depending on your preference.
The chair looks really cool too with a lot of different color variants from Lime Green, bright red, and orange, yellow, and a few others. It also doesn’t have any branding at all really making it feel more authentic.
The reception of this chair is VERY positive. It’s not often that a product has nearly five solid stars on Amazon, even with so many fake reviews out there. People love how adjustable the seat is, and how sturdy it feels. The only complaints that I’ve really seen about the chair is that it doesn’t come with a racing wheel (lol).
Lastly, I do want to mention an even more expensive solution. The Playseat F1 Red is the COOLEST looking racing chair I could find. It is built with high-quality materials and an amazing design.
Best Gear Shifter?
If you are looking to complement your new racing seat with a gear shifter, I’d recommend checking out the Logitech G Driving Force, or if you want the most realistic option, The Thrustmaster TH8A. Keep in mind that for the Logitech shifter, you’ll need either a G29 or G920. The TH8a works with the T500RS, Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500, T300RS and T300 Ferrari GTE racing wheels.
Best Racing Wheel for Xbox One, PS4, and PC?
Are you using Xbox One or PS4?
We’ve written guides on the best racing wheels for both consoles. Or if you’re using PC, you can use either since both console racing wheels are compatible with PC.