his was a project that I put together a couple years ago. I wanted a self-contained driving simulator that would rival the effects of some of the big-buck systems out there, but at a fraction of the cost. Unfortunately, I haven't used it much recently and its been sitting in a closet. I'd like to see it go to a new home, rather than stripping it all apart.
I built this system around a standard PS2 running Gran Turismo 4 with a modified Logitech GT4 wheel. It can easily be integrated with a PS3 or other system. It's built on a custom 2"x1" square aluminum tube frame, with a fiberglass racing seat. I also mounted casters on the front corners, with heavy-duty rubber feet in the rear. I integrated a full Dolby 5.1 surround-sound system with an auxiliary amp powering an Aura "Buttkicker" Bass-Shaker mounted to the bottom of the seat. I tuned the amp to pick up the lower to mid-range frequencies in the game, which translates to a perfect physical "rumble" when hitting the apex curbing in the game.
In addition, I stripped down the Logitech wheel and inverted the housing and internals for better mounting placement on the frame. I also removed the shifting mechanism, and mounted it on the bottom-right of the frame, with a metal linkage going to the shifter assembly. The pedal unit was cut down and mounted to the front of the frame, with an aluminum dead-petal mounted off to the left. I also added a couple of aluminum shrouds to house all of the electronic components in front of the wheel. The entire system is self-contained with a single RCA video cable to connect to your TV/projector, and a single power cord.
The system will include all components including the PS2 with GT3 and GT4, along with a couple other random games. Not really looking to make money on this, but I'd like to get somewhere around $350 with all of the components I have into it. Not really sure how I'd ship this thing, so I think this needs to be a local-only sale. I'm in the twin cities, located near Maplewood Mall. Send me a PM, and swing by for a 'test-drive'.