GT-cup Sim Racing Chassis – Stage 1

5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

279.00

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Description

The GT-cup sim racing chassis has been reworked now to be a true entry level sim-racing rig. Stage-1 is the first edition of this sim rig first in a series, designed to be upgradable and expandable in different ways forming the base of the frame.

Major change to the construction are the reinforced uprights, which now offer maximum stability. With this upgrade, the GT-cup can be used with wheels ranging from Logitech to Direct Drive ffb systems. The wheel deck offers more adjustability were the crossbars can be adjusted to fit any bolt pattern. In addition using the clamp levers on the side of the uprights, it can be tilted forward or backwards to give your steering wheel the right angle.

Pedals are mounted flat on the base and can be adjusted forward or backwards, again be able to adjust to fit any bolt pattern. As for gear that is hard mounted from the bottom, the Stage-1 kit has 8 aluminium corner brackets included that can be used to for mounting Logitech / Thrustmaster pedals and steering wheels from the bottom up.

Introducing stages:

The stages, where as of now only stage-1 is available, gives room to customise your sim racing rig and to update it over time to fit your needs. To give a better understanding of what is in the pipeline see the below overview:

  • Stage-1: Baseframe
  • Stage-2: Adjustable pedal deck, including inverted mounting
  • Stage-3: Bolt on triple monitor support
  • Stage-4: Frame for PC
  • Stage-5: Seat mover

As the modularity of working with profile system allows, the Stage-1 frame can be combined with many other products and in different ways.

Key Features:
  • Reinforced uprights
  • Movable seat position
  • Steering wheel position fully adjustable
  • Pedal position adjustable forward and backwards
  • Easily upgradable with extra shifter mounts
Compatible with:
  • Fanatec Club sport pedals V1/V2/V3/V3 inverted
  • Fanatec CSR pedals
  • Fanatec Club Sport Wheel + Lite
  • Logitech G25/27/G29
  • Thrustmaster Wheels T3PA/500RS
  • Direct drive wheels (Bodnar, OSW)
  • Heusinkveld Pedals and baseplate
Specification:
  • Aluminium profiles and mounting materials
  • Aluminium profile type: Item 40 mm slot 8 mm
  • GT-cup chassis dimensions: 1300 mm x 680 mm (Length x width outer dimensions)
  • Steering wheel height adjustability: 0 – 650 mm
  • Suitable for +200cm body length
Not Included in the package:
  • Racing Seat
  • Mounting plates (shifter, wheel deck)
  • Mounting point for shifter
Shipping:
  • Single package

 

 

Additional information

Weight 25500 g

6 reviews for GT-cup Sim Racing Chassis – Stage 1

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    So pleased to have bought this. I run my own design engineering company so had thought of building my own rig, but when I saw this I knew it would be worth my time. How right I was. This thing is so so rigid, literally zero flex. So much so I’ve actually mounted my three 27″ screens onto it, it provides the perfect field of view. I found it very easy to assemble with minimal amount of tools needed, so much fun to build! :p
    The rig has easily accepted my fanatec wheel, pedals, shifter and handbrake, and positioned perfectly ergonomically.

    Simply 5 stars, highly recommended, which is rare for me, I’m pretty difficult to please.

  2. 5 out of 5

    After having raced many years on a PlaySeat using consoles and later PC I gradually transitioned into sim racing. The best tip I can give is to start with 80/20 materials for your first rig but realistically we all start with a table clamp 😉

    Although 80/20 is fairly easy to order world wide a good, durable, fair priced 80/20 rig isn’t. At least it wasn’t until now. I think the Cup rig hits the sweet spot. Apart from the seat (has to be ordered separately) it is the cheapest turnkey rig I know of at the time of writing this short review. It’s easy and fun to assemble and elegant in its design. I also ordered the QSP bucket seat through the Sim Lab website along with seat bracket plates and the triple monitor stand. All the necessary parts arrived within a week (I live in NL) and it took about 4 hours to assemble in total. And another 1-2 hours to get a good feel and tune my seating position further.

    On top of that, Richard (the owner of Sim Lab) was very helpful and responsive.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Same as Paul i have been racing for a long time on a playseat and it suited me well, but i’m in the process of building an Open Simwheel and thought my playseat had to much flex.

    Looked around on the interweb 😉 for a long time and who had thought that in my own country there was a company from a also simracer who delivers complete rigs.
    I ordered and got fast delivery although Richard said i was unlucky because they ran out of stock at that time. But nevertheless i got the package within a week (maybe due to living in the Netherlands also). Building was a smooth process and i mounted my seat from the playseat which went like a charm also. If you’re interested in a rig like this one i recommend to order a seat slider also because if your starting to get crancky old man like myself it’s so much easier to get into your rig when you’re able to slide the seat.

    All in all a great rig and with my T500 mounted no flex at all and i guess it will be strong enough for my OSW also.

    Cherry on the cake is Richard, great easy accessible and helpfull chap.

    Thanks Sim Lab EU (aka Richard)

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This chassis represents a very good value. The GT-Cup is a very well designed and rigid chassis with a comfortable seating position. I upgraded to this chassis after getting frustrated with using a wheel stand and an office chair. The difference is substantial. The stability of the chassis has resulted in more consistent lap times for me. I’m very glad that I went with an 80/20 rig from Sim-Lab!

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I am completely blown away by this product!

    I needed to replace my current rig as I was tired of the flex and niggles it had, just couldn’t handle higher force products without bending/flexing/squeaking 🙁

    This is unbelievably strong, rigid and infinitely adjustable – i knew it would be but was a lot more than i had expected. I was (fairly) easily able to re-utilise parts from my old rig including the racing seat along with the original handle slider mechanism, simply had to line up some slot pieces and hey presto 🙂

    I now have exactly what I wanted and expandable to add more to it, awesome value for money too 🙂

  6. 5 out of 5

    I decided to get this rig as an upgrade from an Obutto R3volution as I wanted a rig with less flex and that could handle my OSW without issues, and I’m glad I made that choice.

    The rig is incredibly strong and can handle an OSW with no twisting flex at all. Compared to the Obutto, the GT-Cup rig has a smaller footprint but also gives me more space to get in and out of the rig, which is excellent as the Obutto was a bit cramped. Finally, the versatility of the aluminium frame means that it is super easy to make modifications or add more parts in the future.

    Only small issue for me was mounting T500 pedals, but this was more down to the crappy mounting points on the pedals themselves.

    Overall a great, sturdy rig for an amazing price and a great starting point for any serious sim rig.

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