Next Level Racing has released a new haptic pad for simulators and there’s been no way to get non-used haptic seat pad for the last 3-4 years. Haptic rumble pads can offer numerous benefits for sim racing enthusiasts. The force feedback provided by these devices can create a much more immersive racing experience by simulating the sensation of driving on different surfaces or feeling the rumble strips. The increased immersion can lead to a more enjoyable and realistic experience for the driver.
I bought a similar feedback pad from Realtus a few years ago and it’s on of my favorite items on my rig. It really makes the car come alive. This new pad from Next Level Racing can be setup in Simhub, and is very easy to use. I’ve set some very minor road rumble and engine noise. It works great for gear changes and rumble strip/curbing for each wheel individually. I did some small modifications to my bucket seat, to put the original padding back on top of the feedback pad. You can increase the volume for each puck and this way I don’t feel them sticking through the padding.
Haptic rumble pads can also improve the driver’s control over the car. By providing force feedback, the driver can better feel the car’s movements and respond accordingly, leading to better lap times and overall performance on the track. Furthermore, haptic rumble pads can also help with car control because they can provide a warning to the driver when they are approaching the limits of the car’s handling, helping to prevent accidents. Customizable settings are also a key advantage of haptic rumble pads. Drivers can adjust the force feedback settings to their individual preferences by turning up or lowering selected effects, further enhancing their racing experience.
There are several benefits to using the haptic feedback pads on your simulator:
- Enhanced Immersion: Haptic rumble pads provide force feedback that can simulate the sensation of driving on different surfaces or feeling the rumble strips. This feedback can increase the immersion factor of the racing experience, making it feel more realistic.
- Improved Control: The force feedback provided by haptic rumble pads can also help the driver to feel more in control of the car. This can lead to better lap times and a more enjoyable racing experience overall.
- Increased Safety: Haptic rumble pads can also provide a warning to the driver when they are approaching the limits of the car’s handling. This can help to prevent accidents and improve car control on track.
- Customizable Settings: Haptic rumble pads often allow for customization of the force feedback settings. This means that drivers can tailor the feedback to their individual preferences and driving style.
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