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The Extra Mile – SimRig Mega Build Phase 1

The Extra Mile  – SimRig Mega Build Phase 1

Most sim racers start out with a modest racing wheel and pedals clamped to a desk. Those of us who get infected with the sim racing virus will most likely have updated their base hardware with some more high-end sim racing peripherals and a Sim Racing chassis.

The die-hard sim racing hobbyists might end up with professional-grade Direct-Drive force Feedback wheels, hydraulic pedals, shifters, button-boxes and the likes. Interestingly for some of us, it does not stop there. In the never-ending quest for the ultimate immersion factor, some very creative community members are willing to go the extra mile.

Avid sim racer Alex from the Extra Mile Youtube channel always wanted to integrate a full-size real-car dashboard to his existing racing rig. It did not take long before Alex started to turn his plan into something solid. He ordered a BMW E46 dashboard, center console and some more needed parts from the local junk yard and rolled up his sleeves.

In this first post, we follow the SimRig Mega Build stage by stage. Alex already hinted that once the cockpit build is finished, he will move over to phase 2 of his dream. While he did not specifically mention it, it is clear that the Mega Build Sim Rig will receive some motion actuators.

This article contains the fists six videos that document this awesome project. We will keep on following the progress once more videos are published.

Alex his standard racing rig:


  • Intel Core i7 5930k @ 3.93GHz
  • Asus X99 Sabertooth Mainboard
  • 16,0 GB G.Skill DDR4 @ 3333 MHz
  • Kingston Predator SSD
  • Gigabyte nVidia GX1080 Extreme Gaming 8gb
  • Soundblaster Z
  • Oculus Rift CV1
  • Windows 10 64-bit

Racing Gear

  • SimXperience Accuforce wheel
  • Fanatec Clubsport pedals
  • TSW H-Shifter
  • Fanatec Clubsport Handbrake
  • 4 Buttkickers in chassis mode
  • Sim Commander 4 Software