Sim Racing fans here is my final review of the Simetik K2 rig. It’s a fantastic rig that blows more expensive rigs away with it’s superior build quality and engineering all while being delivered in a well packaged and small box I might add.
I have researched a lot of rigs before deciding to pull the trigger on the Simetik K2. With a budget of $650 in mind including the seat looking for high quality that is usually only found in $1000+ sim rigs I was asking for a lot. My research was showing that the only way to go was 8020 build or to up my budget. Thankfully I found the SimeTik K2 sim rig. Lets look at the details.
Simetik K2 Details
Fun fact: Simétik is actually pronounced as Symmetric without the r I’m told.
The Simetik K2 was developed to mimic real seating position of GT cars. Simetik has paid close attention to the accuracy and to the detail of their sim rigs making for a compact design that is strong enough to handle forces from direct drive wheels.
- Cockpit K2: it’s a high stability and rigid frame which mimics a real racing car driving position.
- Doesn’t include seat, pedals or steering wheel.
- Steering wheel – Adjustable by Inclination, height and depth.
- Pedals – Adjustable Inclination only from 0-25 degs
- Length: 3 possibilities to assemble the rear to the front part of the frame to allow people from 1,35m /4,4ft up to 1,95m/6,4ft. (these dimensions could change with different seat manufacturers).
- Seat Mounting: Several hole pattern to fix your seat. Fasteners included.
- Compatible with: Logitech G25/G27, Thrustmaster T500RS/T300, Fanatec Clubsport, Universal fixation, etc..
Look at my wants, needs and brand considerations
- Ability to handle Direct Drive wheel forces of 20nm
- Extremely strong adjustable shifter holder. (I want zero flex when shifting)
- Made from metal
- High durable paint or powder coated to resist scratching
- Highly adjustable for many different sim racing peripherals from Fanatec, Thrustmaster, Accuforce, OSW, DSD, etc..
- Compact design to fit in my small space
- Ability to mount transducers to the rig in various locations. (I’m ok with drilling myself just need enough real estate to do so)
- Keyboard support
- Look cool
- Black in color
- Come with adjustable sliding seat
- Option for monitor stands
Brand Considerations within Budget
Brands Consideration if Over Budget had to happen
As you will see in the video below the Simetik K2 meet all my requirements including all but 1 of the Bonus haves. The Simetik K2 doesn’t come with a seat in which you will have to source that on your own. With that said it cuts down on shipping cost with smaller packaging and gives you the choice to spec out a seat you will really cherish. Thankfully I already had one from my old RSeat Evo which is working fine although I’m eyeing the Sparco Pro 2000 Seat at Fanatec website for an upgrade 🙂
On with the video review and first look…..
Simetik K2 Rig 1st Look Overview
Simetik K2 Sim Rig Review
The Simetik K2 should be considered a must have for any sim racing enthusiast looking to own a solid foundation to mount there wheel base to. The Simetek K2 is strong enough to handle direct drive wheel forces and is certainly over engineered for most wheels and pedal sets sold on the market. Rest assured that for the low entry price you are getting quality above and beyond other sim chassis that are out there now and competing companies should take a look at their price structure vs quality they are presenting their customers.
With that said lets get into the list of Pros and Cons to help your decision easier and then give some final thoughts.
- Highly adjustable for your wheel base, seat position, shifter location, pedal angle and keyboard.
- Secured placement after adjusting your equipment. No worries of your equipment sliding out of the position you secured it down in especially during those important races.
- Customize your purchase to only what you want. Don’t need a shifter mount or keyboard tray? Well don’t buy it.
- Multiply add on’s to customize your sim rig to your liking. Support for…
- Single and triple monitor
- Console or small form PC
- Button Boxes (Coming)
- Various seats
- Continuous development for new rig additions. (For instance during this review Simetik released a new Fanatec ebrake holder that I will have to buy now ;))
- Some wheel base flex when wheel deck is extended out giving you leverage to make it flex under your own weight. (Actually the only flex I have discovered was when extending the wheel deck mount further out to the driver and only when leaning or pulling down on the wheel rim itself. This is really not a concern as leaning on the wheel deck it’s not something that would/should be doing anyway. It didn’t affect my driving or even noticed unless I got up and pressed on it to get out of the rig. Note: I normally don’t have it extended out.)
- Keyboard arm can hit your knees for short people if your not used to keeping your legs in when not driving. I suggest relocating the arm to a side mount. See my video review for explanation.
- No wire management
- No option to buy a seat and rail kit at this time to make it a one stop shop.
The great thing about Simetik K2 rig is it will grow with your hobby. You can start with a low budget wheel with no worries that one day you may end up with a high end budget direct drive wheel like the Fanatec Podium Series or high end pedal sets like Fanatec V3. There is just no worry of flex when using high end sim racing equipment. In the video I cover my thoughts and go over the whole rig. It really explains it all, but my final thought is for the price you simply can’t go wrong even with having to source your own seat. Seats can be bought for as little as $130 so the Simetik K2 is a no brainier. I highly recommend the Simetek K2 rig and no I’m not sponsored by them.
Just to let you know the total cost delivered from overseas was $507.94 and came in 2 boxes. The one large box seen above and a small box holding the keyboard.
Be sure to pick your Simetik products from their website. HERE
Hope you enjoyed the review and it was helpful. Take a look at the pics of it below…
See ya on the Track!
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