Fanatec CSR shifters vs. Fanatec "original" shifters?

I'm curious to get some feedback from people who have used both.  I've currently got the original (pre-CSR) shifters, and can't really use the H-pattern one due to the extra-heavy spring resistance to get into 1st/2nd and 5th/6th gears...the force required makes my stand (RennSport) wobble too much, and it's nearly impossible to shift precisely during play.

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I'm curious if the new CSR one is any better?  I'm hoping that it's a more uniform resistance for each gear, but I don't really want to plop down $60 if there's not much of an improvement over what I've already got.

 

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Last updated July 3, 2018 Views 0 Applies to:

I have used the older Fanatec shifter at a buddies for a few hours and have had the CSR shifter for about 7 months and only found the click to be quieter on the CSR, as for the resistance in 1st/2nd, my CSR has gotten easier the more i have used it but 5th/6th gear is still stiff, not sure if this is due to obviously using 1st and 2nd more often.  I do race with a custom built rig made from roll cage 1 5/8 round stock so my set-up is rock solid so keep that in mind as perhaps my shifter would cause movement if I used a less sturdy rig.

Thanks, that's exactly what I wanted to know.  Too bad, I was hoping they would've done something about that.  Looks like I'll stick with what I've got.

I had the Gt2 with the H-pattern shifter and I agree it appears to be very difficult to perform fast shifter with this model. Now I have the CSR package and to me if feels alot easier to shift into any gear including Reverse

I have my CSR shifter Independandently Mounted to my computer Desk Via a Rensport Shifter adapter. Very Sturdy mounting.  It seems no more difficult to shift than an actual car does.  I have had more manuals than automatics though.

I wouldn't mind a Softer set of springs though But I have no real problem with them.

Dude you must be shifting pretty darn hard to have the stand wobbling like that... lol... I had the GT2 shifter and now I have the CSR shifter. To me, the CSR shifter is little more precise. Both shifters are loud when shifting from one gear to another