I waited for for almost 10 years to decide that I wanted a racing wheel. When I looked at the options, I could really only afford one of the options. I simply can't afford $800.00.
So, I saw reviews on of the wheels available. I could have bought a cheaper wheel, but the T80 was an absolutely worthless pile of nothing, and the T150 didn't inspire me that it was the best choice.
I decided to not go for a $500 or more wheel that probably couldn't connect to the PS4. All of these decisions boiled down to two options. The T300 or the G29.
I looked at the reviews, and I looked at the companies.
It came down to this:
The T300 is new, unproven, and has a LOT of major problems.
But the G29, while based on a 10 year old blueprint, is proven, reliable, and made by a (mostly) good company.
So, I saved up and bought it. I am not the most active in racing right now, but I have put some time in on it. It is much more powerful and much more accurate than my DFGT. The increase in data points has also created an increase in smoothness. It's really quite nice!
I mounted it on my wheel stand that I built a few years ago. It's very, very simple. I bought a 6 foot 2 X 6, a 6 foot 2 X 4, and a 6 foot 1.25 X 6. I cut them into 24 inch sections, I put the 3 2 X 6 sections as the base, and screwed them together. I put two of the 2 X 4 sections as uprights, then put the 1.25 X 6 section on top to lock the wheel onto.
The extra pieces were used to add triangulation bracing. One important thing was to keep the cord coming out of the pedals from smashing up against the back of the stand. I put some triangulation at the end to keep the pedals away from the back.
The one thing I did not do was tie the chair into the frame. This allows the stand to move away when I am getting excited. But, it is compact enough I can easily store it out of the way, which keeps the others in my house happy (er) ;)