ABS vibration in iRacing

ABS vibration in iRacing

Clubsport Pedals have this very interesting and unique feature called brake pedal vibration. It is used to warn you when you brake too hard and lock up your wheels, but unfortunately very few games support it.

The workaround Fanatec implemented into their wheels is an ABS setting in the tuning menu. With it  you can manually set braking point at which pedal vibration engages. It works well, but it is not a perfect solution, because the point where wheels start to slip depends on too many different variables like type of car, car setup, road surface, speed etc. I think ABS setting works quite good once you find the right setting for each game/car, but if you want more professional results, you definitely need game to communicate with your pedals and engage the small vibration motor exactly when the wheels actually lock up.

Thanks to Stephane Turpin, owners of Clubsport Pedals can use their brake pedal vibration to its full potential in iRacing. He created a application that monitors your iRacing session and engages ABS vibration when you brake too hard. For security reasons iRacing telemetry does not actually output information about wheel lockup, but Stephane found a nice solution to overcome this. His application estimates when the wheels lock up and it does that really well. If you play iRacing, this is a must have - and it simply works, you just need to run it before you enter an iRacing session.

Stephane keeps improving this great tool, so you should follow his topic on iRacing forums (members only) if you want to stay updated. He just released version 1.4 (download here) a few days ago and you will notice there are 3 variations in the .rar archive:

  • iRacing_Fanatec.exe - for CSP only 
  • iRacing_Fanatec_PS2.exe - for Porsche Wheel and CSP connected with PS2 (still buggy)
  • iRacing_Fanatec_CPW.exe - for Porsche Wheel and CSP connected with USB 

This version also enables you to use the LCD on the wheel to display either gear, time or act as a shift light. To configure this you must open "CSP_Fanatec.ini" file that is stored in "MyDocuments/iRacing/" and modify the "CPW_LED=" line for each car separately.

  • CPW_LED=1 => display gear 
  • CPW_LED=2 => display time 
  • CPW_LED=3 => shift light (basic version, LED on/off) 

Besides CSP vibration tool Stephane also works on another iRacing related application named Motion Cockpit view, which you should definitely try out (topic on iRacing forums - members only).

Both tools are completely free and if you would like to give something in return, Stephane will be very grateful if you send him an iRacing Gift Certificate :)

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That probably does not mean

That probably does not mean much, because it is supposed to be exchangeable.

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ABS Vibration

How about rfactor/rfactor 2? I would love to be able to use that in rfactor!!!

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I Cannot seem to find the

I Cannot seem to find the csp_fanatec.ini file so the lcd will work i have a csr wheel will that make a difference

found it

found it

So then turn off ABS?

So if we use this plug in, what should the ABS on the wheel be set to?


If your pedals are connected

If your pedals are connected visa USB, then it does not matter.
If they are connected via PS/2, there are still some issues that have to be resolved, so I recommend you to connect them via USB cable directly to your PC.

Awesome little plugin, have

Awesome little plugin, have been writing about it alot lately to explain it to dutch friends :)

So this can't be used with

So this can't be used with Xbox? It seems this is only for iracing??
Would love to have the shift light/gear selection of FM3/4


Unfortunately this is for iRacing only. It is not possible to make a tool to add this function on consoles - it would have to be integrated in the game.
Maybe Forza 4 will have this since Fanatec wheels are licensed.


Finally those with the CSP's can accurately use the ABS function in iRacing. (Time to tell my friends!)

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