Advanced Sim Racing ASR6 Cockpit Review Part 1 “The Build”

Final thoughts on the ASR 6 Aluminum profile cockpit from the guys at Advanced Sim Racing. This is part 1 called “The Build” of a 2 part  review series. In part 2 I will be adding Sim Racing gear to the ASR 6 and then testing it in real world conditions. The first thing you notice when you start taking the parts out of the shipping boxes is the very nicely done white powder coating on the profiles. They have a nice gloss finish and I couldn’t find any defects in that finish. Add the black brackets and support pieces and you have the ultimate in color contrast. Which I think makes the lines of this cockpit stand out more than others. ASR decided to go with a heavy version of aluminum profile here. With no holes in the profiles channel walls like in the light and ultra light types of profiles. Which gives the ASR 6 more mass. Which for me is a good thing. Once  constructed this is
as heavy and solid a cockpit that anyone would every want I think. This kit was complete, with all parts and fasteners present. Building the ASR 6 is a pretty straight forward process. If you are handy with a screwdriver you should be able to build this. All the mounting brackets are made from steel plate that has nice black pebble grain finish to it. Brackets made from steel will have a very noticeable increase in mass when compared to the same brackets made from aluminum plate. So, there will be some areas of the build process that would be easier if you have a second set of hands to help you out. Really not much to complain about with this ASR 6 kit. I did have to use a clamp to get the front end of the 50″ side profiles lined up properly to fit the front connecting plate. But that wasn’t the first time I have had to do this when building with longer aluminum profiles. All these parts come together to give a very solid cockpit result. That should be a great base to Sim Race from. But I won’t be able to comment on that until after I have put some miles on it in testing. Which I will to in part 2 of this 2 part video series called “The Setup”

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