Best Gran Turismo 7 Fanatec Force Feedback Settings

Now that Gran Turismo 7 is finally here, we can look at fine tuning our racing wheel's force feedback for the best racing experience. Here are our recommended Gran Turismo 7 Fanatec FFB settings.

Gran Turismo 7 Fanatec Wheel Settings

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We’ve had rather a lot of time to spend some quality time with Gran Turismo 7 since its launch, and we absolutely love it! It is a really good car collecting and racing simulation. To get the most out of GT7, you should look to fine-tune your force feedback settings for your racing wheel.

In this guide, we’ll show you the best Gran Turismo 7 Fanatec force feedback settings. We’ll look at the best settings for the Gran Turismo DD Pro, which is Fanatec’s licensed Gran Turismo 7 racing wheel.

We’ll also look at the best force feedback settings for the Podium F1 racing wheel, and finally, We’ll also include recommended settings for the older, but still PS5 compatible, Fanatec CSL Elite wheel base +.

Use the quick links below to jump to the racing wheel you’re interested in.

For each Fanatec racing wheel, I’ve included recommended settings for the wheel itself. These can be controlled via the Fanatec tuning menu on your wheel base directly. And below those settings, I’ve included the recommended Gran Turismo 7 in-game wheel settings.

To get the best racing wheel experience with Gran Turismo 7, I would recommend ensuring you have both the wheel settings and in-game settings set up.

Gran Turismo DD Pro Settings

Below are our recommended GT7 force feedback settings for the Gran Turismo DD Pro racing wheel. These settings have used Fanatec’s recommended settings as a baseline, with slight adjustments from our own testing.

The Gran Turismo DD Pro Racing Wheel is the result of an official partnership between Fanatec and the developers of Gran Turismo 7. Both companies worked together to produce a racing wheel which carries the official Gran Turismo name and logo.

For PlayStation 5 sim racers, the GT DD Pro is one of the best PlayStation 5 racing wheels you can buy.

In the settings below we have adjusted a few areas. We have increased the NDP (Natural Damper) to give the wheel more damping.

We’ve also reduced the INT (Interpolation) to 1 to be closer to feeling the raw force feedback without any smoothing.

And we’ve also reduced the FEI (Force effect intensity) ever so slightly to reduce some unwanted force feedback spiking.

Fanatec wheel tuning menu settings

  • SEN: Auto
  • FF: 100
  • FFS: Peak
  • NDP: 50
  • NFR: Off
  • NIN: Off
  • INT: 1
  • FEI: 95
  • FOR: 100
  • SPR: 100
  • DPR: 100

Gran Turismo 7 In-game settings

The settings below can be changed in-game. Do this by starting up a race in Gran Turismo 7. Then pause the game and head over to the settings menu to find these options.

Assist Settings:

  • Countersteering Assistance: Off

Controller Settings:

  • Force Feedback Max. Torque: 6
  • Force Feedback Sensitivity: 1

Podium Racing Wheel F1 Settings

Much like the above settings, the recommended Gran Turismo 7 force feedback settings below are based on Fanatec’s own recommendation but tweaked by us.

We have made some more drastic changes to Fanatec’s recommendations for the Podium F1 wheel for Gran Turismo 7. These result in slightly stronger force feedback with some improvements to reduce any force feedback spikes.

We’ve bumped the force feedback setting (FF) which is the overall force feedback strength to 65. This will make the Podium F1 feel much stronger and will make better use of the 20Nm of torque available.

We’ve increased the NDP (Natural Damper) to give the wheel a little more damping, and adjusted the NFR and NIN to affect how the wheel feels.

Fanatec wheel tuning menu settings

  • SEN: Auto
  • FF: 65
  • FFS: Linear
  • NDP: 40
  • NFR: 5
  • NIN: 1
  • INT: 1
  • FEI: 95
  • FOR: 100
  • SPR: 100
  • DPR: 100

Gran Turismo 7 In-game settings

Assist Settings:

  • Countersteering Assistance: Off

Controller Settings:

  • Force Feedback Max. Torque: 4
  • Force Feedback Sensitivity: 1

CSL Elite Wheel Base + Settings

The settings below are the recommended settings from Fanatec for the CSL Elite Wheel Base +, which can be found here. We haven’t tested these as we don’t have a CSL Elite wheel base.

However, the Fanatec recommendations for both the GT DD Pro and Podium F1 felt pretty good when we tested and tweaked those. So we imagine these force feedback settings below should be a solid foundation.

The CSL Elite Wheel Base + is Fanatec’s previous generation budget orientated racing wheel. It is no longer in production and can’t be purchased new from Fanatec any more.

It was replaced by the GT DD Pro which offers direct drive sim racing at a relatively low price point.

Fanatec wheel tuning menu settings

  • SEN: Auto
  • FF: 100
  • DRI: -2
  • FEI: 50
  • FOR: 100
  • SPR: 100
  • DPR: 100

Gran Turismo 7 In-game settings

Assist Settings:

  • Countersteering Assistance: Off

Controller Settings:

  • Force Feedback Max. Torque: 5
  • Force Feedback Sensitivity: 1

How to set up a Fanatec wheel with Gran Turismo 7

All of Fanatec PS5 compatible racing wheels offer a relatively quick and easy setup. They’re all plug-and-play and should be recognised by your console right away.

Follow these steps to correctly set up your Fanatec wheel with a PlayStation 5.

  1. Connect your Fanatec wheel to your PS5

    Start by connecting your Fanatec wheel to your PS5 via USB. You need to ensure that your pedals are connected to your wheel base. Then that your wheel base is connected to your PS5.

  2. Adjust your Fanatec wheel settings

    With the wheel connected to your console, start up your wheel using the power button on the wheel itself. These are in different places depending on which wheel you’re racing with. With the GT DD Pro for example, this button is on the front of the wheel base.

    Then go in to the Fanatec tuning menu by pressing the tuning button on your steering wheel. You can then use your steering wheel joystick to scroll up and down through the wheel settings.

    Change these settings on your wheel using the recommendations above for your specific wheel.

  3. Adjust the Gran Turismo 7 in-game settings

    The final step is to adjust the in-game settings to get the most out of your racing wheel. Start up GT7 and start any race or event.

    Then as soon as the event starts, pause the game and head into the settings. It’s here where you will find the in-game wheel settings. Input the recommended settings above depending on which Fanatec wheel you’re racing Gran Turismo 7 with.


The best racing wheels for Gran Turismo 7

If you are looking for recommendations for the best racing wheel for Gran Turismo 7, we have a complete guide for that. We look at and recommend the best wheels for GT7 at a range of budgets.

Check out our guide on the best racing wheel for Gran Turismo 7.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the Fanatec tuning menu?

Every Fanatec steering wheel will have a tuning button which you can press to display the tuning menu. This will appear on the screen that is on your steering wheel, where you can adjust your wheel’s settings.

Are these force feedback settings for the wheel or the Gran Turismo 7 settings?

For each racing wheel, we have included both the Fanatec tuning settings for your wheel, and the in-game settings that can be found in Gran Turismo 7’s settings.

How do I connect my Fanatec wheel to my PS5?

You can connect your Fanatec wheel to your PS5 by a single USB cable. This runs from the rear of your wheel base and plugs directly into your PS4 or PS5.

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Article written by Mjolnir

Mjolnir is one of the main setup creators and content writers for SimRacingSetups. He has had years of experience in sim racing, both competitively and casually. After a decade of sim racing experience, he co-founded SimRacingSetup.com to share his passion and knowledge of sim racing and Formula 1 with other sim racers.
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