Podium F1(PS5) - High Torque disabled for swapped wheels

Hi Guys,

A new issue came to me recently:

The Podium F1 works well with my PS5 currently on high torque with torque key plugged, until one day I kind missed the feeling and touch of a round wheel so I swapped the wheel of GT DD Pro (wasn't updated before) on it.

After plugging it in, the wheel base display immediately show wording "Torque is reduced to prevent damage on the steering wheel". I tried to remove the torque key and re-plug it in, situation is still the same, no high torque is allowed.

Couple of days later I purchased a new Fanatec WRC wheel, and the situation is exactly like the wheel of GT DD Pro, no high torque is allowed.

Any of you have any thoughts on this issue please? Do I need to do upgrades on the wheel separately or did I do anything not exactly right as what it should be to cause the issue?

thanks very much in advance!


  • edited March 5

    Thats no issue.

    Thats how these two wheels are supposed to work: in Low Torque Mode only to prevent damage on the steering wheel.

    They simply can not handle High Torque Mode, even with metal QR1.

    You cant do anything to get them into High Torque Mode.

    This is also explained in the webshop descriptions.

  • Zack GaoZack Gao Member

    thanks for the sharing. didn't go through that info carefully enough. May i check with you further which round wheel one you wud recommend to use on high torque Podium F1? i will also take a further look at the web again...

  • Psql DPsql D Member

    Any wheel that is not a CSL wheel, will give you high torque normally.

  • edited March 5

    Except the CSL McLaren GT3 v2 steering wheels, and CSL Universal Hub, which together with metal QR1 both unlock the high torque mode.

    So only P1 v2, WRC and GT can't use high torque.

  • Psql DPsql D Member

    Nope that one will stay also in low torque just like the WRC wheel.

    The other CSL wheel like Mclaren and CSL Uni hub also not really recommend on a DD1 in my opinion. Especially after a few years the plastic gets harder. I have still a Mclaren on a DD1 and really don't like it with all the noises the wheel makes with Higher torques.

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