After offering a Formula wheel mod for a while, the new official round 12-inch wheel mod for the Moza ES lets you convert your sim racing set-up quickly and easily.
The original Moza Racing ES wheel costs £129, with an 11-inch diameter and a flat bottom to the rim. So if it’s a little small for you, or you tend to race more in oval and classic sim racing series, the mod should make a noticeable difference. And at £75, it’s cheaper than buying a complete new wheel set-up.
Included in the mod kit is the aluminium wheel rim with microfibre leather grips, and a shifter paddle extension block. It weighs 850g, and comes up to 1.4kg when the button box has been added from the original wheel, and unlike the Formula mod, all you need to do is remove the six centre screws from the ES, take the old rim off, and then fix the new one in place.
So you probably won’t be swapping between rims in-between races, but it’s not a huge amount of work if you want to change for an evening of sim events. And it’ll certainly mean your Moza set-up is more comfortable if you’ve got larger hands, or want something closer to the size of a wheel in a standard road car.
Currently the Moza ES Steering Wheel is compatible with just the R5 and the R9 V2 wheelbases (not the R9 V1, R16 or R21). And it’s an interesting approach to offer an increasing number of ways to modify a fairly cost-effective direct drive wheel, rather than simply putting out a wider range of rims to buy and swap between.
The Moza ES steering wheel is £129, with the new 12-inch wheel mod costing £75, and the existing ES Formula Wheel Mod costing £37. And it follows a reduction in price for the Moza R5 wheel base and bundle at the start of March 2023.
You can order everything directly from the Moza website. Moza products are also available in the UK from resellers including GT Omega, Abruzzi and Overclockers. And if you’re upgrading any part of your sim rig, you can find news of the latest wheels and pedals here, along with all other hardware including gearshifters, handbrakes, button boxes and more here, plus sim rigs themselves, here.