NEW Version 15 Of The Z-Ring Is Out!

NEW Version 15 of the Z-Ring is available for download today!


Z-Ring v15 is available for download

The difference between versions 14 and 15 of the Z-Ring is a short heel and a recess bottom to make room for a lock nut (see installation for more information). This allows a complete stability of the QR even in the event of repeated big vibrations using your Fanatec Podium DD1 or DD2.


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La v15 du Z-Ring est dispo au téléchargement

La différence entre les versions 14 et 15 du Z-Ring est un talon court et un fond évidé pour faire de la place pour un contre-écrou (voir l’installation pour plus d’informations). Cela permet une stabilité totale du QR de votre Fanatec Podium DD1 ou DD2 même en cas de grosses vibrations répétées.

la FAQ en français

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F.A.Q. Z-Ring For Fanatec Podium DD1/DD2 (US/UK/FR)




Salut à tous,

j’ai reçu des questions concernant le Z-Ring mod pour le Fanatec Podium DD1/DD2 (voir mon article sur mon dev blog pour plus d’info ) et malheureusement je ne peux pas répondre à chacun la même choses donc j’ouvre cette FAQ et je vais m’efforcer d’y répondre ici, si vous en avez d’autres n’hésitez pas à remplir le formulaire ICI.

Info sur le Z-Ring:
voir mon article sur mon dev blog pour plus d’info sur le Z-Ring Mod

Lire les questions&réponses sur le Z-Ring en Français:



I received some questions about the Z-Ring mod for the Fanatec Podium DD1 / DD2 (see my article on my dev blog for more info) and unfortunately I can’t answer to each person the same things so I open this FAQ and I will try to answer them all here, feel free to fill out the form HERE if you have any other question.
The Z-Ring Info:
see my article on my dev blog for more infoRead the ENGLISH FAQ:



UPDATED: Podium DD1 And DD2 QR Issue The Z-Ring Solution

NEW VERSION 15 of the Z-ring

Z-Ring version 14 and 15
2019-2020 On an original idea by Zappadoc –

The Z-Ring increases the stability of you Fanatec rim loaded onto the Fanatec Podium DD1/DD2 QR system WITHOUT THE NEED TO USE THE LOCKING SCREW which is much more convenient when you have more than one wheel and want to change it quickly and that’s also the big interest of a QR system. Your rim feel more sturdy to get a better ffb feedback.

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Read the terms & conditions of uses here (English):

Lire les conditions d’utilisations ici (Français):


Files: z_ring_v14b or z_ring_v15

Lock Nut M27x1.5 mm STL 3D file for version 15

Filament: PETG 1.75mm (Black or Gray Sunlu or Real)

Nozzle: 0.2

Resolution: 0.1800 (layer height)
Infill: 100%
(better than infill at 100% set “bottom Solid Layer” at 120 (the part contains 115 layers)

Rafts: No
Supports: needed for version 15 only

Extruder: 240° first layer; 235° during 3 layers; then 230° until finish
Bed: 80°


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v14a 08/26/2019: first release to general public

v14b 08/30/2019: a little bit smaller channel for the internal QR guide bracket

v14b 10/22/2019: 2 versions of the Z-Ring 3D stl available, standard and 1mm deeper

v15 03/20/2020: short heel and a recess bottom to make room for a lock nut (see installation for more information). This allows a complete stability of the QR even in the event of repeated big vibrations.


(the operation is totally safe and reversible)

Changing_QR_DD2-Manual-EN PDF Page 16

– follow the Podium manual (page 16) to remove the QR System

– unload the metal locking ring and the pressure ring (put the pressure ring in safe place we no longer using it)

– to be able to remove easily big black rubber (put the black rubber in safe place we no longer using it), the big rubber is the main cause of the flex of your rim.


– insert the Z-Ring (see the image)
– load the locking ring (IN REVERSE for version 14 only)
– follow again the Podium manual to put back the QR system
– Tighten the big locking ring over the Z-Ring
VERSION 15 Only: Tighten a lock nut (M27x1.5) to block the QR

once installed and when changing the rim on the Podium base you have nothing to do other than remove the current rim and put the new rim.

It is therefore more stable (no lateral flex anymore) but also faster when changing rim.

That’s it!

if you find the z-ring useful please feel free to share your thoughts (EKSIMRacing “Contact Us” form). Thank you.


Z-Ring Podium QR Mod Review By Sim Racing Garage:

Published on Sep 5, 2019

Attention, the big locking ring in video is not reversed be sure to load it on the QR shaft in reverse
(see the installation above)

Great Article From Richard Baxter

(Richard seems to use the old v14 with reversed locking wheel and not the v15 which have a recessed hole on back to allow the the big locking wheel to be inserted inside the z-ring for even more stability, we recommend to use the latest v15)

We still hope Fanatec is going to create a new shaft for the Podium like the one below:


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