Racing Setups


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Suspension Tuning Guide:

***Apply settings in small steps and try to do only one or two at a time…keep note of changes which have been in the right direction. Avoid doing several changes and/or large adjustments at one time as this may well produce an undesired result and will make it more difficult for you to fine tune your car. Try to find settings that make the vehicle comfortable for you to drive not only fast…but smooth! Suspension tuning isn’t a one set fits all enterprise…many factors can have influence on tuning cars. Track, vehicle condition, modifications, weather and gamer experience…not to mention the type of controller!

 1)      CAR FEELING:

  • CAR FEELS UNSTABLE:
    • Excessive front toe.
    • Too soft a shock.
    • Too much camber
    • Front sway bar too stiff.
    • Excessive front or rear brake bias.
    • Too low a ride height
    • Spoiler downforce too low.
  • CAR FEELS UNRESPONSIVE:
    • Springs too soft.
    • Shocks too soft.
    • Front sway bar too small.
  • CAR FEELS OVER RESPONSIVE:
    • Springs too stiff.
    • Shocks too soft.
    • Front sway bar too large.

2)      OVERSTEERING

  •  CAR OVERSTEERS ENTERING CORNER:
    • Not enough toe out.
    • Rear camber too high.
    • Not enough front brake bias.
    • Front sway bar too small.
    • Too large a rear sway bar.
    • Rear ride height too high.
    • Rear shock rebound too stiff.
    • Front shock compression too soft.
    • Rear shock rebound too stiff.
    • Spoiler downforce too low.
    • Front springs too weak.
    • Rear springs too stiff.
  • CAR OVERSTEERS IN THE MIDDLE OF A CORNER:
    • Front spring too soft.
    • Rear spring too stiff.
    • Front sway bar too soft.
    • Excessive front toe (in or out)
    • Improper camber settings.
    • Not enough negative Front camber.
    • Excessive positive camber in the Rear.
    • Too high a differential ratio causing wheel spin.
    • Front shock compression too low.
    • Rear shock rebound too high.
    • Rear shock compression too high.
    • Spoiler downforce too low.
  • CAR OVERSTEERS EXITING A CORNER:
    • Too much positive Front camber.
    • Too high a differential ratio causing wheel spin.
    • Too small a front sway bar.
    • Excessive front toe (in or out).
    • Too large a rear sway bar.
    • Rear ride height too high.
    • Rear shock compression too stiff.
    • Front shock rebound too soft.
    • Spoiler downforce too low.
    • Front springs too weak.
    • Rear springs too stiff.

 3)      UNDERSTEERING

  • CAR UNDERSTEERS ENTERING CORNER:
    • Too much toe out.
    • Too much front brake bias.
    • Front sway bar too large.
    • Too small a rear sway bar.
    • Rear ride height too low.
    • Rear shock rebound too weak.
    • Front shock compression too stiff.
    • Rear shock rebound too weak.
    • Spoiler downforce too high.
    • Front springs too stiff.
    • Rear springs too weak.
  • CAR UNDERSTEERS IN THE MIDDLE OF A CORNER:
    • Front spring too stiff.
    • Rear spring too soft.
    • Front sway bar too stiff.
    • Excessive front toe (in or out)
    • Improper camber settings.
    • Front shock compression too high.
    • Rear shock rebound too low.
    • Rear shock compression too low.
    • Spoiler downforce too high.
  • CAR UNDERSTEERS EXITING A CORNER:
    • Too large a front sway bar.
    • Excessive front toe (in or out).
    • Too small a rear sway bar
    • Rear shock compression too soft.
    • Front shock rebound too stiff.
    • Spoiler downforce too high.
    • Front springs too stiff.
    • Rear springs too soft.

4)      CAMBER

  • Too much negative Front camber:
    • Car turns into a corner too quickly or becomes loose.
    • Chassis will tighten up from the middle out.
  • Too much negative Rear camber:
    • Tight condition from the middle out.
    • Loose condition entering a corner.
  • Too much positive Front camber:
    • Car turns into a corner too slowly & feels tight.
    • Chassis will loosen up from the middle out.
  • Too much positive Rear camber:
    • Loose condition from the middle out.
    • Tight condition entering a corner.

5)      FRONT BRAKE BIAS

  • Too much front brake bias:
    • Will cause car to push while braking.
  • Not enough front brake bias:
    • Will cause car to become loose while braking.

6)      FRONT ANTI-ROLL BAR

  • Too large a bar:
    • Car feels stiff, unstable & does not roll while cornering.
    • Car pushes through the corners.
    • Front may tend to slide & not take set.
    • Car may get tighter as you progress through turn.
  • Too small a bar:
    • Car rolls excessively while cornering.
    • Back of the car is hard to control & feels real loose.
    • Car is slow to respond when changing directions.

7)      FRONT TOE OUT

  • Too much toe out:
    • Car feels difficult to turn into corner.
    • Car may not take set in the corner.
    • Car will want to push.
    • Car may wander under heavy braking.
  • Too much toe in:
    • Car turns into a corner quicker than it should with very little wheel movement.
    • Car will feel loose upon entry into a corner & is generally unstable.

8)      REAR ANTI-ROLL

  • Too large a rear anti-roll bar:
    • Car will feel loose
    • May feel excessive wheel spin on exit.
  • Too small a rear anti-roll bar:
    • Car will feel tight.

9)      RIDE HEIGHT

  • Too low a ride height:
    • Car will bottom out.
    • On the rear will increase straightaway speeds.
  • Too high a ride height:
    • On the rear will increase rear traction & bite.

10)   SHOCKS

  • Front shocks too stiff:
    • Car will push entering the corner while braking.
    • Car will also push while accelerating exiting a corner.
  • Front shocks too weak:
    • Car will be loose entering a corner while braking.
    • Car will also feel loose exiting a corner while under acceleration.
  • Rear shocks too stiff:
    • Car will be loose entering a corner while braking.
    • Car will also feel loose exiting a corner while under acceleration.
  • Rear shocks too weak:
    • Car will push entering the corner while braking.
    • Car will also push while accelerating exiting a corner.

11)   DOWNFORCE

  • Too high a spoiler downforce setting:
    • Slower straight-away speeds.
    • Chassis will feel tight while cornering.
  • Too low a spoiler setting:
    • Faster straight-away speeds.
    • Chassis will feel loose while cornering.

12)   SPRINGS

  • Front springs too stiff:
    • Car will Understeer.
    • Car feels stiff & unresponsive.
  • Front springs too weak:
    • Car will Understeer.
    • Front of car will dive entering a corner & may bottom out while braking.
    • Excessive body roll.
    • Mid turn push.
  • Rear springs too stiff:
    • Car will Oversteer when accelerating.
    • Excessive wheelspin.
  • Rear springs too weak:
    • Car will Understeer.
    • Excessive rear squat when accelerating possibly bottoming out.
    • Car will roll over onto the RR.
    • Car may be slow to take a set.

 Thank you to Trewer_Rath for the great Suspension Guide.

LSD Tuning Guide:

Initial Torque Settings

Lower Number (opening):

 Advantages

  • Improves the cars manoeuvrability;
  • Better turning;
  • Reduces the effect of the accel and decal LSD settings;
  • LSD to kick in only at full throttle in low gears, only under hard braking;
  • Lower acceleration less wheelspin better tyre wear (oversteer);
  • The car will be easy to turn and more responsive for example in a succession of curves;

 Disadvantages 

  • More oversteer;
  • Less torque transfered from engine to rear wheels (slow acceleration);
  • Edgier” handling, sometimes less traction;
  • Beware with retake acceleration and strong braking. The car will be more sensible and more dificult to control;

Higher Number(locking):

 Advantages

  • Increase the effect of the accel and decal LSD settings up to a point, after which the effect will decrease;
  • More planted/more understeer;
  • LSD to kick in whenever you touch the throttle, whenever you brake
  • Smoother handling, more stability and sometimes more traction;
  • The oversteer will be reduced and the torque will be oriented and transmitted to the “good wheel”;

Disadvantages 

  • Reduces the cars manoeuvrability;
  • More torque transfered from engine to rear wheels (no traction);
  • Fast acceleration ,more wheelspin rapid trye wear (understeer);
  • The car will have some difficulties to enter in a corner, more understeer;

Accel. Settings

 Lower Number(opening):

 Advantages

  • Improves the car’s ability to turn, particularly in tight corners;
  • better turning / more oversteer, and more possibility for inside wheel spin when on throttle;
  • more torque transfered to the inside wheel (control)
  • slower delivery of power ,better control in turns (oversteer);
  • More the car will be able to turn;
  • Very little transfer, good for tracks with tight turns;

Disadvantages

  • Reduces traction out of corners by increasing the chances of wheel spin;
  • Inside wheel spins;
  • Increase oversteer and loose the rear if accelerating to much;

Higher Number(locking):

Advantages

  • Increases traction out of corners by limiting wheel spin;
  • Limits the car’s ability to turn, particularly in tight corners;
  • More torque transfered to the outside wheel (on throttle rotation);
  • Greater delivery of power;
  • Less it will allow difference of speed between the wheels during acceleration, avoiding eventuals spinnings;
  • Lots of transfer, almost like a welded diff, good for tracks with very few tight turns or cars that have major oversteer issues;

Disadvantages

  • More planted/ more understeer and less possibility for inside wheel spin when on throttle;
  • Outside wheel spins (for RWD: outside wheel spinning can reduce understeer, but it can also be harder to control) (for FWD: doesn’t seem to be a benefit of spinning outside wheel instead of inside);
  • Causes erratic handling (understeer);
  • Will cause understeer followed by outside wheelspin if too much throttle is applied;

Decel. Settings

 Lower Number(opening):

 Advantages

  • Reduces stability when decelerating into a corner;
  • Improves the car’s ability to turn;
  • Easier to turn into corners, but can cause spinning out;
  • More easy to enter I the curves and turn;
  • Allow both wheels to essentially brake freely. Oversteer;

Disadvantages

  • Less stability, ability to turn when breaking(oversteer);
  • More the car will be unstable from the rear when braking and will have a tendency to spin;

Higher Number(locking):

Advantages

  • Increases stability when decelerating into a corner;
  • Improves stability (or increases understeer) under brakes, by reducing difference in braking force between the left and right wheel;
  • Best use is to reduce lift-off oversteer in MR / RR cars
  • More the car will be steady on his line when you brake;
  • Forces both wheels to maintain the same rotational speed under braking;
  • Induces understeer under heavy braking which can be safer on fast tracks like LeSarthe;

 Disadvantages

  • Limits the car’s ability to turn;
  • More resistance to turn into corners
  • More difficulties to enter the curve and sometimes you ‘ll have to fight with the car to reach the apex;

Decel/Accel:

 Note: These need to be tuned together. This is how you balance the attitude of the car.

Decel affects braking through apex or just before throttle application.

Accel affects from apex or throttle application through corner exit.

You should use Accel/Decel to balance a car all the way through the corner – it should be smooth, not push in, understeer out or the opposite.

Driving Style:

 Low Initial Torque and Med/High ACCEL& DECEL SENS if your driving style is EXTREME (sliding turns);

Low Initial Torque and Low/Med ACCEL& DECEL SENS if your driving style is Expert/Med (safer);

Med/High Initial Torque and Low/Med ACCEL& DECEL SENS for DRIFTING;