Setting up these cars is so difficult because of the combined knock on effects of changing most single settings. I want to show the process i am using to get the car to my liking, from the beginning to the end. Maybe someone can get some tips out of it, or maybe someone can help me improve on it and give me some tips. I make no claims that my way is the best way or that there are no mistakes here, only that this is my experience and am happy to be corrected if i have something wrong.
Iv been driving the Lambo consistently since buying the game, wanted to tweak it to perfection before moving onto another car, so i'm pretty happy with my lap time although i know there is further tweaking to be done, my lap record at Monza 04 is 142.5 i can see that improving by a second given a perfect lap, and with further setup tweaks bearing in mind i have not touched the gearing, or the diff settings yet, maybe i can get close to the fastest laps recorded by NoGrip members 1.39.0.
For the purpose of this Post i am going to change into a car i am unfamiliar with and start at the default setup. Test then Tweak until i get that magical feeling that lap was a perfect lap, or if i feel, if not for screwing up that corner it would of been a perfect lap. It's normally the latter
those magical moments happen once in a blue moon as i find it hard to give 100% concentration to a lap, and it is this momentary laps in concentration where my mind wanders onto the last lap time, or the way the car took the last bend, which makes me miss my braking point and screw up that perfect lap.
One thing i find myself doing a lot is having 2 or 3 different lines through the same corner and not repeating the one that works best on subsequent laps, Lesmo 1(4) Lesmo 2(5) and the Parabolica (7) are perfect examples. The Parabolica offers so many ways to get around it it's a real challenge to repeat the same line in time after time, but once your in that groove and you dont need to think about how your going to enter the corner anymore, you can start to worry about the exit, eventually the corner will be a chance to gain time rather than a chance to lose time.
Anyway enough woffle. Im using the Saleen, at Monza 04, Sim Mode, Tyre Ware OFF (atm), Fuel OFF.
++++ Session 1
Laps: 25 consistent laps
Sessions Lap Record: 1.43.5
Best Lap Record: 1.43.5
The Saleen under-steers a lot, just as the Lambo does at default Setup. It relatively glides over the bumps though which the Lambo did only after adjusting [Fast Bump F,R +] Weight Transfer is also a problem here taking that split second longer than i would like for the car to transfer it's wait (i.e forward momentum into sideways momentum triggered by steering input).
For instance the entrance at Roggia(3) I want to break as late as possible, take the speed off, then make a swift turn into the corner, if that swift turn in becomes a delayed turn in then ill overshoot my turn in point, forcing me on the next lap to break earlier.
Weight Transfer delay can easily be mistaken for Under-steer because the effect of both is that the cars sideways movement lags behind my Steering Movement. The difference between the two though is that with Weight Transfer Delay is a momentary effect just effecting the beginning of a consistent turn, Under-steer effects the whole turn process.
Weight Transfer can be adjusted by the [Slow Bump] & [Slow Rebound] settings and should be for the most part paired together such that changes made to one are equal to the other
[Slow Bump] & [Slow Rebound] controls suspension travel when cornering making that swift turn in we talked about happen. There will be a trade off here although i can't say what that trade off is.
So that's my first Session. will be back with my second one soon.