my name is Henrik and I am obsessed with cars
Anyway, FM7 is my first game of the Motorsport franchise. At first I was overwhelmed with the Tuning section and it was simply too much for me, so I downloaded Tunings and I was happy with that.
But everytime I was looking for Tunings for a new car I bought, I was annoyed that I can´t tune myself, build a car for my driving style, optimize it not to be the fastest on the leaderboards, but to support my driving style.
You know what I mean. This is months ago now and I really learned a lot.
I study mechanical engineering with a focus on vehicles at a university, so I had a lot of help for all the aspects of tuning a suspension.
I learned that Forza´s tuning mechanic is realistic enough to compare it with the process of tuning in reality (yes, simplified, I know).
But there are some things I don´t really understand or simply don´t know.
My main struggle is the whole process of creating a setup for a car you like on a track you are obsessed with (Nordschleife in my case).
In my experience you see a problem with the car, let it be over- or understeer and you want to balance it out.
For example your FWD car has understeer for days, and you can´t feel any oversteer at all.
So far, so good.
But it happened to me before that the car drives worse after some adjustments to reduce understeer.
It´s not that I change every single option at once, but for example I soften up the front ARB´s… can´t feel a change in car´s behaviour, so I reduce tire pressure and/or adjust the differential, and after some minutes in test drive and tuning, I realise that the car performs worse than with stock tune.
I also have some questions regarding telemetry and how or if it can help me (for example in a replay) to detect whats wrong with my setup.
Well, a lot of text but I wanted to show you guys that I really try to get better and that I´m not one of those who use a free FM7 calculator and expects a completely perfect car
So if someone with experience in tuning wants to help me, please feel free to add me on xbox. Gamertag: Henny996
You dont need to be a veteran in Forza games, whenever you think you have useful tips for me, please contact me, I would be more than happy if I could show you a tipp or two =)
Whoever reached the bottom of this text: Thank you for your time