Hi everyone, how’s things?
Just wanted to advertise that I’ve put on my storefront some general s-class lobby tunes. None of them are serious leader board quality but all are capable of very competitive times on the tracks for which they were setup. I know Forza 4 is quiet and the TM is dead but I was hoping to get some feedback on these setups, that’s what I’m mainly interested in. I’m really intent on cracking this tuning malarkey and I just want people to drive my cars and see what’s up. Is there anything about the tune where you’re instantly thinking “oh, I’d make so and so change”. I’ve worked hard on the cars and I think they’re really good, but maybe I’m not seeing things that a better and more experienced tuner would see. A couple of provisos; 1. my tunes are all setup whilst using TCS so, without trying to sound rude, if they don’t work without TCS then I’m not concerned and I won’t be at all surprised; 2. I tune a certain car on 1 or 2 tracks to feel nice and drive fast on those specific tracks and that’s it, not to be a jack of all trades. The cars I’ve put on my storefront are below:
Dodge Charger: Has to be the coolest car I’ve got. This car was setup for Sebring so if you’re going to DL it, that’s where you need to run it. It’s capable on numerous other tracks, but Sebring is it’s bread and butter and where it shines. I hit a 2.04.508 at Sebring full whilst tuning it but it will go faster under hot lap conditions using the run up over the start/finish line etc. It takes some getting used to before you start to see the potential in the car but it’s just too cool not to put the effort in.
Nissan Skyline R32 and R33: Not seen as often as the R34 in s-class lobbies but just as fast, If not faster, on the right track. These both are tuned to run Laguna Seca and Nurburgring GP, and run they do! They both feel very natural on these 2 tracks and run very similar and very competitive times. I’m able to consistently hit mid-ish 26s at Laguna with both under race conditions. They both are fast at other circuits. The R33, for example, is very fast at Silverstone but driving it here it suddenly doesn’t feel so easy. I could probably make changes to make it feel easier, but then it probably wouldn’t be as good at Laguna anymore
Sesto Elemento and aventador: Going to say right from the off, the Sesto elemento is not easy to drive! It’s a no aero setup for Nordschleife! Let me tell you though, it is stupid quick at the ring, particularly on a standing start 1 lapper. it seems to me the sesto was written off as nothing more than an average car in s-class but I think people built it wrong and tried it on the wrong tracks. It’s an amazing car. The Aventador is much easier to drive and similarly quick at the ring. both will top 100, I’m certain.
02 Chevy Camaro: The problem most people have encountered with this car is the dead 5th gear. it can’t be solved without making the car slower. To circumvent this issue I tuned this car to run on tracks that hardly will use that 5th gear whereas most people, I think, see all the horsepower and think it’s a road America car. This car isn’t even different, it’s just plain fast. I find it to run the most impressive times on Laguna (walks 26s) and Nurb GP (may even run a 57), but runs any track that requires acceleration and some handling. Great car for online racing. Edit: I’ve just ran a 57.9 at nurb gp running a few laps in test and there’s still plenty time left to find. This car is exceptionally quick there and laguna
02 Trans AM. This car has been one of the biggest surprises for me. Has great acceleration up to the end of 4th gear and, although it doesn’t feel like it handles, I think it carries more speed through corners than you’d realise. Has a really weird grippy nature to it. I tuned it for Sebring but was caught totally by surprise by how well it did in a race at Road America and would now say Road America is definitely the best track for the car; it’ll surely scrape a 6. The brutal 3rd gear sits perfectly for some of those road America corners.
Not expecting many DLs or feedback at this stage but any would be appreciated.
o2R Dsquared 07