So I’ve been tooling around some in my journey to get used to a Forza game and one of the few things I haven’t quite figured out yet is tuning. Especially in the top speed department.
There a few things I’d like to note though. First being that I don’t do engine swaps except for cars I’m just goofing off in. In my street rods and my tuners (what I drive the most) however, I like to preserve the car’s more natural sounds vs making a Camaro sounds like a F-16 fighter jet. In addition, I feel like I’m actually tuning a vehicle and not just throwing an engine in it.
Second, when asking advice amongst my friends, I typically get two canned responses:
“Just download a tune.”
This is a no for a couple of reasons. One, because the majority revolve around a V12 engine swap. Second, that doesn’t help me leatn to tune on my own.
“Just mess with the Final Drive settings.”
While this does mostly help on the top end, the results vary greatly depending on the car. In some cases, little to none. In other situations, the return will diminish or even decrease. Plus, this is only helping with one tuning aspect and not a particularly helpful one.
Other things to note are that while the descriptions in the tuning menus help with explanation, trying to apply the info gets a little convoluted. Also, the “projected” results it provides while tuning are definitely not accurate.
So I ask if there’s a way to learn to tune via the actual tuning? Maybe a tutorial or write up that will at least clarify some of the more intricate aspects of tuning. If someone could point me in the right direction, I’d greatly appreciate it.