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#1 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 4:11:17 PM(UTC)
Ok, I know I'm not the fastest driver out there in the world of Forza but I do have real world driving skills. I hope they translate as I take you all on driving one of my own cars. The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST will be the car you drive at a Track Day event at Mugello Full. The traffic will be made up of other cars I own, some faster, some slower. The goal? Simple, put in a clean lap as fast as you can.

[edit] This is a STOCK-ONLY event. [edit] Event ends 1/31 at 12 midnight. Pacific. I will set my last time by 1/30/18 before 5 p.m.

Every one who sets a time will win the 1977 Ford Escort 1800 RS and the Happy New Year Driver suit. There will be a Twitter poll to decide what the prize will be for beating me. I guarantee that you will have to put in a clean lap top beat me.

I am using my race rig with a Thrustmaster wheel, pedal, and shifter set-up. I drive with TCS/STM off, manual with clutch, no ABS, and no racing or braking line.

First time was: 2:28.835
Last time was: 2:26:917
Last time was 2:26.154
Last time: 2:25.142
Last time: 2:25.011
Last time : 2:24.816

Current time: 2:23.826 as of Sunday night 1/28/18 9:30 pm

I will use this thread to , talk some trash, and of course post my times as they improve. Recommend a good replay to watch and help me improve if you want!

Send me a friend request and post your times as the event progresses.

Here is a side question. I have been racing with my wheel set up for about two weeks, I have always been faster with a controller. Do you think I will be faster with my race rig or my controller?

It's going to be a fun rest of the month taking you all on. I look forward to putting my love of trees, and rewind behind me, and keeping as many of you breathing my exhaust fumes. Good Luck!

Johniwanna

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#2 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 4:20:20 PM(UTC)
For beating the time? WIR said those were just for setting a time.
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#3 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 4:23:26 PM(UTC)
Awesome....love that you're on the forums and an actual driver too.

Looking forward to beating your time and hurting your feelings (I kid, I kid, mostly).

To answer your question, if you can dial in your settings on your wheel setup, you can likely best your controller time. No ABS will undoubtedly help you go faster too, but I shouldn't be helping. Fun full auto with all the assists on!
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#4 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 4:36:04 PM(UTC)
Bring it on.

🇨🇦
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#5 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 5:13:07 PM(UTC)
John - you likely will be slower with the wheel at the start, but probably pick up quickly you need not force anything. Smooth and calm is the approach with the wheel.

Make sure you have the latest software updates from Thrustmaster for the wheel, and properly installed from your PC or laptop with the wheel connected before entering the game. One-time install, but there are some adjustments you need to make each time.

Good luck, and watch out for those . . . never mind, there aren't any on that track you should be able to reach.
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#6 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 5:13:42 PM(UTC)
was hoping this would have remained a stock event, but I can always find a decent tune on the market I suppose
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#7 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 5:18:18 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: TransAmConnor Go to Quoted Post
For beating the time? WIR said those were just for setting a time.


Corrected. You get the Escort for participating and there will be a Twitter poll to decide the car those who beat me will receive.

Thanks Connor!

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#8 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 5:25:30 PM(UTC)
DUHme! Thanks, Max.

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#9 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 5:29:27 PM(UTC)
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_1_12_18
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In fact, everyone who sets a time in the event will receive not just the 1977 Ford Escort RS1800 but also the 2018 New Year’s Eve gear which was previously only available for viewers of our New Year’s Eve livestream. Next week look for another Twitter poll, where we’ll let voters decide the car players get for beating John’s time.

The January Bounty Hunter kicks off on Tuesday, January 16! See you on the leaderboards.
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#10 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 5:35:44 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: johniwanna Go to Quoted Post


Here is a side question. I have been racing with my wheel set up for about two weeks, I have always been faster with a controller. Do you think I will be faster with my race rig or my controller?

Johniwanna


At this point in time youll most definitely be faster with the controller but with time youll eventually shorten the gap but not necessarily close it. Unless youre horrible with a controller its the easier way to be fast in forza.

Even though i love using the clutch pedal and h-shifter for the immersion its slower in forza. So ill give you a little advice if the thrustmaster wheel you are using is the tx, ditch the h pattern and use the paddles, hold the mode button and then press the A button. This will automatically use the clutch when you up or downshift. Its also slower and unnecessary to lift off the gas when shifting in forza so dont lift. Last bit of advice is to use the lowest dor(degree of rotation) you can use comfortably and youll be quicker. Good luck.
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#11 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 5:51:13 PM(UTC)
Each and every time you start up the game. The Thrustmaster does not retain the setting (Mode button & A button) from one session to another, but will for as long as you're in FM7 and playing. Concentrate on your lines through turns and ditch the habit of slamming your car through the corners. Finesse with the wheel pays off in the long run. I've said for years, when you finally understand your wheel a race will feel easy and relaxing. That's when you have mastered it.

Originally Posted by: im2fast4u711 Go to Quoted Post
So ill give you a little advice if the thrustmaster wheel you are using is the tx, ditch the h pattern and use the paddles, hold the mode button and then press the A button. This will automatically use the clutch when you up or downshift. Its also slower and unnecessary to lift off the gas when shifting in forza so dont lift. Last bit of advice is to use the lowest dor(degree of rotation) you can use comfortably and youll be quicker. Good luck.


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#12 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 5:58:48 PM(UTC)
2:21.804. BTW he stopped for coffee.
Usually hanging out at position 12 so you will need to look in your rearview mirror to see me.
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#13 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 6:05:41 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: johniwanna Go to Quoted Post
You can tune the ST to the top of C-Class but remaining true to the car, only front-wheel-drive tunes will be allowed.

Evry one who sets a time will win the 1977 Ford Escort RS and the Happy New Year Driver suit. There will be a Twitter poll to decide what the prize will be for beating me. I guarantee that you will have to put in a clean lap top beat me.

To get warmed up, and to give you an idea of where I am at, I just did three laps without traffic and my best lap was a 2:21.804. That was with a basic upgrade to C-500. Race tires, race exhaust, race flywheel, race suspension, and some wheels that match my real life 2016 Ford Fiesta ST.

Johniwanna


So to be clear we stay FWD but can use any tire i.e. street (homologated) or race etc etc as long as we stay C500 ?

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....... But officer, I was going too fast to read the speed limit sign
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#14 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 6:33:19 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: johniwanna Go to Quoted Post


Here is a side question. I have been racing with my wheel set up for about two weeks, I have always been faster with a controller. Do you think I will be faster with my race rig or my controller?

Johniwanna


Depends how fast you are on the controller, and how far off those times are you after just 2 weeks on the wheel? I know forza can take a fair amount of adjusting on a wheel. Having real world experience may help you find pace on a wheel easier with a bit more practise, I know for fact I am much faster and more consistent on a wheel and it's a lot more enjoyable for me.

Have you set up your advanced options where they are comfortable for you yet?

Im2fast4u great tips for getting into it, I would also add use normal steering first, if you find the steering sluggish try sim but if sim is too twitchy just stick to normal, on a wheel neither one is really faster or slower, just depends on your driving style and preference really.

Look forward to racing your time, good luck!

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#15 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 6:47:43 PM(UTC)
I love this. My daily commuter is a bone stock (except for Michelin PSS) '15 Fiesta ST. Cheers, and good luck!
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#16 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 7:15:57 PM(UTC)
Johniwanna kick your butt in this one,lol.

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#17 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 8:08:29 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: DEATH HAMMER 01 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: johniwanna Go to Quoted Post
You can tune the ST to the top of C-Class but remaining true to the car, only front-wheel-drive tunes will be allowed.

Evry one who sets a time will win the 1977 Ford Escort RS and the Happy New Year Driver suit. There will be a Twitter poll to decide what the prize will be for beating me. I guarantee that you will have to put in a clean lap top beat me.

To get warmed up, and to give you an idea of where I am at, I just did three laps without traffic and my best lap was a 2:21.804. That was with a basic upgrade to C-500. Race tires, race exhaust, race flywheel, race suspension, and some wheels that match my real life 2016 Ford Fiesta ST.

Johniwanna


So to be clear we stay FWD but can use any tire i.e. street (homologated) or race etc etc as long as we stay C500 ?


Yes this is just like old times. :D

Choice of Mugello was not accidental, we're gonna have to be creative with the build.

I wanna see what these "other cars" in John's garage are. :D

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#18 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 8:11:40 PM(UTC)
Good luck Johniwanna! I am taking you down!😀
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#19 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 10:50:12 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: johniwanna Go to Quoted Post
To get warmed up, and to give you an idea of where I am at, I just did three laps without traffic and my best lap was a 2:21.804. That was with a basic upgrade to C-500. Race tires, race exhaust, race flywheel, race suspension, and some wheels that match my real life 2016 Ford Fiesta ST.

Out of interest, John, how old are you? I'm closer to 50 than 40, and have a feeling that the top performers are probably a fair bit younger.

As the event isn't live yet, I thought I'd have a go with the car in stock form without traffic to compare against your time, and managed a clean 2:18.5. I was 5 secs faster than Phil last month, so I have a feeling you'll provide people with a tougher challenge than Phil.
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#20 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 11:04:37 PM(UTC)
How do you keep track of the times that are being set?
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#21 Posted : Monday, January 15, 2018 11:47:08 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: SmartnSeek Go to Quoted Post
How do you keep track of the times that are being set?


Easiest is to add him to your friendlist and search for his name in the rivals event.
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#22 Posted : Tuesday, January 16, 2018 12:06:27 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: SmartnSeek Go to Quoted Post
How do you keep track of the times that are being set?


The actual bounty hunter event hasn't started yet but it will be in rivals when it does and will have it's own leaderboard
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#23 Posted : Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:04:06 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Braindead NL Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: SmartnSeek Go to Quoted Post
How do you keep track of the times that are being set?


Easiest is to add him to your friendlist and search for his name in the rivals event.


Thank you.
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#24 Posted : Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:07:16 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: SmartnSeek Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Braindead NL Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: SmartnSeek Go to Quoted Post
How do you keep track of the times that are being set?


Easiest is to add him to your friendlist and search for his name in the rivals event.


Thank you.


And if they do like they have done with the past few bounty hunter challenges the time will be updated in the very first post of this thread also
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#25 Posted : Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:22:46 AM(UTC)
Hi Johniwanna,
Which is your gametag?
I am not able to find in xbox community Johniwanna.

Thanks

EDIT
sorry I found It

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