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Car configuration resources (gearbox type, IRL assists info) resource

Discussion in 'Automobilista' started by dave kirk, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. dave kirk

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    Hi everyone,
    I am wanting to create a resource for everyone that shows the cars IRL driving aids/gearbox setup (ie traction control on, Paddle shifters etc) . One of the things I most like about sim racing is driving the car in its IRL configuration, at present there are so many cars that I don't know if they use sequential or paddle shift, traction control or non.
    I am hoping we can start compiling this information on a post, I will happily input all the information into a spread where you can type in the car and it will bring up the info. I would like to eventually do this for all the popular sims but I thought I would start on AMS as it is the one I play the most.

    Any help would be appreciated, even the obvious ones it would be nice for people to just confirm.
     
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  2. Emery

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    Formula Vee is H-shifter, no aids, same as '60s stuff :whistling:
     
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  3. dave kirk

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    thanks, I am hoping to put the whole list together, google didnt help much with some of the cars and I assumed this was the best and most engaging way to do it
     
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  4. Ross Garland

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    A nice idea, I like to go as realistic as possible too. I'd help if I could, but tend to rely on my sims to tell me what I should be using as I have no clue. :p
     
  5. dave kirk

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    Yeah I think AMS is pretty much spot on with the assists when you look at the car setup menu, but quite alot of the cars I'm not sure what gearbox they run. I hope to do the same with Rfactor2 as I have no idea with alot of the cars
     
  6. fortyfivekev

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    The showroom has info on transmission type, etc.

    Probably too nerdy for most but I would like the information you would have if you owned the car like wheelbase, track, tyre sizes (all useful for motec), recommended chassis rake, tyre camber, minimum pressures, recommended tyre temps, etc.

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  7. dave kirk

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    AWESOME, i never realised this, thanks:)
     
  8. Paddler

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    BTW if the car has sequential Gearbox ist it ok to just use the paddles without using the clutch while shifting?
     
  9. Ross Garland

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    That's what I do and I haven't broken any gearboxes yet.

    As an aside, I feel rather foolish having never explored the showroom before now. Doh!
     
  10. Paulo Gomes

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    For example, the boxer cup, in the cockpit it shows a sequential gear lever, but is supposse to be driven with paddle shifters as per the real counterpart. I think reiza did put the gear lever in the boxer cup just to not be too similar with the real 991 cup.
     
  11. Marc Collins

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    There is also a Caterham that uses sequential stick, but an h-pattern is shown in the cockpit graphics.

    It's always OK to use paddles versus stick (forward-backward sequential) in terms of the operation as they work identically. If you are lucky enough to have both sim controllers, it's nice to use the right one for the car.
     
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  12. Jarno Zurev

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    The 360R in the game should be H-pattern. It has an H-shifter in game as it does in real life, but the game treats it as sequential.

    Here's a video.



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  13. Marc Collins

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    We need a list of all the Cats and which transmissions they come with. Some have optional sequential. Some are only available with sequential. Some only with H-pattern. I am not a Cat expert, but I thought that the Superlight Sequential replaced the 360R. Given its name... It may be a case of which model year is being simulated. I think the latest AMS is aiming for 2016 Cats.
     
  14. led00m

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    Anyone know if the Metal's have TC and ABS?