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differential lock

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Boby Kim, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Boby Kim

    Boby Kim
    There is no spoon... Premium Member


    In Race on there is a setting for the differential lock. In the GTR2 Setup guide i see the Diff Power, Coast and Preload. What is a lock and in what way does it effect my driving?
  2. As far as I am aware, lock is the same as power. It controls how much the differential locks when the throttle is applied - for instance, when lock is at 100%, the car will get a better drive out of corners but is more likely to spin because both wheels are turning at the same rate; whereas at 0% lock, the car is less likely to spin because the outside wheel is getting more of the power, but at the same time the inside wheel may spin unnecessarily and the car will not get as much of a "push" out of the corner.

    This philosophy mostly works for rear-wheel drive cars... in front-wheel drive cars it is better to have more lock because then the car will turn in better under power.
  3. Boby Kim

    Boby Kim
    There is no spoon... Premium Member

    Thanks for the explanation! Now its more clear to me how to use the diff settings!!
  4. It turns out there is some kind of bug in Simbins implementation of this.

    With some cars, mainly the original Race07 cars, altering the Lock setting adjusts DiffPumpSetting, while with other cars, mainly GTRevo cars
    altering the Lock setting adjusts DiffPowerSetting.

    Check it out yourself - look at a setup file. Make the adjustment, save it and recheck the file.