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GTL Car Setup event - How is your current setup knowledge/skill?

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Knut Omdal Tveito, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Do not understand what the setup options means or what they represent on a real racing car

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  2. Understand what MOST setup options means and what they represent on a real racing car

    13 vote(s)
    46.4%
  3. Understand what ALL setup options means and what they represent on a real racing car

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. Do not understand how the setup options affects the car behavior (understeer/oversteer/turn-in)

    7 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. Understand how MOST setup options affects the car behavior (understeer/oversteer/turn-in etc.)

    14 vote(s)
    50.0%
  6. Understand how ALL setup options affects the car behavior (understeer/oversteer/turn-in etc.)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Are you interested in having a car setup event?

    22 vote(s)
    78.6%
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  1. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
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    I'm thinking of having a setup testing event in the GTL club where we explain the different setup options and demonstrate the effects. But before I start planning anything I just wanted to check if there is interest for something like this and to get an overview of the setup knowledge and skills of the club.

    I added a poll with multiple options and I would really appreciate your answers. And if you have any comments/suggestions or areas of setups that you particularly interested in and want to cover, just post it in this thread.
     
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  2. Rupe Wilson

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    Wow, this is great, id jump at the chance to get some more info on this, I THINK i have the basics covered but it takes me a long time to get there, i know there's no quick route to this and often its by luck not judgement that i get the cars feel how i think i like it, this involves looking at other setups and comparing the feel, But to start from scratch with no help i do struggle allot.. but i never go for the fine adjustments i really suffer there..
    I try to set my cars up with a bit of under steer as apposed to over steer as this is safer for me :D .. So a better knowledge of setting up a car might make me try a more advanced setup with dare i say it a bit of over steer... as Ive seen how this can help in turning the car in to corners and holding more corner speed..
    Also how to brake more efficiently and when to change gear, downshifting into corners and keeping the car stable when going into a long corner..
     
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  3. Stuart Thomson

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    I'd also be interested in this, gaining knowledge never hurts :thumbsup:

    I reckon I'm pretty much there on most things to get the car feeling how I like it, but I have to admit that Dampers are still a total mystery to me.

    During my initial testing, I can adjust most things based on behaviour and knowing what I will achieve, but I'm still putting the dampers bang in the middle and doing them by feel / trial and error.
     
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  4. Warren Dawes

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    I'm certainly interested.
    Most of my setup efforts are made purely to make the car feel more stable, as far as making it faster, I'm pretty hopeless.
     
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  5. Kenny Paton

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    +1
     
  6. Peter van Zanten

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    I'm in for this hope do more on the car.:thumbsup: most off the time my set up is like:poop:

    is there a paper with some info over to make a set up ??
     
  7. Bob Hutchins

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    Always good to glean more info on this subject matter.
     
  8. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    Been working on a skid pad today. Very simple stuff, but useful for testing setups.
    [​IMG]

    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
     
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  9. Ross McGregor

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    Looks good! Is there any way to separate the pits from the circuit? I think the Boss would be well-suited to this track...
     
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  10. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    The mod we will use for most of the setups
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. David Wright

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    Didn't know there was a single seater mod for GTL - what is it? Where do I get it?
     
  12. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    Actually I never released this mod. It will be a one-off for this event. Hopefully I will have everything ready in a couple of weeks and I will upload it here at RD.
     
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  13. David Wright

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    Cool :) Did you manage to get the suspension arms to pivot as the wheels go up and down?
     
  14. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    It works in external views like chase cam, and it works on the other cars you see on track. But in cockpit view it doesn't work. But in this car you can't really see them from the cockpit anyways so it's ok:)
     
  15. David Wright

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    Thanks for the reply. Looking forward to trying it :)
     
  16. Hans Sneep

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    KI Sunniva Knut ??
     
  17. Knut Omdal Tveito

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