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How to get better at rFactor?

Discussion in 'rFactor' started by MotorsportBoy97, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Hi, I really am bad at rFactor, All the time I just spin out exiting corners (From wheel spin) and I don't feel connected to the rear wheel at all. I'm using a Logitech Driving Force GT and would like some tips for better feel from the rear tyres or some setup help to make the rear tires not spin up or feel less nervous in slow speed corner.

    I can complete multiple laps without spinning but I am painfully slow (Compared to other driver in the rFactor league) and usually loose the bulk of my time on the exit of corners. I have tried setup guides like 'Setup Matrix' and other ones similar but I just cant get the car to respond the way I want it to

    Thanks in Advance
    MotorsportBoy97
     
  2. Try to use the maximum driving aids that the server allows
     
  3. The server allows no assists :( apart from auto clutch and auto gears
     
  4. I'm sorry but u must get some xp from real racing. Friendly karting and karting lessons can be a good xp
     
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  5. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
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    Try to race with out any aids, be gentle on the throttle exiting corners only apply gas when wheels are straight. On setup remove some tyre pressure or make suspension a bit softer a few clicks down.

    How long have you being racing with Rfactor ?
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2014
  6. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
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    i have one question, which mod are you playing ?
     
  7. Nox

    Nox
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    :roflmao:
     
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  8. Ive been playing rFactor for quite a few years now, I got the game about August time in 2010 but only just (Because of the league) been using no assists (Apart from Auto gears)
     
  9. The league is using 'F1 2014 Mod by Patrick34" But the problem is with most Formula 1 or Open wheel cars that are similar
     
  10. Lazarou

    Lazarou
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    Great advice, although trying to squeeze in to the footwell with you man parts hanging out may be awkward, also you don't get the same control when it's cold:)
     
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  11. Nox

    Nox
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    Look, no hands!
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Warren Schembri

    Warren Schembri
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    The aim should not really be about being fast. Being consistent is more important.
    Speed comes with consistency.

    I think moving the Brake Bias more forward will help though I am not a setup expert.
     
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  13. Nox

    Nox
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    +1 for consistency. Once you are consistent and in full control of the vehicle you can start pushing harder and seeing where you can pick up the extra time. I don't think there is any magic bullet to get better, you just need to practice, practice, practice. Thankfully practising sim racing is fun.
     
  14. Lazarou

    Lazarou
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    EDIT Embedded not allowed by the uploader.

    About 13 minutes in, the Scottish sage Jackie Stewart gives some great advice to the long haired one. I have learnt a lot about driving from Jackie Stewart from various films/documentaries.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=81U-dDGg24U
     
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  15. Nox

    Nox
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    Also, this is currently helping me:
     
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  16. PaulH

    PaulH
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    "All the time I just spin out exiting corners (From wheel spin) "

    Try lowering the "power" setting alot! and raise the "coast" setting abit. Try starting with the lowest "power" setting the raise it as you get more consistent, also lower rear springs, gives more grip to rear wheels. (they maybe called something else in RF1)
    Also lower rear "antiroll bar"
    Sounds to me you are coming out of corners then slamming down the gas pedal
    But I'm no expert, but learning settings slowly myself ;)
     
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  17. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
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    Dam you spell checker :x3: well spotted boys, that will teach me to be more careful posting that late at night :p
    That makes me look like a bit of a download.jpg
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2014
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  18. Warren Schembri

    Warren Schembri
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    if your demanding to get onto the Full Throttle, this is the place to go :D
     
  19. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
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    Guys this could go very off topic :confused:
     
  20. Nox

    Nox
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    So basically what we have determined to go faster can be summed up by James Hunt:
     
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