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I am getting obliterated in rallycross... please help.

Discussion in 'DiRT Rally' started by ThatRacingGuy, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. ThatRacingGuy

    ThatRacingGuy
    I drove 88 MPH last night... weird stuff happened

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    Hello.

    I'm a huge Dirt Rally fan and i recently found that WRX was in the game to (shame on me i know)

    So i decided to enter a Online Rallycross race. put the car in first gear jammed to throttle and off i went.

    First 2 meters i thought i was in the lead. until the other guys suddenly get a Jet engine and Vtec Combined and overtake me like i was snailing.

    What am i doing wrong?

    And then in the corners... nothing but understeer understeer understeer...

    I'm in a "On Loan" Citroen DS3 Rallycross with baseline setups.
    WRX.jpg

    Please help :D
     
  2. David Ross

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    Do you have traction control turned on? That can really slow you down off the line.
     
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  3. Rob Every

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    OK a couple of things here.

    Depends what class you are in. IN the 2wd classes, the upgrade level of the car makes a massive difference. Steer clear of Mini's as even with an upgraded car on some of the tracks you will often find hard to get anywhere near the win, they make no mistakes and even when they do theya re ruthless and stupidly aggressive to get past and will spin you out in a heartbeat.

    Concentrate on trying to get the jump at the start, you can really jump the start a bit if you practice.

    In the 1600a nd supercars classes your car level matters hugely, do some events away from career to improve the car and then you will find it much easier.

    Learn the track by heart, both off and on the racing line as you will have to use that to pass and keep your position.

    The DS3 for me is the worst supercar, try a 208 or Subaru, far more neutral.
     
  4. ThatRacingGuy

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    It feels like i do it bogs down all the time but DR says it is Off
     
  5. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    You have the whole issue there. The "On Loan" cars are base-cars, no upgrades etc. You are most likely a bit over 100hp short while being 100kg overweight.
     
  6. Evilsmurf

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    Upgrade the car (as others have said) use the Fiesta or 208 and launch in 2nd gear, Not 1st.
     
  7. ThatRacingGuy

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    Ok bought a 208. But how do i upgrade the car?
     
  8. Gaudin

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    Championships or Custom Events should do - get some mileage by driving against the AI, as far as I can remember, its fairly quick to get them up to speed.
     
  9. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    Race them. Offline or online. Upgrade progress is based on distance raced in the car :)
     
  10. ThatRacingGuy

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    Much apriciated :D

    The 208 feels a lot better then the DS3 can drive a LOT faster with it.
    i can actually challenge the leaders now if i dont screw up the joker lap which i always do :p
     
  11. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    I do believe that many of the fast-guys are using the Citroën, I find the Fiesta more fitting to my driving style (and default setup) ^^, Haven't done RX in a very very very long time though.
     
  12. Eckhart von Glan

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    same here, though i really longed for a rallx game, it is strangely unappealing, dunno why. I find the AI in the licenced series absurdly hard to beat, never finished better than 5th in any given heat.
     
  13. ThatRacingGuy

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    Screw the AI. Online is where its at :D
     
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  14. Rob Every

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    There are lots of reasons why RX is poor in the game, I think having it in a rally game is rather stupid as the time behind the wheel is so limited.

    They need a rwd class, and possibly a retro class to make it more interesting, and let's face it they need, far, far more tracks. 3 tracks is pathetic really.

    If they have the WRX licence why on earth are they not using it more? Makes no sense