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PC Setup: Adjusting a setup for a lower grip-level?

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by felan, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. Hi all,
    do you guys have some advices how to adjust a setup for a lower grip-level? A couple of days ago I joint a DTM-Server which was set-up to 95% grip-level while my setup was developed for 100% and I was struggeling to quick-adjust the setup to that lower grip-level and was sliding way too much.
    Any advices are welcome.
    Kind regards and many thx in advance
  2. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    Generally if there's less grip present you'll want to reduce your wheel rate and roll bar stiffness. You can also increase your general wing levels.
  3. You had problems with the rear sliding out when braking for corners? Then lower a bit the brake bias.
  4. Thx for your replies!
    Had no problems under braking as I aplied some throttle while hitting the brakes. Will try the wheel rate and ARB-stuff tomorrow evening..hopefully the server is still runinng:)
  5. Tomi

    ”Maximum Attack!” Premium Member

    I think the most important thing is to adapt your speed for that lower grip level. You can't drive as fast as you can on a 100% grip.
    But it's hard, you want to go faster than you actually can and the end result is that you just sliding and miss your brake points and be even more slower.
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  6. Cristian Haba

    Cristian Haba
    #555 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs Staff Premium Member

    Agreed, setup tweaks are ok however changing the set too much will deviate from your 'ideal' setup and result in lower lap times. Drive according to conditions, being a simracer often involves you adapting to changing situation just like in real life. Also grip levels improve as the track rubbers in...
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  7. I actually feel like the issue is sim racers experience far less meaningful change than real drivers, always driving ideal cars with perfect balance on identical track conditions and so get it into their heads that they can always push push push for the best time, get that time, then wonder why they can't always run that time.

    With dynamic road surfaces entering the picture in latter day simming its finally starting to hit simmers in the face how conditions do alter their performance. I was just watching Weekend of a Champion and the race day weather was the difference between Jackie Steward winning Monaco '71 by 33 seconds or being, as he put it, totally not competitive.