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Tire Locking

Discussion in 'Automobilista' started by KevinSammut, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. KevinSammut

    Premium Member

    Hi guys, is there a way to get more tire volume? I tried the Formula 3 yesterday but I couldn't
    manage not to lock the tires when braking at the limit.

    Tire volume is full

  2. Turn up the brake pressure % until you can lock up.
  3. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    I think the OP means it the other way around. When you constantly lock up reduce your brake pressure. I am running on 82% to 86% on most tracks without major lock ups.
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  4. Turn up the brake pressure % untill
    oh oops.
  5. KevinSammut

    Premium Member

    Thanks Bram. But it would be nice to know that you're in the limit to lock up, not you'll see smoke in the mirror to see that you've locked the tires.
  6. xnorb

    Premium Member

    Drive 1000 laps and you will know.
  7. Didn't Jackie Stewart talk about in Weekend of a Champion how having brake bias to the front helps to detect lock up by letting you see the tires lock? Suggests knowing you're locked by some other means is difficult or unreliable.
  8. KevinSammut

    Premium Member

    Thanks guys
  9. KevinSammut

    Premium Member

    Tested a bit today after the update, sounds better now, well done reiza
  10. Jackie recommended having the brake bias as far forward as possible, to the point just before the tires lock. In sim racing it's extremely helpful to have it as far back as possible to the point just before the rear spins out.
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  11. Slalom823

    RDTCC S10 Champion Premium Member

    Keep in mind the goal is to have the brake bias set very close to the point where all tires would lock at approximately the same time. It is a compromise though as not all speeds and braking zones on a track will be the same. Then some prefer it to be slightly forward or back depending on their driving preference and the situation. A driver with a high downforce, high powered rwd car may prefer the front to lock up slightly before, where perhaps the same driver in a fwd touring car would prefer the rear to lock first. Either way you want to balance front to back to be fairly close to all four locking at the same time in most braking zones. Of course finding that balance may be easier said than done. Just my thoughts anyways.
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