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Ford Focus @ Cascavel

Bram Hengeveld

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A setup is not going to gain you 1.8 seconds, not even half a second :) With these cars you can be pretty close to the ultimate time with just default, all the other changes you are making at max will gain you 0.2 tenths of a second.

The 1.8 seconds you are now missing has probably to do with driver technique, track and car knowledge and natural skills.

Some people are born as the virtual Schumacher, others need to practice for years and some people never become super fast. That's just the nature of the sport :).

To answer your first question. For a lancer setup on a different track, feel free to create a new thread for it. Share your own setups and ask people for some feedback, that way everybody can learn from eachother and we keep the threads on topic. :thumbsup:
 

jeffersonpitas

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thank you ... for your answer is relatively contradictory, setup can differentiate to 1 second to 3, if the way you think Hamilton drove in a sauber f1 and would be champion? .... when I do a better setup, I will gladly to come here to post video :cool:

Interlagos has many curves, if you make a balanced camber, tire pressure, springs, dampers differential, you can get in a perfectly curve, and get out of it without accelerating distracionar with tight end you can almentar 3km in each line, that and more than enough to lower seconds ... remembering that not only stretching and marches or short that makes it fast, the question of grip
 
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Bram Hengeveld

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setup can differentiate to 1 second to 3
I think you misunderstood what I posted. You can't win so many seconds with a sim racing setup, that's really a fable.

Especially with these relatively easy to drive touring cars it's really a matter of a few tenths at max. Do a 100 laps with the default setup and after that try a tweaked one and you'll see that the difference is really marginal.

Personally I don't always need a setup to make a perfect curve, simply adjust your driving technique does wonders as well. Especially with these FWD cars you can win a decent amount of time by using trail-braking for example.
 

Coennos

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May 13, 2014
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I don't get this car around the track well,i must do something wrong with the setup.
This FWD cars just don't want to corner,but when i watch you guys i see really nice and close racing.
I hope someone can help me provide me a setup,so i can find a connection to race.
@Bram Hengeveld ,have you change your posted setup already?
I now i can't win by a setup but now i am only losing time to match .
Thanks..
 

Bram Hengeveld

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Nope, for Cascavel the setup works fine for my driving technique but I trailbrake quite a lot with these kinda of FWD cars to make them turn in (and stabilize) the way I want it.

Try to apply some 10% to 15% throttle while braking and keep the revs up and you'll notice the setup feels a bit different all of a sudden.

That said: a setup is mostly a personal thing and might not work for other peoples driving technique.
 

Coennos

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Ok thanks for the tip Bram,will praktisch more with throttle when breaking etc.