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DiRT Rally 2.0 Monte Carlo tips to be faster

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Monte Carlo is my "achilles heel". I just don't figure out why I'm soo much slower in there than others. I have good speed on Spain tarmac and Sweden snow... but in Monte Carlo.... just don't understand how to be fast.
And the problem is that most of the different rally seasons have Monte for first rally.
I'm sure that it's not because of my car settings... it must be driving style.
So do anyone have any tip what might help. At the moment I'm running on Ford Fiesta R2.
 
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This is my R2 Ford setup for Monte, try this if u are faster with it

Ford Fiesta R2 (June 19th 2020)
Alignment:Front: toe 0.00, camber -1.80 / Rear: toe 0.00, camber -1.60
Brakes:2,465.00Nm, bias 66%
Differential:Front: driving 40%, braking 10%, preload 20.00Nm
Gears:0.370 (65kph) / 0.512 / 0.655 / 0.797 / 0.940 / FD 0.192 (top speed 165km/h or 103mph)
Damping:Front 3.00, 3.00, 0.10mps, 3.00 / Rear 3.00, 3.00, 0.10mps, 3.00
Springs:Front: rh 27.00mm, spr 104.85, arb 21.82 / Rear: rh 27.00mm, spr 84.18, arb 20.00

this setup could benefit from some changes since it is done long time ago so change rear camber to -1.80 (or front camber to -1.60), then damping to all 4.00 values and rear anti-roll bar 1click firmer

Also on some stages (the bottom short ones) are almost fully dry asphalt(just few corners with ice) so use softs on those because u might gain 5-10s. Then long stages UPHILL can also be quicker with softs because u gain so much time on the clean parts and even on patched ice section(mid part) and lose only little bit of time on full ice+snow part (at least test softs on long stages uphill to see if u are quicker).
On the patched ice sections u can also try to find more ice-free lines to possibly gain some time.

What degrees of rotation are u using? If it's higher than 540 then try 540 or even something lower like 495, 450, 405, 360 degrees.
I assume you use manual shifting instead of automatic and no assists(maybe abs won't cause that much time loss) because those can slow u down.
 
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This is my R2 Ford setup for Monte, try this if u are faster with it

Ford Fiesta R2 (June 19th 2020)
Alignment:Front: toe 0.00, camber -1.80 / Rear: toe 0.00, camber -1.60
Brakes:2,465.00Nm, bias 66%
Differential:Front: driving 40%, braking 10%, preload 20.00Nm
Gears:0.370 (65kph) / 0.512 / 0.655 / 0.797 / 0.940 / FD 0.192 (top speed 165km/h or 103mph)
Damping:Front 3.00, 3.00, 0.10mps, 3.00 / Rear 3.00, 3.00, 0.10mps, 3.00
Springs:Front: rh 27.00mm, spr 104.85, arb 21.82 / Rear: rh 27.00mm, spr 84.18, arb 20.00

this setup could benefit from some changes since it is done long time ago so change rear camber to -1.80 (or front camber to -1.60), then damping to all 4.00 values and rear anti-roll bar 1click firmer

Also on some stages (the bottom short ones) are almost fully dry asphalt(just few corners with ice) so use softs on those because u might gain 5-10s. Then long stages UPHILL can also be quicker with softs because u gain so much time on the clean parts and even on patched ice section(mid part) and lose only little bit of time on full ice+snow part (at least test softs on long stages uphill to see if u are quicker).
On the patched ice sections u can also try to find more ice-free lines to possibly gain some time.

What degrees of rotation are u using? If it's higher than 540 then try 540 or even something lower like 495, 450, 405, 360 degrees.
I assume you use manual shifting instead of automatic and no assists(maybe abs won't cause that much time loss) because those can slow u down.
Thank you. I will give it a try fore sure. And yes i use manual shifting and no assists. For now i already completed that rally why i place that post, but as Monte still is not good for me then i will try your setup as well. Overal i think that problem is not setup... rather my driving style. Wheel turning dagrees... that i need to check... this j have not try to change before so it actually may be give me something... thank you for tip this out.
 
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Good tips Karik! I checked this out because Monte Carlo is also my weak spot. I believe it is because the surface is not consistent like it is in most other places, and is hard to spot at times. Sometimes I can chuck it into a corner and be fine, other times its icy and I hit the wall, so I tend to drive much more carefully since the ice is patchy and I prefer not to crash.
 
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