Formula GT tweaks
Posted 02/10/2012 9:49 PM
First of all, I'll agree with StigTC to keep SRF on and get rid of Active Steering. TCS should be fine set to 3, and drop ABS to 4. Although I tried ABS at 3, I wasn't comfortable with it. Steering Sensitivity at 4 is fine. The settings I suggest are as follows:
Downforce: F: 65 R: 90
Drivetrain/LSD Initial: 8 Accelleration: 20 Braking: 13
Ride Height F: -4 R: -4
Spring Rate F: 17.9 R: 18.0
Dampers Ext F: 9 R: 9
Dampers Comp F: 8 R:8
Toe Angle F: 0:00 R: 0.25
Brake Balance: F: 1 R: 2
I have tried to equal out the effects of downforce understeer/LSD oversteer so that they are more nuetral. The effects of this is slightly tighter steering, but moreover, better stability when exiting corners. Link that to the changes to the suspension which gives better ground effect downforce (as pointed out by StigTC), the car became a little more tame. The brake balance is set to slightly oversteer. As this only applies when braking round corners, it's far more controlable.
Unfortunately I have not been able to eliminate slide completely, although it's a lot better than it was. Usually I can accellerate out of it. Be aware, however, that on tight cormers it would be better to ease round and accellerate once the car is stable with the above changes.
My initial run with your setup without the changes above, gave me a lap time of 1:15.311 after I got used to the handling. With the changes that I'm suggesting, my best lap time is 1:12.969. I was also consistantly under 1:13.720.
If you wish to adjust the suspension for higher curbs (like on the Nurburgring course), I suggest:
Ride Height: F: 5 R: 5
Spring Rate: F: 16.7 R:16.8
Dampers Ext: F: 8 R: 8
Sampers Comp: F: 7 R: 7
This still gave me times of 1:14.5 consistantly or less.
Good luck with this. Hope this helps.
Tested on Fuji F