Moose Knuckle Tuning *latest tunes: BMW M3 Coupe and Toyota MR2 1600 G

Discussion in 'GT5 Tuning Forum' started by sanmusa, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74


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    Moose Knuckle was started in the deep frozen confines of the Alaskan Interior. Fueled by nothing more than a desire to stay indoors when the temps were ridiculously cold outside, we started tuning cars. After a one year hiatus, Moose Knuckle has moved to the German Countryside, where the air is warmer but stinkier as the potato farmers love to crap on their fields.

    We are now fed a steady diet of sauerkraut, schnitzel, spätzele and beer. When we're sober we go out and flog our vehicles.

    This is Moose Knuckle Tuning!

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    Published Tunes:
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    Lexus LFA '10 "Black Monster"


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    Honda Civic Type R (EK) RM '97 "Red Banzai"


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    Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst R (FD) ‘01 "Snow White"


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    Nissan Fairlady Z Version S (Z33) ‘07 "Aquilante"


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    Ruf RGT '00 "Ferdinand"


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    Ruf BTR '86 "Alois"


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    Lamborghini Miura P400 Bertone Prototype cn.0706 '67 "Porco Rosso"


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    Nissan Bluebird 1600 Deluxe (510) '68 "Irie"


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    Ruf CTR2 '96 "Silver Fox"


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    Ferrari 430 Scuderia '07 "Feeling Blue"


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    Plymouth Superbird "The Word"


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    Nissan 240RS Rally Car '85 "Dusty"


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    Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 '85 "Mopshi" 400 PP car


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    Lexus Weds Sport IS350 (Super GT) '08 "Gingawa"


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    Ruf RGT '00 "Tweety" 500 PP Champion


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    BMW M3 Coupe '07 "Bloody Mary"


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    Toyota MR2 1600 G '86 "Barney"


    Tunes in process
    Peugeot 205 Rally Car '99
    RUF 3400S '00

    Future tunes:
    Ruf CTR Yellow Bird '87
    Lotus Elise 111R RM '04
    Nissan Calsonic GT-R '08
    Ferrari F40 '92
    Volkswagen Golf GTi RM '01
    Toyota FT-86 Concept '09
    ... and much more

    Updates:
    28 Feb 2011 - Moose Knuckle Tuning opened
    01 Mar 2011 - Lexus LFA, tune added
    02 Mar 2011 - Honda Civic Type R RM, two tunes added
    02 Mar 2011 - Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst, tune for RX-7 Bonus Race 2
    02 Mar 2011 - Nissan Z Version S '07, tune for Nissan Fairlady Z Bonus Race
    02 Mar 2011 - Updated Lexus LFA with snowylilmonster's lap times
    03 Mar 2011 - Ruf RGT, tune added
    05 Mar 2011 - Ruf BTR, tune added
    06 Mar 2011 - Lamborghini Miura, tune added
    06 Mar 2011 - Nissan Bluebird 510, tune added
    29 Mar 2011 - Ruf CTR2, tune added
    26 Feb 2012 - Ferrari 430 Scuderia, tune added
    26 Feb 2012 - Plymouth Superbird, tune added
    03 Mar 2012 - Nissan 240RS Rally Car, tune added
    04 Mar 2012 - Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 and Lexus Weds Sport IS350, tune added
    05 Mar 2012 - Ruf RGT 500PP car, tune added
    11 Mar 2012 - BMW M3 Coupe and Toyota MR2 1600 G, tune added


    Stay posted for more tunes.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
  2. Is it true that you wrestled a moose to the ground and snapped its neck with your bare hands?
  3. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

    That was Sarah Palin, I killed a moose just by staring at it...
  4. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

    Lexus LFA ‘10
    Black Monster

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    Parts Installed
    Oil change
    Weight reduction stage 1
    Window weight reduction
    Titanium racing exhaust
    Sport soft tires
    Fully customizable LSD
    Racing Transmission
    Fully customizable suspension

    Suspension Settings
    Ride height: -9/-5
    Spring rate: 11.4/10.5
    Damper extension: 6/8
    Damper Compression: 6/6
    Anti-roll bars: 3/2
    Camber: 2.1/2.6
    Toe: -0.10/0.20

    Transmission settings
    Top speed: 205 mph

    LSD Settings
    Initial: --/20
    Acceleration: --/40
    Braking: --/20

    Brake Settings
    Front: 5
    Rear: 4

    Specifications
    Max power: 583 hp @ 8800 rpm
    Max torque: 360 ftlb @7300 rpm
    Weight: 1351 kg
    Weight/power: 2.32 kg/hp
    Performance points: 491

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    The LFA is Lexus’ new halo car. It’s a beast with a 4.8 liter V10 engine that revs to 9000 rpm. This setup attempts to improve on something that is already excellent, pushing the envelope a bit further, turning this Japanese super car into a 583 hp slot car.

    Lap times
    Deep Forest Raceway: 1:24.830 by sanmusa
    Deep Forest Raceway: 1:17.550 by snowylilmonster
    Nurburgring Nordschleife: 7:44.295 by sanmusa
    Nurburgring Nordschleife: 7:24.975 by snowylilmonster

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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  5. powell145

    PSN:BadFish145

    Moose Knuckle, really huh - that's the name you pick?

    LMAO........
  6. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

  7. GT5Pro

    Newark/Delaware/USA
    PSN:skaterguymoose

    I'm loving it man, mad respect to the moose, or meese, whichever you prefer. and I'd love to see what you could do to a 430 Scud for PP600 class. i'm having a little trouble on Sports Softs. just saying though.. and that LFA is a fun car man. good work on that.
  8. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

    I completely forgot to write down the PP for the LFA. I'll be updating it later tonight. I also need to check what I have for PP600 cars... tuned F40? 330 P4? Calsonic GT-R 08? Ruf CTR? I'll see.

    Update: I added the PP for the LFA and went through my cars and got some PP600 cars. I'll be tuning those.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2011
  9. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

    Honda Civic Type R (EK) RM '97
    Red Banzai

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    Parts Installed
    Oil change
    Racing modification
    Chassis reinforcement
    ECU tuning
    Sports intake manifold
    Racing air filter
    Sports exhaust manifold
    Titanium racing exhaust
    Sports catalytic converter
    Mid rpm turbo kit
    Fully customizable transmission
    Semi racing flywheel
    Fully customizable LSD
    Fully customizable suspension
    Racing medium tires
    (basically everything there is for the Civic RM...)

    I am providing here two different tunes for the Civic RM: Fast and Loose and Tight and Precise.

    Fast and Loose:This tune is good for wide race tracks, as the car feels more loose. Try it at Deep Forest, Suzuka, Fuji, etc. It feels looser but it is faster.

    Suspension Settings - Fast and Loose
    Ride height: -5/-5
    Spring rate: 12.6/9.5
    Damper extension: 10/6
    Damper Compression: 8/8
    Anti-roll bars: 3/7
    Camber: 4.6/2.5
    Toe: 0.00/-0.10

    LSD Settings - Fast and Loose
    Initial: 15/--
    Acceleration: 30/--
    Braking: 15/--
    See above for Fast and Loose notes

    Brake Settings- Fast and Loose
    Front: 3
    Rear: 7

    Tight and Precise: This setup makes turns the Civic into a slot car. It is slightly slower than the above setup, but it is more precise, therefore good for tight race tracks. I developed this for the Nurburgring Nordschleife, as with the Fast and Loose settings I was all over the place and went into the grass a few times. The Tight and Precise remedied this by making the car a front wheel drive missile: point and shoot. Try this on the 'Ring and other tight circuits (London, etc.)

    Suspension Settings - Tight and Precise
    Ride height: -18/-20
    Spring rate: 9.3/12.1
    Damper extension: 5/7
    Damper Compression: 4/6
    Anti-roll bars: 4/6
    Camber: 3.5/2/0
    Toe: -0.06/-0.10

    LSD Settings – Tight and Precise
    Initial: 10/--
    Acceleration: 40/--
    Braking: 20/--

    Brake Settings – Tight and Precise
    Front: 5
    Rear: 4

    Transmission settings – use with either tunes above
    Top speed: 180 mph for absolute top speed (Hish Speed Ring, Nordschleife, etc)
    Top Speed: 162 mph for smaller circuits where top speed can't be reached

    Aero – use with both tunes above
    Front: 14
    Rear: 15

    Specifications
    Max power: 322 hp @ 8900 rpm
    Max torque: 291 ftlb @ 6400 rpm
    Weight: 845 kg
    Weight/power : 2.62 kg/hp
    Performance points: 516

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    The Civic Type R EK is highly capable small platform. It is a tuner’s dream, with loads of aftermarket support and easy to work on. On top of that it is inexpensive and reliable. That leads to some “tuners” doing questionable mods, and street racers giving the car a bad name for being a rice rocket or fart cannon. Despite all that, when modified correctly the Civic will surprise those with bigger cars.

    Both my tunes of the Civic Type R builds on the car’s strengths, using its light mass to make it handle curves at high speed as well as bigger, more expensive cars. This is demonstrated by the fact that I lapped both the Nurburgring Nordchleife and Deep Forest Raceway faster with the 322 hp Civic than with the 583 hp Lexus LFA. Maybe I am just a better driver of whacked out front wheel drive hatchbacks than of rear wheel drive supercars…

    Lap times (surprisingly fast for my racing ability)
    Deep Forest Raceway: 1:15.497 – Fast and Loose tune
    Nurburgring Nordschleife: 7:20.134 – Tight and Precise tune
    Trial Mountain: 1:32.229 – Fast and Loose tune

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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  10. maxpontiac

    United States Arizona
    PSN:maxpontiac

    Love the name. Really. I do.
  11. snowylilmonster

    Pennsylvania, US
    PSN:Squeaks121

    After testing the LFA Black Monster it is a solid tune. It handles beautifully when your silky smooth with the car even on the bumpy ring. It feels a little high and heavy. When you start to push it it starts to under-steer alot. The transmission setup needs some work. It maxes out on the long straights at 194 at the absolute max redline RPM. At certain points in the rpm band the car feels like it "dies" and its hesitant to keep going. Other than those small issues its a very solid stable tune. Best time on the ring for me was 7:24.975. That was as fast as I could get it while keeping it under control. Its a great tune for starting out with the car.
  12. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

    Thanks for the constructive criticism. I'll look into minimizing understeer and work on maximizing the gears.
  13. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

    Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst R (FD) ‘01
    Snow White

    Passing Impreza on an off camber curve
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    Parts Installed
    Oil change
    Weight reduction stage 1
    Window weight reduction
    Chassis reinforcement
    ECU tuning
    Engine tuning stage 1
    Sports intake manifold
    Racing air filter
    Sports exhaust manifold
    Sports catalytic converter
    Titanium racing exhaust
    Mid rpm turbo kit
    Carbon driveshaft
    Fully customizable LSD
    Fully customizable transmission
    Fully customizable suspension
    Sport soft tires

    Suspension Settings
    Ride height: 6/6
    Spring rate: 8.1/6.3
    Damper extension: 6/6
    Damper Compression: 6/6
    Anti-roll bars: 3/3
    Camber: 2.2/1.8
    Toe: 0.00/0.17

    Transmission settings
    Final drive ratio 3.976
    Top speed: 180 mph

    LSD Settings
    Initial: --/12
    Acceleration: --/36
    Braking: --/18

    Brake Settings
    Front: 7
    Rear: 3

    Specifications
    Max power: 466 hp @ 7200 rpm
    Max torque: 406 ftlb @ 5200 rpm
    Weight: 1149 kg
    Weight/power: 2.47 kg/hp
    Performance points: 540

    Managed to avoid the NSX here, passing it before it darted back on the pavement
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    Quick tune, the purpose of this car was solely to win the RX-7 Bonus Race 2. It is a bit overkill with all the options ticked, minus flywheel and twin plate clutch, but this RX-7 holds its own on those undulating corners, maintaining a stable drift on off camber curves, and able to put the power down when floored. In the end I came out in first place the first time I raced it, topping the second car by over 4 seconds.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  14. snowylilmonster

    Pennsylvania, US
    PSN:Squeaks121

    No problem. I just took it around Deep Forest and managed a 1:17.550. The car was way to stiff at certain points and the understeer was more pronounced there since it was a tighter track. Still a good tune.

    I have a few of my cars Im working on in my shared if you want to try them. Need some help on them.
  15. Turtle

    Premium
    United States Or-uh-gun

    Made my day. :tup:
  16. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

    Nissan Fairlady Z Version S (Z33) ‘07
    Aquilante

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    Parts Installed
    Oil change
    Weight reduction stage 1
    Window weight reduction
    Aero type A
    ECU tuning
    Titanium racing exhaust
    Fully customizable LSD
    Fully customizable transmission
    Fully customizable suspension
    Sport soft tires

    Suspension Settings
    Ride height: 0/0
    Spring rate: 9.7/12.2
    Damper extension: 7/7
    Damper Compression: 7/7
    Anti-roll bars: 4/4
    Camber: 1.1/0.9
    Toe: 0.00/0.07

    Transmission settings
    Top speed: 174 mph

    LSD Settings
    Initial: --/12
    Acceleration: --/36
    Braking: --/18

    Brake Settings
    Front: 6
    Rear: 4

    Specifications
    Max power: 357 hp @ 7500 rpm
    Max torque: 283 ftlb @ 5500 rpm
    Weight: 1351 kg
    Weight/power: 3.78 kg/hp
    Performance points: 490

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    Another quick tune, single-purpose built car, this one was made for the Nissan Z Bonus Race after I could not enter the GT Academy Nissan Z I owned. I bought this car and the minimum amount of stuff to make it competitive. This car highlighted and reminded me why I never cared for the Nissan Fairlady: it feels heavy even with a decent amount of horsepower. IRL I have driven a Nissan Z and it felt the same way. Corvettes feel lighter to me than Nissan Zs. Despite the heavy feeling this car does gather good speed and has good manners. I won the race the first time around, passing the lead car halfway through the last lap. It served its purpose well.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  17. snowylilmonster

    Pennsylvania, US
    PSN:Squeaks121

    Im working on a 430 Scud for a PP600. Was fine untill I forgot about the engine break-in thing.... Anyway Im still working on it. I know Im not a well know tuner but Im trying to learn. Plus im not the fastest at this yet.
  18. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

    Enough tunes for right now. I might put my hands on finishing my tune of the Ferrari 330 P4, and also my small collection of Rufs. I love the Rufs because Porsche are my favorite cars and because they are a beast to tame, but once you get it right they are great.
  19. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

    That's how it felt to me, pretty solid but still wild.

    That's how I like my cars, I usually set them up to max rpms on the fastest portion of a long circuit.

    Probably due to gearing. All I really did to the engine was an exhaust. I'll do some work on the gears.

    Thanks, I'll see about addressing the understeer and gear problems.
  20. snowylilmonster

    Pennsylvania, US
    PSN:Squeaks121

    If you get a chance try my 430 Scud Iv been working on. I got it to where I like it. That cars a blast on Deep forest.
  21. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

    I'll give the Scuderia a try. I have ben working on the LFA for the past hour, I'll put it back on share mode, let me know what you think. I have improved 6 seconds on the High Speed Ring, changing the whole suspension, transmission and LSD setup. If you find it more to your liking I can post that here.
  22. snowylilmonster

    Pennsylvania, US
    PSN:Squeaks121

    I'll give it a try. As long as its similar it should be good. Let me know how the Scud works.
  23. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

    I think the LFA is running much better now. I tried a different approach and redid the whole thing.

    Your Scuderia is running great, but it feels very clinical: how precise it feels though, I like a bit more emotion (means sliding and tires screeching...). I did a whole new setup for it (don't worry, I reset it to your liking) an I lapped High Speed Ring about 1/4 second faster with my setup. I'm PMing it to you.
  24. snowylilmonster

    Pennsylvania, US
    PSN:Squeaks121

    I tuned it on Deep Forest and when I was tuning it I thought it was wildly loose but manageable and fun to drive. I'll try it out again.
  25. eng_igor

    Brasilia
    PSN:Igor_Villas_USA

    Guys,

    I´m a driver in the First Brazilian Championship of GT5, than i have problem to turn my car much better.

    The races are always on mondays. I don´t have enough time to tunne my car.

    Than i want to know if this garage can help me with my setups?

    My team is "Capenga´s Race Team" and our car is the P-Lexus Denso Dunlop SARD SC430.

    The limits are 510cv and 980kg.

    The next race will be in Deep Forest.

    Can you help me?

    Thanks.
  26. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

    Eng_igor, sou brasileiro tambem...

    If you want I can tune the Denso for you, but I do not have that car. Add me as a friend on psn and put the Denso on share status. I will see what I can do to it.

    If you want to PM me in Portuguese you can do that.
  27. eng_igor

    Brasilia
    PSN:Igor_Villas_USA

    Cara que massa te encontrar aqui!!!!

    Vou te mandar um Denso até amanhã a noite. Ai você usa ele.

    Como é sua disponibilidade? Se tiver interesse, poderíamos formar um time: Eu, você e o João meu companheiro de equipe. Se for preciso ressarcir de alguma forma e só nos comunicar.

    Vou adicionar sua PSN. Minha PSN é Igor_Villas_USA.

    Grato pelo contato.

    Até mais.
  28. GT5Pro

    Newark/Delaware/USA
    PSN:skaterguymoose

    Dude you seriously never cease to amaze me, fluent in portugese and killing meese with your eyes to taming an LFA, i'm half tempted to bookmark this page.
  29. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

    Portuguese, Spanish, some French, Italian, German and Korean.
  30. sanmusa

    Germany Ansbach
    PSN:GTP_sanmusa74

    Ruf RGT ‘00
    Ferdinand

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    Parts Installed
    Oil change
    Weight reduction stage 3
    Window weight reduction
    Chassis reinforcement
    ECU tuning
    Engine tuning stage 3
    Titanium racing exhaust
    Twin plate clutch
    Semi-racing flywheel
    Fully customizable LSD
    Fully customizable transmission
    Fully customizable suspension
    Sport soft tires

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    Ballast Settings
    Weight: 15
    Position: -25

    Suspension Settings
    Ride height: -3/-5
    Spring rate: 7.5/12.5
    Damper extension: 5/7
    Damper Compression: 6/6
    Anti-roll bars: 3/2
    Camber: 1.8/2.2
    Toe: 0.00/-0.05

    Transmission settings
    Top speed: 193 mph

    LSD Settings
    Initial: --/16
    Acceleration: --/32
    Braking: --/24

    Brake Settings
    Front: 9
    Rear: 3

    Specifications
    Max power: 515 hp @ 8100 rpm
    Max torque: 348 ftlb @ 5600 rpm
    Weight: 1185 kg
    Weight/power: 2.30 kg/hp
    Performance points: 552

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    Ferdinand is the first Porsc… I mean, RUF, that I officially tuned for Moose Knuckle Tuning, hence the name. I figured I’d tune of the tamer RUFs first before venturing into BTR or even CTR territory… I’ll leave those monsters for later. The lack of turbocharging didn’t make tuning the RGT any easier. It either oversteered a lot, or understeered anytime I put the pedal down. Tuning this beast took a lot of patience, and when I had to check the tune on numerous race tracks. After achieving a balanced tune that will do High Speed Ring as well as the Nurburgring, Deep Forest as well as Grand Valley, I am satisfied with the RGT and ready for release.

    One word of advice, the Porsche mantra of “slow in, fast out” pays dividend with this car. It will feel like it’s understeering at first, but once the suspension settles (takes a split second) you can start adding gas. Driving this car takes finesse, but once you master the RGT it is a blast to drive.

    Please provide constructive criticism and help me improve it if I can!

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    PS: If you have a RUF 3400S or CTR2 for trade I want them! :)
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012
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