+ 2 inch tires

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 6' started by SyzygyDarklock, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. SyzygyDarklock

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    Are there any noticeable advantages to this? Do they allow you to change camber and toe angle without taking away from straight line driving performance???
     
  2. NinjaDesignz

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    I don't think it changes anything except appearance.
     
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  3. eSZee

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    Just looks ridiculous.
     
  4. regnar

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    Would have preferred tire widths.
     
  5. LeadFootLiam

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    I wish we could change tire widths, we could have more tuning options, and we could hellaflush cars.
     
  6. MOTORTRENDmitch

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    Unfortunately is does .... When giving a car aftermarket rims in Gran Turismo 6 - the tires appear skinnier, something I just learned. Pics can be seen in the (Spin) thread.
     
  7. TB

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    If that correlated to less sidewall flex and therefor sharper steering, that'd be a good thing for some cars. I know it's overused, but perhaps in an update...
     
  8. MOTORTRENDmitch

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    It would be great for cars you planned on Rallying in the snow :)
     
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  9. TB

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    And complete hell for the X20xx! :lol:
     
  10. Falango

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    I agree with the first two, but shake my head at you for your last request.......
     
  11. Nurburgthing.

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    Why? Hellaflush is OK, just a stupid name for a nicely stanced car.

    @OP - I think you mean +2 inch wheels, not tyres.
     
  12. NinjaDesignz

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    But that doesn't necessarily change the physics of the car, right?
     
  13. MOTORTRENDmitch

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    Well, I haven't looked into it that much, but it changed the grip levels clearly for the ones I tested. Not sure if it effects each car equally or what.. :grumpy:
     
  14. Stotty

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    Yes, it does.

    Bottom of page 11 and page 12 in this thread should explain...

    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/spin-problem-handling-cars-list.293453/page-11

    But in simple terms, it looks like changing the rims gives you 4 equal width rims - and they appear to be based on the front wheel width. So when you change the rims on cars with a wider section rear tyre you end up with a narrower tyre than stock on the back... which leads to grip issues.

    Not sure if it's the same on all cars, but it's true for the RGT, GT40 & F40 at least, so likely any car with a wider rear tyre will be affected to some extent.
     
  15. Vagabond

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    Fitting custom rims seems to make all 4 tyres the same width, therefore upsetting the balance hugely if the car is supposed to have wider rears. So most road cars and 4WD won't be affected but MR cars and most sports or supersports will likely suffer quite badly. The F40 on which I conducted my testing was truly horrible with custom wheels.

    Edit - Bugger off Chris, I thought you were going to bed. :p
     
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  16. NinjaDesignz

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    Thanks for the info guys. :tup:
     
  17. LeadFootLiam

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    You just ain't about that life are you?
     
  18. Supra8

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    people hating on stance, flushed wheels again, classic
     
  19. Jared93

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    What benefits performance wise* do you get from stancing a car out?

    & don't get self conscious :lol: I said nothing about hating on that scene but since you mentioned it...
     
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  20. Supra8

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    Stance and all that is more like art. just look at lamborghini's for example. They perform well but they were designed to look appealing, the same way stance looks appealing to some of us
     
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  21. LeadFootLiam

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    If done right it is a true art indeed. However I would never do it to my car lol.
     
  22. Jared93

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    ....................

    You didn't answer my question. Performance benefits?

    Plus I never said I didn't appreciate it for what it is. Look at my avatar. :tup:
     
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    If I had a stock Miata with 10K to spend on upgrades, I'd make it a track monster, not a driveway scraper.

    My reasons to own a car is to have fun, scraping on everything is not fun.

    Performance benefits of a stanced car? Low COG, thats about it. :lol:
     
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  25. Jared93

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    Either I got trolled or you're easily swayed. :lol:
     
  26. Supra8

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    lol agree, im confused
     
  27. LeadFootLiam

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    I have sway bars.
     
  28. Jared93

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    ...you tried.

    @Supra8 Too tucked for my taste.
     
  29. Rdp616

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    Why not give us the option of wheel size and width? And tire size. This could be done so easily. And we'll probably never see it.
     
  30. MOTORTRENDmitch

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    Now Now gentlemen, we can co-exist can't we? ;)