Dutch Customs Tuning Shop - Your one stop tuning shop - Closed

Discussion in 'GT5:P Car Tuning' started by NLxAROSA, May 16, 2008.


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    Hi there, and welcome to Dutch Customs tuning shop! Since I had been getting a positive feedback on some of my tunes, I decided it is time to put them all in one place. I tune mainly for my own pleasure, but like to share my experiences with the rest of the world. I am always interested in feedback, good or bad!

    So, what does DC have to offer?

    At the moment, Dutch Customs specializes in race tuning, meaning I tune cars for racing only, not for drifting. I try to customize cars I like to give consistent and fast laptimes while remaining close to the original. The shop consists of a 'current' section, an 'old' section and an 'obsolete' section. The 'current' section contains cars that can be used with the current online events. The 'old' section contains cars that were tuned for events that are no longer available, but are still usable in Time Trial, Duel or Arcade. The 'obsolete' section contains tunes that were once valid, but were invalidated by a GT5P physics and/or PP update. These tunes can't be used anymore, but they are kept here for reference; you never know if anyone might need them later and you can always browse them for inspiration. ;)

    Chef's specialty and recommendations

    Like a restaurant, Dutch Customs has several tunes (dishes) on offer. Much like a chef has his favorites, so has NLxAROSA. :) The tunes marked with Chef's specialty are the ones especially recommended by Dutch Customs. There are also the Recommended tunes, which are highly recommended by others (links to review comments provided). This will help you pick the tunes that DC (and others) are especially fond of. But make sure you check out the others as well, you just might find that little gem you are looking for that fits your unique driving style. :)

    My favorite car is not in here, what now?

    Requests can be made, though I cannot guarantee I'll get to them, as I am very busy, both on -and offline. :) But if I post here that I'll do it, I'll do it. :)

    Show me the tunes already!

    Currently, Dutch Customs has the following cars on offer (at least until the next online update). Expect to see more in the near future. Unless stated otherwise, all cars are tested using PRO physics and all aids off except ABS, which is set to 1. All tunes are tested using a Logitech G25 Racing Wheel and a Sixaxis controller.

    Current models

    Fuji 550PP

    BMW M3 Coupe 550PP/S2 Fuji Speedway

    Old models

    This section contains old models. Though the online events for these setups no longer exist, they will work for the given track and PP settings.


    Amuse S2000 GT1 750PP/R3 Fuji WRS29


    Mazda Atenza 542PP/S3 HSR

    Suzuka 650PP

    Amuse S2000 GT1 650PP/S2 Suzuka
    Ferrari F599 650PP/R3 Suzuka
    Jaguar XK Coupe 650PP/R3 Suzuka
    Nissan Fairlady Z 649PP/R3 Suzuka
    Nissan R34 Skyline GTR V Spec II Nur 650PP/R3 Suzuka
    Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG 650PP/R3 Suzuka
    Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe 650PP/R1 Suzuka
    BMW M3 Coupe 650PP/R3 Suzuka
    Renault Clio Sport V6/Tuned 650PP/R3 Suzuka
    Ferrari California 650PP/R1 Suzuka
    Ferrari F430 650PP/R1 Suzuka

    Suzuka 550PP/RWD

    Mazda RX-8 550PP/R1 Suzuka
    BMW Concept Tii 550PP/S3 Suzuka
    Renault Clio V6 Sport '00 550PP/R1 Suzuka
    Honda NSX Type-R 550PP/S3 Suzuka (WRS09 tune)
    Mazda RX-7 550PP/S3 Suzuka

    High Speed Ring 650PP

    BMW M3 Coupe 650PP/R3 High Speed Ring
    Ferrari California 650PP/R1 High Speed Ring
    Ferrari F430 650PP/R1 High Speed Ring
    Audi R8 4.2 FSI 650PP/R1 High Speed Ring

    Dutch Customs 370GT Cup

    Nissan Skyline 370GT Coupe 550PP/S3 Suzuka

    WRS 23

    Art Morrison Corvette 700PP/R3 HSR Reverse

    Dutch Customs Sunday Night Special

    Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG 650PP/R2 High Speed Ring Chef's specialty!

    Dutch Customs 350Z Cup II

    Nissan Fairlady Z/350Z '07 550PP/S3 Suzuka

    Lotus Evora Cup

    Lotus Evora 550PP/S2 Fuji Speedway

    Dutch Customs 350Z Cup

    Nissan Fairlady Z/350Z '07 550PP/S3 Daytona Road

    WRS 16

    Daihatsu Copen Active Top '02 WRS 16 Edition

    WRS 15

    Audi R8 4.2 V8 FSI WRS 15 Edition

    WRS 14

    Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe/Tuned WRS 14 Edition

    Fuji Speedway 650PP

    Nissan Skyline Coupe/Tuned 650PP/R3 Fuji Speedway Chef's specialty!
    BMW M3 Coupe 650PP/R3 Fuji Speedway
    Renault Clio V6 Sport/Tuned 650PP/R3 Fuji Speedway
    Ferrari California 650PP/R1 Fuji Speedway
    Ferrari F430 650PP/R1 Fuji Speedway

    WRS Week 010

    Blitz Dunlop ER34 WRS010

    Fuji Speedway 550PP/FWD

    Honda Integra Type-R 550P/R1 Fuji

    Fuji Speedway 500PP

    Mazda RX-7 500PP/N3 Fuji
    Lotuse Elise 111R '04 500PP/N3 Fuji
    Lotus Evora 500PP/N3 Fuji

    Daytona Road 650PP

    Amuse S2000 GT1 650PP/S2 Daytona Road
    Ferrari California 650PP/S2 Daytona Road
    Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car 650PP/S2 Daytona Road

    Star Wars event

    Lotus Elise 111R '04 600PP/S2 Suzuka
    Lotus Evora 600PP/S2 Suzuka

    GTP WRS Week 04

    GTP_WRS Week 04 : Ford GT '06 @ Fuji

    Fuji Speedway Ferrari Event 650PP/R1

    Ferrari California 650PP/R1 Fuji Speedway
    Ferrari F430 650PP/R1 Fuji Speedway

    Suzuka No Mercy Mayhem 650PP/S2

    Lexus IS-F 600PP/S2 Suzuka
    Audi R8 4.2 FSI 645PP/S2 Suzuka
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X/Tuned 650PP/S2 Suzuka
    Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe/Tuned 650PP/S2 Suzuka
    Ferrari F430 650PP/S2 Suzuka
    Corvette Z06 650PP/S2 Suzuka

    GTP WRS Week 02

    Renault Clio V6/Tuned Suzuka

    Raising the Bonds

    Aston Martin DB9 608PP/S2
    BMW M3 Coupe 600PP/S2

    Sixaxis Event

    Audi TT 591PP Suzuka

    GTP_WRS Week 01 : Subaru Impreza WRX '05 @ Eiger Reverse

    Subaru Impreza WRX STI RA '05 GT5P WRS 01

    Suzuka Ferrari Event 650PP

    Ferrari California 650PP Suzuka 666 Posts Edition Recommended Recommended Recommended Chef's specialty!
    Ferrari F430 650PP Suzuka Recommended
    Ferrari 512BB 650PP Suzuka

    GTP Event 01 Stage 01

    Art Morrison Corvette '60 GTP 01 Stage 01 Spec III Recommended

    Fuji Speedway 800PP Pro Online

    Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car 800PP Fuji Speedway
    Corvette Z06/Tuned 800PP Fuji Speedway
    Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe/Tuned 800PP Fuji Speedway
    Amuse S2000 GT-1 800PP Fuji Speedway
    Nissan GT-R 800PP Fuji Speedway

    Suzuka Circuit 750PP Pro Online

    Ford GT '06 750PP Suzuka
    Lotus Evora 674PP Suzuka

    Obsolete models

    This section contains obsolete models, maintained for reference only, these setups are no longer valid since the Spec III update

    GTP Event 01 Stage 01

    Art Morrison Corvette '60 GTP 01 Stage 01

    Touge Challenge 500PP

    Suzuki Swift Touge Challenge 500PP

    Suzuka 750PP Pro Online

    Amuse S2000 750PP Suzuka
    Subaru Impreza WRX STI RA '05 750PP Suzuka
    Ferrari F40 750PP Suzuka
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X/Tuned 750PP Suzuka
    Audi R8 4.2 FSI 750PP Suzuka
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX/Tuned 750PP Suzuka
    Renault Clio V6/Tuned 750PP Suzuka Recommended
    Nissan R35 GT-R 750PP Suzuka
    Ford GT '06 750PP Suzuka

    High Speed Ring 800PP Pro Online

    Amuse S2000 GT1 Turbo 800PP HSR
    Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car 800PP HSR Tuner Showdown
    Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car 800PP HSR
    Corvette Z06/Tuned 800PP HSR Recommended Recommended Chef's specialty!
    Dodge Viper/Tuned 800PP HSR Updated!

    Fuji Speedway 750PP Pro Online

    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX/Tuned 750PP Fuji
    Dodge Viper GTS '02 750PP Fuji
    Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe 750PP Fuji
    Nissan GT-R '07 750PP Fuji Recommended Recommended
    Ford GT '06 750PP Fuji Recommended Recommended Chef's specialty!
    Corvette Z06/"Untuned" 750PP Fuji Recommended
    Corvette Z06/Tuned 750PP Fuji

    Daytona Speedway 600PP PRO Online

    Acura NSX '91 Daytona Speedway 600PP

    High Speed Ring 800PP STD Online

    Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car HSR 800PP

    Fuji 700PP STD Online

    Audi R8 4.2 FSI Suzuka 700PP

    Daytona Road 750PP Pro Online R1

    Corvette Z06/Tuned 750PP Daytona Road
    Mine's GT-R 750PP Daytona Road
    Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car 750PP Daytona Road
    Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe/Tuned 750PP Daytona Road
    Blitz Dunlop ER34 '07 750PP Daytona Road
    Nissan GT-R '07 750PP Daytona Road

    600PP Pro Online S1

    Audi R8 4.2 FSI 600PP Online Suzuka

    Suzuka 750PP Pro Online R3

    Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car 750PP Online Suzuka
    Corvette Z06/Tuned 750PP Online Suzuka v2
    Mine's R34 GT-R 750PP Online Suzuka v2
    Dodge Viper SRT10/Tuned 750PP Online Suzuka Review: 8/10
    Dodge Viper SRT10/Tuned Six Speed Special and Five Speed Fury
    Corvette Z06/Tuned 750PP Online Suzuka v1
    Mine's R34 GT-R 750PP Online Suzuka v1

    Suzuki Swift Cup

    Suzuki Swift Sport 500PP Online Suzuka

    600PP Pro Online S2

    Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe 600PP Online Fuji
    Skyline Coupe/Tuned 600PP Online Fuji
    Nissan GT-R 600PP Online Fuji
    Lexus IS-F 600PP Online Fuji/Suzuka
    Audi R8 4.2 FSI 600PP Online Suzuka
    Subaru Impreza WRX STI RA '05 600PP Online Suzuka

    Suzuka 600PP Pro Online R3

    Amuse/Opera 350Z RS Suzuka 600PP Online Review: 8/10
    Nissan Fairlady Z Version S '07 Suzuka 600PP Online
    Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A '02 Suzuka 600PP Online
    Nissan Skyline Coupe/Tuned Suzuka 600PP Online
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
  2. BB-ANDY-


    Oo gald to see you open your own tuning garage, GL ;)
  3. GTP_JASE72


    Mmmm a three way Tuner battle.

    NLxAROSA Premium

    Even though competition or battle is not my goal, it does sound like fun. ;) Anyway, I'm working on the Mazda RX-7 right now, I'm sure it will pop in here in the very near future.
  5. GTP_JASE72


    I've printed the Amuse/Opera 350Z RS going to give it a whirl tonight.

    And of course it's just for fun ;)

    NLxAROSA Premium

    Excellent choice. Personally, I really enjoy racing in that one. :tup:
  7. FLASH48


    NLxAROSA need to ask you a question about gearing! DO you set the final before, you set the other gears(1st through 6th)?

    NLxAROSA Premium

    Usually before, though I might change it later if necessary if one or more gears don't turn out the way I want to.
  9. Apollo87


    All Right that's what I'm talking about :D!!

    Anyway, It should be interesting the clash of the tuning garages in the future, and I hope your tuning garage is a succesful one:sly:.
  10. NLxAROSA

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    Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A '02 Suzuka 600PP Online​

    Here's my setup for the RX7, very nice car, handles very well, can be forced into drift if required. ;)

    Power: +12
    Weight: 85
    Tires: R3/R3
    Ride Height: -40/-36
    Spring: 6/6
    Damper: 6/6
    Toe: -0.04/-0.10
    Camber: 2.0/2.0
    Brakes: 6/3
    Steering angle: 40
    Traction: OFF
    ABS: 1
    1st: 3596 (60 km/h)
    2nd: 1961 (110 km/h)
    3rd: 1444 (150 km/h)
    4th: 1083 (200 km/h)
    5th: 0857 (270 km/h)
    Final gear: 4130
  11. doblocruiser


    Sorry man! I already signed to TLD ;) the contract says no shopping next door ;)

    None the less, it's great to see other Tuners arround the block. :tup:
  12. Ardius


    United Kingdom
    Haha, I thought I was the only one who signed to TLD :lol:
    Although Im loyal to TLD for now, Im actually learning quite a bit right now testing all these tunes, and I will probably test these tunes at some point. :)

    My plan is to be able to independently tune my cars without the need for using pre-made tunes by the time GT5 comes out. But for that to happen though, I still need to learn, so I hope these tunes are as educational as TLD's!

    Ive been waiting for someone to do an RX-7 tune too! I wasnt desperate for one, thats why I didnt request one, but I was interested to see what everyone does with it compared to my tune. So, that will be first on my list after this intense weekend of racing.
  13. NLxAROSA

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    Feel free to try it out anyway. ;) I discovered a new gem for 600PP Suzuka: The Skyline Coupe/Tuned. Still testing it, but it runs very fast. Even a mediocre driver like me can get on the podiums with this one. It's a bit like the Opera/Amuse 350z, just faster. :)
  14. Touring Mars

    Touring Mars Moderator

    United Kingdom
    I just tried out your 350Z and it's good! I came from last place (12th) and got up to 2nd (behind GTP_AMG! Hi Rob... :D) ... that was until I got nerfed at 130R and went back to last :irked:, but still recovered to finish 7th... It's a bit lively at the back for my liking, and it likes to oversteer when you are accelerating out of a corner. It's also a bit sluggish in 2nd gear, but overall it's pretty quick!
  15. nd 4 holden spd

    nd 4 holden spd (Banned)

    There was a contract? You better not have forged my signature on something :lol:

    Sounds like I'll lose a customer when the full GT5 comes out.

    Hope your tuning shop turns out well man, have fun.
  16. AutoAki

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    I love you guys! Hope that in final version there would be option to buy independent tuned cars with colors of their own team. You could see whose car goes fastest again and again...
  17. 888 Tuning

    888 Tuning

    Well done and welcome !! I have been watching the tunes you have been providing over the past few weeks and was wondering how long it would be before you did this.

    Now if only the cars themselves allowed for some custom sticker tuning to identify it to each shop : )
  18. NLxAROSA

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    Thanks for the kind words, guys (gals?)! Custom liveries would be very cool indeed! But......so far there are two Australian tuning shops and one Dutch tuning shop, where's the rest of the world? I'm pretty sure there must be more tuning fanatics from all over the world out there!
  19. nd 4 holden spd

    nd 4 holden spd (Banned)

    They're still playing GT4 ;) I know this for a fact.
  20. Ardius


    United Kingdom
    Actually, thats not my intention, it was just so I didnt have to rely so much on others.
    Maybe I wont be a customer, but I will certainly continue to test your tunes and race them :tup::)
  21. NLxAROSA

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    Nissan Skyline Coupe/Tuned Suzuka 600PP Online​

    I discovered this little gem in the Concepts by Gran Turismo section. It handles like a dream and is very fast. Even for a mediocre driver like myself it is pretty easy to get to the podium with this one. A skilled driver should totally own with this car. :) Prepare to put some Clios to shame in this baby. :p So try this one out and tell me what you think of it!

    [Update 19-05-2008: New settings after comments by various people, old values in turquoise for comparison]

    Here are the settings:

    Power: -17
    Weight: 91
    Tires: R3/R3
    Downforce: 5/5
    Ride Height: -20/-17 (-20/-20)
    Spring: 6/5 (6/6)
    Damper: 6/5 (6/6)
    Toe: -0.05/-0.04 (0.00/-0.10)
    Camber: 2.1/1.9 (1.0/0.3)
    Brakes: 4/1 (6/3)
    Steering angle: 40
    Traction: OFF
    ABS: 1
    1st: 3245/74 kmh (3962/60kmh)
    2nd: 2385/100kmh (2392/100 kmh)
    3rd: 1595/100kmh (1602/150 kmh)
    4th: 1201 (200 km/h)
    5th: 0903 (280 km/h)
    Final gear: 4037
  22. ofspunk7


    Hey there. I am working with the 888 tunes.... from the bitter cold part of the US known as Minnesota. So I do run under a shop with a different flag but I am rockin it for this part of the ocean.
  23. nd 4 holden spd

    nd 4 holden spd (Banned)

    Hi again. I'm interested in giving your Skyline/Tuned setup a go. It's possible one day I'll do my own setup but you look like you could do with a review.:)
  24. NLxAROSA

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    Sure, go right ahead, that's what it's here for! I'm very interested to see if some things could be finetuned to make it even faster. :)
  25. NLxAROSA

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    Adapted spring/damper/toe settings of the Skyline Coupe/Tuned after review by P3nT4gR4m.
  26. nd 4 holden spd

    nd 4 holden spd (Banned)

    Skyline Coupe Tuned Review
    This car is giving me the impression of being "almost" there. It looks good, but it sounds crap. The gear changes are really quick, but there's only 5 gears. It's pretty quick, but it's not the fastest. And finally, half of your settings are good, but other parts leave me thinking what could be better. My biggest beef here is the turn-in under brakes. Driving style differences or not, this car will not turn in when you're braking, and that is a vital thing to better times. On to the handling, the car was pretty planted stock, and I think you took a little bit too much advantage of that without compensating. i.e. You made it a little bit oversteery with some settings. That doesn't mean you need to start over though. I think if you made the rear hide height a few millimetres higher than the front, made the rear suspension a little bit softer, and added some negative front toe the car could get a lot more stable and better. It could be the current suspension settings, but I thought that gears 1 and 2 were a bit short too sending a little too much torque to the wheels causing wheelspin on corner exits. Maybe that's just my imagination though. I really think this car is almost there, you just need that little bit more work, especially on the brakes.:tup:
    Yes it really sounds like an old lady throwing up when down-shifting.:lol:
  27. mindwise

    mindwise Premium

    Excelent stuff,

    It's always interesting to see what others drive with and to try out their settings.

    Arosa, it makes sense to add one of the popular choices for 750PP S'ka, the Amuze s2000 ;) (which starts with a default 'front stiffer then rear' right?).

    My z06 setup looks a lot like yours, though i don't use 'toe' as much as you do. (usually i stick to a safe +.02 rear toe only)

    I don't quite understand the massive difference in camber, the rx7 seems to get around 2.0 but most others (i've seen sofar) are set below 1.
    I realize i'm the tuning layman here, but i did not expect such big difference in camber

    Looking out for your viper setup.
  28. NLxAROSA

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    Thanks for the review and for the pointers. :tup: Expect to see an upgraded version of this car here soon. :sly:

    @mindwise: I'm taking some more time for the Viper, taking into account the pointers I'm getting from various people. :) It's already very fast though. :)
  29. nd 4 holden spd

    nd 4 holden spd (Banned)

    Only if those updates make it better.;)
  30. Ardius


    United Kingdom
    Hey NLxAROSA, Ive just started a Suzuki Swift weekly (at the moment, daily) series and I wondered if you were interested in providing an extra tune for people to use? Free advertisment :)

    Ive just been trying out the RX-7, I'll back later with a review.