Exeter GT Tuning (Updated with new seasonal setups)

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  1. chrisspeed281

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    Hi @shaunm80 Welcome back. The new Seasonals are not easy. especially the Drift Event. 50+ tries before i got gold with the BMW M4 Coupe (Page 152) and i did Gold at Suzuka 10 Laps with the Furai , BMW V12 and TS030 (one pitstop with Ts030 and Furai with only IM Tires and two stops with the BMW V12 ) Good luck for your attempts :)
     
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  2. Soren Jacquet

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    Happy New Year to you all :cheers::cheers:
     
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    @shaunm80, @danbojte & guys

    A Happy New Year to you all and your family! May 2014 end the best way and 2015 starts even better!

    :cheers:
     
  4. LordJCS

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    Happy new year!!! Let's all hope all fingers are intact after this evening...


    :cheers:
     
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  5. danbojte

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    Thank you very much, the same to you and all. Happy new year!
     
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  6. shaunm80

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    I have started to tune up the new vision GT car. The Mazda is coming along nicely and already, with a half done tune, it is achieving a 1.44 around Silverstone GP circuit. I reckon I can shave out a few more seconds by the time I perfect the turn in and mid corner handling characteristics. This should be one amazing car for all higher PP race car events in the future.
     
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    Can't believe I forgot these 2... :grumpy: Gonna test asap and will leave feedback here and CoTM thread... :)
     
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  8. shaunm80

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    To my usual thread testers. I have a few cars in the CoTM thread and if you have time, a review would be great. Also, if you have additional time, a review of the other tuners work would be great too. I for one would be grateful, as would @Bowtie-muscle.

    If you only manage to test one car/tune and leave a review that would be awesome. On a positive note, a lot of great tunes end up in that thread, not just mine but from other tuners as well, so you may find a tune which you really gel with and decide to use for certain tracks.

    I suspect that @TurnLeft already has plans in motion to cause us tuners pains and groans when he gives us challenges to do but we don't care as its mostly (and i mean mostly) fun! Out of interest. @LordJCS - Did you try that challenge that I was set in last months CoTM, if so, what time did you manage to achieve?

    (@cbarbosa - you are exempt as you have already reviewed these cars -well nearly all of them- already)
     
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  9. LordJCS

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    Hey @shaunm80

    I had a go at the "Flintstone" event.. Yikes!! It was like driving a stick of butter in a piping hot skillet. I ended up with a mid 1:49, just barely though...

    Never doing that again unless i have direct access to a destilery. One has to be either drunk as a skunk or mentally unstable to take that on more than once.


    A new C.O.T.M event you say?
     
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  10. shaunm80

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    Oh yes, and I think you will like this one.. It is a boat load of R33 tunes... I recall you saying that you were an R33 fan. This one could be up your street :) Great time by the way... Way better than mine and very close to @TurnLeft as well. I think he set a 1.48.xx or something.
     
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    I am indeed a fan of the R33, for a bunch of reasons. It's engine and driveline are built like a tank. The ammount of abuse it can take is mind blowing.

    Easily tuned into a fire breathing monster without too much effort. And a fun fact about that car is that is was banned in North America upon release, and still is to this day. Even the R34 is banned there as well.

    From what i gathered it's because of a couple of issues. One is said to be poor scores in crash testing. Then there's the fact that it was really easy to make that engine pump out massive ammounts of power. There's a reason it's called "Godzilla".

    But the main reason it's banned is because of Mercedes Benz North america. Yes you read it right.

    There is plenty of info on the web about that.

    A close friend of mine actually has one of these monsters. A lefthand drive R33 GT-R V-spec '95 with various power mods and a "400R Street kit( bodykit and wing) painted in Sonic silver. It's a proper head turner. It's safe to say i've had some nice experiences with that car.
     
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  12. TurnLeft

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    I haven't had much time to give it any thought yet [​IMG], but it will definitely be a little simpler for me [​IMG], I've have a load of projects/things I want to finish and I need more hours a day to do them. One of the projects is a little gem that is going to demand a massive amount of time at least at the beginning to get it going, so I'll do as I always do and improvise [​IMG]. As for the challenges, if you have any ideas you are most welcomed to give them, I can't seem to think of anything new.[​IMG]
    Now that's a nice mental image you have of me[​IMG], I usually use these to do the challenges, [​IMG] , you are welcomed to use them. Good time BTW.:cheers:
     
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  13. chrisspeed281

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    The Toyota FT1 Race Vision is also a winner at the Suzuka Seasonal but it's a shame that PD don't make this nice Car setable :grumpy:

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  14. cbarbosa

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    Intermediate Level Alpricot NRC Seasonal Winner! :tup:

    Tested on Sports Hard.

    Extreme competitive for 500PP. Due to the ability of use downforce, it has superior cornering ability/agility. Brake balance well organized, providing good balance on mild/hard braking. Fast stable and fun to drive. Using SS will allow drive it past the limits and achieving even easier wins.

    Only noticed that the high weight (1300Kgs) hurts the car behaviour a tiny bit (on acceleration)...

    :tup: Great tune! :)

    IB License Tuned Car Festival Race Alpricot (650PP) Winner! :tup:

    Incredibly competitive! Totally different from the 500PP. The turbo gives an amazing boost to it, but it also changes the car dynamics. It goes from a smooth road car (500PP) to a proper race car (550PP), translating in the need of being driven in pilot mode. Some caution in needed in low gear acceleration... Great agility and torque, a race car classified as a road legal...

    Retains the same features of braking and stability from the 500PP, with an extra punch... :)

    2nd version approved! :D
     
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    Believe it or not, i wasn't referring to you at any point in that post.


    It was quite the experience though, sliding around Laguna Seca in a stick of butter, i'll give you that.
     
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  16. danbojte

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    IA Class, 550 PP WTCC (max.: 600 PP),
    Grand Valley Speedway, RH or less


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    Lap 5 - The Winning Overtake

    * Tuner's settings. No aids, ABS: 1.

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  17. shaunm80

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    Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo

    710PP
    --- BHP
    ---kgs
    Weight Distribution 49:51

    Racing Hard Tyres

    NO Oil Change

    FC Suspension

    F/R
    43/43
    19.25/19.20
    6/5
    5/5
    2/3
    1.2/0.8
    -0.04/0.02

    Racing Brake Kit
    5/6

    FC Transmission
    Reset to Default
    Set final gear to 5.500
    Set max speed to 149mph
    1st 3.861
    2nd 2.928
    3rd 2.261
    4th 1.801
    5th 1.453
    6th 1.211
    7th 1.034
    8th 0.911
    Set final gear to 3.245
    (Adjust final gear to suit track)

    FC LSD
    F/R
    10/12
    14/18
    10/12

    Set power limiter to 100.0%

    Downforce
    F/R
    600/800

    Tuned with TCS 1 and ABS 1 only.

    This tune is designed for slow in, fast out approach. If you over cook a corner, you will slide off the track. The tyres hardly ever go orange/red colour on cornering so the tyre wear should be very good with this tune. I hope you enjoy this car.

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  18. shaunm80

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    AC Cars 427 S/C '66

    550PP
    569 BHP
    1125kgs
    Weight Distribution 50:50

    Sports Soft Tyres

    NO Oil Change
    Inch Up: 1 Wheels

    FC Suspension

    F/R
    94/92
    9.50/8.50
    5/8
    4/7
    2/4
    2.8/3.5
    -0.02/0.00

    Racing Brake Kit
    5/6

    FC Transmission
    Reset to Default
    Set final gear to 4.500
    Set max speed to 112mph
    1st 3.498
    2nd 2.646
    3rd 2.025
    4th 1.650
    5th 1.412
    Set final gear to 2.420

    FC LSD
    8/10/10
    Triple Plate Clutch
    Carbon Prop Shaft


    Set power limiter to 99.2%
    Engine Tuning Stage 1
    Semi Racing Exhaust
    Catalytic Converter Sports
    Intake Tuning

    Weight Reduction Stage 3

    Ballast - Set 37kgs to Position -50

    Tuned with TCS 1 and ABS 1 only.

    Im not going to lie, this car was not meant to be fully tamed, the amount of oversteer I had to overcome to make this car manageable was unbelievable. It has become a semi pilot car/semi easy to drive car. Basically, it is a fun car which if you can master its tendencies, will repay you with great lap times, otherwise it will just kill you if you push it too far. Either way, your heading towards the pearly gates happy. Enjoy :)

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  19. cbarbosa

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    Only 2 places to test this:
    • 24M of Le Mans
    • 24M Spa-Francorchamps
    Oh, boy... :scared:
     
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  20. shaunm80

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    You have been busy today. All those CoTM reviews and an outing with this amazing machine. I look forward to seeing what you think of it :)
     
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    :lol:... Decided to reserve a few hours today to GT6... During week it's impossible...


    Gonna build/test now, just can't decide where. Spa is one of my favourite tracks, but Le Mans is more demanding to the car (better test/feedback...)
     
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    Double post, different subject:
    Super License 24M of Le Mans Winner! :tup:

    Fantastic tune! Tyre wear is flawless, never went below 10 on all 4 tyres! :eek: The car is a grip machine on rain and dry, huge top speed...

    If only the fuel comsuption was that good... It's a sponge!

    The real problem is the track itself, being the most bumpy of the game it ruins the driving experience, since the car suspension does no like it at all... It throws the car arround and on the fast corners causes unwanted understeer...

    Under heavy braking (after big straights) , the rear tends to loose a bit, maybe it's related to BB...

    Next - test on 24M Spa

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    Super License 24M Spa Francorchamps Winner! :tup:

    3rd place lapped! Guess it says it all... :D

    The tyre wear was a bit higher, mainly because it has more curves, but the smooth surface makes it glide... It seems I was playing Wipeout! :lol:

    Under heavy braking (after big straights) , the rear tends to loose a bit, maybe it's related to BB... - also verified here...
     
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  23. danbojte

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    IA, Super GT300, 550 PP, RH
    Deep Forest Raceway


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    The last corner - The Black Beauty Win (after heeeavy fighting)

    Original settings, excepting the notes (*)
    *No Aids, ABS: 1, RH tires
    *Turbo removed, Engine Stage 2 added, PL: 96.7% (450 PP)
    *Downforce: 120/200 (default)

    Great car! :tup:
     
  24. chrisspeed281

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    On Thursday 14 Seasonals expire so let's see how many new we will get :)
     
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  25. danbojte

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    I'd say three. ;)
     
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  26. mustangxr

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    Shaun,
    I tested your tune in the Suzuka Survival Seasonal which put me up against the dreaded Satoshi Motoyama who can run the whole darn race on one set of tires if he wants to..

    Needless to say, the car won easily with a fast first and second lap, 01:55 which is identical to the friendly 787B, my fave "go to" machine. Then, since Satoshi carried on with Race soft on lap 3, so did I, which is where the 4X4 really shines and any tuning flaws would be in evidence with over 60% H2O No Excursions!! I pitted with Satoshi for Intermediates and carried on still in the the lead on lap 5. The track was down to Zero H2O on lap 8 with clear skies, so I pitted for Race Soft and cruised to the finish for a total time of 21:44 with two pits. I like testing under race conditions and the 1:55, charging through the pack is realistic enough with ABS=1 and TCS = off to make the test valid for racing conditions. Most of the wet laps were around 2:02 to 2:05.

    Thank you for the lovely tune, and speaking as a geezer@ 71, I will definitely add this car to my quiver, right alongside the 787B.
    Cheers, Pete
     
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    Nice win indeed. VW know how to make a good race car.

    Impressive. I still have to do these races so I may utilise this car to do them. What BB would you suggest to make it less loose on hard braking?

    A david vs goliath car this one is. Very small, but nimble enough to compete with the big boys. :)

    Glad you like this tune. It seems to be quite versatile throughout the PP range. Should make it an easy winner for future race car seasonal events hopefully.
     
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    :tup: TY! :) It will be an easy win...

    Maybe on the same pace (5/6) increase to 6/7? What do you think? This happened more while raining...

    I can do a test on the Mazda only to the BB, but I can only do it on the weekend, and then leave you some feedback... :tup:
     
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    Yes, Shaun, it was indeed, a very intensive and hard task. I just had to do it. ;) :tup:
     
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    Updated Seasonal Events (8/1/15)

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    It appears that normal viewing has resumed with the seasonal events. So in spirit on this, I will start to ask once again what tunes you used to successfully get gold on the events below. I will add them to the list and hopefully it may help others find a gold tune for these events. Many thanks as always.

    Non-Race Cars and Tuned Cars Super Lap (600PP SS)
    KTM X-BOW Street '12 (600PP SS)
    Maserati GranTurismo S '08 (600PP SS)
    Nissan GT-R Black edition '12 (600PP SS)
    Nissan GT-R Black Mask '07 (600PP SS)
    Nissan GT-R Nismo '14 (600PP SS)
    Tommykaira ZZll ´00 (600PP SS)

    Rally Car Super Lap (550PP Snow)

    Subaru Impreza Rally Car '03 (Rally Tune - Snow/Dirt Tyres)

    Non-Race Car Drift Trial
    BMW M4 M Performance Edition (Drift Setup)

    Race Car Drift Trial
    Toyota 86 "Racing" '13 (Drift Setup)

     
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