Exeter GT Tuning (Updated with new seasonal setups)

Discussion in 'GT6 Tuning' started by shaunm80, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. shaunm80

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    Thanks for sending me the above information. You will have noticed that I have done a tune based on the parts you brought and on the BHP and PP range you are at. I did make a few changes (additions) such as weight reduction and ballast to reposition the weight in the car. It was very front heavy as FF cars go. Transfer of weight was virtually impossible for me to achieve when cornering. I have done the best I could with the handling and it will corner nicely as long as it is driven normally. It is no GT car when it comes to directional change.

    The transmission I created is designed to have spare revs at the top end if you end up drafting in other cars slip stream. The Turbo keeps going throughout all the gears and then loses its power gain when you get into the upper end of the 6th gear range.

    Default FC Suspension was not happening at all for me. No steering ability for the power the front wheels were handling with that added turbo so that was completely custom and also the initial torque and acceleration sensitivity needed adapting to stop the front tyres from glowing. 261 BHP is a lot of power for a FF car to cope with (as Jeremy Clarkson showed when he test drove a sporty FF car in Top Gear a few years ago)

    I was not able to fully remove the understeer out of the car but I felt that the improvement was much improved from the default settings. Let me know what you think, obviously, you can play around with the tune if you want to adapt it to your driving but on first impressions, this is a much improved Alfa 147.
     
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  2. shaunm80

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    Alfa Romeo 8C Competizone '08

    550PP
    559 BHP
    1280kgs
    Weight Distribution 50:50

    Sports Soft Tyres

    Change Oil
    Aero Kit Type A

    Standard Wheels

    FC Sus
    F/R
    120/120
    13.50/15.00
    6/6
    5/5
    1/4
    0.0/0.0
    -0.08/0.06

    Racing Brake Kit
    8/5

    FC Transmission
    Set final gear to 5.000
    set max speed to 124mph
    1st 3.172
    2nd 2.472
    3rd 1.967
    4th 1.623
    5th 1.371
    6th 1.180
    Set final gear to 3.000

    FC LSD
    8/10/14
    Triple Plate Clutch
    Carbon Prop Shaft


    Engine Tuning Stage 3
    Semi Racing Exhaust

    All other power parts standard

    Weight Reduction Stage 3
    Carbon Bonnet
    Window Weight Reduction

    Ballast - Set 12kgs to Position -50

    Tuned with TCS 1 and ABS 1
    Can be a little tail happy at times but is controlled quite easily. Fun, fast car.

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  3. shaunm80

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    Next car up is the actual Alfa Romeo 147 GTA '02 at 450PP. Will see if it can handle like the '06 custom version can.
     
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  4. shaunm80

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    Alfa Romeo 147 GTA '02

    450PP
    276 BHP
    1260kgs
    Weight Distribution 58:42

    Sports Hard Tyres

    Change Oil
    Standard Size Wheels

    FC Sus
    F/R
    120/125
    11.50/5.25
    5/5
    4/4
    1/4
    0.0/0.0
    -0.06/0.06

    Racing Brake Kit
    4/6

    Six Speed Transmission

    FC LSD
    10/14/8
    Triple Plate Clutch

    Set power limiter to 95.0%
    Sports Computer
    Sports Exhaust

    All other power parts standard

    Weight Reduction Stage 2
    Carbon Bonnet

    Ballast - Set 82kgs to Position 50

    Tuned with TCS 1 and ABS 1 only.

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  5. Pete05

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    Hey Shaun,
    Thanks a lot for the work done on the 147 :bowdown:. I haven't taken it for a spin yet but I'm really looking forward to opening the garage & putting the helmet on :D
    I agree with you about the terminal understeer the car had :banghead: Hopefully the lighter engine has it cornering better than the '02 GTA.

    If I try & remember the Top Gear you refer to, I think it may have been a Vauxhall Astra VXR.

    I'll take the others for a test drive too. Thanks again :cheers:
     
  6. Pete05

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    Hey Shaun,
    Just took the 'GTA' for a run around Bathurst and it's a definite improvement over what I had :)Still got some understeer issues like a typical FF - pick your line through the corner wisely & don't enter the corner too fast cause you're not changing it - but it puts it's power down a lot better :tup:.
    Thanks again
    :cheers:
     
  7. shaunm80

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    This is the '06 version with the turbo right?
     
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    Yes mate. My 'GTA'
     
  9. shaunm80

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    Yes, the '06 GTA does like a very specific line but the power it has makes up for the slow corner entry. Im glad that the tune is helpful. It isn't a bad car so to speak, just lacking that something that the Ford Focuses seem to have more naturally. I do like the big exhaust on the car though. looks really nice!

    Ballast seems to be the key to FF cars in GT6.
     
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    Next batch currently under development is 2 x Golfs 450pp and 500pp. A 600pp American Powerhouse, Im feeling in the mood for another Aston Martin at around 550-600pp and a couple of undecided cars. 1 will be a low power CS and another in the top end. 600-650PP. 2 are currently complete, the American car is about 85% complete and the rest will be tuned in the next couple of days. Hopefully will be able to publish them later this week.
     
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  11. Pete05

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    Funny you should mention the Ford Focus. I've got a ST '13 that spent a little time at GT Auto. I've tuned it to what an RS might be and have found the default FC suspension to be the best FF car in the game as far as I'm concerned. It's so adjustable. Everything I'd want in a FF car without having to put a spanner near the suspension. Pity it's not possible to copy & paste to other FF cars. That'd be cheating though wouldn't it.
    I've also got a RS500 '06 replica that's an absolute hoot! 350bhp & 1468kg
     
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  12. shaunm80

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    Mazda MX-5 1.8 RS (NB, J) '98

    400PP
    164 BHP
    945kgs
    Weight Distribution 50:50

    Comfort Soft Tyres

    Standard Size Wheels
    DO NOT change Oil

    FC Sus
    F/R
    125/130
    8.50/9.00
    5/6
    4/5
    2/4
    0.0/0.0
    -0.02/0.00

    Racing Brake Kit
    7/5

    Six Speed Transmission

    FC LSD

    8/10/5
    Twin Plate Clutch
    Carbon Prop Shaft

    Set power limiter to 93.0%
    Sports Exhaust
    Intake Tuning
    Low RPM Range Turbo

    all other parts standard

    Weight Reduction Stage 2
    Carbon Bonnet
    Window Weight Reduction
    Ballast - Set 44kgs to Position 50

    Tuned with TCS 1 and ABS 1 only.

    Notes: This car is designed for one thing only. Fun!! you can't take it seriously but it leaves you with a smile on your face as you cruise/drift round tracks. It has fantastic handling with a bit of daftness added on.

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    Volkswagon Golf VI R '10

    450PP
    265 BHP
    1275kgs
    Weight Distribution 51:49

    Sports Hard Tyres
    DO NOT Change Oil
    Inch Up: 1 Wheel

    FC Sus

    F/R
    140/140
    8.50/10.50
    5/5
    4/5
    2/4
    0.0/0.0
    -0.06/-0.02

    Racing Brake Kit
    6/8

    FC Transmission
    Set final gear to 5.500
    set max speed to 112mph
    1st 2.463
    2nd 1.933
    3rd 1.511
    4th 1.247
    5th 1.062
    6th 0.945
    Set final gear to 3.700

    FC LSD
    10/12
    12/16
    16/22
    Triple Plate Clutch Kit
    Carbon Prop Shaft
    Torq-Dist Centre Diff

    35:65

    Power limiter set to 100%
    all parts standard

    Weight Reduction Stage 3
    Carbon Bonnet
    Window Weight Reduction

    Ballast - Set 51kgs to Position 50

    Tuned with TCS 1 and ABS 1 only

    I like this car because it looks like the Golf I currently drive.

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    Volkswagon Golf IV R32 '03

    500PP
    374 BHP
    1250kgs
    Weight Distribution 52:48

    Sports Medium Tyres
    Change Oil

    Standard Size Wheels

    FC Sus
    F/R
    100/100
    7.50/7.75
    5/5
    4/4
    1/3
    0.0/0.0
    -0.05/0.00

    Racing Brake Kit
    6/4

    FC Trans
    Set final gear to 5.000
    set max speed to 112mph
    1st 2.856
    2nd 2.232
    3rd 1.778
    4th 1.454
    5th 1.245
    6th 1.095
    Set final gear to 3.150

    FC LSD
    10/14
    14/18
    12/15
    Triple Plate Clutch
    Carbon Prop Shaft
    Torq Dist Centre Diff

    40:60

    Set power limiter to 96.5%
    Engine Tuning Stage 2
    Racing Exhaust
    Sports Computer
    Isometric Exhaust Manifold
    Catalytic Converter

    Weight Reduction Stage 3
    Window Weight Reduction

    Ballast - Set 49kgs to Position 50

    Tuned with TCS 1 and ABS 1 only.

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    BMW M3 '04

    500PP
    370BHP
    1280kgs
    Weight Distribution 49:51

    Sports Hard Tyres
    Change Oil

    Standard Size Wheels

    FC Sus
    F/R
    85/90
    10.00/12.50
    6/6
    5/5
    2/4
    0.0/0.0
    -0.02/0.00

    Racing Brake Kit
    7/5

    FC Transmission
    Set final gear to 4.500
    Set max speed to 124mph
    1st 3.333
    2nd 2.593
    3rd 2.045
    4th 1.666
    5th 1.408
    6th 1.240
    Set final gear to 2.600

    FC LSD
    5/8/12
    Triple Plate Clutch
    Carbon Prop Shaft


    Set power limiter to 99.0%
    Engine Tuning Stage 1
    All other parts standard

    Weight Reduction Stage 3
    Carbon Bonnet
    Window Weight Reduction
    Ballast - Set 24kgs to Position 50

    Tuned with TCS 1 and ABS 1 only

    This car is fun, fast and the back end will flick occasionally when cornering, but don't let that bother you, It is very easy to control, sometimes it helps with sharp bends when the back end flicks out! A very fun car for a car which was designed to be oh so serious.

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    Aston Martin Vanquish '04

    550PP
    547 BHP
    1400kgs
    Weight Distribution 55:45

    Sports Soft Tyres

    Change Oil

    Standard Size Wheels

    FC Sus
    F/R
    115/120
    18.00/14.50
    6/6
    5/5
    2/4
    0.0/0.0
    -0.06/0.06

    Racing Brake Kit
    6/5

    FC Trans
    Set final gear to 5.000
    Set max speed to 124mph
    1st 3.186
    2nd 2.475
    3rd 1.948
    4th 1.602
    5th 1.361
    6th 1.186
    Set final gear to 2.600

    FC LSD
    8/14/5
    Triple Plate Clutch
    Carbon Prop Shaft


    Engine Tuning Stage 3
    Sports Computer

    All other parts standard

    Weight Reduction Stage 3
    Carbon Bonnet
    Window Weight Reduction

    Ballast - Set 39kgs to Position 50

    Tuned with TCS 1 and ABS 1 only.

    Keep the speed steady, break early and let the car roll through the apex. Nice smooth ride from this beautiful Aston Martin.

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    Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) '06

    600PP
    572 BHP
    1250kgs
    Weight Distribution 49:51

    Sports Soft Tyres

    Aero Kit Type B
    Flat Floor Type A
    Rear Wing - Custom Type A
    Inch Up: 1 Wheels
    Change Oil


    FC Sus
    F/R
    100/100
    7.50/9.00
    5/5
    4/4
    2/5
    0.0/0.0
    -0.06/0.04

    Racing Brake Kit
    8/7

    FC Transmission
    Set final gear to 4.500
    set max speed to 137mph
    1st 2.836
    2nd 2.143
    3rd 1.680
    4th 1.365
    5th 1.154
    6th 1.010
    Set final gear to 2.500

    FC LSD
    8/12/6
    Triple Plate Clutch
    Carbon Prop Shaft


    Set power limiter to 94.0%
    Sports Exhaust
    Supercharger

    all other parts standard

    Weight Reduction Stage 3
    Carbon Bonnet
    Window Weight Reduction

    Ballast - Set 86kgs to Position 30
    Downforce - Set to 16

    Tuned with TCS 1 and ABS 1 only

    This car will do corners although it doesn't like really tight bends. I blame the americanism of it for the sharp bends handling technique. The supercharger makes this car really smooth through the gears and always able to gain speed easily out of corners. Feedback for this tune would be great as I was not totally sold on the handling but I couldn't get it any better than what I have at the moment. It may need another visit at a later date but someone let me know how this handles for them.

    Edit: 2/3/14 - Tune has been revised and updated for a slightly looser rear end, Still have good stability through the bends and feels easier to drive now. Thanks ChrisH for the feedback provided.

    Additional Notes 10/7/14 - For A Spec Seasonal on Bathurst - Move ballast to Position 50. As noted by @chrisspeed281

    Changes have been made to the Suspension, LSD and the Downforce level.

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  18. shaunm80

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    Lamborghini Diablo GT2 '98 (Seasonal Setup)

    580PP
    627 BHP
    1250kgs
    Weight Distribution 43:57

    Sports Hard Tyres

    FC Sus
    F/R
    70/70
    17.50/30.00
    7/7
    6/6
    2/4
    0.0/0.0
    -0.08/0.08

    Racing Brake Kit
    8/6

    Standard Transmission

    FC LSD
    8/12/18
    Triple Plate Clutch

    Set power limiter to 99.5%
    all parts standard

    Downforce
    60/120
    Ballast - Set 11kgs to Position -50
    Weight Reduction Stage 3

    Tuned with TCS 1 and ABS 1 only.

    Time on first run, 1.07.422. Achieves gold very easily.

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    Lotus Elise Race Car '96 (Seasonal Setup)

    530PP
    235 BHP
    700kgs
    Weight Distribution 46:54

    Racing Hard Tyres
    Change Oil

    FC Sus

    F/R
    90/100
    6.50/12.75
    6/6
    5/5
    2/4
    0.0/0.0
    -0.05/0.05

    Racing Brake Kit
    8/6

    FC Trans
    Set final gear to 5.000
    set max speed to 112mph
    1st 2.984
    2nd 2.250
    3rd 1.731
    4th 1.407
    5th 1.205
    Set final gear to 2.850

    FC LSD
    8/14/24

    Set power limiter to 97.8%
    Engine Tuning Stage 2
    Low RPM Range Turbo

    Downforce
    200/450
    Ballast - Set 55kgs to Position -50

    Tuned and gold achieved with TCS 1 and ABS 1.

    Took 1 lap to learn the car and 2 laps to get a gold time. Easy Win!

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    Lotus Elise 111R Race Car '04

    530PP
    295 BHP
    775kgs
    Weight Distribution 45:55

    DO NOT Change Oil
    Racing Hard Tyres

    FC Sus

    F/R
    120/120
    8.50/15.50
    6/6
    5/5
    2/4
    0.0/0.0
    -0.06/0.06

    Racing Brake Kit
    8/6

    FC Trans
    Set final gear to 5.500
    Set max speed to 112mph
    1st 3.206
    2nd 2.494
    3rd 1.986
    4th 1.642
    5th 1.400
    6th 1.230
    Set final gear to 3.100

    FC LSD
    8/12/20

    Set power limiter to 99.5%
    Mid RPM Range Turbo Kit

    Downforce
    200/450
    Ballast - Set 55kgs to Position -50

    Tuned and Tested with TCS 1 and ABS 1 only.

    Time set was 0.4 seconds faster than the Elise Race Car '96 on the first timed lap. Lots of improvement in terms of time to be gained in this car. 1.29.591 time set at the moment.

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  21. shaunm80

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    Plymouth XNR Ghia Roadster '60

    430PP
    284 BHP
    1400kgs
    Weight Distribution 51:49

    Sports Hard Tyres
    DO NOT Change Oil
    Buy the extra Aero Kit (That covers up the passenger seat) Type A

    FC Sus

    F/R
    165/170
    9.00/5.50
    6/5
    5/6
    2/4
    0.0/.0
    -0.05/0.02

    Racing Brake Kit
    8/6

    Five Speed Transmission

    FC LSD
    8/10/18
    Triple Plate Clutch
    Carbon Prop Shaft


    Power limiter at 100%
    Engine Tuning Stage 1
    Sports Exhaust

    All other parts standard

    Weight Reduction Stage 2
    Ballast - Set 95kgs to Position 50

    Tuned and gold achieved with TCS 1 and ABS 1.

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    Thanks for great tune! :tup:
    Got it through with first try and got time of 1:30,158 with DS3 too :)

    Edit : Won every new seasonal with your tunes, thanks a lot!:tup:
     
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  23. shaunm80

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    No problem. Glad they all helped you. I enjoy tuning new seasonal cars as I find they usually help others to get gold as well. I am waiting for non-time trial events to come out so I can test some of my other cars hidden away in the garage.
     
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    FITT Miata Tuner Challenge
    Entry 1 - SCCA Improved Touring Class

    Car Choice - Mazda MX-5 Miata 1800 RS (NB, J) '04

    Entry is made within regulations set out in link below
    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/fitt-miata-tuning-challenge-by-mch.303511/

    426PP
    200 BHP
    980kgs
    Weight Distribution 51:49

    Inch Up: 1 Wheels

    Sports Hard Tyres

    FC Sus
    F/R
    110/110
    6.25/7.00
    5/6
    4/5
    2/4
    0.0/0.0
    -0.10/0.02

    Racing Brake Kit
    8/6

    FC Transmission
    Set final gear to 5.000
    set max speed to 112mph
    1st 2.850
    2nd 2.180
    3rd 1.687
    4th 1.393
    5th 1.198
    6th 1.067
    Set final gear to 3.000

    FC LSD
    10/14/16
    Triple Plate Clutch
    Carbon Prop Shaft


    Power limiter set to 91.1%
    Sports Computer
    Sports Exhaust
    Isometric Exhaust Manifold
    Catalytic Converter Sports
    Mid RPM Range Turbo


    Weight Reduction Stage 2
    Ballast - Set 19kgs to Position -50

    Tuned with TCS 1 and ABS 1 only. All other aids off

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    FITT Miata Tuner Challenge

    Entry 2 - Roadster Touring Car

    Car Choice - Mazda Roadster Touring Car

    493PP
    276 BHP
    845kgs
    Weight Distribution 51:49

    Racing Hard Tyres
    Body Rigidity Improvement

    FC Sus
    F/R
    85/90
    14.00/12.00
    6/6
    7/7
    2/4
    0.0/0.0
    -0.08/0.05

    Racing Brake Kit
    8/6

    FC Transmission
    Set final gear to 5.000
    Set max speed to 112mph
    1st 3.190
    2nd 2.421
    3rd 1.878
    4th 1.517
    5th 1.287
    Set final gear to 2.800

    FC LSD
    12/18/26
    Carbon Prop Shaft

    Engine Tuning Stage 3
    High RPM Range Turbo Kit

    Downforce -

    200/500
    Ballast - Set 50kgs to Position 50

    Tuned with TCS 1 and ABS 1 only. All other aids off.

    Tuned in accordance with the guidelines set out in the link below.
    Link here

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    My two FITT Miata entries together looking splendid!

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    Hey Seb, How you doing? I saw that you are pretty much top of all the seasonal races in the friends online rankings! Are you entering the FITT Challenge? something tells me you'd be pretty good at it going by the online ranking times for PD events.
     
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    Hi Shaunm, ;)
    it's going well thank you and you
    FITT the challenge ?? this could interest me, what should we do to participate ??
    I love the challenge...:sly:
    has very quickly Shaunm :cheers:
     
  29. shaunm80

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    Im good thank you. Trying to be good and busy with college work but its not happening at the moment!

    All entry submissions have to be in on the 1st March I think.. It is in the link here. I have already chosen my two and created tunes for them. I don't expect to be in the top 3 but I may surprise myself. its the participation that counts anyway. All good fun.
     
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    The next batch of tunes ready for publication are;

    Scirocco GT24 (Volkswagon Motorsport) '08
    Amuse S2000 GT1 Turbo
    Lexus IS350 GT300 Base Model '08 (Tuned at GT500 level)
    Subaru BRZ GT300 Base Model '12
    Nissan GT-R '07
    Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 N24 Schulz Motorsport '13
    Chevrolet Camaro SS '10
    Gran Turismo Formula Gran Turismo
    Gran Turismo GRAN TURISMO 350Z RS

    Depending on college work and actual work, I should expect all these tunes to be published by Sunday latest.

    Edit: All tunes are now published on page 6.
     
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