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Discussion in 'GT5:P Online Racing' started by Patrik, Oct 3, 2008.
What whole race times you guys getting?
California is a beast!! I'm loving that car,shame there is only one shade of red colour to choose from..
I'll try a few more times in the F430.
It definately seems like they've done away with the ''catch up'' for tail enders or more appropriate ''slow down'' for the leaders.
Chasing Undutchable last time out, the gap stuck between 5-6 seconds and my car didn't improve or get any worse the further away or closer I got to him.
I didn't get a lot of time to experiment last night, but based on a couple free run laps with minimal tune adjustments, and the single race I ran in the F430 (vs a single California), I found the F430 to be about one second per lap slower than the California. Ran with R1s, which seems to give better results than S3s, even with the huge PP step between these two tire classes.
Trying the Cali now xx.30
the rebound effect dosent half take effect , i lost a 6 second lead in a lap and a half...
Ha, Doctorben is driving a red F430.
How many power points?
I really hate that California. Bollocks is obviously getting it to work very well. It's gears are all over the place...so annoying that it's faster than the F430.
Im joining now! S3's then added power and less weight. See how we go!
Edit: Well... .... that didnt work out. Anyone want to give me a tune
Well I think I give up on this race, like I said earlier I drive the cars in stock form only with S2's and it's just too much of a missmatch compared to everyone else. I don't know what tyres everyone uses but in the California stock with S2's I pretty much slaughter everyone on the straight then hold them up and get knocked off on the corners (everyone run R1's or something?).
It's not fun for me and I bet it's frustrating for the clean drivers being held up (I don't give two hoots about the pushy drivers)
I'm still finding mine out mate!
I am running S3's front and R1's rear though. Now just trying to work out how to cure the cronic understeer lol.
I'm goin to give this a go now with my f430, I'll be on at 30 hopefully, See Y'all there,
ps is'nt the new update great!!!
Im in at 20.00 GMT
People are weird.
Slapping on R compound tires on street cars?
I just won a race in a S3 F430, a white Rx F430 was battling me in the curves but on the straights just got left behind, I don't see the point.
You mean you were holding him up in the curves
yes!! just came 1st on my first go!!
good race Duke.. your going well
Coming from a GTR driver, not surprized.
I'm just going to have to put up with being slow in my F430 on this event.
I hate that soft-top thing...
Thanks, I'm enjoying it. You've still got about a second per lap on me though.
I'll keep tinkering and find it somewhere.
I've got to find about 3 seconds a lap.
Yep that second is there, just a few minor tweaks
Great race rpm!! you have that 430 very well setup.well done
I just spent about an hour testing the California setup with R1s and S3s. I have to say I retract my initial statement. R1s are faster all around and the car is easier to control. No doubt the majority of racers will favor this setup. However the car isn't that much slower with S3s that a talented driver can't make it competitive or even win with it. You loose about a second in the Esses to a racer with R1s but you gain that back (and some more) on the end of the lap due to the additional HP.
In a close race with talented and clean drivers both setups will be competitive.
Though I'm going to have to say that the 512b in a really good driver's hands will be the car to beat in this event. Just wait until the fast guys show up who early on in the game were using that car before they switched to the NSX.
Regardless, it is refreshing to be racing cars that slide and punish mistakes again.
I'm sticking to the F430.
Suits my driving style a lot better. Just needs a seemless shift like the Cali...
Can anyone tell me what an average total race time is please?
Want to know if it's worth recording. I can't go over 11minutes.
The fastest race I did just in my testing was in the 11m05s, with most being much slower than that. With alot of dead-weight at the back of the grid or drifters or people running backwards race times get into the 11m30s and above.
With a good grid of fast drivers you'll see race times in the 10m50s range, maybe even 10m40s but not much faster than that.
I'm working on getting a car set-up for this event...sounds like fun.