FITT - Moving on to GT6!

Discussion in 'GT5 Tuning Forum' started by DigitalBaka, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. DigitalBaka

    United States IL, USA

    * * * FITT has moved to GT6! * * *
    Follow us in our new home!

    Welcome to F.I.T.T., the
    Federation of International Tuners and Test-Drivers!

    Our Mission

    Thank you for taking a look at FITT! Here we feel that tuning competitions and test driving provide invaluable feedback to the GTPlanet and Gran Turismo tuning and racing community.

    Tuners use these competitions to test and refine their skills against some of the best GT5 tuners from around the globe. There are no borders or barriers in a FITT Tuning Shootout.

    Test drivers also compete with each other, sometimes formally and sometimes just for bragging rights, but also provide valuable feedback to the individual tuners and to those following the competition.

    Interested fans can use the tunes provided to make their own racing and driving experience more enjoyable and competitive.

    Everyone has fun and everyone benefits from a well run Tuning Shootout!


    Our Goals

    At FITT our goals are:

      • Provide a standardized format for Tuning Shootouts that enables tuners, test drivers and observers to participate under the umbrella of a consistent, equitable and limited set of guidelines. When you see the FITT banner sanctioning a Tuning Shootout, you can be certain the event will be well organized, time efficient and of course, fun.
      • Promote awareness of all officially sanctioned FITT events, both past and present, and be a historical reference point for anyone researching previous tuning competitions.
      • Be a resource center and provide support for past and future Event Sponsors.
      • Extend an invitation and actively encourage participation in FITT sanctioned events by all members of the GTPlanet and general GT Community, regardless of their level of tuning and driving skill or experience.
      • The FITT Council and Competition Committee (FITTCCC) will always be open to constructive feedback, and will continue to explore and test new contest formats and guidelines to make Tuning Shootouts more enjoyable and competitive for everyone.

    Social Media

    Follow us on your favorite social sites! FITT has a home on both Facebook and Twitter. If you have an idea for an event, want to see who wins what or just want to hangout with the members of FITT outside of GTPlanet feel free to join us!

    Facebook Page -
    Twitter Feed -


    FITT Council and Competition Committee Members

    XDesperado67 | PSN: XDesperado67

    Thread Admin
    DigitalBaka | PSN: DigitalBaka, GTP_DigitalBaka

    FAQ Editor
    krenkme | PSN: krenkme

    Event Sponsors
    CyKosis1973 | PSN: CyKosis1973
    DigitalBaka | PSN: DigitalBaka, GTP_DigitalBaka
    MotorCityHami | PSN: MotorCtyHamilton
    NascarManiaco99 | PSN: GTP_Michelin9960
    nomis3613 | PSN: nomis3613
    XDesperado67 | PSN: XDesperado67

    Car Hosts
    DigitalBaka | PSN: DigitalBaka, GTP_DigitalBaka
    Onboy123 | PSN: Onboy123
    praiano63 | PSN: praiano63
    tris_73 | PSN: TRIS_73
    VTiRoj | PSN: RoJJiE, VTiRoj
    XDesperado67 | PSN: XDesperado67

    Tuners & Drivers
    ACSR421 | PSN: ACSR421
    CyKosis1973 | PSN: CyKosis1973
    C-ZETA | PSN: V16T91
    DigitalBaka | PSN: DigitalBaka, GTP_DigitalBaka
    dr_slump | PSN: the_dr_slump
    Dylans1o | PSN: dylan_95_09
    GoSpeedGo88 | PSN: GoSpeedGo88
    krenkme | PSN: krenkme
    MotorCityHami | PSN: MotorCtyHamilton
    Onboy123 | PSN: Onboy123
    praiano63 | PSN: praiano63
    Ronald6 | PSN: GTP_Ronald
    trackripper123 | PSN: Ziz528
    tris_73 | PSN: TRIS_73
    VTiRoj | PSN: RoJJiE, VTiRoj
    XDesperado67 | PSN: XDesperado67
    Zuel | PSN: GTP_Striker

    Honorary Members
    Princess Kate (and sister) | Graphics Design

    Members on Hiatus


    Online Tuning Room

    For FITT members and friends, ACSR421 has been kind enough to open an online tuning room to be available 24/7! It is intended to be a friendly gathering spot to share ideas, test out tunes and get advice. To join, simply send a PSN friend request to ACS_Test-n-Tune and click the lounge coffee cup. ACSR is planning to have some events in the room which will be posted on the message board. You may also join the group here on GTPlanet. Hope to see you there!

    Ticket Booth

    FITT member CyKosis has taken up a collection for all available prize tickets. The purpose is to create a repository to be used for both prizes and for tuners having trouble finding a particular car for an event. These tickets will be available to all FITT members and event tuners at any time, trade schedule permitting. If you are in need of something please coordinate the trade with Cy.

    This is being done as a kind gesture for the community and any who would abuse Cy's kindness will not be allowed to take part.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013
  2. DigitalBaka

    United States IL, USA

    Standardized rules

    1)Each tuner may submit one entry for the challenge unless otherwise provisioned in the event rules.

    2)Car limitations and restrictions will be set by the Event Sponsor (hereafter ES).

    3)All tunes and test results must be submitted no later than the deadline specified by the ES. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the standard time used for all deadlines. Please be sure to use the time calculator provided if you're unsure of the deadline or look at the chart provided in the FAQ in post #4.

    4)The ES will designate which track(s) cars are to be tested on as well as all testing parameters. Cars are to be tested exactly as written by the tuner. ES will determine if test cars are to be placed on "share" by tuners or purchased individually by testers. It is at the discretion of the ES to decide if tuners may participate as drivers. Drivers must submit a time/review for all cars by the testing deadline. The winner will be determined by a formula set by ES.

    5)Test drivers are expected to be very conscientious in setting up their test facilities to ensure equal testing parameters for all vehicles. The ES reserves the right to question any and all lap times submitted by test drivers. At the discretion of the ES, a test driver may be asked to repeat testing for the car (s) in question or all cars in the contest, or may choose to exclude any and all times associated with the test driver in question. Also at the discretion of the ES, the test driver may be asked to produce photo or video proof of unusual lap times.

    6)Prizes, if any, are to be established before the contest begins by the ES, along with all relevant parameters regarding qualification, payout dates, etc.

    13) Driver feedback, both positive and negative, is strongly encouraged but in a constructive manner. Not all tunes work well for every driver. Personal attacks will not be tolerated and may result in penalties or disqualification at the discretion of the organizer and also may be subject to sanction by GTPlanet Moderating Staff.


    These rules are meant to be a guideline for those wishing to start an event based on a "tried and true" method. They are not set in stone nor are they the only rules that can be used or that will be needed. However, Rule 13 is the exception and MUST be a part of every FITT sponsored event.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2012
  3. DigitalBaka

    United States IL, USA

    Event Calendar @ Google Calendar

    Ongoing Events
    ACS Test 'N Tune Lobby

    Upcoming Events

    trackripper - Budget Challenge

    DigitalBaka - World Supercar Challenge

    Event Concepts Needing A Sponsor/Host

    Tuner Cars only

    Race Modded only

    RM vs. TC


    Team Tuning (1 driver, 1 tuner)

    Best of the Best

    Events Archive

    FITT 535PP FR Tuner Challenge | Results

    Stars & Stripes Seasonal Micro Challenge | Results

    FITT Tuner Car Shootout | Results

    FITT Wagon & SUV Tuner Challenge | Results

    FITT Nurburgring Nordschleife Shootout 2.0 | Results

    Clueless Classics Shootout | Results

    FITT Race Car Tuner Challenge| Results

    Clueless "2000" Shootout | Results

    Fall Battle 2.0 - Coastal Concept Challenge | Results

    Azure Cobra Shootout | Results

    Nomis' 60/40 40/60 Shootout | Results

    FITT Rally and Street Tuner Challenge by MCH | Results

    Caterham Fireblade Shootout | Results

    Wallbanger's 2nd Annual FF Summer Shootout

    Wallbanger's Ring Masters Challenge (7/21/11)

    Volkswagen New Beetle Cup Car Tuner Challenge

    The Two Hundred Through The Tunnel Challenge!!

    NascarManiaco99's Super GT/JGTC Shootout | Results

    ~Japanese Auto Celebration Shootout~ | Results

    CSLACR's 400PP Nordschleife Shootout | Results

    Clueless Tunes - Classic Car Shootout | Results

    Wallbanger's "Tons of Fun" Gran Turismo Year End Blowout! | Results

    DigitalBaka's 1st Annual Fall Roadster Battle! | Results

    TOSS' Touge Tuner Shootout (500PP/SH)

    ZedTunes' Autumn/Fall Rally Shootout 2011

    CSL's 600 PP Road Car Shootout @ Indy | Results

    RVR's 1st Annual 525PP European Car Shootout!!! | Results

    Wallbanger's 1st annual million credit FF Summer Shootout!(6/19/11 final7/17/11) | Results

    AssassinTuners HKSCT230R Tuner Shootout

    Tuner Challenge Championship
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2014
  4. DigitalBaka

    United States IL, USA

    Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
    Maintained by krenkme

    Q) How do I figure out the deadline when I'm in a different time zone from the event sponsor?
    A) All deadlines are calculated using Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
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    Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan  [COLOR="red"]GMT+4[/COLOR] 
    [B][COLOR="Purple"]If you're in a Daylight Savings area you will have to
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    If confused if you're in Daylight Savings Time (DST) this might help as well.
    Most countries save one hour in the summer and change their clocks
     some time between midnight and 3:00AM.
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  5. Onboy123

    Hong Kong Hong Kong

    Standardised result submission template-

    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012
  6. XDesperado67

    United States Hillsboro Oregon

    Just trying to cover the bases in case people are interested in making this a working concept.
    If it gets support I'll redo the OP to list members of the Committee and post relevant information that doesn't fit elsewhere.
  7. JackWilson

    United Kingdom Jersey, UK

    I think maybe we should post these competitions in another sub-forum? You could mention it here for the tuners sake, but we could probably get a lot more test drivers if other people knew about it
  8. C-ZETA

    England Bromley

    My shootout I'm planning for September is rather different to the other shootouts in a few aspects so I'm not sure how well it could really work. Who is the third person BTW? I'd known about CSL's plans but no one elses... :confused:
  9. XDesperado67

    United States Hillsboro Oregon

    TimberW just PMed me yesterday with a detailed proposal for a Shootout based on his winning ProToss tune.

    I've discussed forming a new Sub Forum here with SlipZtrEm and mentioned it elsewhere as well. As far as I know the moderators are discussing the idea and or having us move the events to another forum.
    My objection to going to another forum is two fold. First the primary focus of these Shootouts are the tunes with the driving simply providing a means of comparison. Second the suggested Sub Forum on this site deals with online racing and online racing leagues, while to this point these have been offline events. For those who can't go online with GT5 or prefer not to they offer a competitive outlet, that would be lost if they have to do events online or else be excluded.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011
  10. Onboy123

    Hong Kong Hong Kong

    Ah, I think I know what the theme of the shootout will be. Hint? Initial D (Or, to old man Wallbanger, a bunch of teens running around a mountain pass in their dad's civic :lol:)
  11. XDesperado67

    United States Hillsboro Oregon

    Not exactly.:) this is closer to the Kei vs supercar challenge we discussed...with the added twist of TimberW wanting to use a custom track.
  12. C-ZETA

    England Bromley

    I'd keep it in this forum. It's more about tuning than just general GT5.

    I'm also planning to use 3 different tracks for testing with at least one custom track, since the idea of my shootout is to build your car for more than one track. I won't be giving away much more than these tidbits though. :sly:
  13. smalldave


    speaking of placeholders, it could be an idea to put the names of all the tuners and all the testers in a post at the start, and you can check each person off the list to make sure the testers have access to all the cars. I have had a few problems making sure I have all the cars available in the RVR shootout, and maybe it could have been simpler to put all the names together :)

    Also, it may be an idea for people to pm the sponsorer their tunes and have them put it in a post at the beginning, so they are all in one place as opposed to scattered across the thread :)

    Just a few ideas :)
  14. C-ZETA

    England Bromley

    But there already is one if I think I know what you mean. Onboy's in charge of them. I'm planning on keeping track of my own testers and tuners though... :D
  15. smalldave


    Oh haha I'll look closer next time :p
  16. Indy Racerfan

    United States Lafayette,IN US

    Another idea is if a sub forum is a no go how about a sticky at the top of this forum
  17. madmyk


    I think you are on the right path trying to get this more organized. 4-6 weeks per competition is a bit much, so there are probably many things that can be done to make it more efficient.

    Ultimately, it is the supply of testers that will determine if these contests can keep happening. There needs to be more rules on testing. Maybe friend requests and car sharing should be mandatory to save time building cars. Testers should spend X time with each car, running a minimum of Y and maximum of Z laps.

    The tester's time commitment needs to be verified before a contest starts. The number of entrants may need to be restricted to the available time of the testers. If you tell the tester the total time needed for a contest and he or she agrees to it, then all cars must be tested or all of that tester's results will have to be thrown out.

    Anyway, these are just suggestions. feel free to add them or not, or change them however you need.

    Edit: so I don't double post...

    Since the testers are the key, I think the tester prizes/awards/pay needs to be significant. I'm planning on giving each tester a car or ticket as a thank you gift for their time with my car, which is probably more than the organizer is doing. You probably should offer multiple cars/tickets/gear etc. to provide enough incentive.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011
  18. TimberW

    Australia Perth, Australi

    Yes desperado is on the money on this, that we should only run an event at a time. I don't mind being in the line if someone was ahead of me. I just thought it'll be appropriate now, cause there's sort of a theme happening and story behind the competition.

    Onboy, you're pretty close about Initial D bit. =P But the winning tune is not by me, is by one of the players from Legend of the Streets.
    (You're really a stalker Oneboy, lol. And I'm a big Initial D Fanboy)

    Edit: I think a standard time for tuners to prepare their cars and testers to test the cars is important.

    TUNERS - 2 Weeks?
    TESTERS - 2-3 Weeks? (Depending on number of tunes)

    And keeping it to a minimum number of tracks is important too. Unless it's a one make tuning competition like what Adrenaline was running before this, then multiple tracks is more plausible.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011
  19. XDesperado67

    United States Hillsboro Oregon

    Thanks for the input there, and your right about the significant amount of time testers must spend with the current format. There has been discussion in several places about changing testing somewhat to allow tuners to act as test drivers of other tuners cars. These events are evolving as we find things that work and those that don't.

    I copied the "standard" rules posted above from the FF Shootout I sponsored but that is just an example and starting point for reference until a more formalized set can be drawn up. The only one of those rules that I personally feel needs to be a hard and fast rule included in all events is rule #13.

    As for how long the events last, and again this is just my opinion, 4 weeks is just about right for shootouts. This allows tuners 2 weeks to select and tune their cars and testers 2 weeks to complete all testing. If you don't give tuners enough time they will either pass on the event all together or else submit a sub-par tune that has little validity for use outside the event. Remember that many tuners will spend weeks or even months fine tuning a car to their satisfaction. Also with the current test driver setup it becomes very time intensive. With 20 tuners in a contest and a test driver unlikely to spend less than half an hour with each car that's 10 hours of gaming time dedicated right there making it unlikely that testers will complete their trials in only a single day or even two days.
  20. TimberW

    Australia Perth, Australi

  21. bigberry


    Just want to say I agree 100% with Harveys post and Madmyks which he quoted .

    Good line Harvey 'testing 20 cars for 30minutes each is 10 hours'
    I never realized that , I probably put in 20+ hours as a tuner :D .

    Testers should be incentivised as there will always be a higher ratio of tuners. Its a thankless task for some too.

    Like Madmyk I intend to send a car or 2 out to testers. I dont really have anything great to gift but the thought counts haha .
  22. CSLACR

    United States United States

    Everything in bold goes against ideas myself and/or C-Zeta had in mind.

    I for one liked Praianos idea about everyone tuning also testing, with whose cars/tunes testers are driving (except their own, which is unavoidable) being kept secret until the end of the shootout.
    The only real technicality is that tuners would have to restrain themselves from posting their shootout tunes in their garage until the end of the shootout.

    I also know many people dislike cars with massive power limiter use, for obvious reasons, even if it doesn't offer a significant advantage. Seeing a neutered (poor car) Gallardo running 400HP is pretty much case-in-point.

    Obviously any event that's for race/rally cars can be fun, so the blanket statement that they're not allowed could be misleading, though it's obviously not fair to try to mix race cars with non-race cars, this also applies to some non-race cars, particularly tuner cars.

    And of course, a pure driver's choice championship can always be interesting, as we've seen there are and will always be dominant cars, we all know this, sometimes it could be a nice change of pace to have a "driver's choice only" championship.

    Just my thoughts...
  23. Milldrum

    Australia Melbourne

    Hey guys, and CSLACR. ;)

    As the 7th fastest driver in Wallbangers FF Shootout, I will admit it was a task to gather all the machinery to test in that one. Maybe a central point to test the cars from would help.

    The tuner would send his/her car to a designated person who would then check it's legitimacy towards the rules. They could then set it to share. 6 cars- 1 point of access. 12 cars- 2 points of access.

    The testers could be added once the cars are ready. Only then would the tunes be published. The tuners could then try anything published in thier own time and thier own way.

    I like custom tracks and have more than 60. So a 3 track testing system including a custom would be nice for me. The custom track could be available at the central access points for download. But it would be a lot of driving for the tester for 10 laps of each.
  24. TimberW

    Australia Perth, Australi

    Milldrum's central download point is a wonderful suggestion.

    And I don't mind starting a new PSN account to manage one of these central points.
  25. CSLACR

    United States United States

    Pretty much what Praianos idea evolved into for me, though I'm not sure about multiple tracks, the trick is laps always improve from first car to last, which is why second sessions are a good thing, but two sessions on 3 tracks is 6 sessions a car, and ends up taking hours and hours.

    My plan was/is as follows: 6 cars shared from each host, amount of tunes will determine number of hosts needed, everyone submitting a tune submits it either via car send or PM to me, once the deadline arrives, I'll post each tune up, without inclination as to whose tune is whose, at the same time. For the sake of fairness, I'll test tunes but will not submit a tune myself, as I'll be the only one knowing whose tune each car is.
    After testing deadline, all tuners for cars will be revealed.
    I already had Tris_73 volunteer to be a host, and I have a TwiztedLove account which can also host, if extra hosting is needed, of course if someone else wants to host tunes that already has many people added, that would be easier, it's up to individuals on that.

    That said, I know C-Zeta started planning on his shootout first, so depending on his time frame, I'll wait for his to end before starting mine, as far as I know, I'm second in line with shootout plans, and I can't remember the name, but there's a third now I see also.
    But as far as I know, the next shootout can reasonably start as soon as the current one ends, so I'll wait for word from C-Zeta on whether he wants to start his immediately, or wait a few weeks, in which case I can put mine in-between to fill the gap.
    FTW - C-Zeta has some very interesting plans, and I look forward to it.

    Edit: TimberW would be the name I forgot. :lol:
  26. XDesperado67

    United States Hillsboro Oregon

    Input like this is why I started this thread. As I mentioned before the "Standard" rules I have posted currently are simply a starting point. Also various events might see one or more of the standard rules either replaced or removed completely from that event. Ultimately what I'm looking for is a small set of baseline rules that can be implemented for most competitions, with the event sponsor adding any additional rules for the specific competition.

    How testing is done is for at least the present time an open field that we can and should explore various options to find what works and what doesn't.

    The "blind taste test" option your proposing is interesting but may prove cumbersome in implementation. Another option is to allow tuners to test all other tunes but their own which would allow for open posting and the tuner sharing their car.
    I've got several more ideas to try in the next shootout I sponsor. Things like setting a PP hardcap that limits how much play you get with ballast and power limiter. (Example a 450PP classic sports car/sports sedan shootout with a 465PP hardcap. So no car can be over 465PP with full power and no ballast.) Another idea is to divide tuners into smaller groups that the drivers can test with maybe a short period allowed between the last group and a final round. (Example first 5 tunes submitted form group A, next 5 form group B, etc... Then take the top 1 or 2 cars from each group and have a final round after tuners are given a short period to make adjustments to the tune.)

    While it would be completely subjective in many ways I could see a contest where tuners submit a personal favorite car for everyone else to drive and then all cars ranked from 1-20 or however many cars were entered with that ranking being a combination of performance, driving pleasure, style and presentation of the tune.

    Again what I'm hoping to accomplish currently is to form some sort of competition committee to help organize events and provide support. If we have a group like this then we can work on scheduling issues so that we avoid problems like competing or conflicting shootouts and or other events.
  27. Onboy123

    Hong Kong Hong Kong

    Nevermind :dopey:
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011
  28. TimberW

    Australia Perth, Australi

    Mystery car challenge, that's an interesting one... <- does that mean that no one is to reveal what car/tune which they submitted?

    I think it's okay for it to be like this:

    Host 1:
    GTP ID: TimberW
    Car 1: RLT Garage - Toyota MR2 G-Limited '97
    Car 2: OSE_CAP_SHADOW - Nissan Skyline GT-R V spec II (R32) '94
    Car 3: J's Tuning Garage - MR-S S Edition ‘99
    Car 4: Tuner Garage/Independant - Car Name
    Car 5: etc..
    Car 6: etc..

    Host 2:
    PSN ID: TwiztedLove
    Car 1: etc..
    Car 2: etc..

    Yes, I agree that a host is not allowed to submit a tune.

    Thanks for remembering me! lol. So I'm third in line. that's alright!!!
  29. CSLACR

    United States United States

    This in particular, I know obviously everyone will have the opportunity to "cheat" for their own car, but I don't see it as far to have different drivers test different cars, as there's quite a large gap in driving ability here, for example, Driver A may run 1:28 as his fastest lap, Driver B may run 1:33. If we discount their own times, Driver A loses a 1:28 (fast lap) while Driver B loses a 1:33 (slow lap).
    So I see more time for people to lose/gain by discounting the tuners own time then the chance for people to embellish their own time.
    I think it'll be pretty obvious if anyone gets carried away with their own time, worst case scenario, it fails, and I improvise a solution...

    I don't see a problem with hosts entering, for mine I plan to be the only one who knows which all cars belong to which tuners, which is why I plan on not entering a tune. Otherwise, I intend to keep them a secret, just to avoid the potential bicker-fest of "sandbagging" others tunes.
  30. XDesperado67

    United States Hillsboro Oregon

    @Onboy123 what????:confused::confused::confused:

    I've updated the current and upcoming events post.(Post #3)

    Please let me know when I should change the OP and what information I should place there.

    Also someone mentioned getting this stickied which would be great if there is enough support for making this an effective and useful resource.

    Also I'd like to ask madmyk to be part of the standing Committee as official time-keeper with his spreadsheets.:tup::tup:
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