FITT V8 Supercar at Bathurst Challenge now closed. Winners announced.

Discussion in 'GT6 Tuning' started by Pete05, May 6, 2016.

  1. OdeFinn

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    Thank you very much, you have found my style/approach to setup car, it may not go quick and nimble as Mario kart arcade tune, but it gives feel what I'm searching from simulator.
    Real style tune requires real style driving, it takes more from driver, also gives more back. :)
    Not for the time, but for the feel.
     
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  2. shaunm80

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    @Bass Addict thanks for the review and the work you put in. Great job indeed. Glad you found my tune easy to get used too but sorry it turned out to be a monster in disguise. :)
     
  3. Bass Addict

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    WOW...I never thought about that. :cool:

    I am and I really love this course!

    :tup::tup:

    I agree...I studied your video and tried so hard to unlock a lap much closer to your time but came up short. When I was done testing, it felt like I was in a real car!

    I was cruising along with 4 laps to go and I thought this was going to be one of the special tunes but when I asked for more, the car's personality changed and I was holding on for dear life! I need to get better with my inputs and just slow everything down and be less frantic when I have a good lap time going.
     
  4. Pete05

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    Just reading what you say about your inputs & feeling frantic, it's funny how the fast laps really do feel like a Sunday cruise, feel slow but all come together on the stopwatch.
    Sometimes you have to slow down to actually go faster. Weird huh.
     
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  5. Otaliema

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    It's not how fast you drive, it's how you drive fast.
     
  6. Wydopen

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    When I used to race 1/24 scale slot cars, the owner of the track (also the owner of one of the biggest manufacturers of cars and parts) would say "Slower is faster" all the time. In that sense it's because if you go too fast you fall out of the slot. This applies to GT as well because.if you go into a corner too fast you will lose more time than if you go in too slow.
     
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  7. sinof1337

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    Tested with DS3, Sensitivity 2, ABS1. Cars were tested in order with 5 laps each, then given another 3 laps in the same order.

    @Otaliema
    Lap Time: 2:03.982
    DC: 8
    Impressions and feedback:
    A little loose in the rear, and the low front aero lead to understeer in the high speed turns.

    @Pete05
    Lap Time: 2:04.795
    DC: 15
    Impressions and feedback:
    This car almost works with the locked rear diff, but in the end I found it too unstable and lost a lot of time exiting turns.

    @fordlaser777
    Lap Time: 2:04.191
    DC: 9
    Impressions and feedback:
    Very stable, but was not a fan of slowing down.

    @OdeFinn
    Lap Time: 2:05.630
    DC: 18
    Impressions and feedback:
    Lots of understeer and lots of wheel spin, I was having to brake early and accelerate late on most turns. It struggled heavily on the downhill slalom as well.

    @coryclifford
    Lap Time: 2:03.440
    DC: 2
    Impressions and feedback:
    Awesome tune, very easy to drive, with a bit of understeer. A little wheel spin in some turns as well, but most of the cars had that problem, and it was always easily controlled.

    @Ridox2JZGTE
    Lap Time: 2:06.074
    DC: 16
    Impressions and feedback:
    Very little wheel spin outside of the elbow and a couple of other low speed turns, but this is at the cost of having incredible amounts of understeer, especially in the downhill slalom.

    @Antares26
    Lap Time: 2:03.109
    DC: 1
    Impressions and feedback:
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    Incredible tune. Very easy to drive, and easy to drive fast. The brake bias can make it a bit squirrely when trail braking, but nothing crazy and I found that it helped rotate the car on the downhill section.

    @Bowtie-muscle
    Lap Time: 2:03.889
    DC: 4
    Impressions and feedback:
    A touch of understeer, and a little spin up in the usual locations, but otherwise VERY fast.

    @shaunm80
    Lap Time: 2:04.299
    DC: 11
    Impressions and feedback:
    A fair amount of understeer and less rear traction than I would like, but neither was extremely bad.

    @MrGrado
    Lap Time: 2:04.724
    DC: 14
    Impressions and feedback:
    Stable, but it had some heavy understeer that held it back.

    @Dashyankuro
    Lap Time: 2:03.734
    DC: 12
    Impressions and feedback:
    The low downforce made it very fast on the straights, but also made it very hard to drive.

    @xande1959
    Lap Time: 2:03.899
    DC: 5
    Impressions and feedback:
    Safe and fast. Some understeer, but nothing crazy.

    @Ale67
    Lap Time: 2:04.156
    DC: 7
    Impressions and feedback:
    Stable, but it struggled with hard braking and some understeer which cost it a lot of time.

    @sinof1337
    Lap Time: 2:03.937
    DC: 6
    Impressions and feedback:
    Limited rear slip, but a lot of understeer.

    @Lionheart2113
    Lap Time: 2:04.153
    DC: 10
    Impressions and feedback:
    Was not a fan of heavy braking, and it could have used a little more rear traction, but was otherwise balanced and fast.

    @Whitetail
    Lap Time: 2:03.380
    DC: 3
    Impressions and feedback:
    Very easy to drive. I felt like it had a little more wheel spin than some of the other tunes, but damn if I can argue with the results. Excellent job.

    @GNR1987
    Lap Time: 2:03.908
    DC: 13
    Impressions and feedback:
    A similar setup to @Antares26. Unfortunately, I think the lower ride height and rear aero made it harder to carry speed through some of the turns, and made the rear much more unpredictable. Its fast, but very hard to drive.

    @RipFaceDown
    Lap Time: 2:04.482
    DC: 17
    Impressions and feedback:
    This car really needed more rear grip to make the locked diff viable. As it is, I found it really difficult to get comfortable with, due to the rear end constantly trying to slide out.
     
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  8. Pete05

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    Thanks for stepping up & testing. My tune with the spool diff definitely needs smooth application of the throttle for good traction or it starts to wag its tail like a happy dog.
    Also, I'm going to presume you mean 2:04:482 for @RipFaceDown ?
     
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  10. Antares26

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    @sinof1337 HEEEEY RUBY!! :lol: Really glad you liked the tune, you probably liked it more than I did myself.
     
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  11. sinof1337

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    Yep, that was supposed to be 2 minutes. I edited the post.
     
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  12. Ridox2JZGTE

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    Thank you for testing, surprised with the very little wheelspin :), and the understeer, it needs some extra care on downhill, picking the line early, lift or dab the brakes to get it to turn in. Happy I'm not last :cheers: :D
     
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  14. shaunm80

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    Thanks for the review. Very consistent times once again. The testers have all done well so far with this track and getting the most of the tunes presented. Great job!
     
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  15. Bowtie-muscle

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    Another great review, I will take that. Glad it was fast for you. :D
     
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  16. Otaliema

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    Great time with the car with a loose rear end. I'll get your times loaded in a few hours I have some testing to catch up on. I have to rerun a few cars due to line and technique improvements. :crazy:

    Edit; My signifgant improvments in lap time was SRF induced. :irked:
    My son and his friend were playing and I forgot to turn it off. Two of the three cars retested got better times tho :tup: one lost 5 seconds but thats difference at Bathrust with a floaty car and SRF on.
     
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  17. DolHaus

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    I had a similar moment in the British Invasion challenge with the TVR Tuscan, had been having a hard time with it and then suddenly it all came together and the car was handling like an absolute dream, blue laps every lap and putting the Esprit to shame.... then the penny dropped and I remembered I'd turned SRF on for grinding cash in the Red Bulls and forgotten to turn it off, a quick settings adjustment later and the Tuscan was back to its stubborn, suicidal best :lol:
     
  18. Ale67

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    Kicking out a ton of overtime this week. The holiday screwed up everything, now were doing 5 days worth of work over a 4 day period.
    Hoping to get enough time saturday and Sunday to complete testing.

    On a side note, found this pic, thought it was awesome ^^
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  20. Otaliema

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    I sadly have to withdrawal from testing, real life got in the way and I wont have time to finish.
     
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  21. OdeFinn

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    I'm trying to do mine in quick way, not much laps per car and it might be in time.
     
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  22. Otaliema

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    Here is too hoping.
    I get to redo and paint my bedroom this weekend, finish repairing, paint and assemble a new bed and than have to do a major grocery trip on Monday morning. So I'm booked
     
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  23. Pete05

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    So, after covering over 1000km up and down the mountain, I've finally completed testing.
    My reviews aren't as comprehensive as I would have liked but, I've been fighting a persistent flu virus and a severe lack of PS3 time.

    @Otaliema
    Lap Time: 2:02:239
    DC: 7
    Feedback: It's got more wheelspin than I'd like & high speed understeer but has good speed on the straights.

    @Pete05
    Lap Time: 2:02:099
    DC: 5
    Feedback: I was torn about my diff settings - to spool or not to spool. Having chosen the former, this was as good as I could make it.

    @fordlaser777
    Lap Time: 2:02:316
    DC: 10
    Feedback: Good initial turn-in in slower corners and it felt like it had a lot of roll in the rear. Spun up the wheels in 2nd/3rd gears but that's not unusual in this company. Suffered from high speed understeer that required a big lift or it's terminal.

    @OdeFinn
    Lap Time: 2:04:826
    DC: 18
    Feedback: We've obviously got very different driving styles as this one felt like it was on a harder compound tyre. If you get it slowed down enough, it feels ok but that costs time on the stopwatch. Hated the kerbs.

    @coryclifford
    Lap Time: 2:02:234
    DC: 4
    Feedback: Exibits traces of understeer but overall a great tune until you start asking for more than it wants to give.

    @Ridox2JZGTE
    Lap Time: 2:04:912
    DC: 17
    Feedback: Overall a good tune knowing how committed to replica tunes you are. It just didn't translate to a good number on the stopwatch.

    @Antares26
    Lap Time: 2:02:143
    DC: 3
    Feedback: Great ability to get to the apex and then put its power down on the track translates to quick lap times.

    @Bowtie-muscle
    Lap Time: 2:02:739
    DC: 8
    Feedback: Easy to put the front of the car where you want it but don't touch the kerbs. High speed understeer could be cured with a lift off the throttle. Had lower gear wheelspin but good brakes.

    @shaunm80
    Lap Time: 2:02:929
    DC: 11
    Feedback: This one plays nice but will bite your head clean off if you provoke it. Traction can be a problem as is understeer in the high speed stuff.

    @MrGrado
    Lap Time: 2:02:773
    DC: 14
    Feedback: I felt this tune suffered from more understeer than average making it hard to trust & commit to a chosen line.

    @Dashyankuro
    Lap Time: 2:02:914
    DC: 13
    Feedback: It's a solid tune if you show it respect. Fast in a straightline, not so much in the corners. Loves to wheelspin.

    @xande1959
    Lap Time: 2:02:898
    DC: 12
    Feedback: It's very edgy on the limit but you could race at this pace all day. Trustworthy if you respect its limits.

    @Ale67
    Lap Time: 2:02:248
    DC: 2
    Feedback: I found it easier than I'd like to lock the brakes but the car has good turn-in and is kerb friendly. Wheelspin & snap oversteer if you didn't show patience, good speed on the straights & a lift will cure any understeer.

    @sinof1337
    Lap Time: 2:03:116
    DC: 16
    Feedback: Understeer everywhere so you have to back it off in order to go quick without going off track or ending up in the wall.

    @Lionheart2113
    Lap Time: 2:02:533
    DC: 6
    Feedback: I liked the brakes and the way it committed to turn-in but it didn't like the kerbs. Possesses great traction but can suffer from high speed understeer.

    @Whitetail
    Lap Time: 2:01:869
    DC: 1
    Feedback: In a class of its own in this company. Respect :bowdown:

    @GNR1987
    Lap Time: 2:02:867
    DC: 9
    Feedback: In a word - unpredictable. It's fast but very hard to stitch together a whole lap.

    @RipFaceDown
    Lap Time: 2:03:508
    DC: 15
    Feedback: Another tune that's hard to find the limits. Wags it's tail like a happy dog but not the worst of the 'spool tunes'.
     
  24. Bowtie-muscle

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    Thanks Pete :tup:
    Those are some pretty quick times you put down, great job.
     
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    Thanks for testing my car Pete :cheers:, I know you like Fords and you can keep the keys to it so you can go for a drive in style rather than being in a Holden ;).
     
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    He says to a VZ Commodore driver :O :p
     
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    :cheers: Thanks @Pete05 . I'm happy for your time e for my good DC. :bowdown:
     
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    Thanks Petey! Nice times, lotta 2:02 action.
     
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    Thanks for the review. Great times you set too. Not that I would expect anything less! Consistent times and well done on getting through testing this many cars.
     
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  30. Ridox2JZGTE

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    Thanks @Pete05 for the drive and review, looks like I went overboard with the setup :p
     
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