New wheel & Pedals - how to get used to them and improve my driving.

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by digitaldave, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. digitaldave

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    Up to now, I’ve been driving with a controller, using the beginner settings for driving aids. But today, I got a G29 wheel / pedals / shifter, and I intend to switch to them full time and try to get better. So far, I’ve been driving with the same settings as before (apart from a couple of trials with manual gearbox), but I want to get to the stage where I’m not using the aids. I don’t want to go all in straight away and switch them all off in one go, so what should I change and in what order? Also, if anyone has any general tips, I’d love to hear them.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Pigems

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    Congrats on getting a wheel! Start with slower cars and work your way up, It takes a while to get used to. What aids are you using now? Ideally all off except ABS is the goal. :)
     
  3. digitaldave

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    Thanks. I’m currently using all driving aids except braking assist - yes, I am that much of a noob! Any recommendations for what I should aim for next?

    One thing I have noticed already, it seems a bit easier to get a clean race (at least in campaign mode), maybe because it’s much easier to control and modulate the throttle.
     
  4. Bivittavus88

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    From someone who made the switch from DS4 to G29 at the end of March.

    Be smooth.

    Honestly, I'd leave TCS as you usually have it for now. Turn off ASM and Countersteer assist. ABS is personal preference. I left TCS on 2 for a good three months or so.

    Be smooth.

    Then just drive. I started with Gr.4 cars, and went from there. You WILL suck for a good few weeks. Then you'll slowly start to match your DS4 times. Then you'll hit new levels of consistency (a bad lap on the DS4 was always a second ish slower, a bad lap on the wheel is a few tenths off).

    From there, you'll slowly gain pace. Then consistency. Then pace, and so on.

    Be smooth.

    Short version? Just drive. Be smooth. Worry about settings later.

    Did I mention being smooth?
     
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  5. MikeV27

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    Do the driving tests in campaign. They will help you learn in small steps.

    Default ABS with everything else off is the best and fastest. I would maybe start with traction control then wean yourself off of it when you think your ready. Stay away from CSA and ASM from the get go.
     
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  6. digitaldave

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    Thanks for the replies everyone, I’ll give them a try.
     
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  7. Pearl Jam

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    I’m in the same boat too, been using a controller since I started gaming over 30 yrs ago and finally got a wheel (G29) a couple of weeks ago and I’m a couple of seconds slower than my DS4 times but I’m closing the gap each time I use it, but the immersion is something else, absolutely loving it :cheers:
     
  8. wtrain77

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    I think starting with GR4 cars as suggested in a prior post is a good idea. I would set TCS at 2 and leave ABS on, everything else off.

    The tendency is usually to be overly aggressive with the throttle on corner exit causing oversteer and loss of control on FR and MR cars. TCS at 2 will keep you on the track while you learn to be smooth with your inputs. The goal is to leave TCS at 2, but to consistently drive at or just below the limit to avoid triggering TCS. Once you can do this consistently turn TCS off. Once TCS is off, you will need to become more proficient at countersteering since TCS won't save you when you lose your rear.
     
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  9. fordlaser

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    I have a G29 and do not use TCS because it only slows you down in the corners, learn left foot braking and Trail braking because it will make you corner faster :).
     
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  10. breeminator

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    With TCS, my advice is to test your lap times with 0, 1 and 2 and use whatever is fastest. As you improve, what is fastest will shift towards 0, so you'll be using 0 more and more. I used to be faster with it on 2, so I used 2. Then I wasn't any faster with it on 2, but I binned it less often, so I used 2. Then I actually became slower with it on 2, and now I'm slower with even 1 rather than 0, so I use 0.
     
  11. MikeV27

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    I started with gr4 when I learned with the wheel, looking back on it though it probably would have been more beneficial for me to learn the feel of the wheel in road cars with sport or comfort tires.