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STaLLiOnO
24-01-2018, 20:30
I need help with these. I'm doing 1 to 2 Hour Races. What's the best setting for best performance in a GT3 Car?

Schnizz58
24-01-2018, 20:35
That will depend on the ambient temperature. The best setting is as closed as possible without overheating.

STaLLiOnO
24-01-2018, 20:53
That will depend on the ambient temperature. The best setting is as closed as possible without overheating.

For an example.. Daytona Road Course

Schnizz58
24-01-2018, 21:36
For an example.. Daytona Road Course

I'll give you the same answer as before. It depends on the ambient temperature. Start somewhere in the middle, if the engine temp after a few laps is below 90C, close the radiator 5% if it's above 100C open it 5%. Lather, rinse, repeat until the engine runs in the mid to high 90's. Then do the same thing with the brakes except the temperature you're trying to hit is 300-600C, iirc. If the brakes start to fade, open up the ducts, if they get below 300 shut them down. You may also have to pay attention to tire pressures. You don't want the brakes so hot that they over-inflate the tires.

Herege
24-01-2018, 23:42
I read that the original brake pads that came with our production car operated best in the 100 to 650 range. Race pads operate best in the 600 to 1500 range. Race pads are just getting effective at roughly the same point where the OEM pads are becoming useless. But in game I think that this race charectristics are not simulated to this point. So, 100 and 600 is optimum or keep +-300 is the perfect temperature?

hkraft300
25-01-2018, 02:38
I read that the original brake pads that came with our production car operated best in the 100 to 650 range. Race pads operate best in the 600 to 1500 range.

You're talking in ℉. Schnizz58 speaks in metric ℃.


Then do the same thing with the brakes except the temperature you're trying to hit is 300-600C, iirc.

You want a minimum about 250-300℃ and a peak of ~650-700℃.

Carbon brakes (eg LMP cars) can run much hotter.

rich1e I
25-01-2018, 12:37
A good starting point for brake ducts is 60% front and 40% in the rear depending on your brake bias and adjust from here. On Daytona you can start with 50% front 35% rear. As the guys above already said you want your brakes temperature to be at around 300C when approaching the braking zone.

Herege
25-01-2018, 15:44
Thank you hkraft300, yes was F, I want C. Now make sense.