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    Easy Differential Tuning (reduce spinouts)

    I see a lot of people spinning out and I believe strongly the Limited Slip Differentials (LSD) units or known more simply as "diffs" are working against you guys and not in your favor.

    Here's my rule of thumb how to tune diffs.

    IF you are spinning ENTERING the corner (or coming off heavy braking into the corner) then INCREASE (slide right) the DECEL diff setting. Increasing the DECEL will gain you stability while sacrificing some turning ability (but since you already are turning too much i think that's a trade-off well worth it).

    IF you are spinning EXITING the corner (on throttle/power) then REDUCE (slide left) the ACCEL diff setting. Same reasoning, more "safety" and less turning ability.


    Start with these two, I'll talk about PRELOAD and VISCOUS later.

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    Start talking about PRELOAD and VISCOUS!

    Please....

    I wasn't having much fun with the McLaren F1 (TCS Off) until I started adjusting the ACCEL/DECEL diffs, so an explanation, with examples, of the other two settings would be wonderful!
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    I was hoping this would help the default setting of the Clio. That thing was making me so angry last night. I had to jump in another car to end my night off correctly. (Xbox-pad)

    Can't wait to see more. But I was thinking I'm going to pay more attention to this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapster View Post
    Start talking about PRELOAD and VISCOUS!

    Please....

    I wasn't having much fun with the McLaren F1 (TCS Off) until I started adjusting the ACCEL/DECEL diffs, so an explanation, with examples, of the other two settings would be wonderful!
    The preload is basically the transitioning weight being carried from back to front or visa versa only when accelerating then break or breaking the accelerating.

    If you feel the that there is too much responsiveness or nervousness of car when breaking/accelerating then DECREASE IT, if weigh feels dead, or no responsive enough then INCREASE preload.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapster View Post
    Start talking about PRELOAD and VISCOUS!

    Please....

    I wasn't having much fun with the McLaren F1 (TCS Off) until I started adjusting the ACCEL/DECEL diffs, so an explanation, with examples, of the other two settings would be wonderful!
    Yeah the McLaren will spin right out if you don't blip the throttle, and even then it's tricky. Not sure if the default diff setting is correct, having never driven an F1, but I am getting some practice with the heel-toe technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pervasive View Post
    I was hoping this would help the default setting of the Clio. That thing was making me so angry last night. I had to jump in another car to end my night off correctly. (Xbox-pad)

    Can't wait to see more. But I was thinking I'm going to pay more attention to this
    I assume you are having a lot of lift off oversteer with the Clio like I was. If so, diff tuning isn't going to do much for you. It'll help a bit, but you need to get more grip into the rear tires. And seeing as the car is FWD, diff tuning can only do so much by tightening up the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pervasive View Post
    I was hoping this would help the default setting of the Clio. That thing was making me so angry last night. I had to jump in another car to end my night off correctly. (Xbox-pad)

    Can't wait to see more. But I was thinking I'm going to pay more attention to this
    Yeah that tiny little Clio-Basta** also got me upset easily. My workaround for the oversteer is simple as that: hit the gas as soon as the car looses grip on the rear. Let 'dem front wheels do their work! It's a spin saver in 90%, at least for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift2603 View Post
    Yeah that tiny little Clio-Basta** also got me upset easily. My workaround for the oversteer is simple as that: hit the gas as soon as the car looses grip on the rear. Let 'dem front wheels do their work! It's a spin saver in 90%, at least for me.
    Yup, that's pretty much how to handle oversteer in any FWD, usually sorts it right out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift2603 View Post
    Yeah that tiny little Clio-Basta** also got me upset easily. My workaround for the oversteer is simple as that: hit the gas as soon as the car looses grip on the rear. Let 'dem front wheels do their work! It's a spin saver in 90%, at least for me.
    yeah defo this helps. but its a pitA when doing long races and you have to look at your tire wear

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    any help w/ preload and viscous lock?
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