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    Let's talk about Limited Slip Differential a bit....

    Limited Slip Acceleration Lock
    So the onscreen help for Limited Slip Acceleration Lock says 'High settings here give the car better traction coming out of corners but limit your ability to turn.'

    Now I've been reading various guides and watching vids to teach myself setups (which is actually proving to be really bloody confusing and contradictary a lot of the time) and this morning I spent a couple of hours playing with the LSA, the result of which was rather unexpected. In short, the opposite of the onscreen help quoted above seems to be true. When setting the LSA very high (say around 95%) I found that coming out of slow corners was really hairy and I had to be very respectful to the throttle in order to ensure I didn't spin it. However, when I then took the LSA down very low, I found that those same corners were much more forgiving on exit and I could be pretty aggresive with the power and get away with it. This was tested with the RUF CTR 3 by the way, in case that's relevant.

    Can someone please explain in reasonably plain English why it seems to be backwards like this? There's clearly something I don't understand about how it works and until I do, I'm going to really struggle to understand how to apply it properly to my setups.

    Limited Slip Preload
    This one seems more straightforward but I just want to clarify: when I release the brake just before I turn in, it's during that turn in phase when I haven't applied the throttle yet that the LSP determines how the car behaves (along with the front slow rebound and the rear slow bump as the weight shifts off the front of the car)?

    As always, thanks for any wisdom. You're a good bunch
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    im not a setup guy at all & i have also heard "be sure to [raise/lower] LSD to loosen up the cars"...usually lower, & thats what ive been doing, but i do remember one person who was sure they should be raised.
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    I raised the LSD to tame the Lotus 98T a bit...haven't tried a low setting but high seemed to have helped with me..I'll go try the low to see what that gives

    EDIT:well I'll be damned,seems you're right,lower does feel more forgiving,thanks mate!
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    so if you want a squirrelier car you raise acceleration diff?
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    Exactly Umer, that first post states the exact opposite of the in-game help text. So which is it?

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    Im not sure, but I read somewhere that there is a mistake on the onscreen help. Ive experienced the same problem with the z4 gt3.

    The sentence would be make more sense this way: (Low settings here give the car better traction coming out of corners but limit your ability to turn)

    I think they interchanged something on LSA and LSP, but I am not quite sure^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by t0daY View Post
    Im not sure, but I read somewhere that there is a mistake on the onscreen help. Ive experienced the same problem with the z4 gt3.

    The sentence would be make more sense this way: (Low settings here give the car better traction coming out of corners but limit your ability to turn)

    I think they interchanged something on LSA and LSP, but I am not quite sure^^
    That would certainly explain it if that were the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit X View Post
    That would certainly explain it if that were the case.
    It is a big IF
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    whatever the case this post totally changed my experience with the Lotus 98 T,cheers

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