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    I have found 0% to be much more stable accelerating out of corners - for whatever reason! Default/mid settings left me needing to be very cautious with my right foot (finger)!

    My favourite settings so far:

    LS Accel: 10 I want to see how high I can go on this without inducing power oversteer.
    LS Decel: 50 I find lowering this too much leads to the back end stepping out while trail braking.
    LS Preload: 120 Again lowering this too much leads to the back end stepping out in fast neutral balance corners.

    I think the in-game comments on the LSD are half right, but on some cars having the diff lock too aggressively means the inside wheel (locked with the outside wheel) over-rotates, reducing rear grip and giving power oversteer.

    Having a fully open diff allows the inside wheel to rotate independently and allows an easier corner exit on the power, but I do notice on 0% that you get some swinging engine revs getting back on full power too early.
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    I'm sure no expert on this yet but the few hours testing I've done has lead me to realise something important: judge your setting by the lap times, not the feel of the car.

    I was sticking with zero too because I preferred the feel of it but then I decided to give the LSD some proper investigation. I was going from 90% acceleration lock down towards 0% in steps of 10% and each step it felt a little more spongey and each step I ran another half second faster until I hit the right spot for the car I was using! Once the rear starts to feel a bit loose, you're not necessarily losing time. Give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yusupov View Post
    so if you want a squirrelier car you raise acceleration diff?
    Yes. That will make it squirrelier on the EXITS

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    Quote Originally Posted by yusupov View Post
    so if you want a squirrelier car you raise acceleration diff?
    Yes. That will make it squirrelier on the EXITS

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    The way I think LSD works, is that higher (100%) gives faster acceleration at the expense of a car that is harder to control during acceleration (hence better traction).
    The opposite with lower LSD is that the car is easier to control but ultimately slower (hence less traction).

    What that means in praxis, high LSD tends to brake the rear away without tyres fully spinning. Can come quite sudden without any warning.
    While low LSD gives spinning tyres even before the rear brakes away and is easier to handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    The way I think LSD works, is that higher (100%) gives faster acceleration at the expense of a car that is harder to control during acceleration (hence better traction).
    The opposite with lower LSD is that the car is easier to control but ultimately slower (hence less traction).

    What that means in praxis, high LSD tends to brake the rear away without tyres fully spinning. Can come quite sudden without any warning.
    While low LSD gives spinning tyres even before the rear brakes away and is easier to handle.
    Your first paragraph, appears to be in reverse. So let me illustrate.
    A low LSD setting will help you get around the corner, and the car may feel "spongy", it will not help your launch out if the corner, for that the LSD has to be higher, so find a setting that gives a little slip, and balance with throttle.
    Anbody who watches Top Gear will never see the Stig deliberately let his tail slide in a corner, unless it's to correct understeer.
    Old saying"Fast is loose".
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    It all depends. It's true that having higher LSA will increase traction but at the same time it'll create more torque power. So let's say that with a acceleration lock of 50% you'll need to depress the gas 30°for its maximum turning turn 5 of track a (let's imagine for the sake of this argument) without spinning out. However with a acceleration lock of 100% youll need 15° of depressed gas so it'll give 100 of maximum corning potential to turn 5 for track a. Notice how you have to consider that having more LSA you need to adjust your throttle control because you have more power(torque) on hand so that say you Def need to be gentle or less aggressive. *a bonus effect= it decrease the steering radius.

    Meanwhile if you have the steering more straight the car will launch with much more propulsion and traction whole having a higher LSA and it won't snap spinning out.
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    Well, my experience in pcars boils down to

    - LSD low, car is easier to handle at the expense of acceleration.
    - LSD high, car accelerates faster (if handled appropriately) but needs more delicate input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    Well, my experience in pcars boils down to

    - LSD low, car is easier to handle at the expense of acceleration.
    - LSD high, car accelerates faster (if handled appropriately) but needs more delicate input.
    Now you changed your original statement,do what you want, I'm done.
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    Hmm, did I?
    To be honest, I don't see the contradiction.

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