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    Struggling with rear traction on Ford Falcon V8 Supercar

    I cannot come to grips using the Ford Falcon. I on Xbox 1 using a controller. This car just is too tail happy. I touch the curbs and all h breaks loose lol. I try and stay off curbs but sometimes it's just not possible. Any suggestions? Not a big tuning guy. I know some basics but this car is getting under my skin. I really want to enjoy this car.

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    The cars are really that hard to drive in real life, as confirmed by international racing drivers who are invited to drive them during the endurance races. You could look at reducing throttle sensitivity in the controller options, or turn on traction control , or reduce rear tyre pressures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poulka View Post
    I cannot come to grips using the Ford Falcon. I on Xbox 1 using a controller. This car just is too tail happy. I touch the curbs and all h breaks loose lol. I try and stay off curbs but sometimes it's just not possible. Any suggestions? Not a big tuning guy. I know some basics but this car is getting under my skin. I really want to enjoy this car.
    I don't know the car. Here's general advice. Assuming tire temperatures are correct. Ride height is as low as possible without bottoming/making suspension obsolete.

    Kerbs - Loosen Fast Dampers, particularly Bumpers.
    Tail Happy Always - Loosen rear suspension. => Stronger transfer of weight, stronger traction.
    Tail Happy on Hard Throttle - Loosen Rear Slow Bumper in Dampers. (Stiffen front slow rebound if steering input dead during acceleration). Might also loosen the rear slow rebound if losing rear after initial jolt of acceleration.
    Power Oversteer on Throttle - Lessen Acc Differential Lock. Maybe stiffer rear swaybar.
    Last edited by Xraider; 08-07-2016 at 07:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xraider View Post
    Power Oversteer on Throttle - Lessen Acc Differential Lock. Maybe stiffer rear swaybar.
    Diff is spooled on falcon
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    Quote Originally Posted by havocc View Post
    Diff is spooled on falcon
    Ok. Wasn't aware.

    For any interested
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    Check out Casey Ringley's "Physics of..." Threads for more info the falcon and how to drive it.
    It's a big lumbering beast on craps tyres and no aero, and all the more lovely for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hkraft300 View Post
    Check out Casey Ringley's "Physics of..." Threads for more info the falcon and how to drive it.
    It's a big lumbering beast on craps tyres and no aero, and all the more lovely for it.
    easy on throttle when steering, brake 100m before the point a gt3 would

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    Love how alive the falcon feels that spool diff is lovely one of my favourite cars, wish we had the full supercars lineup..
    To the op as has been said above me easy with the throttle on the exits, once you get used to it you'll find it's an easy car to control with the throttle very predictable oversteer available on demand.
    Run the tyres as soft as you can within temps..
    Stay off full throttle on the kerbs they will spin you..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryzza5 View Post
    The cars are really that hard to drive in real life, as confirmed by international racing drivers who are invited to drive them during the endurance races. You could look at reducing throttle sensitivity in the controller options, or turn on traction control , or reduce rear tyre pressures.
    Just to note that although one can do it, IRL this ARE drivers cars. No assists whatsoever, low DF, heavy, around 600hp on tyres that i'm still figuring out how can they last so long on a front engined car!

    Just getting off the starting line is hard and looking at just one race one can immediately see how important it is to avoid wheel spin even if just for a bit.

    So yeah, hell of car
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    The key is to wait until you are well past the corner apex before getting on the power. The cars accelerate very quickly but also love either washing out or oversteering massively if you time your full power badly. Coupled with brakes that are more 'teacup' than 'dinner plate', it makes the car a very different beast to drive. Once you are 'dialled in' to the way it handles, it is an absolute riot of fun.

    My approach to corner entry and exit with this car generally follows this pattern :

    Brake early
    Trail brake through the start of the corner
    Wait for it
    Keep waiting
    Wait a bit more
    Mash the throttle


    Also, don't forget, this car allows you to adjust the brake balance and the ARB's whilst driving, to suit particular corners
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