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    Quote Originally Posted by lawrencep93 View Post
    I bought PC2 recently, and I noticed I am not very good at sim racing I have the logitech G27, just ABS and TCS on.

    Should I drive with stability control on?

    I tend to spin in a few corners here and there, but I think from the links by the OP I worked out that I let the back end get too light into corners or lift get on the accelerator too early. Don't seem to have too much of an issue with understeer it's more oversteer and spinning when I try to go fast.

    What else would you recommend for a newbie trying to improve. Also should I stick to career mode and drop the AI difficulty?
    I have the G25, and is the same principles as G27. My personal advice, set the accelerator sensitivity to: 0 (zero), or stay here, or fine tune from here and try, the initial push is much more progressive which leads to drastically reducing this behavior. My is set to zero, and I like it for all kind of cars.
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    I'm pretty new to sims, only had my wheel for a couple of months, I'm on the Xbox. Started in the Ginetta Jrs and spent about 12 hours working my way through that series doing lots and lots of practice, struggling to get a handle on the car etc but got there. Moved to the Clio Cup after and it was a bit of a shift at first but given that they're pretty stable as long as you avoid that turn in understeer (which you can catch anyway), that went by pretty quickly. However I'm now in the Group As, driving the BMW (I tried the other two briefly as well), and I've spent two hours on track now in practice on Hockenheim, and I can barely string two fast laps together without spinning. When I do those laps are around 1:43-45 at the best, and I've gradually turned the AI down until it's now at 30 and pole still does 1:42s.

    I'll work through the links provided by OP to try to keep improving, but I'm really stuck here. Any general tips for these Group As?

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    What wheel do you use?

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    Thrustmaster TMX, I haven't futzed with the settings at all other than to try out the different presets.

    Edit: Hmm, I just jumped back on for another crack at it and noticed the setup is called 'loose', turns out there's also a 'stable' preset. It feels like a different car now! Still need to work on it a lot but I can get the power down now without losing the back end.
    Last edited by ModoX; 26-11-2017 at 16:24.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoX View Post
    I'm pretty new to sims, only had my wheel for a couple of months, I'm on the Xbox. Started in the Ginetta Jrs and spent about 12 hours working my way through that series doing lots and lots of practice, struggling to get a handle on the car etc but got there. Moved to the Clio Cup after and it was a bit of a shift at first but given that they're pretty stable as long as you avoid that turn in understeer (which you can catch anyway), that went by pretty quickly. However I'm now in the Group As, driving the BMW (I tried the other two briefly as well), and I've spent two hours on track now in practice on Hockenheim, and I can barely string two fast laps together without spinning. When I do those laps are around 1:43-45 at the best, and I've gradually turned the AI down until it's now at 30 and pole still does 1:42s.

    I'll work through the links provided by OP to try to keep improving, but I'm really stuck here. Any general tips for these Group As?
    I'm in the BMW, group A too at the moment. Also spinning a lot, and it's near impossible to catch it in the BMW (I'm on a controller). For qualification, I've often used wet tyres, even if it's dry, as that weirdly gives a lot better grip. It does overheat quickly though, so it seldom works in races (unless it's raining of course).
    Try the Race Engineer. He can help with stuff like anti-roll bar, springs etc (greek to me, I'm no tuner). And I've had some success changing power ramp and coast ramp in Clutch LSD section (I think).

    Otherwise see if you can load a ghost time, and study it to see where you can gain time.

    A bit frustrating at times, but overall a fun car!

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    Well good luck to you too! I'd recommend switching to that stable setup. I parked it 6th on the grid on Hockenheim and it was a wet race - only two spins through the whole race (that was late on when I was pushing for a fast lap for fun), and I finished three minutes ahead of second place. I'm obviously going to turn up the AI again, there seems an even larger than usual discrepancy between the qualifying and race times. It's odd because the top practice time barely changed between 55 AI and 30.

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    The stable setup is automatically chosen as default if you use the controller. On a wheel it is the loose setup that is default.
    Put the engine breaking at max, it will help with the spinning in the curves!
    Also try reducing the turbo boost if possible(depends on the car).

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    Thanks! Yes, AI is really slow in the rain. And wet tyres have really good grip. I think that the "imminent" patch will change that, and tweak AI overall.

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    I must admit I stumbled apon the wet tires thing too. It gives you unbelievably more grip in the dry, at least until they get to hot. IMO this is in general a controller problem, I just got a wheel 2 days ago and it is so much easier to not spin. And if you lose control you can catch the car easier then on a controller. Plus the fun factor.
    But it takes a couple of hours getting used to.

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