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    Tuning Settings + Setup Guides

    It goes without saying that many players will come from PCars1/PCars2, but this tuning guide should help players with less experience to understand the key concepts behind tuning cars on Project Cars 3 (since the game offers no tips or telemetry!)

    Hope it helps, happy to take any questions for upcoming guides.

    Project CARS 3 TUNING TUTORIAL Part 1: Tyre Pressure, Brake Balance, Downforce, Weight Bias
    https://youtu.be/dp2TMIp-n7E

    Last edited by A Sunday Driver; 04-09-2020 at 22:27.
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    Project CARS 3 Tuning Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...79VDpPMmRoPwqI
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    Second tuning guide is up. Thanks to all the PCars players who subscribed to the channel already, glad these guides are helping.

    Project CARS 3 Advanced Tuning Tutorial Part 2: SUSPENSION SETUPS | Camber, Toe Angle and Ride Heights
    https://youtu.be/L2DwwDugd0s

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    Part 3 is live and covers a more difficult aspect of any car setup.

    Project CARS 3 TUNING TUTORIAL Part 3: Anti-Roll Bars and Spring Rates Setup Guide
    https://youtu.be/xuvqcEdF8Wc

    This video includes detailed explanations of each setting and how they affect turning oversteer/understeer by managing (or manipulating) body roll and weight transfer during corners, braking and acceleration to provide maximum traction on the wheels that need it most.



    Over 1700 views across the first two parts; glad they are helping some of you here!
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    Excellent stuff, thanks as always bud.
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    New video! Part 4 covers how to setup your car's dampers for bum and rebound.

    A very tricky and confusing area of tuning for many players, so please support the video with a thumbs up if it helps. Enjoy!

    https://youtu.be/nCSTwzY1lM4

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    Next up: Gearing & Differential Setups
    Last edited by A Sunday Driver; 10-10-2020 at 20:21.
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    Nice video series mate.
    Unfortunately your explanation/understanding of how dampers impact weight transfer is wrong.
    Stiffer dampers do NOT slow down weight transfer but actually increase it.

    Reason is that with an increased damping rate the damper force will be higher and since damper force peaks before spring force the wheel load will decrease quicker.
    Think of it as an increase in spring rate under transient conditions only.
    That's why a higher slow rebound damping rate at the rear can cause oversteer under heavy braking.
    You'll need some rebound damping there to keep the suspension from overshooting and keep the aero platform stable, but too much of it will cause loss of grip on said axle.

    That's why your method to keep the load in the front tire under acceleration by increasing front rebound damping (5:30 in your video) is fundamentally flawed, I'm afraid.
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    Smile Diff Question

    Hey JSR John!

    I recently checked out your vids as a re-primer on setups - been a while since I've done any. Maybe you can help me with something; The final drive on the Super Trucks. - it's a percentage setting. Am I missing something that explains what lower and higher percentage does? Lower = top speed, much like the gear ratio settings?

    Makes one wonder why SMS decided to remove the information bubbles in the setup area that provides a brief description of what the settings do (Forza would never do that ).

    TIA for any help. Cheers, and thanks for the videos.
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    BionicBacon, it is bugged and does not change anything. If you ever wonder which way it works, (in other cars) go to any high speed track like Monza, set final gear to lowest value, remember top speed at 1st, 2nd and possibly top gear, then switch settings to the opposite and repeat test.

    You will see it changes nothing in SuperTrucks, but changes a lot in most of other cars (except bugged ones). It happens that only specific ratio can be bugged so be aware of that as it can ruin your race.

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