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F1 Setup Help

Can anyone help how to make a setup where i dont only adjust the wings. I can only do the wings and tyre pressure, but i want to do the others like suspension,suspension geometry and transmission..

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  • DetainableDetainable Member New Car Smell
    okay I can give you a brief rundown but honestly setups depend on track to track, where you're using it (career/TT/online) ect ect

    So, for the purpose of this I'll be focusing on how you setup the car for online, since thats what i mainly do, this will differ if you use career or TT

    Suspension geo:
    theres not much you need to understand for this, just always use RR/LL (right right left left) this is the most stable setup for all tracks, it gives the most stability and the best tyre wear, you can increase the toe (LL) more the right for example, to give the car better grip, but you'll end up sliding and have worse wear (to clarify, when i say RR/LL i mean the top 2 all the way to the right, bottom 2 all the way to the left.

    Suspension:
    for the front and rear suspension, this will all depend on the track, for whatever track it is think about the curbs, are they high like baku, or flat like france, this will decide what you run. One big rule of thumb is to never run your rear suspension higher than your front as you want a stable backend on the exit of corners, so for example, at a track like france i run 6-3 suspension, i still want a low rear for stability and generally you never want to go higher than 3 on the rear, and 7 on the front.

    anti roll bars: these are more complex and again really depend on the track, its hard to explain how they work unless you just know, in simple terms, your front anti roll bar is all about front end grip, the higher it is, the better your turn in will be (this does not mean it should be 11 all the time, and ill explain why). your rear anti roll bar is more based towards your mid corner grip and how the backend responds to the front, so in most cases its good to keep these 2 settings close together as its more stable (having them the same isnt a good idea either tho) keep them between 2-5 apart for the most part, I'll give you a few examples:
    Baku: 9-4
    Hungary: 11-7
    Australia: 6-4
    this setting is all about trial and error and finding something that works for you and feels stable.

    ride height:
    this one is pretty simple and there's a rule of thumb for this game, 3-4/3-5 is what most people go to, its the most stable, the higher your ride height the worse your straight line speed is, so if you find 3-4 to be too unstable, try 3-5, maybe 3-6 but i wouldnt go further than this, if you can get away with lower ride height (2-4 for example) go for it, just know that through fast corners especially this will feel worse as the car will start to bottom out.

    transmission is very simple, your on throttle is how much power is given to the rear wheels essentially (if you use assists then not all of this will apply to you) the higher your on diff, the more potential traction off a corner you'll get, but you will also get more wheelspin, worse tyre and potentially losing the backend out of corners if you're too greedy, more often (assuming you dont use TC) so using 100 all the time isnt good, i find 80 to be a good middle ground, 50 in the wet as you want the least wheelspin possible. your off diff is all about car rotation, the lower it is, the more the car will rotate through the corner, too low and the car will just slide, so again its track specific, but almost all tracks 75 will work fine if you're not sure

    It's an essay but you wanted it so there you go, hope it helps, a little note on ballast, depending on your device and confidence, i wouldnt go above 8, 9 takes more setup knowledge to make work, stick to 7 o 8, if you can make a setup from all this advice and make it feel stable, go for it, if you have any other questions let me know.
  • legakoslegakos Member Unleaded
    okay I can give you a brief rundown but honestly setups depend on track to track, where you're using it (career/TT/online) ect ect

    So, for the purpose of this I'll be focusing on how you setup the car for online, since thats what i mainly do, this will differ if you use career or TT

    Suspension geo:
    theres not much you need to understand for this, just always use RR/LL (right right left left) this is the most stable setup for all tracks, it gives the most stability and the best tyre wear, you can increase the toe (LL) more the right for example, to give the car better grip, but you'll end up sliding and have worse wear (to clarify, when i say RR/LL i mean the top 2 all the way to the right, bottom 2 all the way to the left.

    Suspension:
    for the front and rear suspension, this will all depend on the track, for whatever track it is think about the curbs, are they high like baku, or flat like france, this will decide what you run. One big rule of thumb is to never run your rear suspension higher than your front as you want a stable backend on the exit of corners, so for example, at a track like france i run 6-3 suspension, i still want a low rear for stability and generally you never want to go higher than 3 on the rear, and 7 on the front.

    anti roll bars: these are more complex and again really depend on the track, its hard to explain how they work unless you just know, in simple terms, your front anti roll bar is all about front end grip, the higher it is, the better your turn in will be (this does not mean it should be 11 all the time, and ill explain why). your rear anti roll bar is more based towards your mid corner grip and how the backend responds to the front, so in most cases its good to keep these 2 settings close together as its more stable (having them the same isnt a good idea either tho) keep them between 2-5 apart for the most part, I'll give you a few examples:
    Baku: 9-4
    Hungary: 11-7
    Australia: 6-4
    this setting is all about trial and error and finding something that works for you and feels stable.

    ride height:
    this one is pretty simple and there's a rule of thumb for this game, 3-4/3-5 is what most people go to, its the most stable, the higher your ride height the worse your straight line speed is, so if you find 3-4 to be too unstable, try 3-5, maybe 3-6 but i wouldnt go further than this, if you can get away with lower ride height (2-4 for example) go for it, just know that through fast corners especially this will feel worse as the car will start to bottom out.

    transmission is very simple, your on throttle is how much power is given to the rear wheels essentially (if you use assists then not all of this will apply to you) the higher your on diff, the more potential traction off a corner you'll get, but you will also get more wheelspin, worse tyre and potentially losing the backend out of corners if you're too greedy, more often (assuming you dont use TC) so using 100 all the time isnt good, i find 80 to be a good middle ground, 50 in the wet as you want the least wheelspin possible. your off diff is all about car rotation, the lower it is, the more the car will rotate through the corner, too low and the car will just slide, so again its track specific, but almost all tracks 75 will work fine if you're not sure

    It's an essay but you wanted it so there you go, hope it helps, a little note on ballast, depending on your device and confidence, i wouldnt go above 8, 9 takes more setup knowledge to make work, stick to 7 o 8, if you can make a setup from all this advice and make it feel stable, go for it, if you have any other questions let me know.
    Thanks for the help, this helped me understand making setups. Thank You
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