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  1. A not Scientific test of different tire compounds in Dirt Rally 2.0 Greece I have for some time wondered what my tire choices would do on my overall time. This is especially important in custom events and Clubs. Some have 4-6 stages before Service. So, I’ve done a little test on five stages in Greece using tires in this order: Soft/Medium/Hard. Car Citroën c4 in the 2000`s class. Stages The stages I choose was completely random but in a different way than Australia. Instead of 2 long and 2 short I made it with 1 long and 4 short stages · Stage 1: Perasma Platani – 10,69km · Stage 2: Pedines Epidaxi – 5,38km · Stage 3: Ypsona tou Dasos – 6,59km · Stage 4: Ampelonas Ormi – 4,50km · Stage 5: Abies Koiláda -7,09km A total of 34,25km with no tire change and no service on the car How Since its too early in the day for compensating like I did on the Australia test I made my driving style into “No Crashing” had to drive so safe on each tire compound that there would be no damage to the car, still as fast as possible but with zero change of damage. The stage times are included on each tire Results Soft The soft tires work quite brilliant from start to finish. I felt a change in grip after stage 1. Stage 2 and 3 were somewhat different but still great grip. Stage 4 and 5 the tires were worn, but I still felt I had control over the car and no significant change in the two last stages. But it required earlier breaking and it was overall more slippery and hard to take hairpins. Fun fact: The rattle noise from things hitting the wheel arch disappeared when tires were worn. · Stage 1: 06.38 · Stage 2: 04.15 · Stage 3: 03.33 · Stage 4: 03.33 WORN · Stage 5: 04.33 WORN · Event : 22.34 Medium The Medium tires is always safe to use. That includes Greece. Felt a slight change after the first stage but had a good and consistent grip for the rest of the event · Stage 1: 07.02 · Stage 2: 04.23 · Stage 3: 03.39 · Stage 4: 03.38 · Stage 5: 04.33 · Event : 23.13 Hard The hard tire compound gave me a loose grip in every stage. And this being the third time in this event in a short period of time I should have driven a bit faster but pushing more than I did would result in damage to the car and a dnf. · Stage 1: 07.00 · Stage 2: 04.21 · Stage 3: 03.41 · Stage 4: 03.36 · Stage 5: 04.33 · Event : 23.12 Conclusion Times on each event is somewhat irrelevant since this is more a test on how I felt the car behaved on each tire compound, even though it gives you a clue on your choice. The clear winner is SOFT. Even after it was worn it was better than hard. Little tricky after the tires were “done” but I still sat solid times compared to medium/hard The last thing I have noticed is that the state of the tires does not change mid stage, always in between stages.
  2. Skistad

    Scientific TYRE Choices for Greece. Why soft?

    I totally agree. It should have been more of a challenge sometimes, not just competition, but tires, setup, and suddenly more stages between service, just mix it up a little! 😛
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    Scientific TYRE Choices for Greece. Why soft?

    Wow! Not even in the same divison you and med 😄 Me beeing a Lada and you a Ferrari. Hehe
  4. A not Scientific test of different tire compounds in Dirt Rally 2.0 I have for some time wondered what my tire choices would do on my overall time. This is especially important in custom events and Clubs. Some have 4-6 stages before Service. So, I’ve done a little test on four stages in Australia using tires in this order: Soft/Medium/Hard Car Subaru Impreza 2001 in the 2000`s class. Stages The stages I choose was completely random but it had to have 2 short and 2 long. Rockton Plains – 6,89km Mount Kaye Pass x2 – 12,50km Noorinbe ridge ascent – 5,28km All in full degradation, and dry A total of 37,17km with no tire change only service for the car itself between each stage. How I tried to drive at almost limit every time but safe enough to not go of the road. And any “memory driving” I compensated with a few beers after the first event on the soft tires. Results Soft The soft tires were great up until after the third stage and a total of 31,89km then they were worn, and the car got hard to handle on the final stage, almost impossible. Stage 4 time with worn tires: 03.31t Event: 23min 14sec Medium Also, the medium preformed great, and some of the reason for that is probably this is the most common tire I use overall in the game. Just as the soft the medium was worn after stage 3, but way easier than the soft to handle on the following stage. Didn’t feel all that different from the previous stages. Stage 4 time with worn tires: 03.25 Event : 23min 15sec Hard The hard tire compound is hard! You can feel that in the 2 first stages before it somehow mellows a bit and the feeling is somewhere in between medium and hard. More on the hard side. The tires weren’t worn even after stage 4 were finished, so they last for a long time, but the overall grip during an event such as this is not good enough. Stage 4 time with used tires: 03.31 Event 23:35 Conclusion Soft: 23 minutes 14sec, very hard to handle on stage four Medium: 23 minutes 15sec. Good handling all four stages. Hard: Suffers from traction loss and bad handling on all four stages My conclusion after this mini test, which actually took a while is: The Medium is overall the best tire to use on gravel if the next service is no more than 40km away. But would probably go for Hard on longer intervals. The soft compound I cant see any meaning using unless it rains or there is a wet surface for 2+ stages
  5. Actually, I'm in the process of jumping. Waiting for black Friday and some good deals. Rather pc than ps5. Is there UDP for everything? I mean including newest releases?
  6. No hard feelings 😊. It's just that the Sony Corp has limited options for, well anything. And my tests is of course just some basic, not exact, and incomplete surveys. Just thought it would be fun, but now after doing it, I see hundreds of similar and more accurate tests. So, waste of time, but it wasn't BS. I did them in a somewhat serious way. And I want continue if someone doesn't want me to 😁
  7. Skistad

    Scientific TYRE Choices for Greece. Why soft?

    In my experience they all blow up if you hit the sweetspot. Would be fun though to drive on one set of tyres for an unreal set of kilometers just to see if they blow up by itself..
  8. "This is my tests, there are many like it but this one is mine." Of course I've should have done it a dozens of times. But I didn't. More then enough for myself and hopefully someone else to decide on which Tyre to choose. I'm not top anything, but still pretty good. Sad to see I have to defend myself because ONE person dislikes these mini tests I put some time and effort into. And sorry for any misspelled words I might have written. And by the way, where do I find this awsome app of yours in the PS store? 😉
  9. Skistad

    Scientific TYRE Choices for Greece. Why soft?

    Absolutely! But sadly, I’m going to work all weekend starting tomorrow morning, so no more fun for me in a while, including beer
  10. Skistad

    Scientific TYRE Choices for Greece. Why soft?

    Well, since this is only my opinion, and maybe I should have done the test two times. So it's not an extremely accurate test. But if someone took an hour and did the exact same test and can confirm/unconfirme my findings would have been awsome 👌
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    Scientific TYRE Choices for Greece. Why soft?

    There is little to none info about how the tire dynamics work in the game as far as i know. I was surprised as well. My money was actually on Hard
  12. Greece! I i must be a good guy doing this s*** so hope some find it useful 😂
  13. Maybe i´ll give greece a go. Same type of test. 4 stages, 2long 2 short
  14. I´ll add that 🙂 Im talking about gravel. Soft or medium when just one wet stage on a tarmac event usualy ends in the ditch 😄
  15. Well i agree, but the soft tire does not mean a faster stage time, i think many use soft on for example Daily Challanges but the difference is for me anyways, minimal, and on a medium/high surface degradation I fell it as more of a disadvantage actually. No degradtion or wet, soft i ideal. This may not apply for everyone obviosly so i suggest doing a quick a test on a couple of stages not so familiar with soft and medium compound.
  16. Be my guest. It takes a while to do this, so please join in and do a similar test yourself 🙂
  17. Skistad

    Tire Choice

    So i have done a test and written the results in a new topic 🙂 Scientific Tire Choices. Why hard
  18. Skistad

    Tire Choice

    Hey! I am wondering what determins the tire ware? Excample if you have 6 stages before service. Personally i would choose Hard. But how do i know that the tires are in good condition all the way? What kind of driving does not affect the tires too much, or is the ware the same not matter what kind of driving and is only determind by the km driven? Wish i could go out of the var between stages and check 🙂
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    Tire Choice

    I'll test four gravel stages on dry gravel, 2 short 2 long, and put one extra stage in so i can get a service to see the tire wear and try to do it consistent so event time can be compared aswell. Soft, medium, hard. i´ll post the results.
  20. Skistad

    Tire Choice

    Okey, so not just km on the tires. Your answer is what i hoped the tire function would be. But as you say, little or no info ingame. Tire wear should be more of a consern to me than it needs to be right now. Probably wont be changed either, as it looks like codemasters are over their heads making new liverys...
  21. Skistad

    Tire Choice

    Agreed. never been recomended other than medium. No you are right, but im talking about custom events and there are many clubs whom uses longer service intervals. I like that, more planning and you cannot take big risks
  22. Skistad

    Tire Choice

    i definnitly feel a difference using soft vs hard, try soft on six stages in wales, whitout service and tell med your experience. I wonder what driving style is accuired for saving tires (if any) on events with long intervals on service
  23. Rally Elites Gravel and snow, here we go! -4wd -Service 3-4 stages -Full damage -No assists -Short time between events -Forced view Email skistad@hotmail.no for newsletter and event standings or follow this for latest news and standings This week starts off with 9 stages in Australia with the 2000cc class followed by wales in the 2000`s class. https://dirtrally2.com/clubs/club/217148 Stay tuned for next event info about top 5 fighters and reports from each stage
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