Ford GT Grip Setup

Aug. 29, 2011, 11:46 a.m.
I realize there is already a Ford GT thread from 2008 but i felt it more prudent to re-post. Original Ford GT grip thread here.

So, i've recently been fiddling with a Ford GT Grip Setup and quite frankly i'm astonished. It's fast. It's responsive. No issues with understeer or oversteer thus far. It corners better than my fully worked up 240sx. Heres my setup for it.

Ford GT Grip:


SUSPENSION
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Front Shock Compression Rate. +7
Rear Shock Compression Rate. +9
Front Shock Rebound Rate. +7
Rear Shock Rebound Rate. +9
Front Spring Rate. +7
Rear Spring Rate. +9
Ride Height. -3
Front Roll Bar Stiffness. +7
Rear Roll Bar Stiffness. +9
Front Tire Pressure. -4
Rear Tire Pressure. -8
Toe. -2
Camber. +4
Caster. 0
Steering. +10

ENGINE
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Cam Timing. -3
Start Boost. +10
End Boost. +10
Nitrous Pressure. +10
Nitrous Flow Rate. -5


TRANSMISSION
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All 0.


BRAKES
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Bias. -3
Pressures. +10

AERODYNAMICS
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Wide Body. 100%.
Spoiler of your choice. All 100%.
Araxis Hood. All Zones but Zone 2 maxed out. Zone 2 at 60%.

This is done with all Stage 3 parts.

No handicaps.

Notes; It's a tad unstable at high speeds and through turns. Most notably Texas World Speedway.

Please tell me what you think. I know theres some of you that have been wanting a good Ford GT setup for Grip. :).
Aug. 30, 2011, 1:11 p.m.
This is the setup I used, if not mentioned the setting is default (0). Most of the settings have no significant affect on lap times, so I leave those at 0.

Ford GT Tuning: ride height -10 (+10 for Texas oval), front tire pressure -10 or 0 (0 to avoid oversteer on many tracks), rear tire pressure -10, steering +10, engine and nitrous +10, drivetrain gears 1->6 = +10, +6, +2, -2, -4, -10, final -5.

With front tire pressure at 0 the Ford GT is easier to drive, but the best possible lap time will be a bit slower. With front tire pressure at -10, the Ford GT is more difficult to drive, and will oversteer (spin out) on a track like Simbashi at the point where it kinks right over a crest. The gearing setup I use is similar to a close ratio transmission used in some real race cars.
Sept. 10, 2011, 2:13 p.m.
Revised the original setup. I noticed a few errors, most notably the rear tire pressure was higher instead of the front being higher.

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