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2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  group44 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:23 pm

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:54 pm

Dug the Kia.....still hate Motegi. I can't think of a less exciting and more frustratingly boring track. Well, maybe Jefferson at Summit, it's just not boring it's a pain in the butt.

The car was fun so I think I'll hit Oran Park in it tonight. Oran Park is fun in anything.

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  Forgetful on Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:12 pm

I'll be racing the Kia tonight. Got in to a late test session with it and boy does driving a race prepped FWD car around Motegi feel familiar Very Happy

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:14 pm

I LOVE the way the car handles vs. the VW. They both are fun, but the Kia feels like the ole' Teg from the ITA days...just a bunch faster. Very Happy
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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  HWKII on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:20 pm

I have been sticking to test sessions since nothing in Week 13 is my cup of tea. Last night it was the Lotus 79 at Interlagos for a couple of hours. I'd like to tell you that I fought the good fight, and got a lot faster. In truth I am sure I am 3-4 seconds off the pace of the car but man oh man does driving the Lotus 79 make you feel heroic! I love you

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  Forgetful on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:29 pm

I'm 2-4 seconds off the pace, so that's not bad. Difficult car is difficult.

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  HWKII on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:36 pm

Forgetful wrote:I'm 2-4 seconds off the pace, so that's not bad. Difficult car is difficult.

I suppose it says something for my racing attitude that I suspect that it means I am many more seconds than I thought off the pace...

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Oh... actually, yeah but not by what I was worried it would be. I was afraid it was going to be like a 1'22 WR but it's 1'24.7 with 1'25 being redonkulously fast. I was turning 1'30 with 1'28.5 optimal. 3-5 seconds off. I'm reasonably pleased with that. Cool

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  HWKII on Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:00 pm

Oh, and if you haven't yet... try sucking all the gas out of the Williams F1 car and drive a quick lap in it. It's a TOTALLY different animal in qualifying trim than in race trim. I prefer a neutral-to-understeery car so that's how I'd had it set with a race length fuel load on it, and when you drain the tanks down to 3-lap levels at Spa, it feels like you're going to levitate the car off the track every time you go near the throttle.

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  Wallhugger60 on Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:08 pm

Well just finished a Mazda race at Summit. No Q start in 16th, finished second Shocked. No catching the leader though, but that's okay. 20 something bump in SR was nice and 100+ irating bump helps too lol.

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  Forgetful on Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:12 pm

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  HWKII on Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:30 pm

Wallhugger60 wrote:Well just finished a Mazda race at Summit. No Q start in 16th, finished second Shocked. No catching the leader though, but that's okay. 20 something bump in SR was nice and 100+ irating bump helps too lol.

Nice work dude! Keep that Week 13 working for ya Very Happy

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  clacksman on Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:36 pm

Wallhugger60 wrote:Well just finished a Mazda race at Summit. No Q start in 16th, finished second Shocked. No catching the leader though, but that's okay. 20 something bump in SR was nice and 100+ irating bump helps too lol.

Sounds like how ya wanna roll. Which split of how many total splits?

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  Wallhugger60 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:39 am

Well it was 4th split of 4 Embarassed. I'll take it though. Couple more like that and maybe I can get out of the cellar lol. 2 wrecks in lap one got me 10 spots before my tires got warm. Reeled in the rest. Didn't realize the race wasn't fixed set. Cars better when you can do tires and brakes.
Night before started in third and never made it to turn 1 Evil or Very Mad. Pole sitter had a brain fart and stopped dead in front of me at around 90 mph. Then I'm pretty sure the entire rest of the field hit me. Was gonna take 3 days "optional repairs" so I decided screw it lol.

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  HWKII on Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:11 pm

Wallhugger60 wrote:Well it was 4th split of 4 Embarassed.

Good racin' is good racin'! Thumbs Up!

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  clacksman on Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:51 pm

Wallhugger60 wrote:Well it was 4th split of 4 Embarassed. I'll take it though. Couple more like that and maybe I can get out of the cellar lol. 2 wrecks in lap one got me 10 spots before my tires got warm. Reeled in the rest. Didn't realize the race wasn't fixed set. Cars better when you can do tires and brakes.
Night before started in third and never made it to turn 1 Evil or Very Mad. Pole sitter had a brain fart and stopped dead in front of me at around 90 mph. Then I'm pretty sure the entire rest of the field hit me. Was gonna take 3 days "optional repairs" so I decided screw it lol.

Indeed. Low-split rookie-event driving = avoid things for profit.

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  timneyb on Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:37 pm

My second time (3 months later) in the Spec Racer Ford. I figured I'd use a free day to just do as many laps as I could and try and get acquainted with this little monster, since I intend to run it as much as I can this season. It sure is a handful. Just running off the baseline tune from Boldin. Eventually I stopped crashing on every lap, so that's an achievement. Still a 1 sec difference between optimal and best (1'41 vs 1'42), at Laguna Seca, but I'm kind of looking forward to the challenge of this thing.

I assume load cell pedals sure would make threshold braking easier.

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  Wallhugger60 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:09 am

timneyb wrote:My second time (3 months later) in the Spec Racer Ford. I figured I'd use a free day to just do as many laps as I could and try and get acquainted with this little monster, since I intend to run it as much as I can this season. It sure is a handful. Just running off the baseline tune from Boldin. Eventually I stopped crashing on every lap, so that's an achievement. Still a 1 sec difference between optimal and best (1'41 vs 1'42), at Laguna Seca, but I'm kind of looking forward to the challenge of this thing.

I assume load cell pedals sure would make threshold braking easier.

Damn man, 142 is FAST

I started off season 3 with a win at Summit. Been a while lol.

What do you guys think of the Kia? Actually prolly should just stick too gettin better at the slow stuff lol.

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  clacksman on Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:43 am

Wallhugger60 wrote:What do you guys think of the Kia? Actually prolly should just stick too gettin better at the slow stuff lol.

I don't think it's too fast for you. Being a biggish front-wheel-drive, it should be pretty forgiving unless you have an alien tune on it.

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  Forgetful on Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:21 am

The Kia is fun. It's a powerful FWD'er on slicks, so a little torque steery and if you're harsh in transition the back end will step out a bit, but hammering the throttle puts a stop to that. ABS like the MX-5 that kicks your wheel when it's engaged, so avoid that.

I think I'll be racing it all season.

The SRF is rewarding. I don't think there's all that much to gain from load cells. How the pedal presses seems to be more important than how the input is measured. I had no problem adapting back to the Logi pedals when my Fanatec went to the shop for service.

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  Wallhugger60 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:37 pm

Forgetful wrote:The Kia is fun. It's a powerful FWD'er on slicks, so a little torque steery and if you're harsh in transition the back end will step out a bit, but hammering the throttle puts a stop to that. ABS like the MX-5 that kicks your wheel when it's engaged, so avoid that.

I think I'll be racing it all season.

The SRF is rewarding. I don't think there's all that much to gain from load cells. How the pedal presses seems to be more important than how the input is measured. I had no problem adapting back to the Logi pedals when my Fanatec went to the shop for service.

Maybe I'll grab it then. I've got the MX5 dialed in pretty good. That's what I won my race in. The ABS isn't an issue as I've got the braking down pretty good. Now if I can run all my races at Summit lol.

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  Forgetful on Wed May 01, 2013 4:34 pm

http://www.iracing.com/playseat/

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  group44 on Wed May 01, 2013 7:18 pm

Forgetful wrote:http://www.iracing.com/playseat/

Time to go hide some sponsors under the DSO logo Laughing
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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  Forgetful on Thu May 02, 2013 2:18 pm

Minor updates. Some of the parts weren't stamping properly with the new _decal layers. Not sure what else, lots of cars getting updated, but no Lotus.

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Re: 2013 Season 2 | April 30 - July 22

Post  group44 on Fri May 03, 2013 10:56 pm

Ran a GT Cup race at LRP tonight. 30 cars took the grid, 8 of which finished on the lead lap affraid Gotta love that track for its treachery and base content'edness. Best remark I heard during the melee, "for those that can drive this is great for practicing accident avoidance."

Not to sure what to think about the ability to get a tune going with the newest tire model. No matter what I throw at it the clock doesn't seem impressed scratch
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