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Author Topic: DIFFERENTIAL SETTINGS?  (Read 850 times)

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« on: April 01, 2010, 04:14:14 am »

First, thanks for all the hard work everyone involved puts into the mod.

I wondered if any of you genius's out there could explain the differential settings and how they affect the performance and handling of the car?


P.S. I am constantly tweaking the mod, if I get a solution to something who should I send it to?
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 04:26:04 am »

Instead of explaining go read this: http://auto.howstuffworks.com/differential.htm
That should clear things up for you quite a bit=)
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 07:59:12 am »

P.S. I am constantly tweaking the mod, if I get a solution to something who should I send it to?

PM me here ..... though i'm not sure anything need correcting Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 11:05:09 am »

Hi, thanks Sponts for the link, very interesting reading.

However, I have found something which simplifies it and is relevant to rFactor

Increase Power setting= Increase understeer under positive throttle
Increase Coast= Increase understeer under negative throttle
Pump is for 4WD so not relevant here
Preload affects how quickly the transition between power and coast differential occurs. For example, if you used a preload of 1 and slammed the accelerator down, you would get a very fast transition to whatever you power percentage was, the reverse would happen releasing the accelerator. With a higher preload the effects would be more gradual.

Basically the diff settings help you in and out of corners, Coast when slowing, power on accelerating out.

Hope that helps everyone!!!

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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 07:42:25 pm »

good info

I think gearing wings and tire pressure are the 3 key areas all else is preference.

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