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Final B-Spec - Extreme Series - NASCAR Series Championship tuning

#1RaephiusPosted 1/13/2011 12:49:42 PM

Howdy folks,

I've tried many configs for the B-Spec NASCAR championship that I found online, and there was always something wrong with them. So I mashed them all together, and made a few custom tweaks to make what I consider fully functional setups for each of the championship races. I'm posting them in the hopes that they help someone out who's stuck.

For inquiring minds, Here's what I used:

Car: Toyota 2010 Joey Logano #20 GameStop CAMRY (Fantasy)
Stats: 892HP/9000rpm - 1565kg - FR

Driver LVL 20
Personality: 50% (Neutral)
Braking: 53%
Cornering: 56%
Accuracy: 67%
Overall Speed: 57%
Strength: 69%
Mental S: 51%

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Race 1: Indy
Credit: Sirtokealot / DEADLIST
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Downforce: 45/45

Transmission: 400 km/h (242 MPH)

LSD: 50/50/15

Ride Height: -30/-30
Spring Rate: 18.5/18.5
Dampers (Extension): 8/8
Dampers (Compression): 8/8
Anti-Roll: 6/7
Camber: 2/1
Toe: -0.15/0.00

Brakes: 1/0

Strategy: Mash "Speed Up" and you'll win easy. 100% speed the whole time.

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Race 2: Grand Valley Speedway
Credit: Sirtokealot / DEADLIST / n4bcake
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Downforce: 50/70

Transmission: 320 km/h (193 MPH)

LSD: 20/40/20

Ride Height: -15/-15
Spring Rate: 15/14
Dampers (Extension): 8/7
Dampers (Compression): 7/6
Anti-Roll: 6/7
Camber: 2/1
Toe: -0.15/0.00

Brakes: 2/1

WARNING: Don't push for the whole race. Your tires won't last if you do.

Strategy: Push your way into 1st place using "Pace Up" and "Overtake", and make sure to "Pace Down" to around 90% whenever you're around the 'S' turns so that your driver doesn't burn his tires too much by whipping the tail out. Getting past the 1st and 2nd place drivers is usually the tricky part. If you're having trouble, get right up to their bumper and tell your driver to "Pace Down" in order to cool off. As long as you're close to the other driver, they'll get heated & make a mistake soon enough. Once you spot an opening, or reach the main straight, "Pace Up" to blitz past. After 3 or 4 laps you should have the lead. Once you're there, just hold your driver's speed around 60% and he should pull ahead of the pack easily without wearing out his tires.

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Race 3: High Speed Ring
Credit: Sirtokealot / DEADLIST / n4bcake
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Downforce: 40/60

Transmission: 340 km/h (211 MPH)

LSD: 20/40/20

Ride Height: -15/-15
Spring Rate: 18.5/18.5
Dampers (Extension): 9/10
Dampers (Compression): 4/4
Anti-Roll: 6/7
Camber: 2/1
Toe: -0.15/0.00

Brakes: 2/1

Strategy: Use the Grand Valley leading technique again. "Pace Up" into 1st, then cruise. The only section you need to be careful at while pushing for the lead is the 'S' curve. Your driver may spin out if he's too worked up. "Pace Down" to cool him off before you get there, and you shouldn't have any trouble. Once you're in the lead, cruise at 60% till the end. If your driver is good enough, maybe even push him to 75% since the gentle turns of the High Speed Ring leave plenty of room for error.

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Race 4: Laguna Seca Raceway
Credit: Sirtokealot / DEADLIST
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Downforce: 45/45

Transmission: 280 km/h (174 MPH)

LSD: 20/40/20

Ride Height: -30/-30
Spring Rate: 15/15
Dampers (Extension): 8/8
Dampers (Compression): 8/8
Anti-Roll: 6/7
Camber: 2/1
Toe: -0.15/0.00

Brakes: 1/0

Strategy: Just like Grand Valley, push your way to the fron of the pack, then cruise at about 60% to the end of the race. No worries about tires or spinning out on Laguna Seca, so select your "Overtake" commands just before your driver turns on to a straight.

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Race 5: Superspeedway - Daytona
Credit: Sirtokealot / DEADLIST / kebs03m3
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Downforce: 40/60

Transmission: 380 km/h (236 MPH)

LSD: 60/60/15

Ride Height: 0/-15
Spring Rate: 18.5/19
Dampers (Extension): 9/10
Dampers (Compression): 4/4
Anti-Roll: 6/7
Camber: 3.5/2.5
Toe: -0.15/0.00

Brakes: 2/1

WARNING: This is the most difficult of the NASCAR races to win. The AI will constantly use your slipstream to pass you. This setup should allow you to keep more speed through the corners, which should create a big enough gap between your driver and the AI that they will no longer be able to draft off of you.

Strategy: "Pace Up" until 1st place, then "Maintain Pace" to the end. You may fall back into the pack once or twice. Just keep speeding up until you're back in the lead. Your driver should overtake without you having to tell him. If your driver is good enough, he'll manage to get out of drafting range, and the pack will fall behind. (I was in the lead for 16 laps and won by about 6 seconds) Also, You may not be able to win this race during the championship, since your car will lose around 40HP from the 4 previous races. If you lose this race, don't worry. Just get the oil changed & come back to get the gold.


I hope those setups help!

#2histreetPosted 1/14/2011 3:51:46 PM
Nice work!! Looks very informative and I will be giving a try. Do you have an idea of the total time it takes to run through the whole champ on bspec? This should work with any of the nascars since they are all the same?

I am on race 3- 1st race was 2nd place, second race was 3rd place and 3rd race 8 laps in and in last place. I used same settings so far but not yours. This blows.
#3AtairPosted 1/18/2011 11:53:23 AM
I tried the settings that you posted for Race 2: Grand Valley Speedway, and my Level 18 Spec-B Driver was sliding all over the place. I worked on the setup a bit, and actually won the Championship with all Golds using the settings that you posted for the first and last races, and the modified settings below for each of the three other races.
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Race 2: Grand Valley Speedway
Race 3: High Speed Ring
Race 4: Laguna Seca Raceway
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Downforce: 50/70

Transmission: 205 MPH (except for Laguna Sec: 180 MPH)

LSD: 20/40/20 to LSD: 60/60/20

Ride Height: -15/-15 to Ride Height: -30/-30
Spring Rate: 15/14
Dampers (Extension): 8/7
Dampers (Compression): 7/6
Anti-Roll: 6/7
Camber: 2/1
Toe: -0.15/0.00 to Toe: -0.30/0.00

Brakes: 2/1 to Brakes: 1/0

Oh, and my horsepower at the start of the Daytona Race was 888 HP, which was only 4 HP less than the 892 HP that my car started the Championship with.
#4violent31601Posted 1/18/2011 12:59:13 PM
Thank you!
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#5GBeaudoinPosted 1/18/2011 2:00:11 PM
All you need to do is oil change, downforce to MAX and spam overtake until 1st place. The only random one to win is the last one and with downforce at MAX, the tires don't burn out.

Oh and put the right transmission.
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#6cbt711Posted 1/23/2011 12:15:59 PM
Being that this gets asked all the time
Under such circumstances, it's fair to
Mutually benefit the community by bringing this
Purely amazing advice to the top...
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#7ledzepp27Posted 1/23/2011 12:26:58 PM
wow nice guide. i skipped this championship a while ago and which driver personality is best for this. i have 4 drivers lvl 36-37 and theyr way hot, way cold, barely cold, barely hot. which driver do you recomend for this?
#8pjnelsonPosted 1/23/2011 12:47:01 PM

From: Raephius
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Race 5: Superspeedway - Daytona
Credit: Sirtokealot / DEADLIST / kebs03m3
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Downforce: 40/60

WARNING: This is the most difficult of the NASCAR races to win. The AI will constantly use your slipstream to pass you. This setup should allow you to keep more speed through the corners, which should create a big enough gap between your driver and the AI that they will no longer be able to draft off of you.


Odd. While I haven't yet done these in B-Spec, I found that my laps around Daytona were a hair faster with downforce at 40/45, like maybe 0.3 to 0.4 seconds faster per lap.

As for the bit about drafting, cars don't have to draft behind you to gain a drafting benefit. If you were three seconds ahead of them, for example, you're the slowest car out there because you're by yourself, while the rest of the cars huddled together in a pack are several MPH faster than you. Even the guys leading the pack are faster than you because they still benefit by being drafted. It's much like a "peloton" as seen in bicycling races, as demonstrated in the image below of a "Belgian tourniquet". Much like the cycling peloton, a group of NASCARs all benefit by drafting and by being drafted, and their inevitable shuffling around (a result of the guys farther back gaining more benefit than the guys at the front) serve only to further fuel this speed-boosting brigade.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/BelgischerKreisel.gif
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#9ninjabayPosted 1/23/2011 1:02:47 PM
bump for future needs
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#10cbt711Posted 1/23/2011 6:46:34 PM
Doing this right now with level 23 driver, slightly cool temperament - so far 2 1st places out of 2.
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