How do YOU tune your gear ratios

#1xSugaSugaPosted 8/4/2012 6:02:46 PM
This is just Out of curiosity. I'm terrible at tuning gear ratios in depth but I can tune the hell out the suspension once I get better at tuning gear ratios my S Class FWD cars will dominate lol
Any insight will/would be helpful
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#2Frisco557Posted 8/4/2012 6:04:05 PM
S Class+FWD=dominate

does not compute
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#3Blitz4532Posted 8/4/2012 6:08:40 PM
Badly.

I specialise in suspension, but gearing has always been a weak point of mine besides the final drive. I understand how individual gear tweaking works, I'm just no good at it.
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#4MinunSSPosted 8/4/2012 6:12:51 PM
Most of the time, I don't.

I can do some basics, like setting up a really short first gear for AWDs with massive turbo lag to improve their launch, but beyone that, it's very situation-specific.
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#5xSugaSuga(Topic Creator)Posted 8/4/2012 6:23:08 PM
Frisco557 posted...
S Class+FWD=dominate

does not compute


It's a joke
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#6xSugaSuga(Topic Creator)Posted 8/4/2012 6:24:05 PM
MinunSS posted...
Most of the time, I don't.

I can do some basics, like setting up a really short first gear for AWDs with massive turbo lag to improve their launch, but beyone that, it's very situation-specific.


That's how it is for me I was just looking for sum universal tips.
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#7FrEshBrEadStiCkPosted 8/4/2012 6:41:28 PM
I rarely even put in a transmission upgrade, and even if I do, its almost always the sport upgrade. I just do it to get a little more acceleration or top speed out of the gears.
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#8SharkRacer140Posted 8/4/2012 6:46:14 PM
I would say that, on the drifting front, it's absolutely vital to have fully adjustable gears. I always fit racing transmission; the loss of launch doesn't really matter in drifting, and the ability to alter the gears can make or break a drift car. Of course, there's no general tips here, because each car's needs are different, depending on engine type/displacement/powerband, etc. I generally run shorter final drive and shorten some gears while lengthening others. But it all depends on how the car feels mid-drift.
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#9MinunSSPosted 8/4/2012 7:00:01 PM
Universal tips? Change final drive, ignore the rest. Most cars will do fine with a sport transmission, or even a stock transmission, in many applications.

If a car feels sluggish and you never come close to the rev limiter in your highest gear, shorten the gears for increased acceleration. If it's spending too much time bouncing off the rev limiter on straights, lengthen it. If you find you're just shifting way too much, lengthen it until acceleration takes a noticeable hit.

Tuning individual gear ratios is something I only really do for track-specific tunes, or the aforementioned launch fix. When track-specific tuning, set it up so you're near the redline at the end of as many straights as possible, and you shift as little as possible without taking a performance hit.
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#10Midnight_DUBMANPosted 8/4/2012 8:39:06 PM
I tune every gear in every car I play with.
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