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What does everyone think of the tuned AE86 for next season? It's quicker than the GT86 but slower than the BMW. I gave it a run around Magione and managed a 1:27:8*** (can't remember the rest) I believe it's stable enough for our keyboard/mouse warriors while being enough of a handful for wheel drivers.
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@UncleTimmy056 and I have been working out a list of "mixed class" cars that can run together in the series since last season ended. The Tuned 86 is among them. There's a few cars that are close enough that our differences in performance can be fixed with both ballast or the new restrictor rules. It allows people to run a big heavy, but powerful car or a lighter but lower power car against each other. (edited)
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It also allows our controller/keyboard drivers to pick a car that's more forgiving to their control scheme whilst us wheel guys can drive the more difficult ones.
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yeah what he said and also amongst our testing I had rated the cars on difficulty to drive and for example the r34 skyline is an easy car for controller or keyboard and also had made a list of cars within 1.5 seconds of each other which I'll have to post tomorrow when I turn my computer on
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Ah ok that's sweet. Didn't know you guys were doing that, sounds like a great idea though.
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I'm up for pretty much any car. (hopefully by next season I'll have a race cockpit and vr setup)
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Before we start the season I'll be putting up a server one weekend where those interested can pop in and give feedback on the cars chosen. Basically it's going to be a whole bunch of JDM which is fine by me.
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Nissan 370Z (RWD Medium Difficulty), Toyota Supra (RWD Slightly More Difficult due to turbo lag), Nissan Skyline R34 (AWD Very Easy), Mazda RX7 (Harder to drive Twitchy), Toyota AE86 TUNED (Hard To drive but more customization for experienced tuners), Audi Sport Quatro (Road Car, AWD, Easier to drive), BMW Z4 (S1 Upgrade, rwd, sequential gearbox,medium difficulty), BMW 1M (Very prone to oversteer but has potential), Lotus Elise SC (RWD, Very easy to drive, Ballast will cripple car, Advise non wheel drivers use), Ford Mustang (A lot of power but due to very heavy weight handles very poorly) after testing i found all the vehicles listed are within a second of potential pace from me (edited)
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So after tonight's run with some of the lads at TFD, only amendment I'd probably add is for the Lotus Elise SC Step 2 and Step 1 be allowed (replacing the regular car) and limit it to only those not on a steering wheel. The Step 1 and 2 both have adjustable suspension with Step 2 adding an LSD (driver preference on choice of which one - the LSD gives turn in understeer).
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And in the interest of getting a bigger pack racing closer together; I'd be down for those of us in the know to give setup help to the non-wheel guys who use the Elise S1 (or 2) to bring them closer to the front of the pack depending on the track. That or we have championship points based ballast/restrictor plate along with the qualifying ballast we had from last season to slow down the pointy end of the field.
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i think the championship based ballast is a good idea as it'll slow down those people who are freaks behind the wheel and let normal people get a win for once. xD
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Guess it depends how much work we all wanna put into it. Had the idea of along with how we had ballast after qualifying, also do a championship points based restrictor plate. So (aside from the first round) those coming into a race night towards the top of the championship points will have a reduced engine output; and if they are still super quick, ballast will ideally reduce that further going into race 1 - then no change for race 2 since that will be reverse grid anyway. Though the ballast figures can be relaxed a bit from what we had last season since we are slowly getting closer to each other's times. The faster guys will probably hate me for this suggestion, but I'm in the JGTC camp of "close racing is entertaining racing" and not "let the fastest driver win". If we can have a different winner after each and every race of the season I will be smiling every second I'm losing.
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This is starting to sound far too complicated for casual competitive series. With the aim of keeping it easy to understand and administratively light I think ballast from qualifying is sufficient. The difference between first and last was less about speed around a track and more about number of times they span out. No amount of nerfing the top guys will fix that. A tweak to the ballast formula will happen though.
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To go against most of the suggestions I am actually considering the tatuus formula Renault car. It's entry level formula series and good on the f1 tracks giving us plenty of track options we haven't done yet. Thoughts?
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