iRacing Setup Links

If you are looking for my setups, they are HERE

I don’t always have the time I would like to dedicate to building setups, and I have certainly leaned on a lot of the great setup builders to learn how to setup the car to do what I want it to do. Below are some great sites that have iRacing Setups.

If you are looking to tweak on, customize or learn setups yourself, the setup and quick fix guides I’ve posted are a great way to learn how the various car components change the car’s behavior.

A lot of the setups I get are from the iRacing forums, but there are a few other sites that are worth bookmarking for reference.

www.TeamRedLine.co.uk – Volker and Wolfgang’s setups for Mazda and Lotus 79 are a little alien but a great place to start.

www.OrionRaceTeam.com – Shawn Purdy and a few others post their setups here, great for DP and Lotus 79 sets.

www.iRacersResource.com – Good source of Oval setups by Marcos Caton et al.

www.Setup-Guru.com – Some of Volker’s setups here.

www.TeamDraft.net

www.AnachroPunk.com/iRacing – Mark A Carpenter’s iRacing resource site. Excellent stable setups and guides.

www.RacingSetups.com – ***NEW*** ┬áThe new kid on the block from the great guys who brought us Trading Paints.

Virtual Crewchief – This suite of tools will help you set up your car based on tire temperatures.

if you know of more, let me know on the contact form.

Cheers,

Shane

Quickfix Guide Pt 2

Continued details from part 1 of Aaron’s quickfix guide which you can see HERE

Erratic Braking:

soften front springs/shocks

even out front springs/shocks

Ride Height details:

Too low a ride height could cause the car to bottom out..

The higher the RF ride height the tighter the car will be.

The higher the REAR ride heights, the more drag on the straight-aways, but the better the rear will stick in the corners.

A higher LF will tighten the chassis.

A higher LR will loosen the chassis.

A higher RR will tighten the chassis.

A higher LR lowers the RF and may cause the RF of the chassis to drag.

General Oversteer

more front sway bar

less rear sway bar

decrease wheel lock

lower rear shocks

raise front tire pressure

more cross weight

move rear weight forward

Lower rear tire pressure

General Understeer

less front sway bar

more rear sway bar

increase wheel lock

raise rear shocks

lower front tire pressure

less cross weight

move rear weight back

raise rear tire pressure

SHOCK COMPRESSION:
The stiffer the FRONT shocks, (higher the number) the tighter the car will be when braking.
The softer the FRONT shocks, (lower the number) the looser the car will be when braking.

The stiffer the REAR shocks, (higher the number) the looser the car will be under acceleration.
The softer the REAR shocks, (lower the number) the tighter the car will be under acceleration.

SHOCK REBOUND:
The stiffer the FRONT shocks, (higher the number) the tighter the car will be under acceleration.
The softer the FRONT shocks, (lower the number) the looser the car will be under acceleration.

The stiffer the REAR shocks, (higher the number) the looser the car will be under braking.
The softer the REAR shocks, (lower the number) the tighter the car will be under braking.

Shock details:
RF

  • Higher compression will tighten the chassis entering a corner.
  • Lower compression will loosen the chassis entering a corner.
  • Higher rebound will tighten the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Lower rebound will loosen the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Overall stiffer RF shock will tighten chassis, weaker will loosen it.

RR

  • Higher compression will loosen the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Lower compression will tighten the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Higher rebound will loosen the chassis entering a corner.
  • Lower rebound will tighten the chassis entering a corner.
  • Overall stiffer RR shock will loosen chassis, weaker will tighten it.

LF

  • Higher compression will tighten the chassis entering a corner.
  • Lower compression will loosen the chassis entering a corner.
  • Higher rebound will tighten the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Lower rebound will loosen the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Overall stiffer LF shock will loosen chassis, weaker will tighten it.

LR

  • Higher compression will loosen the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Lower compression will tighten the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Higher rebound will loosen the chassis entering a corner.
  • Lower rebound will tighten the chassis entering a corner.
  • Overall stiffer LR shock will tighten chassis, weaker will loosen it.

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Quickfix Guide

This guide goes hand in hand with the chart I posted HERE and provides a lot of the same information. This also gives a better overview of what the various pieces of the car can do to help in a less visual way.

Loose In Loose Out Tight In Tight Out
Stiffen RF Spring Soften RR Spring Soften RF Spring Stiffen RR Spring
Increase RF Air Pressure Decrease RR Air Pressure Decrease RF Air Pressure Increase RR Air Pressure
Soften LF Spring Soften LR Spring

Stiffen LF spring

Stiffen LF Spring Soften LR Spring
Decrease LF Air Pressure Increase LR Air Pressure Increase LF Air Pressure Decrease LR Air Pressure
Increase nose weight Increase wedge Decrease nose weight Increase rear sway bar
Decrease rear brake bias Decrease rear sway bar Increase rear brake bias
Increase front sway bar Decrease front sway bar Lower rebound LF shock
Lower right track bar

raise left track bar

Taller gear Raise right track bar

Lower left track bar

Higher rebound RF shock
More cross weight Raise LF tire pressure Stiffen RR spring Lower bump LR shock
Decrease front camber Lower RR tire pressure Soften LR spring Higher bump RR shock
lower RR tire pressure Decrease wheel lock Less cross weight Soften LF spring
Decrease rear spoiler Increase rear spoiler Lower RF tire pressure Stiffen RR spring
Soften RR spring Lower bump RR shock Raise RR tire pressure Lower LF tire pressure
Higher bump RF shock Higher bump LR shock Higher bump LF shock Lower right track bar
Lower bump LF shock Lower rebound RF shock Lower bump RF shock Raise left track bar
Higher rebound RR shock Higher rebound LF shock Higher rebound LR shock Raise LF camber
Lower rebound LR shock Raise right track bar

lower left track bar

Lower rebound RR shock
decrease RF camber Decrease LF camber Increase RF camber

*note- bump and compression can be used as the same terminology.

Oversteer in the middle Understeer in the middle
More cross weight Less cross weight
Increase rear spoiler (if applicable) Decrease rear spoiler
Move rear weight forward Move rear weight back
Raise RF tire pressure Lower RF tire pressure
Lower LF tire pressure Raise LF tire pressure
Lower RR tire pressure Raise RR tire pressure
Raise LR tire pressure Lower LR tire pressure
Stiffen RF shock Soften RF shock
Soften RR shock Stiffen RR shock
More front sway bar Less front sway bar
Less rear sway bar More rear sway bar