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Excessive rear wheel lock on downshift

Discussion in 'Automobilista 2 - General Discussion' started by Simon Bennett3, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. Simon Bennett3

    Simon Bennett3 New Member Reiza Backer

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    Firstly, I am really enjoying being part of the beta programme for AMS2 and it’s is already showing great promise when I compare it with PC2, FFB is much better already, love the variety of cars and the tracks take a lot of learning.

    One observation is that all cars are too keen to rear wheel lock on manually downshifting, even with only a small steering input and reasonable revs on downshift cause the rears to lock. Of course heel and toe overcomes this but having raced Caterhams for a couple of years rear locking is an extreme response not a regular response.

    If only for the Caterhams can this be adjusted to allow rear locking to only occur on very high revs with a clutch dumped rather than mid revs every time? I only really thought of this as I felt I was really having to wrestle the Caterham around Cadwell and wondering why I was having to be so busy at the wheel.

    Looking forward to the upcoming month releases.
     
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  2. Spin

    Spin Active Member

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    This reply probably won't help much but regardless if the car is at mid revs or high revs, if the blip (rev-match) on the downshift isn't precise, there's a good chance of rear-wheel lockup.
     
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  3. Marius H

    Marius H Well-Known Member Reiza Backer

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    Well the Academy is the only H-pattern Caterham. And I've no issues downshifting. However, on the Supersport, which is SEQ-stick, when it's cold it's issues downshifting then the rear will lock and break out. On Summer and clear day I've no issues. I think it's the tyres or so.
     
  4. Simon Bennett3

    Simon Bennett3 New Member Reiza Backer

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    Yeah, you could be right it could be the tyres. The Avon CR500s seemed to provide a lot more grip, rear locking only occurred on v heavy braking and turning zones. I watched back my GoPro vids and I was a lot less busy on the wheel
     
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  5. Wilson Santos

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    I spun many times downshifting at the start lol, took some getting used to but it seems fine now... I was kind of abusing the cars too anyways
     

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