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Unlocking tuning options

Discussion in 'Automobilista - Help & Support' started by SlowPoke80, May 15, 2018.

  1. SlowPoke80

    SlowPoke80 New Member

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    I'd like to be able to adjust the differential in the Formula Ford to fix the off-throttle oversteer, but the settings for it are fixed. Can I get around this?

    Of course I would only be using this in single-player.
     
  2. SlowPoke80

    SlowPoke80 New Member

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    Anybody? :confused:
     
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    Gevatter Active Member

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    Usually tuning options are fixed if they cannot be changed on the real car, so I doubt there is a workaround.
     
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    SlowPoke80 New Member

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    I understand them being fixed in real life, but I'm not sure they would usually be fixed at such an odd value. The power and coast are both at 0%. In R3E they're both fixed at 50%. I much prefer AMS to R3E, so I'd like to be able to get a good differential setup in this game, if possible.
     
  5. Gevatter

    Gevatter Active Member

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    This is from the 2009 regulations:

    9.3.2) Torque biasing, limited slip and locked differentials
    are prohibited. Non ferrous differential components are
    prohibited,with the exception that unmodified OEM supplied, non
    ferrous bevel gear thrust washers are permitted provided that,
    at any temperature, they do not provide any form of torque
    biasing etc.

    http://www.formulaford.fi/wp-conten...ech_Regs_FF_Duratec_1600_Version_03_final.pdf

    Open diff all the way :)
     
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  6. SlowPoke80

    SlowPoke80 New Member

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    That's a good find, but that same document expressly forbids semiautomatic transmissions, which means no PowerShift. It also mandates five forward speeds. So it's outdated.

    ARTICLE 9:
    TRANSMISSION
    From 2010 Ford will introduce a sequential transmis
    sion regulation with 5-forward speeds, one reverse
    and mechanical shift.
    Transmissions with any automatic or semi automatic
    controls, any electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic shif
    t systems are forbidden as
    are limited slip differentials including viscous di
    fferentials and it must allow one wheel to rotate w
    hilst the other is held stationary.
    All gearbox casings and bell housings must be alumin
    ium alloy
     
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    I checked more recent regulation documents from 2015 - 2018. The paragraph I quoted never changed, so the open diff in AMS is correct, but the paragraph you quoted about the transmission also never changed, except the number of gears. This is the whole paragraph from the Formula Ford UK regulations for 2016:

    TRANSMISSION
    a) The gearbox must contain not more than four
    forward gears and include an operable reverse
    gear, capable of being engaged by the driver
    whilst normally seated. The ratios are free.
    b) Rear wheel drive only is permitted.
    c) Final drive ratio is free.
    d) Torque biasing, limited slip and locked
    differentials are prohibited. Non-ferrous
    differential components prohibited.
    e) Gear change must be manual in operation.
    The gearchange must use the conventional 'H'
    pattern gearchange gate. Any gear change
    mechanism that only allows sequential selection
    of gears is not permitted.
    f) The only position for the main gear cluster will
    be wholly behind the rear axle output shaft
    centre line, and in line with the crankshaft centre
    line. Transverse, vertical, or other non in-line
    configuration will not be allowed.

    http://www.brsccff1600.co.uk/Files/2016__FF1600_Technical Regulations V1.pdf

    @Renato Simioni Is there a reason the Formula Trainer in AMS has a sequential gearbox? I'm assuming it's built to the regulations of the British Formula Ford (although it's unlicenced) as it was released in the Brit Pack.
     
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