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Old 17-04-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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What car type for first tuning?

I want to start tinkering with tuning, and wondered what the best car types are to start off with? I was thinking maybe an American muscle car, cos they have a low PI, and I assume therefore a lot can be done with them to bring up to 'A' or 'B' class for example.

Or maybe I should start with a modern hatchback, a front wheel drive or perhaps the Vauxhaul VX220 rear drive Turbo?

What do you guys suggest?
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Old 17-04-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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Go for a lower class to start, try the Mazda mx5 gen 1 I'n d class it's fast but gives u good start
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Old 17-04-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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I would say the drive train and type of car you most enjoy driving as tuning could see you do a fair amount of laps in the car you choose
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D class civic 99..... put not to many parts on then work on 1 tuning part at a time
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Without being specific to a car model, what makes a good car to start tuning with?
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Old 17-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #6
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i think awd is easy to tune... i would go rwd tho tbh as most of this game seems rwd based...... fwd is good fun but a pain to tune due to the torque steer on the wheels
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I like my FWD Twingo in D class.

An easy place to start would be to pick up an Aygo and make a tune in F class.

Then for E, D, and C class.
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Best thing to do is to take something around C-B class. Drive it around a track you are comfortable on and then fit all the adjustable parts and just find out how the car reacts to extreme changes (ie set front ARB stiffness to max and then 0). There is no real set method for cars to work that i have found so you need to set up the car to handle in a way that you are comfortable with. As a general rule less weight works better than more power if you have to choose between the two.
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Front engine RWD I find is the easiest to tune.
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Originally Posted by Orbius Maximus View Post
Without being specific to a car model, what makes a good car to start tuning with?

I'd say a good place to start would be one of the starter cars (C1, 107, Aygo, Micra, Agila, Fox (Crap), Ka) and only go to F or E class. That way you get a car with potential, one that's not too hard to tune and one which is slow enough that you're more likely to see differences from tuning than from driving.
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Thanks for the tips fellas, at least I've got some pointers to get started.

Once I've decided on a car, I'll follow the tuning article I think I saw floating around on FMUK.
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I would suggest go with a car you like and inititially just put race springs, arbs and diff on it. Tune that, then depending on how it feels to you add power, grip or reduce weight and then tweak the tune again.
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I would suggest go with a car you like and inititially just put race springs, arbs and diff on it. Tune that, then depending on how it feels to you add power, grip or reduce weight and then tweak the tune again.

what are 'arbs'?
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Originally Posted by Orbius Maximus View Post
what are 'arbs'?

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Why not follow the youtube tuning guides by VVV Racing. Search for their channel. They talk you through a 99 Civic build. Only two vids so far tho, however very instructive.
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