DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
3/8/18 7:46 a.m.

Rookie Miata series in iRacing is pretty  frustrating. Lots of people trying to pass in dumb spots and you get dinged for their contact as well.

 

 

SWMBO prefer project cars. A little more friendly.

RossD
RossD MegaDork
3/8/18 8:05 a.m.

Looks sweet! Details on the setup?

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
3/8/18 8:49 a.m.

Homebrew steel frame, late 90's Subaru RS seat still on OEM sliders, Logitech G27 (until I rub enough pennies together for a Fanatec setup), 3 27" Samsung gaming monitors.

PC is a Coolermaster HAF full tower
Core i5-7600k (kabylake) OC'd to 4.2ghz
EVGA GTX1070 black edition card (bought before crypto mining screwed the market)
16 gigs Gskill ripsaw DDR4 2400 ram

I can run three monitors at 1080p and average 84 frames per second in iRacing

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
3/8/18 8:52 a.m.

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
3/8/18 9:02 a.m.

Nice work Dave. I just put together a rig made out of plywood scraps I had in my garage. I ended up inverting the pedals. It wasn't hard and I like the feel of them better inverted. I'm just using a single screen at this time and the triple monitor setup sure provides a lot more realism.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
3/8/18 12:54 p.m.

The key with iRacing, to start, don't bother qualifying and start at the back of the grid. In the lower levels, many will take themselves/each other out in the first 1-2 laps.........all you need to do is finish in the top half of the field to increase your iRating. 

It also helps you avoid contact. After you've put in some serious seat time and are patient with the races, you'll be high enough up that you can actually bother with qualifying and trying to fight to the front, since you are in the more serious splits. 

Where people are taking it seriously and not just trying to play roller derby.

Nick Comstock
Nick Comstock MegaDork
3/8/18 1:39 p.m.

In reply to z31maniac :

That's what I did and it really made a difference. I actually had some great battles in the Miata once most of the field crashed out and even won a couple hard fought battles. That was many many years ago though. 

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
3/8/18 2:35 p.m.

Yeah, I haven't touched iRacing since late 2015? They changed the tire model and found the MX-5 just impossible to drive and lost interest. Wish I hadn't sold my Fanatec seat and pedals. They've changed their line up and don't offer really any entry level stuff like that anymore.

 

But I'd like to build another rig and get back into it.

ncjay
ncjay SuperDork
3/8/18 4:44 p.m.

That is a fantastic set up. I'm jonesing to build something similar, but I've got too much other stuff going on. It's for the best I think, I doubt I'd ever go outside again if I had that rig.

BradLTL
BradLTL SuperDork
3/8/18 7:30 p.m.
DaveEstey said:

Rookie Miata series in iRacing is pretty  frustrating. Lots of people trying to pass in dumb spots and you get dinged for their contact as well.

 

 

SWMBO prefer project cars. A little more friendly.

Ask her if she wants to race with us

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
3/9/18 11:59 a.m.

She likes to run around on her own for now.

 

Finished 2nd earlier and just took my first win. Still a damn rookie!

Mike924
Mike924 Reader
4/18/18 9:50 a.m.

Wow.  Awesome job. Well done.

boaty mcfailface
boaty mcfailface UberDork
4/18/18 12:06 p.m.

Nice. I personally would prefer a 3 monitor (or wide curved monitor) over a VR setup. 

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