e30Matt
e30Matt HalfDork
4/7/15 9:13 p.m.

Welcome to the (un)official GRM Time Trial Series!

This series will be run as a hot lap event in arcade mode and will consist of one car on one track per event. Each event will be open for 2 weeks, and submissions should be posted in this thread via screenshot of your time. Being as we are running in arcade mode it's on the individual to ensure their car is compliant with the tuning, PP, and tire limits for the event. We're on the honor system here and since there isn't anything on the line I doubt there would be intentional cheating, but be mindful that an already owned car may be tuned beyond the series specs.

Rules:

  • The event will be run in Arcade Mode > Single Player > Time Trial
  • Rankings will be done based on the fastest posted flying lap
  • Only clean laps count. The racing surface is defined as the area between and including the white lines, and the curbing. Two tires must remain on the racing surface or vertically above to count as clean. If track contact cannot be 100% determined, consider it dirty. Rumble strips count as part of the track.
  • No contact with barriers or objects is allowed.
  • No driving aids except ABS are allowed.
  • Nothing that goes against the spirit of the rules

Event 4:

  • Car: Dodge SRT4 '03
  • PP: 435
  • Power: 240
  • Weight: 1350
  • Tires: Comfort Soft
  • Track: Willow Springs - Buttonwillow (forward)

Only an oil change and brake bias adjustment is allowed.

Rankings:

  1. Spoolpigeon - 1:31.523
  2. Dean1484 - 1:33.978
e30Matt
e30Matt HalfDork
4/7/15 10:30 p.m.

I really wanted to use the Focus ST, but in stock form 5th gear is absolutely rubbish. You wind out 4th and when you go to 5th you're completely out of the power band. It's almost as if 5th is the overdrive gear for highway even though it's a 6 speed. That said, I do wish he SRT-4 had a 6th gear. In testing this track makes the car almost run out of gear, and might do so if people are faster out of the last corner than me, which wouldn't be a surprise.

Autolex
Autolex Dork
4/8/15 1:25 p.m.

Can I use Comfort Softs out front and a crappier tire (comfort medium?) out back? or is it comfort soft all the way around?

e30Matt
e30Matt HalfDork
4/8/15 1:40 p.m.
Autolex wrote: Can I use Comfort Softs out front and a crappier tire (comfort medium?) out back? or is it comfort soft all the way around?

Comfort soft or less. In my testing I didn't have too much trouble with understeer, but if you need more rotation that's fine.

Advan046
Advan046 SuperDork
4/8/15 3:00 p.m.

In reply to e30Matt:

Yeah there is some funky gearing in the transmission of the real life Focus that GT programmers didn't understand. basically 5th and 6th are on a separate geartrain from 1st-4th. So if you only take the gear size there is a huge gap. But in real life it isn't that way reportedly.

Spoolpigeon
Spoolpigeon UberDork
4/9/15 3:47 p.m.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
4/9/15 8:27 p.m.

1:33.978. Pix in a bit

Dam is this a momentum car but at the same time you can not over drive the tires. A real challenge!!!!!!

Spoolpigeon
Spoolpigeon UberDork
4/10/15 9:46 a.m.
dean1484 wrote: you can not over drive the tires.

No kidding! I could only do 2 laps before the left front was constantly orange lol

e30Matt
e30Matt HalfDork
4/10/15 9:59 a.m.

It definitely is a challenge and different from the first couple events. Spool, are you hitting the limiter on the front straight?

Spoolpigeon
Spoolpigeon UberDork
4/10/15 11:41 a.m.

In reply to e30Matt:

No, but darn close to it.

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