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Interesting post here @Captain McJuicy

Back in the day, when i raced Pcars 2, i had problems with pressures/temperatures huge variations between practice/qualifying and race. A setup that would work great for practice and qualifying, would be totally sliding everywhere once i got into a race. My solution was to simply let it pick tires by weather, but it was not ideal.

How do you explain the shift from practice to race tires, when conditions are the same? I think its about tire warmers, but not sure!

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Do you practice with a full tank ? How much does the temp varies between qual and race ?

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It's been too long since i last did, so can't remember exactly, but i am pretty sure that everything was the same, except that the race starts with warm tires. Also, the car will get back to more or less manageable after - laps, so i expect that the tire blankets were too warm. But nothing that keeps me up at night any more, because i've changed games 🙂

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Admittedly I haven't very well figured out that part of PC2, I've found that often depending on the race length and vehicle weight it's sometimes better to start the race with a much lower pressure and work the suspension and tire wear during my testing. This way during the race I can push hard at the beginning and get the pressure up without destroying the tires first. Of course a race with a pit stop also makes this issue much easier to manage. It's also important to remember to compensate adjustments. When changing tire pressures, you will most likely end up needing to adjust suspension or damping. The primary key is that all adjustments work together. So I might suggest (long story short) that experimenting with spring rate, antiroll, and camber should help make pressures stay more even. It takes several hours of testing for me to develop a car, and technically no setup is ever finished lol.

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On 5/8/2019 at 6:03 AM, Steph said:

Interesting post here @Captain McJuicy

Back in the day, when i raced Pcars 2, i had problems with pressures/temperatures huge variations between practice/qualifying and race. A setup that would work great for practice and qualifying, would be totally sliding everywhere once i got into a race. My solution was to simply let it pick tires by weather, but it was not ideal.

How do you explain the shift from practice to race tires, when conditions are the same? I think its about tire warmers, but not sure!

This was what my comment was in response to also. 

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On 6/3/2019 at 1:49 AM, jaileh said:

Do you practice with a full tank ? How much does the temp varies between qual and race ?

The temp variance is determined largely by track conditions, vehicle weight, and simply how hard you push, so it's difficult to provide a bench mark on that for me. As for the full tank question, I practice for whatever type of race I'm doing. If it's an hour race or more, most likely a full tank or whatever I think will get me through 40 minutes. This is on average for me how long I can keep a set of tires in raceable condition.

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