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lowclasschevy22
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hey guys I'm looking for more friends to help me with tuning question and to do some friendly but competitive races add me on xbox one GT- lowclasschevy 

May 26, 2015 at 7:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

reaper mech
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what is your tuning question is it for drag drift or circuit? we do a little bit of each 

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May 26, 2015 at 12:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

lowclasschevy22
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My tuning questions are for drag racing I suck at drifting lol and I'm so so at circuits 

May 26, 2015 at 5:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

reaper mech
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well post your questions and im sure you will get a few answers


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May 26, 2015 at 5:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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We have a wealth of knowledge here from some of the fastest in the game so let us know what you need help with?

 

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May 26, 2015 at 5:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

lowclasschevy22
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Ok well first off I'm horrible with tuning gears any advice on where to start with that and how critical is the weight of the car/truck to tuning the gears 

and now suspension I've been told that it's always differs from car to car depending on weight so I do I know how to set all the shocks and springs for the weight of the car/truck 

May 26, 2015 at 6:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

reaper mech
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gearing is tough but here is a general rule 700 hp final gear should top out around 150

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May 26, 2015 at 7:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

lowclasschevy22
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Ok well right now I'm tuning a RX-7 PI 675 has the 5.7 v8 swap and the car makes 672hp and 637lb-ft and weighs 2,985lb and when I pass the quarter mile mark ok the lest track it's just below 150 in 4th gear but doesnt seem like it would be quick enough to hold a spot on the list so should I stretch first second and third more after moving my final drive to the acceleration more? 

May 26, 2015 at 8:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

reaper mech
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well what time are you hitting ? with the power and weight im guessing here 9.667-9.733?

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May 26, 2015 at 8:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

lowclasschevy22
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[email protected] in test drive mode (no drop catch launch) 

[email protected] in an online lobbie (used the drop catch launch) 

May 26, 2015 at 8:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

lowclasschevy22
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Correction on the last pass with doin the drop catch launch i just ran a [email protected] 

May 26, 2015 at 8:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

reaper mech
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ohhh 10.4 hmmm what are your gears?


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May 26, 2015 at 8:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

lowclasschevy22
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Final-4.30

1st-2.45

2nd-1.51

3rd-1.09

4th-0.83

5th-0.63

May 26, 2015 at 9:12 PM Flag Quote & Reply

lowclasschevy22
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Could my tire pressure be causing it to run a lil slow than it should 

front-55

rear-17.5


May 26, 2015 at 10:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

reaper mech
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oh wow yes put the rear tire pressure back to default  and is this the 97 rx-7?

and are you using a manual or a manual with clutch or auto?

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May 26, 2015 at 10:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

lowclasschevy22
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Yes 97 and I always use manual with clutch and ok I will do that
May 26, 2015 at 11:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

reaper mech
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i used your gearing on my 97 and ran a 9.9 at 17 psi  i put it back at 30 ran a 9.7 try to time the point at which you go full gas on the drag strip with the "1" starting to fade and shift slightly after redline


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May 27, 2015 at 12:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

lowclasschevy22
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Ok well I brought the tire pressure back to 30 psi on both front and back and with launching the car in between 4,500 and 5,000 I was still in the 10s on the test track I started launching at around 7,000 and my fastest pass was 9.950 and if I send u my tune in a private message would u look at it and tell me what needs to b improved and what's good on? And my car is only making 16 psi boost its single turbo 

May 27, 2015 at 1:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

DOORKNOB24
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It sounds like you maybe having suspension trouble. Make sure your ride height is all the way up front and back. Set your rear springs and shocks full stif. Set your front springs full soft. Set your top front shock setting full soft. Set your bottom front shock full stiff. This is a baseline suspension for all rear wheel drive vehicles in every forza from fm3 and beyond. Start there with all other suspension settings at default. And tweak from there.
May 27, 2015 at 9:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

reaper mech
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^^^^^^ what doorknob said that is the base suspensiong settings i got from Pac Performance in FM3 and they have yet to fail me :)

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May 27, 2015 at 11:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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