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Generic gears settings gt3 cars

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Luciano Micale, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. hi guys, just to know...anyone knows for sure if in real life you can set gears in gt3 class cars?!? Here you can but in pc2 you cannot...and that seems quite strange to me...some guys they say that there are rules in the FIA which are limiting gear settings in gt3 cars. I think that kunos guys know better what they do...they live with gt3 cars and can have a closer look to regulations. I have been searching between FIA regulations but didn't find any restrictions on that...so...maybe AC is right and pc2 is wrong or bugged maybe?!?

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  3. Tberg

    Tberg Alien

    The gearbox in GT3 cars are not locked per se. Though, it can be locked due homologation regulations specified by the series, being ADAC, Blanc Pain etc.
    All cars entering such series must attend BoP tests, where they later receive the BOP papers to carry out. Prior to any race, all cars are tested that they meet the BOP and are done so by f.i. the mandatory data logger and other tests carried out.
    If Pc2 has all their GT3 gearboxes locked, it's not wrong if it is within a series. I don't play Pc2, but if the same GT3 car is used in different series and it has the same gear ratios regardless, that would be "wrong".
    In AC there is no series, so the gearbox is not locked and it's up to race organizers to carry out additional BOP.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017
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  4. baboon

    baboon Simracer

    Yes, gearbox is part of homologation which means teams irl usually don't swap ratios during a season or even between FIA homologation lifespans. Like it or not, it was a gamedesign choice to offer tons of ratios to play with.
  5. bradleyland

    bradleyland Hardcore Simmer

    I would say they're both "right". It's just a matter of perspective. AC gives more latitude, while PC2 imposes additional restrictions.

    Most series where GT3 cars run homologate the gear ratios, so PC2 is using a "de facto" standard.

    AC, on the other hand, leaves it open, which is mechanically possible, but isn't common in most racing series.

    One thing I do wish AC had was motorsports regulations, which allowed for things like locking specific setup aspects. Right now, you can only choose fixed setup. This isn't terrible, because the default setups in AC are actually really great. The same cannot be said for PC2. Some of the "loose" setups in PC2 are un-drivable for me.
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  6. Tberg

    Tberg Alien

    You can lock specific parts in the setup so it's not just a deafult setup that is locked. Yes, even lock different gear ratios for different GT3 cars on the same server.
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  7. bradleyland

    bradleyland Hardcore Simmer

    Not on console ;)
  8. Tberg

    Tberg Alien

    Console? Blasfemi!
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  9. bradleyland

    bradleyland Hardcore Simmer

    I think you might have wandered into the wrong pub, mate :D
  10. Tberg

    Tberg Alien

    Nevermind :D
  11. bradleyland

    bradleyland Hardcore Simmer

    I'm just pulling your leg about the pub :)

    Ratios are adjustable on consoles. The difference is that we have only one option for fixing setups: ON/OFF. There's no option to fix specific setup components.
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