I remember the first time I played a racing game that let me change all of the car settings. My first thought was “wow this is awesome.” My next thought was “how the heck do I know what spring rates or camber settings to use?” I managed to make some of the worst handling cars imaginable.
Anyone who as ever looked at the ‘Tune Car’ settings in Forza Motorsport or Gran Turismo knows just how confusing it is–but those settings make all the difference. Properly tuning the suspension on your in-game ride can shave seconds off your lap times!
I have stumbled upon various guides and calculators to help with the math but they always seemed to take a long time. I remember sitting there with pencil and paper figuring out the suspension settings for a 2000 Mustang Cobra R. Sure the car handled well but I would rather spend those 5 min racing and not scribbling on paper!
Want to get the suspension settings for your Forza Motorsport ride in under 10 seconds? There will be an app for that!
As I write this I am preparing to upload the first iPhone app that lets you input your vehicle info and get back tire pressure, caster, camber, toe, rebound, bump, anti-roll bar and spring settings. You don’t have to type a single number to use it either thanks to those useful iPhone slider inputs! I look forward to sharing the first version–ForzaTune Lite–with other virtual racing fans within a week or two!
No one will probably read this until AFTER the app is available but I figured I would post for history’s sake…feel free to comment and definitely subscribe to this blog!