From time to time, you might see a car that doesn’t allow you to upgrade or add more power, which means Forza Motorsport will not show you a power/torque graph. If you use the gearing calculator in ForzaTune this can leave you wondering where to find the RPM for peak torque.
Not to worry! You can always go for a test drive.
One of our ForzaTune fans, Theodore, wrote this great summary and I wanted to share it. Here’s how he gets solid data for gearing when the game’s graph is missing or hard to read…
- After upgrades and before applying Forzatune 6, take a test drive at the 1-mile Test Track drag strip, launching in a high gear (3rd or 4th)
- Press up on directional pad to show telemetry set to read power, torque and RPM.
- Knowing the max torque from the Forza specs, watch for the first drop in torque during acceleration and make note of the RPM. To be sure, repeat several times.
- For redline, accelerate until the valves float and chatter, deducting 100-200 RPM from the telemetry indications.
- This approach takes a little longer, but results in a more tightly sequenced gear box ratio and removes the guesswork when graphs are missing or too flat to read.
Thanks for the write up, Theodore!