[HELP]Setting up gears on your own

Let’s just get this out there - I am terrible at tuning the transmission on cars. When I do use the race transmission and I do alter it I totally use a gearing calculator.

There’s a problem with my method as you probably well know. I can’t tune the transmission on my own when I have to do so and I’m kind of that step right now so I’m hoping some of you can help me out.

I’m working on a tune for the #2 Audi Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro and I play manual with clutch. Problem is, the car stalls on launch. I’m not sure if this is a glitch that the developers are looking into or if it’s intentional. I do know that one of the Audi Prototypes in FM5 stalled on launch but it was a poorly coded transmission where 1st and 2nd gear sat on top of each other. In FM6 I’ve used other cars which stall as well but only in manual with clutch, if you switch to manual then they launch just fine. Perhaps it’s a glitch, perhaps it’s intentional based on the cars behaviour in real life; whatever it is, it’s not working when the lap count is so low in races. A slow start like that may work in the 24 hours of LeMans but it doesn’t work in the Forza Motorsport 6 7 minutes of [insert track name here].

When I use the gearing calculator that I use I get values that are incompatible with the game. I am unsure how to tune the transmission myself to avoid this stall on launch and maintain a decent top speed. I’ve tried playing with the final drive but that hasn’t actually solved anything. The benchmark test numbers show that this car should accelerate from 0 - 100 mph in right under 5 seconds and yet I am unable to hit 10 mph in that amount of time due to this.

What do you guys do to figure out the transmission? Any help is appreciated.

EDIT: I moved the FD from 2.50 to 3.95 and the stall isn’t happening as badly anymore but it reduces the top speed from 195 to 165. On a lot of tracks that may very well work but there are definitely tracks where that speed is way too low.

something that worked fo me in fm5 for the audi prototype car i went into test drive and kept moving 1st gear only until i got the car to launch from a dead stop on cold tires then moved 2nd and 3rd to compensate for the short 1st gear.

i do not know if it still rings true for fm6 but fm4 and fm5 you could run up to a or b class with just sport trans.

another thing to is when your starting your race are you on the rev limiter or are you half throttle ?

(anything i post is based on the my opinion and the older games as i refuse to purchase fm6 )

Car is fully equipped to begin with, no upgrade parts added in that regard.

I am on clutch, full throttle. I release the clutch and the thing stalls. If I use no clutch and just gas the throttle sits there and the revs do not climb. I have to pop the clutch in and out under throttle several times before the revs start to climb. Then once the revs start climbing I push in the throttle again and release it and the car works just fine.

The car is a diesel - if that matters.

that is the same e tron that caused me issues in fm5 , put your final drive back where you had your highest top speed . since its a race trans just move 1st gear until you can full gas launch it from a dead stop. another thing i remember now that ptg greeksniper told me was you could use the regular manual on that car to get around the stalling out issue all together

i too run manual with clutch and no other assists other than normal steering
this is the gearing i had on fm5 not this a stock un upgraded car : can be full gas launched at the start of the race

final drive : 2.50
1st : 3.61
2nd : 2.08
3rd : 1.43
4th : 1.08
5th : .88
6th : .75

as stated above this is my fm5 gearing it may or may not help you

Thank You!

hmm - the car in this game has 7 gears. It’s the 2014 #2 no the 2012 #1. In any case, I will try your set up and see how it goes for me - if it means I have to remove 7th gear by putting right over 6th, so be it. I can switch to manual only but I don’t want to have to do that. I want to learn how to tune the transmissions to avoid that.

EDIT: The gearing you suggested has a minor stall but still works - it hits 0 - 100 mph right around the 4 second mark which is well quicker than the 5.395 indicated by the benchmark and that includes the stall.

some cars are just buggy when it comes to the stalling out i know the e-tron and the lotus e-21 have that issues in fm5 and it seems from your post that it has carried over , i hope that the gearing helps you our and can point you in the direction you need to go in :slight_smile:

It’s a start that’s for sure. It stalls a bit but it works as long as you don’t drop the RPMs low or crash.

I will try your suggestion about 1st gear on the stock set up and then see how it goes from there.

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