First post here. Thanks to all the tuners who posted guides and built apps, it adds a lot to the game.
I’ve tried 6 different sources of base tunes (apps and spreadsheets) and I’m now at the point where I am tweaking to improve the tune. The main problem I’m running into is others seem to get more use out of the telemetry than I do. For example, to fine tune Camber, the best advice seems to be to use the telemetry with the 3 temps per tire screen, to check that there is no temp gradient across the tire when loaded in a steady turn. Unfortunately those temps aren’t static in any turn, and even if I go off throttle its hard to see what the differences are, make a mental note, pause and adjust. So on that one I’ve been wimping out and just using that other screen where it shows instant Camber - if its zero when loaded, I’m good. So are there other workarounds like that for the other tweaks we need to do?
Springs: it would seem logical that a correctly set up car when cornering at constant speed on the limit would show same suspension travel front and rear on the loaded side (ie 70%F 70%R). Is that right? Is there a workaround like with Camber to get there? Every time I tweak springs F vs R to balance the car like that the telemetry doesn’t seem to change at all.
ARB: probably my biggest ‘huh?’ of them all is watching the friction page in telemetry and trying to figure out whether I need to stiffen the bar to even out the patch size (but to what extent) or slacken them off until the unloaded side turns red. What are those percentages shown next to the tires? What do you guys use that telemetry page for?
Dampers: is there a math relationship between the spring rates and the rebound & bump? Dividing by 90 for rebound, then taking 2/3 to 3/4 of that for bump seems ok, but is there any telemetry that helps me tweak dampers other than a general assessment of how much the susp is moving?
Diff: telemetry doesnt tell me what the diff is doing. Is there any way of getting that off the telemetry?
I understand that some watch the replay to decipher whats going on in slowmo. Is there no graphing anywhere? Seems a big omission from the game if so.
Finally, one unrelated question concerns these leaderboards with best lap times: are the leaderboard times for cars in same homologated class? Is there any way I can Sort to show MY best times in various cars in among all those tens of thousands of results? After all, the entire tuning effort is about lap times, but it’s odd you cant pull up you own best times for any circuit…