We had a rivals challenge thread going for quite some time over on FH4. Feels it’s time to see if there’s interest in something similar here. No prizes, just some friendly competition for those of us who enjoy rivals.
To keep it simple, I’m going to base the car choice each week on the trial event which is taking place, as that should mean that there are a lot of good tunes shared, and also use one of the trial courses as well.
For Week 19 (closing date Wednesday 29 June) it’s:
Car Type: Modern Muscle Class: A Track: San Juan Scramble
Post your time on the thread if you want to take part, and I’ll add you to the results when the event finishes.
Feel free to also use this thread for any other rivals related discussions.
Note - the second post in this thread contains cars/tunes for the current event which are good options, updated as people suggest them, so is a good place to start.
Thanks Jezza, though I won’t be offended if anyone finds a better tune to replace it, as I’ve only just started dipping my toes in the waters of RWD driving and tuning and wanted to try tuning a few myself.
It’s nice to see this thread make a return, and while I probably won’t be grinding these as much as I did in FH4, I’ll likely drop by while the game in general holds my interest.
2:51.8 in Nalak28’s Dino with a wheel and pedals ABS and manual clutch. I’ll keep trying though.
2:50.420 in SatNiteEdwardo’s DB5 with a wheel and pedals ABS and automatic. Still going…
2:49.307 in Fwyflyer’s RWD Cobra 427 (Shared but still tuning a bit) with a wheel and pedals ABS and manual with clutch. Still going…
All times done on PC with Accuforce ProV2 direct drive wheel, Fanatec CSP v3 pedals, Thrustmaster TH8a h-shifter, Fanatec handbrake and NextLevelRacing Motion Platform V2 (seat mover) in an NLR GTTrack (Cockpit). Now, if only we could add VR to the mix… Whoa, that would rock this game outta the park!
Welcome Flyer. The Toyota 2000GT is under the Rare Classic car type in FH5 and is therefore a legitimate car to use this week. Just in case there is any other confusion, the full list of eligible cars is:
1964 Aston Martin DB5
1930 Bentley 8 Litre
1957 Ferrari California
1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4
1969 Ferrari Dino
1961 Jaguar E Type
1967 Lamborghini Miura
1929 MB SSK
1954 MB 300 SL
1959 Porsche 356
1973 Porsche 911
1965 Shelby Cobra 427
1969 Toyota S2000GT
I did 2:45.092 in the Shelby (RWD, tune is shared but doesn’t feel all that great, you may want to look elsewhere), then noticed a new time just behind from “JBdelac” in the 2000GT which turned out to be AWD with vintage whitewalls. I tried their tune and made my own and it seems understeer is just a fact of life for this particular build. In any case, I’ve improved to 2:44.209 in the 2000GT AWD+whitewalls tune I’ve shared. I don’t know if I’d recommend it for the Trial though since it may not be that good in the wet conditions – tried it once and it did okay but couldn’t catch the lead AI Miura in the second race.