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Re: A Tuning Exercise: RUF Yellowbird

Feb 6, 2013

Sorry to hear about your hardware issue, Numb! Hope you can resolve it quickly & cheaply.  I only got a rough tune before I had to go do RL stuff.  The bare bones look much like Clacksman's tune, though less refined.  Most likely I'll give a kudo and use his,although  if i end up with something vastly different I will post it.  See y'all on track.

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Re: A Tuning Exercise: RUF Yellowbird

Feb 6, 2013

that sucks, numb.  Hope you get up and running soon.  btw, if it's a newer slim model, check the underside for a screw you can turn to eject the disk.

 

Looking forward to seeing what people came up with for thier tunes.   I started working on one with autumn ring mini as the test track.  I'll have to see how it handles these other tracks and report back. Smiley Wink

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Re: A Tuning Exercise: RUF Yellowbird

Feb 6, 2013

Numb if you have a fatty just follow one of the you tube tutorials on repairing the YLOD. You did say a red light though? Is it red or yellow flashing?

I actually did the " reflow" of the mother board three times on my my old 60gig so this really works. Just do It!!

 

But back to the main OP, this is really a great challenge. Went from 1.42.00 to finally in the 1.37s at Spa thanks to some great suggestions posted here. Did a full refresh on the car with one of the groovy coupons and then stared tuning from all 0s in each setting on suspension. I had never done that and man it is a great learning experience. My guess is I have likely been overtuning many of my cars expecting greater performance when a few subtle tweeks would have done just as good a job in half the time. But hey, any track time is good track time. Putting this thing on SM tires and then really getting to know the set up has been about as much fun as I have had with GT in a while! Thanks Master GT ! This kind of " Challenge  is one that PD should look at because it not only invigorates the community it also deepens the game experience way beyond our seasonals. Yes I realize that time trials sort of accomplish the same thing but focusing on one difficult car and then having a couple of disciplines to work on could make this formula really successful.

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Re: A Tuning Exercise: RUF Yellowbird

Feb 6, 2013

I got a 2.39 with Clack's tune. It is a handfull to drive but fun. In a race it will be another beast altogether, it is so sensitive on the trottle!

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Re: A Tuning Exercise: RUF Yellowbird

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Feb 9, 2013

OK, here's mine so far:

 

All assists off except ABS 1

Chassis Reinforcement installed

Ballast 190 @ -50 (1340kg 49/51 balance)

485 HP (fully broken in / oil changed)

520 pp

 

Transmission "tricked" to 203 (final gear 3.445)

 

Limited Slip Diff.  50/40/20

 

Suspension:

Height - 0/-8

Springs 7.8/8.0

Dampers 4/4 4/4

Anit-Roll 4/4

Camber 2.0/1.6

Toe 0.04/0.06

 

Brakes 4/3

 

Tires Sports Medium

 

It's turning 1:12.2's on High Speed Ring  with DualShock3 (yet to test other tracks, still trying to work out some of the slip in corners.)

 

OK Spa laps are coming in 2:44, but I know I CAN do better, just doing it all at once is proving a challenge. LOL  Every time I start out ahead of my ghost, I take a corner wrong somewhere down the line.

 

 

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Re: A Tuning Exercise: RUF Yellowbird

Feb 6, 2013

Oldboy...I run with you enough to know you still have it where it counts so a 2:39? Were the reading glasses just out of reach? I know mine were..LOL

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Re: A Tuning Exercise: RUF Yellowbird

Feb 6, 2013

Watched the video, good advertisement on why not to buy a RUF.  The driver almost wrecked it many times.  This car is just looking for a place to wreck.  I don't see how anyone could drive this beast in real life or GT5, I know I can't.   Tried many tunes/setups and it's still tail happy.   I know there are some RUF fans so no disrespect is intended .  That's my opinion and I respect yours.   

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Re: A Tuning Exercise: RUF Yellowbird

Feb 6, 2013
OK, here are my best time:
1:11.212 at HSR
2:39.137 at SPA
With the fallowing tune:
474hp , 1250 kg , 524 PP
LSD: 17 - 20 - 10
RH: -25 , -25
SP : 7.5 , 6.0
D ex : 10 , 7
D com : 6 , 5
A Roll : 6 , 1
Camber: 2.2 , 2.5
Toe : 0.05 , 0.1
Ballast: 100 at -50
Trick Tranny: TS: 209, Final Gear: 3.7 1: 2.5 , 2: 1.8 , 3 : 1.35 , 4: 1.05 , 5: 0.875 , 6: 0.72
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Re: A Tuning Exercise: RUF Yellow Bird '87

Feb 8, 2013

Tried a bit more stuff.  Warmed up 2'38.6 on leftover tune.  Tried the 3/0 brakes I mentioned earlier, 2'39.0.  Took that out.  Tried 1.8 front camber from 2.2 in search of shorter braking distance, no benefit or loss to lap time but 2.2 felt better.  

Tried some damping to change weight transfer; 4/6 and 6/4 instead of default 5s.   Handled 'better' but was 1 second slower.  Took that out.

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Re: A Tuning Exercise: RUF Yellow Bird '87

Feb 10, 2013

how do you get into these MNR? can someone message me on psn, tnks!

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