I'm pretty sure drifting is too easy in LFS compared with real life. It's fun but the truth is it's easier than the real thing.
But 10mm less tyre width doesn't stop that being the case. Anyway I've said all I can say now.
EDIT: I hope to get it closer to the real thing in the new tyre physics. Actually in my current version of development tyre physics I think drifting is too hard compared with reality. But I'll be doing a lot of analysis to try to get things right.
watch his steering inputs, very minimal, the car seems to be very predictable, and barely even any input to the wheel.
Xrr feels entirely different than the previous update, you say that it is meant to be a small update that affects very little, but surely you can see from our comments that in fact, it changes quite a lot, can we not give an option in the setup window that allows us to switch between the option of having the extra +10mm or not. I think this is a healthy medium.
I do not see anything wrong with the FZR being faster in drifting than the XRR, this is the variety in cars that we asked for, including the variety of car behavior and car handling, at competitions in lfs you can always make it necessary to participate in intake restriction or ballast for balanced cars. So no problem here.
I have been a fan and a spectator of drift since of 2009, and for this I know about all the details that take place in the real competitions. Yes, there is a car for Formula D and wheels width with 300mm+, but usually they have 1000hp+ so I don't think this is relevant in our discussion. Imao 265 the width of the rear tire is better for XRR, this width is set to the maximum for example in RDS GP competitions who is the organizer and supporter of FIA IDC 2021. In DMEC you can participate too on 265 wheels and 285 max. And those with a 285 wheel usually have 600+ horsepower to effectively drive on it. So I don't see anything wrong with that. But 275 is ok for me too.
But I am pleased with this reaction to the feedback that I see from the Sсawen, thanks for supporting the drift community!
In this case I was referring to the XRR vs FZR for hard track racing (not drift).
There is very little logic to trying make an ideal drift car with flawed tyre physics, based on a racing car with very few changes. It's not going to happen. But given that I'm only prepared to make one config (in this so-called minor update patch) there is some importance in making the XRR work well against the FZR for hard track racing.
That's why I'm waiting to hear from more people including some hard track hotlap or race results. I have to hear from more people.
I very much hope that I do not need to make another change. I want to release this update and get back to the development version.
So in the current update you are expecting the xrr to match the current pace of fzr in terms of racing? I can try to arrange some races now to test.
although what I have experienced when racing AS4 with the alternative config ((XRR)), it requires a lot of fine tuning to feel right, sitting on previous race setup (r4 tire setup) but with that said, i have not been able to handle the understeer into corners and oversteer mid corner. Not sure if others have been able to tune out these problems but for me I have not felt a good feeling on track in terms of racing.
It may be my bad driving or the setup but I find the FZR about 1 second faster round Blackwood than the XRR, both using the alternate config. In the previous version the difference was more like 1.5 seconds.
I think I described all this already though. Maybe I didn't give enough detail.
Okay, I see, maybe I missed some of these specifics. Moving forward would it be too much trouble for you to consider another config, one for rallycross and circuit racing the other for us drifters, (with options in drift config for tire specs)
I am happy if you can consider this in future updates once you have the important work out of the way.
I will do some laps at the blackwood to see what I can manage on both cars and post results.
Replacing the suspension/engines will be fun for cruise servers ... I mean to add alternative versions of all cars, where you can choose the version of the suspension between a double wishbone and McPherson, etc ... change the engine capacity or the number of cylinders