A Practical Tuning Guide for Gran Turismo 5

by TakahashiRyos-ke

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If your problem is:

Then you should try to:

Oversteer when braking into corners Oversteer during long corners Oversteer when accelerating out of corners Understeer when braking into corners Understeer during long corners Understeer when accelerating out of corners Losing control when going over rumble strips Reaching max speed during staightaways or long corners
  • strengthen front compression dampers
  • strengthen rear extension dampers
  • strengthen front anti-roll bar
  • weaken rear anti-roll bar
  • increase braking sensitivity (LSD)
  • weaken rear brakes
  • strengthen front anti-roll bar
  • weaken rear anti-roll bar
  • decrease front downforce
  • increase rear downforce
  • weaken front extension dampers
  • weaken rear compression dampers
  • strengthen front anti-roll bar
  • weaken rear anti-roll bar
  • raise rear ride height
  • loosen rear springs
  • weaken front compression dampers
  • weaken rear extension dampers
  • weaken front anti-roll bar
  • strengthen rear anti-roll bar
  • weaken front anti-roll bar
  • strengthen rear anti-roll bar
  • increase front downforce
  • decrease rear downforce
  • increase front camber
  • strengthen front extension dampers
  • strengthen rear compression dampers
  • weaken front anti-roll bar
  • strengthen rear anti-roll bar
  • weaken front extension dampers
  • weaken rear extension dampers
  • increase transmission top speed
  • reduce downforce

When your problem is severe, you can change several of the suggested settings at once. But as you gain more control by applying changes, try changing only one or two of the settings at a time. If you have the patience, the best strategy is to change exactly one setting at a time between test runs. It is recommended to make changes to suspension in tiny increments (one or two points).

Note also that the aerodynamics, transmission, brake balance and LSD menu screens are not shown here, but changes to those settings may be recommended above (depending on your problem).

The suspension tuning recommendations are based on the excellent tuning post by Trewer_Rath on the gtplanet forums. Thank you for your wisdom, Trewer_Rath!