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Ethan Nichols

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I find it to be a very accurate representation of my stock 

NB. So I've been training heavily in the Sim while I'm saving money to get my full Comp license, as well as my car prepped for Spec Miata.

 

Not exactly about racing a real Mazda, but I'm curious how many others have found this glorious Sim, It's unlike anything I've ever used, in terms of realism and putting you there. 

 

If anyone is on PSN with a good wheel and Assetto, are you up for running some Miatas? :)


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Ethan, you will find that most of us here are running iRacing and either using the MX-5 Cup Car, or the newer ND Global Cup Car. The tracks are as close to identical to the actual tracks, even the smallest bumps and undulations. The MX-5 Cup car (circa 2015) is very close to the NB cars other than the 6-speed transmission


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Yeah, I am with Danny on this one. Asetto Corsa is good...but I think the realism and physics have gotten a lot better on iRacing over the last couple years. This is why almost all of us have it. 

 

Also, the online play/competition is the best out of any sim, hands down. No other games come close to the talent level that is on iRacing. I have raced against Formula 3 & 4 drivers from Europe and some of the IMSA/World Challenge guys, and all down through the ranks.  A lot of very good Spec Miata talent represented on their as well. I would transition to iRacing if you could.


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Yeah, I am with Danny on this one. Asetto Corsa is good...but I think the realism and physics have gotten a lot better on iRacing over the last couple years. This is why almost all of us have it. 

 

Also, the online play/competition is the best out of any sim, hands down. No other games come close to the talent level that is on iRacing. I have raced against Formula 3 & 4 drivers from Europe and some of the IMSA/World Challenge guys, and all down through the ranks.  A lot of very good Spec Miata talent represented on their as well. I would transition to iRacing if you could.

First off, nice drive at Daytona to both of you, Sorry about your mishap, Danica. :( That race was the nail in the coffin for me, I'm hooked! 

 

Sigh, I guess I'll have to ditch the PS4 as a racing sim. Hmm, I always heard that AC was superior to iRacing as well, in terms of physics, FFB, and the laser scanned tracks. It feels pretty good to me, but I'll take your guys' word for it though. You've got me wanting to get a new PC and run iRacing. Though I know that's not in the SM budget right now.   <_< Do they offer a free trial of sorts? 

 

I'm not sure my pc can handle the load of any real sim, but I'd love to try it out. What type of hardware are you guys running? 



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I will certainly jump in the Mx5 Cup car on Assetto in the meantime though, I didn't realize the Spec Miata cars had that much advantage over stock. That thing is FAST. Sadly no street tires are available for that car in AC, and the lack of ANY real American tracks is kind of a drag too :(



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Budget for a VR headset and the hardware to run it. Fan-freakin-tastic.
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Budget for a VR headset and the hardware to run it. Fan-freakin-tastic.

Meh, Is it really worth the tradeoff for two Hoosier SM7's or half of the SM suspension kit? xD I vowed not to waste anymore money unless I waste it on Mia. (my NB, I'm single). 


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Meh, Is it really worth the tradeoff for two Hoosier SM7's or half of the SM suspension kit? xD I vowed not to waste anymore money unless I waste it on Mia. (my NB, I'm single). 

 

Yes, actually. I can't properly describe how much better the Oculus is than triple screens; You have to experience it for yourself.

 

Besides, when you're starting out you don't need new tires. Run take-offs until you're within a second of the front-runners.


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I actually just went to Mid Ohio for the first time, and before I went, I renewed my iracing subscription for the first time in years. I was amazed how close the real track in a spec miata was to iracing with the mx5 cup car. It helped me get comfortable with the track almost right away. 


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Yes, actually. I can't properly describe how much better the Oculus is than triple screens; You have to experience it for yourself.
 
Besides, when you're starting out you don't need new tires. Run take-offs until you're within a second of the front-runners.

 

To Jordan's first point ... the Oculus is really cool and I would buy that over triple screens because it costs the same. However, my only complaint is the "window-screen" effect it has, so I think I want to wait until the version 2.0 comes out. I also heard they are developing a newer model that will only cost like $200 which would be really cool and really affordable.

 

To the second point, which I would also add to Ethan's tires question in the other thread, Jordan is spot on. Running on new tires all of the time when you are first starting out will be a waste of money as you aren't hitting the limits of the tires.  It also doesn't help you learn to really wheel the car.  I started in late 2012, and I didn't buy my first set of the "purple crack" until my first Sebring Majors race in 2015.  Ethan, there are plenty of guys down here in CFR region that will give/sell takeoffs!  At the races, come hang out, drink beer, meet people, and ask people if they have any takeoffs they would be willing to get rid of. Most wont even charge you.


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I just train in my daily driver. Almost the same power as my SM but a little heavier and softer.

 
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