Gran Turismo 6: guide / advice on tuning tires and suspensions
Tuning in Gran Turismo 6 not only allows you to change the settings of the cars in different ways, but will also allow you to change the PP of your car (Power Points) of the car.
Drive tire and suspension changes
In addition to power restrictions, some races also impose a limit on the type of tires that can be fitted to your car. In this series of guides dedicated to the modifications and settings of cars in Gran Turismo 6, we will delve into the tuning mechanisms to improve the overall performance of our car. Feel free to use the comments below if you want to have your say.
In Gran Turismo 6, tires are divided into 4 classes:
- dirt and snow
These four types of tires are further classified into different types in order to offer the right balance between grip and tire durability.
As the name suggests, hard tires are extremely durable, but due to the same hardness, you won't be able to have good road holding. The guaranteed grip is at minimum levels, use these tires only in circuits that do not have many challenging corners and especially when you need extra tire life.
They are the right compromise between road holding and tire life. These are the tires to use in an intermediate situation between the ideal one for hard tires and the one recommended for soft tires.
Soft tires are the opposite of hard tires as they provide insane grip, but wear out very quickly. So don't expect them to come in handy on long runs, but these will be your best choice on tracks with tight and challenging turns.
These tires are exclusive to the Racing Class and are ideal in wet conditions as they continue to provide good grip even in pouring rain. Due to their very poor performance and durability on a dry track, they are obviously not recommended in the absence of rain.
Intermediate tires are the right compromise in uncertain weather conditions. This model allows you to have an excellent grip even when you run on a track that is not completely wet.
These tires are specially designed for tracks where friction is low. The shape of these tires allows you to dig deep on the track to provide better grip on gravel, dirt and in general on all surfaces that will tend to make the car skid.
With the snow covered road surface this is the only choice. These tires are designed in such a way as to increase contact with the ground and thanks to the presence of real spikes on the surface of the rubber they provide a better grip even on ice.
The main purpose of the suspension is to maximize the friction between the tires and the road to provide optimal grip and the best level of comfort for the passengers. On circuits with irregularities, the suspensions play a fundamental role.
The soft suspension has a weak spring and therefore a lower damping force, which tends to provide better grip on uneven circuits with a bumpy surface. On the other hand, with these suspensions the car will tend to lean more when cornering (it "lies down") to the detriment of the car's stability.
Unlike soft, hard suspension offers greater spring strength and damping force. This type of suspension is therefore ideal on regular circuits where it will guarantee you high stability when cornering.
This type of suspension allows you to increase the height of the car by a few centimeters compared to normal, ideal for rally circuits. The tires tend to follow the road and transfer maximum power to the asphalt, even on a rough and bumpy track.
If you want to really push yourself further in tuning, these are the suspensions for you! Not only will you be able to change your car's height and damping force, but also wheel alignment and stabilizers.