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Basic Tuning Guide

Forza Horizon 5 Walkthrough and Guide by Dennis (Sanzano)
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Forza Horizon 5 Basic Tuning Guide

Tuning in Forza Horizon 5 is the delicate process of making small, incremental changes to specific parts of your vehicle in order to improve its performance, the areas it mainly affects being speed, power, and handling. This Basic Tuning Guide will help you to understanding how each adjustment affects your vehicle.

The 'Tuning' menu in Forza Horizon 5 is made up of nine different sub-menus, each of which has several sliders to make alterations. How you move those sliders will depend on what you want to achieve with your car, the aim being to make adjustments that improve your vehicle. Whenever you come across a tuning slider that is locked off it means you have not purchased certain upgrades. You will be able to unlock them by purchasing the upgrade associated with it at the garage. It is important before you start tinkering around with the tuning sliders that you understand what each one does.

Tire Tuning

This controls tha amount of contact the tire has with the ground.

Gear Tuning

Adjusts the gear ratios of your car's transmission, and its biggest effect is on speed and acceleration.

Alignment Tuning

Camber is the angle of the wheels relative to the ground.

This is the wheels' horizontal angle.

Front Caster
The angle of your caster is the angle of the car's steering axis.

Antiroll Bars Tuning

Antiroll bars (ARBs) connect the left and right sides of your suspension, and their biggest effect is on over or understeer on the entry and mid of big corners.

Springs Tuning

This affects the stiffness of your car's suspension.

Ride Height
This controls how high your car sits off the ground. The lower your car is, the lower its center of gravity is, which means better aerodynamics and handling.

Damping Tuning

Rebound Stiffness
This controls how quickly or slowly the spring extends after being pushed up.

Bump Stiffness
Bump stiffness controls the speed of the compression itself.

Aero Tuning

Aero tuning uses aerodynamic downforce to push the car closer to the ground.

Brake Tuning

Brake Balance
Affects how the car's overall braking force is divided between the front and rear brakes.

Brake Pressure
Controls your overall braking power.

Differential Tuning

This controls how power is distributed between the car's wheels.

Preset Tuning

If the upgrade and tuning options are too much for you, you can also find preset tunings from other players and purchase those.

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