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Setups for Career Mode

All Credit for this post goes to Shaggeth83 whose original postings are located in 
the General Discussion forum in the NASCAR Thunder 2004 Message Boards. The topic of 
discussion is titled: "Setups for Career". Way to go Shaggy!   
 
Setups for career
by Shaggeth83, posted Sep 30, 2003 2:24pm and October 16th 10:47am

Atlanta
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 74 1/2
Rear Spoiler: 52
Front Springs: 50
Rear Springs: 70
Wedge: -0.5
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)2.10 3rd)1.45 4th)0.98 RearEnd)3.40

Bristol (Any short tracks with banks)
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 76
Rear Spoiler: 75
Front Springs: 67
Rear Springs: 38
Wedge: 0.0
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)2.30 3rd)1.80 4th)1.40 Rearend)3.60
  
Californa
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 75
Rear Spoiler: 65
Front Springs: 55
Rear Springs: 75
Wedge: 0
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)1.90 3rd)1.30 4th)0.88 RearEnd)3.80

Note: Change the 4th gear to get max speed for your car only ONE increment at a 
time. This is close but not exactly what i had my rookie year

Charlotte/Lowes 
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 75 in
Rear Spoiler: 65
Front springs: 70
Rear Springs: 60
Wedge: 0
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)1.90 3rd)1.30 4th)0.98 RearEnd)3.60

Chicago
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 74 1/2
Rear Spoiler: 65
Front Springs: 40
Rear Spings: 50 
Wedge: -0.5
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)1.90 3rd)1.30 4th)0.97 RearEnd)3.50
  

Darlington
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 74 1/2
Rear Spoiler: 75
Front Springs: 55
Rear Springs: 70
Wedge: 0.5
Gears: 1st)3.05 2nd)1.75 3rd)1.30 4th)1.00 RearEnd)3.50


Daytona
This setup kinda sucked my first Daytona, but was the best i could do. By the time i 
got to the second races at both tracks i did good. Mainly i kept up in the draft 
enough that 2 tires on each pit stop got me the win or 2nd.
Tire pressure: 30
Front springs: 80
Rear springs: 80
Wedge: 0
Gears: 1st)3.20 2nd)1.75 3rd)1.25 4th)0.84 Rear end)3.65

   
Daytona Beach
Tire Pressure: 20 
Fender Flare: 75 1/2
Rear Spoiler: 65
Front Springs: 30
Rear Springs: 80
Wedge: -0.5
Gears: Preset 7

Well that was my first try, so thought i would race a bit and see how it does. 
Figured i'd be in the middle of the pack. 10% race length on Legend difficulty. I 
got the pole by just over 3 seconds. And thats about how much faster i was than the 
computer during the race. So it was kinda boring, but the track is really fun to 
drive. Turn 1 and 3 i slid into, which is why i have such a huge rear spring, i 
wanted it loose so i could "dirt track it". Turn 1(the pits are on the back stretch 
  

Dover
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 75
Rear Spoiler: 75
Front Springs: 35
Rear Springs: 45
Wedge: -0.5
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)2.10 3rd)1.55 4th)1.08 RearEnd)3.65

New Homestead 
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 75
Rear Spoiler: 70
Front Springs: 35
Rear Springs: 60
Wedge 0.0
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)1.90 3rd)1.30 4th)0.98 RearEnd)3.55 These setups are new, and 
reflect my car at 90%+ is all three categories.

Infineon
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 76
Rear Spoiler: 75
Front Springs: 35
Rear Springs: 42
Wedge: -1.0
Gears: Preset 5

This track is about consistency. You need to tack every turn the same way. I hate 
this track but usually spend 5 or 6 laps of practice just to get in the groove. Also 
i get single file as soon as possible, even if i'm on the pole i'll let the outside 
guy go if he's beside me. Get single file then start picking them off. They break 
alot earlier than i do on both road course which is why i'm so fast at them and how 
i won my rookie yr on these tracks on veteran level. 
 

Indy
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 75 in
Rear Spoiler: 67
Front Springs: 35
Rear Springs: 50
Wedge: -0.5
Gears: Preset 8

I CAN'T make it through the first turn with any speed, but the rest of the track my 
competitors get owned =D

Kansas
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 74 1/2
Rear Spoiler: 70
Front Springs: 55
Rear Springs: 55
Wedge: -0.5
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)2.10 3rd)1.45 4th)0.95 RearEnd)3.55

Las Vegas
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 75
Rear Spoiler: 65
Front Springs: 40
Rear Springs: 65
Wedge: -1.0
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)1.85 3rd)1.35 4th)0.91 RearEnd)3.60

This setup nearly lapped the whole field on Legend last night. Depending on your 
motor adjust the gear accordingly. 
 
 
Martinsville
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 76
Rear Spoiler: 75
Front Springs: 40
Rear Springs: 60
Wedge: 1.0
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)2.40 3rd)1.90 4th)1.50 RearEnd)3.55
Martinsville is MAINLY about getting into the corner and off. When u nail that 
you'll leave the competition, and the setup won't matter as much as other tracks.

Michigan
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 74in
Rear Spoiler: 57
Front Springs: 65
Rear Springs: 65
Wedge: -0.5
Gears: Preset 7

New Hampshire
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 76
Rear Spoiler: 75
Front Springs: 70
Rear Springs: 35
Wedge: 0.0
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)2.10 3rd)1.60 4th)1.21 RearEnd)3.50

North Carolina "The Rock"
Tire Pressure: 20 
Fender Flare: 76
Rear Spoiler: 75
Front Springs: 45
Rear Springs: 60
Wedge: -0.5
Gears: Preset 5


Phoenix
Tire Pressure: 18 (HA i fooled YOU!)
Fender Flare: 75
Rear Spoiler: 70
Front Springs: 35
Rear Springs: 50
Wedge: 0.0
Gears: Preset 5

Pocono
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 75
Rear Spoiler: 60
Front Springs: 45
Rear Springs: 65
Wedge: -0.5
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)1.90 3rd)1.30 4th).90 RearEnd)3.60

Richmond 
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 76
Rear Spoiler: 75
Front Springs: 50
Rear Springs: 25
Wedge: 0.0
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)2.30 3rd)1.70 4th)1.25 Rearend)3.60

Talladega
Tire pressure: 30
Front springs: 80
Rear springs: 80
Wedge: 0
Gears: 1st)3.20 2nd)1.75 3rd)1.25 4th)0.84 Rear end)3.65

Texas
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 74 1/2
Rear Spoiler: 65
Front Springs: 50
Rear Springs: 70
Wedge: -0.5
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)2.10 3rd)1.45 4th)0.98 RearEnd)3.45

Tiburon
Tire Pressure: 30
Fender Flare: 73
Rear Spoiler: 45
Front Springs: 50 
Rear Springs: 50
Wedge: 0.0
Gears: 1st)3.60 2nd)1.80 3rd)1.15 4th)0.80 RearEnd)3.50

This setups is a little tight, so staying somewhat in the groove is important, 
especially the tri-oval.

Watkins Glen
Tire Pressure: 20
Fender Flare: 76
Rear Spoiler: 75
Front Springs: 36
Rear Springs: 55
Wedge: -0.5
Gears: Preset 6



Again these setups have changed recently, especially atlanta, so some adjustment may 
be needed depending on how good your car is. Have fun.  
 
One thing to remember is my driving style will most likely be differant from yours, 
so these setups may not work as good for u. I normally driver hard into the corner, 
brake hard, and accellerate hard off the corner. Often i "diamond" the turns when 
noone is around. These are all race setups, my qualifying setups where exactly the 
same except i moved the tire pressure to 15 psi(with the exceptions of Daytona and 
Tally i left at 30 psi). I qualified bad, but i raced really good, and most times i 
was faster than the leader, just ran out of time. Mainly cause of my slow pit crew. 
Remeber to fine tune these to your likeing, go to practice and turn a couple laps, 
then hit start, click on car setup, and make only ONE change, then return to racing. 
Its alot faster than starting in the pits every time u change something. Also only 
change one thing at a time so u know what that adjustment did to the car, and 
whether to keep it or not. Hope this helps and if there is a specific track you need 
a setup for just ask. 

*********************Note from Author*********Note from Author**********************
Again to note that all of these postings we're originally created be Shaggeth83 at 
easports.com and are located in the Genaral Discussion area of NASCAR 2004. the only 
tracks that are missing are Las Vagas, Tiburon, and the Fantasy Road courses. These 
setups where recommended for use in Career mode with limited or no assist (located 
in the gameplay settings). Thanks michaelschneider5276@msn.com 10/22/03

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