Dirt Rally is such an awesome experience with a racing wheel on the Xbox. It requires lots of steering input, the art of left foot braking, and a whole lot of practice.
Now that I’ve established the best steering wheels for Dirt Rally, I’ve been asked a handful of times now what are good settings for the Thrustmaster wheels. Today I will share with you my current steering wheel setup.
The game offers you some options which we can break down here and overall DiRT Rally feels pretty good from a vibration and force feedback perspective.
DiRT Rally Settings For Thrustmaster Wheels
Hopefully these steering wheel settings can start you off for a good baseline. I found the settings to work fine for both Xbox One and PS4.
To optimize the DiRT Rally gameplay, I recommend you to:
Calibrate the steering wheel to the following rotation:
For T150, T300 & T500 wheels: 1080°
For TX, TMX: 900°
For 458 Spider: 270 degrees only
Activate SOFT LOCK option. Once the process is completed, the wheel Lock will be automatically adjusted to your cars.
Tip: To match the same ratio as the cockpit view go to OPTIONS / PREFENCES / COCKPIT DRIVER & WHEEL then select WHEEL ONLY
Vibration and Feedback
Vibration and Feedback: On
Vibration Strength: 50%
Wheel Strength: 100%
Wheel Weight: 50%
You may need to adjust a bit here for your preference. Everybody likes a different amount of force feedback. For wheel weight I found 30-50% to be the best.
Steering Deadzone: 0%
Steering Saturation: 100%
Steering Linearity: 0
Throttle Deadzone: 0%
Throttle Saturation: 100%
Brake Deadzone: 0%
Brake Saturation: 100%
If you find that the brakes lock up two quick, try lowering your brake saturation down to 70ish! I have a modded load cell brake in my pedals and it takes a lot for me to lock them up. You can read more about adding a load cell here.
Transmission: Manual H Pattern + Clutch
Forced Camera: ON
Manual Launch Control: ON
Traction Control: OFF
Stability Control: OFF
Entire HUD: ON
To get faster stage times in DiRT Rally, having the assists like ABS, traction control, and stability control off will make you faster, but I understand that doesn’t work for everybody. Do what is best for you. If you race better and more under control with assists…use them!
You should try to learn though to get out of AUTOMATIC gearing. You will be much faster with the TH8A shifter. Even makes a huge difference of you use the Ricmotech Short Shift Mod Kit.
If you own a Thrustmaster wheel in the T-series, you may also want to check out the other Thrustmaster add-on rims. They really offer a nice upgrade to the stock Thrustmaster rims.
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What settings do you like for Dirt Rally? Let me know in the comments below.