Proper FFB settings for your T300 / TX and other belt-driven wheelbases. These settings should also work well on gear-driven (G29 / G920 / G923) and hybrid (T150 / TMX / T248) wheelbases. I come from a background of iRacing (over 5 years on the service) and other such sims, so accurate and true-to-life force feedback are of upmost importance to me. I hope this guide can help others get a better feel out of their wheelbase.
Control Panel Settings
Overall Strength of all forces: 100%
Overall Strength of all forces should be set as high as you are comfortable with. Some people prefer to leave this at the default 75% and that’s fine. Just set it as high as you can, while still maintaining a comfortable feel.
BOOST (Constant + Spring): OFF
Auto-Center: by the game (Recommended)
Steering Axis Deadzone Inside: 0
Steering Axis Deadzone Outside: 100
Vibration Scale: 40
Vibration scale is a canned response and is essentially the same as “rumble” on a gamepad. It does not actually simulate any actual force feedback. This is a personal preference setting. Safe settings are 40-100. There’s really no need to set it lower. I leave mine at 40.
Force Feedback Scale: 70
Force Feedback Scale is another personal preference setting. This is the overall strength of the force feedback from the game. I found 70 to be the sweet spot for me that works well for most car and track combos. I would say start with around 70, and then turn it up or down to your liking. Never turn this up past 100. High settings will start to produce clipping and anything past 100 will cause severe clipping. Clipping is a very bad thing.
Steering Self Alignment: 100
Steering Self Alignment should be left at the default setting of 100 for belt-driven wheelbases.
Mechanical Trail Scale: 100
Mechanical Trail Scale is best set to right around 100 for a belt-driven wheelbase. You may have seen some guides recommend turning this setting up a fair amount. While that may be true for a direct drive wheelbase, it is not the case for a belt-driven wheelbase. If anything, you might want to turn this down a little bit. 90-100 is a safe setting. I leave mine at 100.
Pneumatic Trail Scale: 100
Pneumatic Trail Scale is another setting best set to right around 100. Again, you may have seen some guides recommend turning this setting down a bit. Not so on a belt-driven wheelbase. Safe settings would be 100-120. I prefer to leave mine at 100.
Road Feel Scale: 100
Road Feel Scale is a personal preference setting. Safe setting would be 100-130. It simulates the feel of bumps and dips in the road, etc. Turning this up to much can be bad though as you will lose fidelity of other more important feedback. I prefer to leave mine at 100. Feel free to toy around with this one a little bit.
Load Sensitivity: 50
Load Sensitivity can be turned up pretty high on a belt-driven wheelbase. 50-100 are safe settings. I prefer mine at 50. Even 90-100 is good though. Test what works best for you.
Wheel Damping Scale: 10
Center Spring Scale: 10
Wheel Damping Scale and Center Spring Scale are the two most important settings to get correct on a belt-driven wheelbase. Incorrect settings here will give you terrible feeling feedback.
In most sims, damping always needs to be turned off. Forza Motorsport handles FFB a little differently and all wheelbases benefit from a low damper setting. 10-20 are safe settings. I prefer to set mine to 10. Absolutely do not turn this down to 0.
Center Spring on the other hand is safe to turn down to 0. I recommend 0-10. I prefer to set mine to 10 to prevent oscillation and preserve fidelity.
Dynamic Damper Behavior: 100
Dynamic Damper Behavior is a setting that confuses people. It scales the damping from the Wheel Damping Scale setting. If you have Wheel Damping Scale at 0, this setting has no effect. Since we want our Wheel Damper Scale to be 10-20, it’s going to have a slight effect.
The confusing part is the way the slider works, it’s counter intuitive. A setting of 100 minimizes the damping to preserve fidelity from things such as wheel slip. A setting of 0 amplifies the damping to the max, masking important feedback.
A safe setting would be 85-100. In my opinion, the higher the better. I leave mine set to 100 to preserve as much fidelity as possible.
Steering Sensitivity: 50
Steering Linearity: 50
Steering Sensitivity and Steering Linearity should absolutely not be changed. Leave these at the default 50. Changing Sensitivity will alter your degrees of rotation as you turn your wheel, like a sensitivity curve. Linearity will alter the linearity of your wheel. Both would be bad. Don’t change these.
Use Gamepad Steering Filters: Off
Another good reference is this video done by HokiHoshi on YouTube. It’s a good watch and useful as a reference. It’s probably the best FM FFB video guide, in my opinion.