Forza Motorsport 8 - How to Tune a Car

Overview and guide for tuning in Forza Motorsport 8, including ways on how to boost the performance of your car in the game.

Forza Motorsport 8 - Car Tuning Guide

Car Tuning Guide for Forza Motorsport 8

Forza Motorsport 8 - Car Tuning Guide

What is Tuning?

Tuning in Forza Motorsport 8 is a process where you upgrade or change a number of settings in your car. Whenever your update or change your car’s settings, it will impact its performance and change its car type (e.g., Drift Car, Track Car, Rally Car, and Muscle Car). We advise that you have numerous car types in your garage ready for certain racing purposes in order to lessen your credits spend.

Best Car Upgrades

We’ve created a set of car upgrades that matter most throughout the game. However, recommendations are still influenced by your personal tastes and driving style.

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How to tune cars effectively

There are several car settings that you can update or upgrade by tuning. However, not all settings should be addressed immediately since it would depend on your current car level and obtained credits.

The following are the car settings related  tuning in Forza Motorsport 8:

  • Alignment
  • Anti-roll Bars
  • Springs
  • Dampers
  • Ride Height
  • Brake Balance
  • Differential
  • Gearing
  • Downforce


This car setting is about the control angle of your wheels in relation to the body of the car. You may modify how the car grips the road and steers in turns by adjusting the camber, toe, and caster angles.

Alignment settings

Setting Option Setting Effect
Negative Camber Improves cornering grip.
Positive Toe Improves stability.
Positive Caster Improves steering feel.

Anti-roll Bars

This car setting covers the parts of a car that connect the left and right wheels of a single axle and lessen body roll during turns. You may tweak the front and rear anti-roll bars’ stiffness to change how your car balances weight transfer and traction during turns.

Anti-roll Bars settings

Setting Option Setting Effect
Firmer Anti-roll Bars For smoother cornering.
Softer Anti-roll Bars For greater grip.
Balanced Anti-roll Bars For neutral handling.


This car setting covers the car components that link the left and right wheels of the same axle and decrease body roll when cornering. To alter how your car balances weight transfer and traction in turns, you may adjust the stiffness of the front and rear anti-roll bars.

Springs settings

Setting Option Setting Effect
Balance Springs For optimal performance.
Stiffer Springs For better performance.
Softer Springs For better comfort.


This car setting refers to the devices that maintain the speed of spring compression and rebound. Making your car’s front and rear dampers stiffer will reduce your car’s oscillations and vibrations.

Dampers settings

Setting Option Setting Effect
Stiffer Dampers For better stability.
Softer Dampers For better traction.
Balanced Dampers For optimal damping.

Ride Height

This car setting focuses on the mechanisms in place that control how quickly springs compress and rebound. The front and rear dampers’ stiffness determines how well your car can absorb oscillations and vibrations.

Ride Height settings

Setting Option Setting Effect
Low Ride Height For better downforce.
Higher Ride Height For greater clearance.
Balance Ride Height For best handling.

Break Balance

This car setting controls how much braking power is sent to the front and back wheels. To set a balance, move the slider from 0% (the back) to 100% (the front). The weight distribution of your car and how you brake will determine the ideal balance. The weight distribution and braking technique of your car will determine the ideal balance.

Break Balance settings

Setting Option Setting Effect
Front Wheels Braking Force For better stopping power.
Rear Wheels Braking Force For better turning ability.

Break Balance Notes

  • More braking pressure should be given to the front wheels for stronger stopping power.
  • More braking pressure should be provided to the rear wheels for improved turning capability.


This car setting includes sending torque to the wheels during accelerating and braking. You can tweak your car’s front/rear bias, acceleration, and deceleration settings through upgrades in order to improve how your car locks or unlocks its wheels during turns.

Differential settings

Setting Option Setting Effect
Balanced Values For smooth driving.
Greater Values For acceleration.
Lower Values For deceleration and traction control.
More Torque to Rear Wheels For drifting.

Forza Motorsport 8 Differential Tuning Guide


This car setting centers on your car’s ability to adjust speed and RPM with different gears. Make adjustments on your car’s individual and final drive ratio in order to set changes in acceleration and deceleration.

Gearing settings

Setting Option Setting Effect
Shorten Gears For better acceleration.
Longer Gears For top speed.
Balance Gears For optimal performance.


This car setting focuses on how much aerodynamic force is exerted on it while traveling at high speeds. Change the front and rear wing angles of your car and see improvements on its drag and lift. Be aware that the right downforce depends on your car’s design and the track you’ll be racing on.

Downforce settings

Setting Option Setting Effect
More Downforce For better cornering grip.
Less Downforce For better straight-line speed.
Balance Downforce For optimal handling.

Tire Pressure

This car setting controls how much air is in your tires. You can adjust the pressure in the front and rear tires to customize how your tires’ temperature and grip are affected. The type of tires on your car and the track conditions determines the optimal tire pressure.

Tire Pressure settings

Setting Option Setting Effect
Low Tire Pressure For traction.
Greater Tire Pressure For durability.
Balanced Tire Pressure For performance.

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