Forza Horizon 5: Tuning guide for your speedster

 Although Forza Horizon 5 has an immense number of cars ready for you, your favorite car doesn't have to go to waste in the garage. Our tuning guide tells you how to get the most out of the bolides.

Forza Horizon 5: Tuning guide for your speedster

In this Tuning Guide to Forza Horizon 5 you experience:

  • How you can freely adjust the values ​​of your cars
  • How you unlock tuning options
  • How even beginners can dare to tune

In Forza Horizon 5, over 500 racing cars are waiting for you with which you can explore virtual Mexico. So hunters and gatherers get their money's worth. But the larger the fleet, the more difficult it is to decide which steering wheel to hang behind.

You don't have to mothball your favorite car in your garage just because you've found or activated a new car. On the one hand, you collect experience points for each car and thus new skills , as we explained in our beginner tips for Forza Horizon 5 .

On the other hand, you can use tuning to pimp every car a little so that it remains competitive for longer. We explain below how tuning works in Forza Horizon 5 and what you need to consider.

New parts for more power and tuning options

First of all, you can only tune your cart when you are in your player house . But then Forza Horizon 5 gives you different ways to start.

We recommend that you save a little credits first. In other words, drive a few races, win coal and then first look around for fresh parts for your speedster in the menu item “Individual upgrade” .

You can find everything in the upgrade shop: from brake pads to spoilers to suspension and Co. If you select a part there, you can see directly how the rating of your car changes with the new part. More importantly however, it is here that certain installations and tuning options in Forza Horizon 5 unlock .

We therefore advise you to first browse the upgrade shop to see which parts make sense and which you can afford. Because if you really want to let off steam, you also have to make sure that the more exciting values ​​can be changed and not just tire pressure or the like.

Automatic upgrade as a good start

If, on the other hand, you don't want to dig through lists of possible components forever, you can also use the automatic upgrade for a quick jump in performance .

Forza Horizon 5 looks for the best improvements and shows you the possible performance gain . A passable solution for beginners or the impatient.

Customize it in Forza Horizon 5

But if you want to go deeper and optimize every speedster exactly to your needs, you ca n't avoid individual tuning.

In this menu, Forza Horizon 5 gives you the freedom to choose which values ​​of your car you want to adjust and how - as mentioned above, partly provided you have installed the appropriate upgrades.

Forza Horizon 5 gives you a brief explanatory text for every setting that you can make, such as what settings affect the track or the camber. You don't have to be completely naive if you don't know your way around.

Still, here are a few basic tips for the individual categories:


We recommend that you leave the tire pressure more or less at the standard setting. However, a slightly higher tire pressure on the front wheels means that the driving experience in Forza Horizon 5 feels a little more direct.


If you dare to use the settings for the translation in Forza Horizon 5, you will influence the individual gears of your speedster. Here we recommend that you move the controls for the first two gears to the left, which means that these two gears are driven through “more slowly”, which increases traction .


The camber should typically remain in the negative area, because then the grip in corners is higher and understeer is reduced. We therefore recommend that you set the camber values ​​in Forza Horizon 5 between -1.5 and -1.8 and from there to experiment how your speedster drives best for you.

With the settings of the track in Forza Horizon 5 you can influence your car so that it feels a bit more direct in driving behavior . Here, too, we recommend values ​​as a starting point for experiments, namely 0.1 ° or 0.2 ° in the front and -0.1 ° in the back.

Last but not least, the front caster. Depending on how you set it, you can play around with the camber even more . But a value from 6 to 7 is suitable here.


If you set the stabilizers softer, you have to be prepared in Forza Horizon 5 that your car steers more spongy in curves . Overall, however, it is advisable to choose a somewhat softer setting at the front and a somewhat harder one at the rear.


For the springs, a softer setting at the front causes oversteer, while softer springs at the rear cause understeer. Our recommendation here, however, is only to adjust the settings for the front springs a little softer.

When it comes to the landing gear height, settings are hardly necessary in Forza Horizon 5. However, the standard value is set very carefully with almost all speedsters, so that you can confidently turn it down a little if you like.


In Forza Horizon 5 you will find two values ​​in the damping sub-item, namely rebound stiffness and compression stiffness. We recommend that you leave both of these on the default settings if you do not want to get into absolute professional tuning, because here you will quickly find yourself in strong oversteer or understeer.


In the area of ​​aerodynamics you can only change the downforce in Forza Horizon 5. In general, it is advisable to move the slider a little to the right here, both at the front and at the back . However, both have strong effects on driving behavior, so you should definitely test the settings before you venture into the next race.


Here Forza Horizon 5 offers you settings for the braking force, on the one hand the distribution and on the other hand the pressure. We recommend that you leave the pressure at 100 percent and, in most cases, set the distribution to be more front-heavy.


In this menu of Forza Horizon 5 you can change the acceleration and the deceleration. The following applies: A higher acceleration ensures that your car tends to oversteer , while deceleration tends to lead to understeer . Here you have to experiment which settings work best for your driving experience.

Import tuning settings abbreviation

Now that you have a rough look at the tuning in Forza Horizon 5, you also know that the many settings can be quite daunting .

But for all those who don't want to spend hours here with controls and test drives, Forza Horizon 5 has an extremely practical function up its sleeve.

You can easily import setups from other players via the menu item “Find tuning settings” and use them on your racing car. Forza Horizon 5 shows you what changes you can expect and so you can download the tuning settings that are best for you.

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