So, I have decided to start a new challenge which, hopefully, you guys will like.
So, what is “Juice it Up!” about?
Street/Free-Time racing and Aftermarket modifications.
Build a car that can be modified later to be used for street/amateur racing
- You will first build the stock car itself, and then build one example of how it can be tuned.
Thus, the stock car needs to be something that is affordable, reliable, and has lots of tuning
- No resubmissions.
- One stock car and one tuning example per user/ group of users working together.
- Track will be only described, and will not be shown until the finals of the round (Where it will be
shown along with lap times the cars ran on it)
Things that can get you binned :
- Failing to meet the criteria, especially price.
- Making a meme car and using furry mods.
- Making a low-effort visual (a.k.a 3-4 fixture wonders)
- Using Automatic transmission on a racecar.
- Making your reliability drop too low.
- Modifying your car in a way that the ride becomes rock-hard
- Swapping in a meme engine.
Modification price will be sum up of all aftermarket parts, with price being counted as
[Aftermarket part price multiplied by Additional quality (0.5 if no quality change was done)]
List of aftermarket part prices : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1q2V5etBUPcVjp-mZAVVDguJnwbi4SBLiwQQMG5d-3aU/edit?usp=sharing
Each Modified part will also cause reliability penalty, the penalty being counted as
- [ 2 divided by Additional Quality (Multiplied by 2 no quality change was done) ]
Each Modified part will increase service costs of the car, the increase being counted as
- Trim : [ $40 divided by half of Additional Quality (Multiplied by 4 if no quality change was done)]
- Engine : [ $50 divided by half of additional Quality (Multiplied by 4 if no quality change was done)]
Engine swaps will cost a lot and will cause big penalty to reliability. Rules for them
being following :
- Swapping the engine will cost you staggeringly
[ New engine’s material costs (rounded up) multiplied by 3 ]
- Swapped engine will cause penalty to reliability.
[ (100 - New engine’s reliability) - 25 ]
- Swapping in an engine causes $150 increase in stock car’s service costs.
- Of course, modifications to the swapped engine will even further increase service costs.
- The new engine must have its quality sliders at 0 in stock, any added quality counts as mod.
- You will have to provide file with the stock version of the engine you are swapping in.
Judging System :
You can get up to 10 “points” in each category, however, those are only to tell you where the car
performed in certain areas, they do not declare winner. (OFC, they hint towards it)
The categories being :
Aftermarket Visual Tastefulness
Stock Reliability and Durability
Stock Service costs
Aftermarket service costs.
Some Important Notes:
As using a modified/performance part already increases service costs, the formula will be:
[ Stock Service costs + Aftermarket increase in service costs ]
Same goes for aftermarket reliability, the reliability penalty will be applied to your stock car’s
[ Stock reliability - Aftermarket penalty]
I will not be hard judging you on aftermarket looks, since that varies between every person.
However ricing body parts will cost you points drastically.
Aftermarket Comfort doesn’t need to be higher than your stock car (great if so), just remember
that the ride doesn’t become completely harsh.
The reason why you’ll need to provide a file with the swapped stock engine, is because I need
to understand what changes you made to that engine first. Remember, most engines are built
with public and city use in mind.
Remember, keep things realistic.
What is considered Modification
( Items below are counted as modification, and will contribute to Service costs, Reliability penalty, and Aftermarket costs )
- Swapping/Adding/Removing a Part.
(Removing a part does not cause reliability and service costs penalty)
- Adding Quality.
- Changing Exhaust Size.
- Changing Turbo Size.
- Uprating the Intercooler.
- Changing Cam/VVL profile by more than 5.
- Changing Ignition timing by more than 15.
- Changing Wheel size.
- Modifying suspension.