About iRacing Setup Sync

What is iRacing Setup Sync?

iRacing Setup Sync is a Windows application that attempts to automate most of the tedious work around finding, storing and managing your setups. It operates on a large database of setups, which is synced to most of the popular Setup Shops on the iRacing forums and therefore always contains the latest setups, even those shared on the forums. It allows you to browse setups by car, track or team and automates downloading the setups into the correct folder, and it can even automatically download setups for the car / track you are driving right now!

Here is a quick overview of the most important features:

Where do the setups come from?

The database is filled with setups generously shared by Setup Sync users, as well as setups shared in the iRacing forums. Setups shared on the forums are automatically synced to the Setup Sync database*, so that the database is always up to date with the latest setups!

*This synchronization relies on the Setup Shop keepers who dedicate their time to collect and generate the many Setup Shop threads - thanks!

Can I share my own setups?

Yes, please feel free! The easiest way to share setups is to run Setup Sync and look through your Recently Used setup list. Find the setup you want to share and upload it with a single click! Alternatively you can upload a setup manually right here.

How does it work?

iRacing Setup Sync takes a snapshot of the setups on your computer when it starts. When you search for setups, the setups in the online database are quickly compared to your local setups (this is done by hashing their contents - nobody can read your setups!), and you will see which setups you are still missing.

Automatically downloading setups when you are racing
When Setup Sync detects that you are launching iRacing, it automatically downloads recent setups for the car and/or track you are loading. By the time you get to your Garage, the setups are already there!

Finding setups
You can find setups in Setup Sync by car, track, team, or via Subscribing to cars, tracks or teams. Simply choose the car, track or team you are looking for, make sure you are looking in the correct Season, and Setup Sync will show you a list of matching setups.

Setups that appear gray have already been detected on your computer, you don't need to download them again. You can also see their location if you want to find them. You can still check the checkbox for these setups and download them again if you wish.

Downloading the found setups
Once you found some setups via your subscribed items or by searching for cars, tracks, teams or groups, you can hit the 'Download selected setups' button to add the selected (checked) setups to your current download list. Visit the Downloads tab to view your download list, and click Start to start automatically downloading the setups in the list.

Options, setup location and naming
Downloaded setups will be placed in the correct directory for each car, possibly under a further sub-directory if specified in the Options, with a name that follows the naming convention you specified in the Options.

You can choose your directory under the Download Options tab, relative to the directory of the car that the setups are for. The default is 'SetupSync', so setups for (for example) the BMW Z4 GT3 would be placed under 'iRacing/setups/bmwz4gt3/SetupSync/..."

The name of the setup can be specified in the Setup Naming tab. You can use many different 'tags' or macros like {car}, {track}, {madeby} that will be replaced with the relevant values for each setup. For example, I like to call my setups by the person who made them, then the season and then whether it's a race or qualify setup (eg "NickThissen_14S2_Q"), and I want a separate directory for each track: so I use the format "{track}/{madeby}_{season}_{type}". You can select your favorite format from the list, or specify a custom format.

Can I keep my setups private?

You can create a private Team and share setups within that team only. Any setups shared within a team are not accessible to members that are not a member of the team.

Visit the Teams page to see your teams or to create your own team.