Forza Motorsport Best MOZA Wheel Settings

Here are my recommended racing wheel settings for all MOZA racing wheels in Forza Motorsport. Includes settings and recommendations for the MOZA R3, R5, R9, R12, R16 and R21.

Forza Motorsport MOZA Settings

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MOZA Racing has a good number of racing wheels now, from the Xbox-compatible R3, to the crazy good R12 and powerful R21. In this guide, I’m going to show you my recommended wheel settings for MOZA Racing wheels for Forza Motorsport.

With so many different MOZA wheels, recommending the perfect settings for all wheels is a tricky task. In this guide, I’m focusing mainly on the R12 as that is my pick of the bunch, and sits in a middle ground.

I will talk about what to change for lower-powered wheels such as the R3 and R5 as I go. The idea is to give you a good set of preset settings, which you can adjust up and down to suit your MOZA wheel.

Check out our recommended racing wheels for Forza Motorsport guide if you’re looking at buying a new wheel.


Watch our MOZA Racing wheel settings for Forza Motorsport video

Below is a complete video guide on how to set up your MOZA Racing wheel for Forza Motorsport and includes the best settings.


Which assists to use with a racing wheel?

The assists that you use are your own preference, but I’d recommend disabling as many as you can for a more true-to-life experience. There is one setting that you need to change if you’re using a racing wheel though.

That is the steering setting. Ensure you set this to simulation to get a much more realistic racing wheel experience.


Racing wheel input settings

Now, Forza states on its website that not all MOZA wheels are compatible. The R3 for example isn’t listed as a compatible wheel at all. Only the R9 is listed as compatible.

However, I can confirm that every MOZA wheel I tested on PC, does work. My R12 which I’m using now works a charm, as did the R3 and R16 which I tested.


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You will need to manually set up all button configurations in game when you first connect your wheel though. Head over to the wheel input settings. Here, you’ll need to scroll to each input, select it and then press the input on your wheel and pedals.

Once done, head over to the advanced input settings where we can tune the force feedback in detail.


Advanced input settings

Each of the advanced input settings changes something different within the force feedback itself. And it’s pretty safe to say that the default settings aren’t great. They make the wheel feel awkward and very weird due to mid-corner force feedback loss.

SettingValue
Steering Axis Deadzone Inside0
Steering Axis Deadzone Outside100
Acceleration Deadzone Inside0
Acceleration Deadzone Outside100
Deceleration Deadzone Inside0
Deceleration Deadzone Outside100
Vibration Scale50
Force Feedback Scale80
Steering Self Alignment70
Mechanical Trail Scale150
Pneumatic Trail Scale30
Road Feel Scale90
Load Sensitivity30
Wheel Damping Scale40
Center Spring Scale30
Dynamic Damper Behaviour40
Steering Sensitivity50
Steering Linearity50

As with all of our recommended Forza settings so far, set the deadzones to 0 on the inside and 100 on the outside. This should be a default setting that you change in almost every racing game.

Moving on, set the vibration scale to 50 and the force feedback scale to 80. Remember, this is for the MOZA R12. If you are using an R3 or R5, change the force feedback up to around 100, if not a little more.

If you are using one of the more powerful MOZA wheels such as the R16 or R21, you may have to turn this setting down a touch.

For the rest of the settings, you can pretty much leave them the same no matter which MOZA wheel you use, other than the damper which I’ll touch on in a minute.

I’ve gone with 70 on the steering self alignment, 150 and then 30 on the trail scale settings. These are really important and affect the sensation of grip loss mid-corner. Try not to adjust these too much away from what I have here. Increasing the pneumatic trail scale in particular will ruin the force feedback.

For the road feel scale, I’ve gone with 90 which is the force feedback from the track surface. I’ve then gone for 30, 40, 30, and 40 on the load sensitivity, damping, centre spring strength and dynamic damper.

These can be quite low on direct drive wheels, and this set of settings worked well for the R9 and R12 during testing. You may want to increase the wheel damper setting if you have the R3 or R5 to add some more weight to the wheel.

Then finally, leave the sensitivity and linearity at 50. This will give you perfect linear steering so don’t touch these two settings.


Pit House settings

Now, MOZA has probably the most in-depth range of settings within Pit House than any other wheel brand offers. You can change so much in Pit House, to the point where things become overwhelming.

Below are my recommended settings for Pit House. I’ll show them on screen now. I haven’t delved into the advanced settings in this video. But in Pit House, you can really fine-tune your racing wheel in a variety of ways. Feel free to pause this to copy these MOZA settings.

SettingValue
Steering Angle900°
Road Sensitivity8
Force Feedback Intensity80%
Maximum wheel speed50%
Wheel spring strength10%
Wheel damper60%

Overview

Using these settings, really helped get a much more detailed and realistic feeling from my MOZA racing wheels. Let me know how you find these settings in the comments below.


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