iRacing MOZA Force Feedback Settings: R5, R9, R16 & R21

Here are the best iRacing wheel settings for all MOZA Racing wheels. This guide includes recommended force feedback settings for the R5, R9, R16 & R21 wheel bases.

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In this iRacing settings guide, I’m going to show you how to set up your MOZA racing wheel with iRacing. I’ll also show you our recommended wheel settings for all of MOZA’s racing wheels, including the R5, R9, R16 and R21.

How to set up any MOZA racing wheel in iRacing

iRacing is one of the better platforms when it comes to MOZA wheel support. As soon as you connect your MOZA Racing wheel and start up iRacing, you have to run through the wheel configuration procedure and you’ll be ready to race.

Below is our guide on how to correctly set up your MOZA wheel in iRacing.

  1. Connect your MOZA wheel to your PC

    The first step is to ensure your MOZA wheel is connected to your PC and turned on. This is done via the USB cable on the rear of the wheel base. Also check to make sure your pedals are also connected via USB. You can use any pedals with a MOZA wheel base.

    Moza R9 Connections

  2. Download Pit House

    After turning on your wheel, you should proceed to download MOZA’s Pit House software. This will allow you to access and change the force feedback settings on your wheel. It will also run you through a firmware check to ensure your wheel is up to date. You can download Pit House here.

    Moza Pit House Main Screen

  3. Adjust your wheel settings in Pit House

    With Pit House installed, you should see a picture of your MOZA wheel base and steering wheel on the main screen of the software.

    Proceed to make any adjustments to your force feedback settings in Pit House. We’d recommend using our settings below for your specific wheel. You can save these to a profile once you are finished for quick access at a later date.

    Pit House Basic Settings

  4. Adjust iRacing force feedback settings

    After configuring your racing wheel in Pit House, start up iRacing and launch a session. Once the session has loaded in iRacing, navigate to the options menu.

    In the first menu screen, you will see a segment on the left hand side where you can edit your wheel settings. Here is where you input the in-game settings that we have listed below. After this step is complete, you are ready to go racing with your MOZA wheel in iRacing.

    iRacing force feedback settings


MOZA R5 force feedback settings

Racing Wheel – MOZA R5
Compatibility – PC
Price – £569/$599
Where to buyBuy from MOZA

The MOZA R5 is the smallest direct drive racing wheel that MOZA sells. It produces 5Nm of peak torque and is a fantastic entry racing wheel for iRacing.

Here are our recommended force feedback settings for the MOZA R5 racing wheel in iRacing.

There are two sets of settings below. The first should be set in the PIT House software. The second set of settings should be set in the iRacing options.

MOZA R5 Pit House settings:

Basic settings
  • Maximum Limit / Steering Angle: 900 (Or set to match the on-screen wheel)
  • Synchronous: On
  • Road Sensitivity: 10
  • Game Force Feedback Intensity: 100%
  • Maximum Wheel Speed: 40%
  • Wheel Spring Strength: 0%
  • Wheel Damper: 35%
Advanced settings
  • Professional Game Force Feedback Intensity: 100%
  • Force Feedback Reversal: Off
  • Maximum Output Torque Limit: 100%
  • Hands-Off Protection: On
  • Steering Wheel Inertia: 1450
  • Natural Inertia: 200%
  • Wheel Friction: 20%
  • Speed-dependent Damping: 50%
  • Start Point of Speed-dependent Damping: 100km/h
FFB Effect Equalizer
  • 10Hz – 100%
  • 15Hz – 140%
  • 25Hz – 200%
  • 40Hz – 180%
  • 50Hz – 160%

iRacing in-game settings:

  • Enable force feedback: On
  • Use linear mode: On
  • Reduce force when parked: On
  • Strength: 60.0Nm
  • Wheel force: 5Nm
  • Damping: 0%
  • Min force: 0%

MOZA R9 force feedback settings

Racing Wheel – MOZA R9
Compatibility – PC
Price – £419/$439
Where to buyBuy from MOZA

Below are our recommended force feedback settings for the MOZA R9 in iRacing. The MOZA R9 is a more powerful wheel base than the R5, and produces up to 9Nm of peak torque. This wheel base is an excellent upgrade choice if you are progressing up from a Logitech G923 or equivalent.

MOZA R9 Pit House settings:

Basic settings
  • Maximum Limit / Steering Angle: 900 (Or set to match the on-screen wheel)
  • Synchronous: On
  • Road Sensitivity: 10
  • Game Force Feedback Intensity: 100%
  • Maximum Wheel Speed: 50%
  • Wheel Spring Strength: 0%
  • Wheel Damper: 35%
Advanced settings
  • Professional Game Force Feedback Intensity: 100%
  • Force Feedback Reversal: Off
  • Maximum Output Torque Limit: 100%
  • Hands-Off Protection: On
  • Steering Wheel Inertia: 1800
  • Natural Inertia: 200%
  • Wheel Friction: 20%
  • Speed-dependent Damping: 60%
  • Start Point of Speed-dependent Damping: 100km/h
FFB Effect Equalizer
  • 10Hz – 100%
  • 15Hz – 150%
  • 25Hz – 180%
  • 40Hz – 180%
  • 50Hz – 150%

iRacing in-game settings:

  • Enable force feedback: On
  • Use linear mode: On
  • Reduce force when parked: On
  • Strength: 65.0Nm
  • Wheel force: 9Nm
  • Damping: 0%
  • Min force: 0%

MOZA R16 force feedback settings

Racing Wheel – MOZA R16
Compatibility – PC
Price – £899/$899
Where to buyBuy from MOZA

Below are our recommended MOZA R16 force feedback settings for iRacing. The R16 is a much more powerful direct drive wheel than both the R5 and R9. It is capable of producing peak torque of 16Nm. The MOZA R16 is a pretty high end wheel, and is great for using with iRacing.

MOZA R16 Pit House settings:

Basic settings
  • Maximum Limit / Steering Angle: 900 (Or set to match the on-screen wheel)
  • Synchronous: On
  • Road Sensitivity: 10
  • Game Force Feedback Intensity: 90%
  • Maximum Wheel Speed: 50%
  • Wheel Spring Strength: 0%
  • Wheel Damper: 30%
Advanced settings
  • Professional Game Force Feedback Intensity: 90%
  • Force Feedback Reversal: Off
  • Maximum Output Torque Limit: 100%
  • Hands-Off Protection: On
  • Steering Wheel Inertia: 1950
  • Natural Inertia: 200%
  • Wheel Friction: 20%
  • Speed-dependent Damping: 55%
  • Start Point of Speed-dependent Damping: 90km/h
FFB Effect Equalizer
  • 10Hz – 100%
  • 15Hz – 140%
  • 25Hz – 180%
  • 40Hz – 160%
  • 50Hz – 140%

iRacing in-game settings:

  • Enable force feedback: On
  • Use linear mode: On
  • Reduce force when parked: On
  • Strength: 80.0Nm
  • Wheel force: 16Nm
  • Damping: 0%
  • Min force: 0%

MOZA R21 force feedback settings

Racing Wheel – MOZA R21
Compatibility – PC
Price – £1099/$1099
Where to buyBuy from MOZA

Here are our recommended MOZA R21 settings for iRacing. The R21 is an incredibly powerful racing wheel, and you will see that I have reduced some of the settings so that we aren’t running it at 100% strength at all times.

This approach will reduce the amount of strength required to turn the wheel and will avoid fatigue during longer race sessions. Feel free to tweak these settings to achieve your ideal result.

Basic settings
  • Maximum Limit / Steering Angle: 900 (Or set to match the on-screen wheel)
  • Synchronous: On
  • Road Sensitivity: 10
  • Game Force Feedback Intensity: 80%
  • Maximum Wheel Speed: 30%
  • Wheel Spring Strength: 0%
  • Wheel Damper: 35%
Advanced settings
  • Professional Game Force Feedback Intensity: 80%
  • Force Feedback Reversal: Off
  • Maximum Output Torque Limit: 100%
  • Hands-Off Protection: On
  • Steering Wheel Inertia: 2200
  • Natural Inertia: 150%
  • Wheel Friction: 15%
  • Speed-dependent Damping: 65%
  • Start Point of Speed-dependent Damping: 90km/h
FFB Effect Equalizer
  • 10Hz – 100%
  • 15Hz – 130%
  • 25Hz – 160%
  • 40Hz – 150%
  • 50Hz – 120%

iRacing in-game settings:

  • Enable force feedback: On
  • Use linear mode: On
  • Reduce force when parked: On
  • Strength: 90.0Nm
  • Wheel force: 21Nm
  • Damping: 0%
  • Min force: 0%

How to change the force feedback settings in iRacing

There are a few ways to adjust force feedback settings in iRacing. The main way is through the in-session options menu.

  • Step 1 – Start iRacing and start a test session
  • Step 2 – Once the session has loaded, open the options menu
  • Step 3 – Adjust the force feedback settings in the drive part of the menu

MOZA Pit House wheel settings explained

There are a fair few settings within the MOZA Pit House software to change. This allows you very detailed control over how your MOZA racing wheel behaves.

MOZA does provide some settings explanations for each setting. However, to simplify things, we have summarised how each setting in Pit House affects your force feedback.

Basic settings

MOZA Pit House Basic Settings Explained

Maximum Limit / Steering Angle:
This dictates the steering lock of your wheel. You should set this to match the car you are driving in iRacing.

Synchronous:
This will ensure the stopping point of your wheel matches the steering lock and should be turned on.

Road Sensitivity:
This affects the road feel in iRacing. The higher the setting the more detailed and noisy the track surface will feel.

Game Force Feedback Intensity:
This changes the maximum output of force feedback from the game. This should be left at 100% most of the time.

Maximum Wheel Speed:
This changes how fast the wheel can sping and how fast it will return to centre. Higher settings increase the wheel speed.

Wheel Spring Strength:
This adds an artificial return to centre effect for games that don’t have force feedback. It should be left at 0%.

Wheel Damper:
The higher this setting, the smoother your force feedback will feel and the heavier your wheel will be. Set this too high and your force feedback will lose detail and your wheel will feel sticky.


Advanced settings

MOZA Pit House Advanced Settings Explained

Professional Game Force Feedback Intensity:
This setting can be used to boost the overall force feedback strength coming from the game past 100%.

Force Feedback Reversal:
This will reverse the force feedback, and should be set to off most of the time.

Maximum Output Torque Limit:
This will limit the maximum torque value of your wheel. It should be left at 100%.

Hands-Off Protection:
This allows the wheel to detect when you let go of the wheel, and prevents it from spinning after you’ve let go. It is a good safety feature that should be enabled.

Steering Wheel Inertia:
This setting changes the speed detection of the hands-off protection. Higher values will require the wheel to be spinning faster before the hands-off protection kicks in.

Natural Inertia:
Much like the wheel damping setting. Higher values will allow your wheel to remain more stable, and lower values make it more lively.

Wheel Friction:
This adds a sensation of your wheels being in contact with the road. Much like damping, higher values increase stability and lower values increase responsiveness.

Speed-dependent Damping:
This value affects how strong the wheel damping effect is depending on how fast you are travelling.

Start Point of Speed-dependent Damping:
This will change the start point of when the speed-dependent damping will start to engage.


FFB Effect Equalizer

MOZA Pit House FFB Equalizer Explained

The FFB effect equalizer is designed to give detailed control over specific sensations and frequencies. You can individually adjust how your wheel behaves during certain scenarios.

For example, you can boost the force feedback to enhance the feeling of ABS vibration. Then you can lower it to reduce the impact of driving over kerbs or in gravel.

These finite adjustments work in conjunction with the basic and advanced settings to change your wheel’s behaviour.


iRacing force feedback settings explained

Below is an overview of every force feedback setting in iRacing and how it affects your wheel.

Use linear mode

With MOZA wheel, linear mode should be turned on. It is designed for use with direct drive wheel bases which all of MOZA’s wheel bases are. If racing with a less powerful racing wheel, this mode can be turned off.

Reduce force when parked

This setting will make your MOZA wheel easier to rotate when you aren’t moving and should be enabled.

Strength

This is the overall strength of your wheel. Setting this higher will result in your wheel’s force feedback being closer to the peak output of its capability.

Wheel force

This should be set to match your racing wheel’s maximum torque output. For the MOZA R21 for example, this should be set to 21Nm.

Damping

This changes how smooth your racing wheel feels. The higher this setting, the more iRacing will smooth the force feedback. Lower settings allow you to feel the raw force feedback from your wheel. Normally, a lower setting here is better.

Min force

This setting affects how much force is needed to be applied while the wheel is in a neutral position. Generally, this should be set close to or at 0%.


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