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CSR2 Lobby Times & How To Reset Lobby

When it comes to Live Races, Lobby Times are one of the most important things to handle well if you want to have long-term success.

In this guide I will show you all you need to know about the lobby times, what they are, what beating the dyno means and how you can prevent getting stuck in a lobby that’s too hard for you.

Ready for that? Let’s go 🙂

What Are Lobby Times In CSR2?

When you do Live Races you will need to get matched with rivals that have cars that have a similar time than you, otherwise the whole system wouldn’t work unless you have one of th fastest cars in CSR2, right?

That’s why there are 15 different lobbies in Live Races that will match you depending on the dyno time your car can get.

sub dyno tuning lobby

So, when setting up a car for Live Races make sure that you will get a time that is on top of a lobby time – so let’s say your car will get 8.5 seconds on the half mile you will be matched with opponents in one lobby that will get times of 9.0 seconds and 8.499 seconds. This is great because many of them will be slower than that. If your car gets 8.9 seconds you might think about removing one upgrade part or adapt tuning to get an easier lobby.

Current Lobby Setup

Lobby From (in s) To (in s)
 1 any faster 8.199
 2 8.200 8.599
 3 8.600 8.999
 4 9.000 9.499
 5 9.500 9.699
 6 9.700 9.899
 7 9.900 10.099
 8 10.100 10.299
 9 10.300 10.599
 10 10.600 10.799
 11 10.800 11.199
 12 11.200 11.399
 13 11.400 11.699
 14 11.700 11.999
 15 12.000 and slower

So, does this mean that running a certain time will let you win every race?

No. If you will run below your dyno time and have a winning streak of 5 races or more, you will get moved to a harder lobby no matter what dyno time you have!

In this case you want to reset the lobby you’re in to get easier opponents again.

How To Reset Your Lobby

If you have won too many races you will be placed in a harder lobby and this lobby can be too hard for you so you want to get back into an easier lobby.

In this case you should remove several upgrade parts (removing all Stage 6 upgrades is often the best strategy) and run the dyno in the tuning setup. After that do one or two Live Races with the car and you will reset your lobby and can use your old setting again.

Running Below Dyno Time

Pro player in CSR2 have a setup that is will give them a slower dyno time than they actually get – this is called sub-dyno setup.

So, if you run a sub-dyno setup and got a good winning streak you will end up in a really tough lobby in Live Races and just removing several upgrades will not do the deal now.

Be aware that in this case you will need to run several races slower than your dyno time and lose them to get back to your initial lobby – don’t run sub-dyno if you want to get placed back in a easier lobby!!

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  1. Does the same exact time brackets apply to 1/4 mile lobbies ?
    (especially wondering about the ladder ends since it’s no more 0,2sec spread)

    • Yes they should also be in 0.2 second differences. But please mind that as soon as you start a win streak you will get automatically placed in a tougher lobby, no matter what time your dyno tells.

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