How To Move The HUD On iRacing

Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
January 6, 2024

iRacing, known for its immersive racing simulation, provides users with a multitude of details on the screen to enhance the racing experience. 

The Heads-Up Display (HUD) may initially appear complex, but it’s quite customizable and integral for a tailored driving experience. 

Understanding how to adjust the driver’s view, select and position black boxes, and customize control buttons is crucial for both the novice and seasoned racer.

Setting Up the Optimal Driver’s View

Setting Up the Optimal Driver's View

Step 1: Customizing the Field of View

In iRacing, the driver’s view is pivotal to performance. Start by accessing the ‘Options’ on the top right of the screen and navigating to the ‘Drive’ tab. 

Here, focus on adjusting the Field Of View (FOV), Driver Height, and Shift Horizon. These settings affect how much of the track and car interior you see and can significantly impact your depth perception and driving accuracy.

Step 2: Refining Camera Settings

Beyond the primary view settings, you can fine-tune how the camera reacts to motion and driving conditions. 

This might include how much the camera sways with car movements or reacts to speed changes. Experimenting with different settings can lead to a more comfortable and realistic driving experience.

Customizing Control Buttons and Black Boxes

Customizing Control Buttons and Black Boxes

Step 1: Learning and Adjusting Control Buttons

Within the ‘Control’ tab in Options, you’ll find the ability to customize various controls for the HUD and other in-game actions. 

It’s essential to familiarize yourself with the default settings and then adjust according to your preferences. 

This might include setting quick access to certain HUD elements like the Speed/Gear/Pedal display or the FPS/Network display.

Step 2: Strategically Positioning Black Boxes

The black boxes on the HUD provide critical information during races. You can move these boxes around to ensure they’re visible but not obstructive. 

Use the ‘Toggle UI Edit’ option (defaulted to Alt + K) to move these elements. Remember, some elements like voice chat or flag indicators only appear under certain conditions, so be prepared to adjust these quickly during relevant scenarios.

Optimizing HUD for Different Cars and Conditions

Step 1: Individualizing HUD for Each Car

Each car in iRacing might require a slightly different HUD setup due to varying interior designs and performance indicators. 

It’s beneficial to customize and save HUD positions for each car type you frequently use. This ensures that all information is readily available and positioned where you expect it, regardless of the vehicle.

Step 2: Additional Adjustments and Tips

Consider adjusting the UI Zoom under the ‘Graphic’ tab if the default size of the black boxes doesn’t fit your preference. Familiarize yourself with other toggles and settings, such as the Split data and FPS/Network Display box, to ensure you’re getting all the necessary information in the most convenient layout.

Setting up the iRacing HUD might seem daunting at first, but with a bit of time and customization, it can significantly enhance your racing experience. 

Take the time to personalize each aspect of the display, from the driver’s view to the positioning of informational boxes, ensuring that every detail suits your preferences and enhances your competitive edge. 

With these settings mastered, you’ll be better equipped to focus on the race and achieve optimal performance.

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About the autor

Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.

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