Best Nascar Heat 5 Fanatec Settings (Podium DD2 & CSL Elite)

Best Nascar Heat 5 Fanatec Settings (Podium DD2 & CSL Elite)

Looking for the best and most realistic Fanatec wheel settings for Nascar Heat 5?

If you’re using a Podium F1 DD2 or a CSL Elite, then this guide may be what you’re looking for.

As you can imagine, having the proper FFB setting is going to be crucial for unlocking the maximum performance of your car.

NH5 wheel settings

In fact it will allow you to have lots of precision and so you would likely do fewer mistakes.

Having said that, let’s dive right in!

Fanatec wheel calibration

Before heading to the in-game Nascar Heat 5 wheel settings, we’ll first have to make sure that the calibration is set properly through the Fanatec software dashboard.

Here’s what you’ll need to set in the tuning menu for the Podium DD2:

  • SEN = Aut
  • FF = 40
  • FFS = Peak
  • NDP = 25
  • NFR = 3
  • NIN = Off
  • INT = 3
  • FEI = 100
  • FOR = 100
  • SPR = 100
  • DPR = 100
  • BLI = Default
  • SHO = 100
  • BRF = Default

Here’s instead what you’ll need to set in the tuning menu for the Fanatec CSL Elite:

  • SEN = Aut
  • FF = 100
  • SHO = 100
  • DRI = -03
  • FOR = 100
  • SPR = 100
  • DPR Off
  • FEI = 060

Now that we’ve done that we’re finally able to move on to the Fanatec in-game settings from NH5.

How do you change the Fanatec FFB settings in Nascar Heat 5?

In order to change the Fanatec FFB, you’ll first want to head to “Settings”, then scroll right to “Player 1 control” and then select “Steering wheel”.

nascar heat 5 wheel settings

The fits thing it will ask you to do is to set the wheel angle of rotation and you should set it at 900° both for the DD2 and CS Elite.

What are the best Fanatec wheel settings for Nascar Heat 5 (Podium DD2 & CSL Elite)?

Our recommended Fanatec FFB settings for NH5 are:


  • Shift type = Paddle
  • Clutch w/Stick shift = Off

Force Feedback

  • Effect strength = Medium – High (To the right)
  • Impact effect = On


  • Steering = Zero (To the left)
  • Throttle = Zero (To the left)
  • Brake = Zero (To the left)
  • Clutch = Zero (To the left)


  • Steering range = Max (To the right)
  • Steering sensitivity = Medium (In the middle)
  • Brake sensitivity = Zero (To the left)
  • Throttle sensitivity = Zero (To the left)

So as you can see, we’ll want to run the least amount of deadzone and sensitivity since that will give us the most realistic and immersive driving experience as possible.

We’ll want to increase the force feedback strength a bit in order to have the steering be more “alive” while driving through the banked corners.


So here were our recommended NH5 Fanatec wheel settings for both the Podium DD2 and CSL Elite.

We hope you found this guide helpful and that it will allow you to shave off some valuable tenths from your lap times.

Remember that despite being a really good starting point, you might want to experiment with the different settings to find what works better for you and for the cars that you’re driving.

Until next time, happy racing!

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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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