Here I haven't seen much, if any, difference. Depends upon the airport, winds, etc., but my normal landing sequence is to reduce power to 1800 rpm during downwind, plus 10 deg flaps when even with the end of the runway - IAS at ~85 kt. When the runway end is 45 deg behind, turn base. Power at 1500 rpm, reduce IAS to 75 kt (during the turn) and add flaps to 20 deg. descent is at 400-500 fpm. Turn to final, add flaps to 30 deg - drop IAS to 65 kt at short final (~1/2 mile). Land at ~60 kt, ground effect is reasonably well modeled.
Probably more detail than needed - still a student pilot here with about 60 hrs in a C172R - both my simming and RL flying are out of KDXR, accurately modelled airport.