Wining an outrun
Once you have found an opponent to outrun with, get in front of the opponent and
get in the lead. Get as far as possible until the distance meter has reached its
limit. If the distance meter starts to drop, it indicates that the opponent is
catching up. When this happens, do a handbrake skid and turn the car around. Go
back the way that you came from. The opponent will follow you as you are the one
in lead, but he will take time to catch up, giving you an advantage to win the
If you are in front of an opponent but cannot seem to lose him, head toward the
center of the city ( the area that has the five fountains ). Once there, weave
through the fountains. Your opponent will most likely crash into one of the
fountains, giving you an easy win. Note: Practice going through the fountains
first before you attempt an outrun so you do not lose your money. It is easier
to do this in an SUV because it will not reach a high speed before you reach the
Easier turns in URL races
Notice that before the sharp turns during the URL races, there are a set of
numbers that countdown to 1. Follow those numbers to perfect your sharp turn
into a groove to speed through faster. Keep accelerating until you reach "1",
then slam on the brakes and turn. Once perfected, this can help you get through
the turns with more speed. In URL races, the CPU will try to spin you a lot.
Whenever your car slides to an 30 to 60 degree angle, use your NOS and turn.
Collecting the little information logos around the city gives you money. You
will receive $25 for each one.
Get on the highway and drive in reverse. After a few seconds you should begin
racking up points on the right side of your screen. These points will give you
extra NOS. Note: Crashing into traffic at high speeds will reduce your NOS.
Finding hidden shops
Look at road signs around the city. They often have colored shapes (yellow
triangles, etc.) to guide the way to the shops. Also, look for street-lights
casting a colored glow. This indicates that there is a shop very close.
In drift mode, set your car up using the following this basic structure. Tune
the ECU to have as much torque as you can get in the early gears. Make all of
the suspension settings as hard as possible to eliminate shock travel. This will
help get the back end out. Turn the tire grip to weak. Also, make the cars
acceleration as quick as possible. For the toe settings, lower it all the way.
Make the aero settings as weak as possible. Set the brake bias towards rear. By
doing this, you will greatly increase your score, especially on the downhill. On
the straight-aways you can do Choku-Doris (go from side to side) to rack up big
points. You can then link them to power over-steer drifts, which is when you
will use the torque and acceleration to lose traction in the back tires, then
use carefully timed throttle control to get around the corner as sideways as
possible. This will help your drifts scores get as high as possible. Throttle
control is very important -- do not get discouraged if you spin out a lot. Note:
This has not been attempted on FF or AWD cars. FF and AWD cars will most likely
have a softer suspension setting but everything else would probably remain the
same. FF and AWD cars also need the hand brake to initiate drifts more than a FR
Easy drift points
Some of the downhill drift races have houses with looping drive ways that you
can drive in. Drifting in these driveways gets a lot more points than on the
street because you are so far off the road and are not hitting a wall.