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Need for Speed Underground 2 cheats, Tips, and Codes for PC.

Need for Speed Underground 2 Tips

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Auto Rotate
When tuning your car up don't press anything for a while and then it will start changing camera angles to view different parts on your car.
Submitted by: jespomo on February 17, 2005
Burger King Vinyl!
If you have played the game at 100%, you will have the Burger king vinyl unlocked, and the Burger King challenge will also be available in the quick race, go to URL and then you can choose, the last one says "Burger King Challenge"

Good luck!
Submitted by: Patrickman on January 05, 2006
Car Part Upgrades
Hoods: Get 4 wins on outrun level 2.
Engine, Transmission, or Tires: Get 3 wins on outrun level 3.
Rims: Get 6 wins on outrun level 3.
Spoilers: Get 4 wins on outrun level 4.
Vinyls: Get 6 wins on outrun level 4.
ECU, Turbo, or Brakes: Get 9 wins on outrun level 4.
NOS, Weight or Suspension: Get 6 wins on outrun level 5.
Wide Body Kits: Get 11 wins on outrun level 5.

Magazine Cover Unlocks
Auto Motor: Get 20 wins on level 5.
AutoMaxx: Get 16 wins on level 4.
Car Audio and Electronics: Get 6 wins on level 3.
Chrome and Flamen: Get 27 wins on level 4.
Elaborare: Get 3 wins on level 4.
GTI: Get 11 wins on level 3.
GTI: Get 16 wins on level 5.
Hot 4's: Get 18 wins on level 3.
Import Tuner: Get 4 wins on level 5.
Maxi Tuning: Get 7 wins on level 4.
Power: Get 32 wins on level 5.
Spoiler: Get 11 wins on level 4.
Sports Compact Car: Get 8 wins on level 2.
Street Car: Get 2 wins on level 3.
Street Car: Get 9 wins on level 5.
Street Tuner: Get 34 wins on level 5.
Stuff: Get 20 wins on level 4.
Super Street: Get 28 wins on level 5.
Swiss Tuner: Get 25 wins on level 5.
Turbo: Get 4 wins on level 2.
Submitted by: Jax06 on November 11, 2005
Fill Your Nitro While Having Fun
Noticed that, as you race, making "Avoided Accident"s give you extra Nos. In high speed, don't hit the civilian car, but make the distance "just on the egde". It's so tempting and makes you high. So, after 2nd, 3rd "Avoided Accident" you're gonna get loads of Nos. Of course if you don't hit the traffic.
Submitted by: Mongolian on January 19, 2005
How to get Custom Colors
Use a Pearlescent base color, then sue these vinyl layers:

Layer 1: Body 14 (Both colors the same)
Layer 2: Body 1
Layer 3: Body 3

All these layers must be the same color.
The full car is now covered in a custom color!
And you have a lot of colors to choose from!
Submitted by: Patrickman on January 05, 2006
Jump with Hydrolics
Get your front bumper up against a wall. Then hold down the hand brake and push the control stick up and down and eventually you'll jump into the air.
Submitted by: Krunal on January 18, 2005
Pit Maneuver
This technique is used quite often in police chases. In a race drive up to a person in front of you. Next go to one side of his car and put one of your front wheels on the side of one of his rear wheels and turn against him kind of hard and he should slide around so he is facing the other way. Great in outruns.
Submitted by: Carl on June 03, 2005

Need for Speed Underground 2 Cheats

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Cash & Reputation Glitch On World Map
When doing any races (exclude Outruns) on 'World Map' from your garage, you will notice that you will not earn cash and respect points if you finish the race on the first go. But, there is something around this, a rewarding glitch. As soon as you start the race from the first get go, pause the game and choose 'Restart' from the list of options. Now, just win that race to take the bank and respect from other racers.
Submitted by: Krunal on January 18, 2005
Cheat Codes
Type these codes at the intro screen (the one that comes up before the main menu that says "Press Enter" -- right before your profile is loaded). If accepted, a small beep will be heard.

Code - Result:
needperformance1 - Unlock Performance Parts Level 1
needperformance2 - Unlock Performance Parts Level 2
gimmevisual1 - Unlock Visuals Level 1
gimmevisual2 - Unlock Visuals Level 2
regmebaby - Unknown Effect
ordermebaby - Unknown Effect
regmybank - Unknown Effect
Submitted by: Daisy on December 08, 2004
Cheats in NFS
• 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 outrun.
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 fountains.
Find an outrun opponent then get right behind him. Draft him or her so that you can get a full tank of NOS, if desired. Then, start to spin out your opponent. You can do this by getting directly next to the car and turning into its back corner. While it is sideways or backwards, you can hit press Up to start the outrun. You will have a large head start because your opponent needs to turn around. You can win in under 15 seconds by doing this.
This trick requires that most of the city is unlocked. Get your car and get on the highway that leads around in a oval-like way. Challenge people on the highway for a much better chance of winning, since top speeds are better and there are less turns than the normal roads (so you do not slow down as much).
• 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. Additionally, 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.
Some turns in URL races do not require brakes. Notice that the angles of some of the turns are kind of rounded. If you have the speed, you could go right into the wall and make the turn. As long as you are going about 130 mph and hit these certain corners, you will only go down to 100 mph or so. You have to experiment with the turns. Sometimes you will go too fast and flip, and other times you will fly through the turns going 100 mph while the CPU cars slow down, giving you some cushion time. Remember, you must get up against the wall for this trick to work.
In the first few laps, you will most likely be behind someone. When you are going on a turn, they will probably slow down. This is where you can turn the tables on the entire race. Do not slow down. Instead, keep going and use him as a wall to get the inside of the turn without applying the brake. As a bonus you may also get him to stop in an attempt to shake you, but this will only result in getting you a good lead. Note: You must make sure he does not ram you into the wall.
• 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.
• Easy NOS recovery
When you are on the ground, activate hydros and keep flicking the Left Analog-stick Left repeatedly to get lots of points for filling your NOS bar. You can also do about three donuts, then wait and do another three donuts.
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.
• Easy money
In the career mode menu, go to the world map. Select any race that has not been completed in any stage. Once the race has started, pause game play and restart. After you have won the race, a screen will appear showing you how many reputation points and how much bank you have won. You will then go to the menu that asks if you want to return to explore mode, restart, etc. When this appears choose "Return To Main Menu". You do not have to save the game. Then, just go back into the career menu and select the "World Map" option again. Choose another race that has not been completed and start it. If done correctly, all of the races in the world map will be against three Toyota Corollas or a mixture of Hummers, Escalades and Navigators. If you restart these races, you will always get money if you win.
Collecting the little information logos around the city gives you money. You will receive $25 for each one. Additionally, listen to the other racers that periodically talk to you. They will say a general location in the city where you can find hidden races not shown on the map that are worth $850 instead of the usual $300.
As soon as you start the game, ignore Rachel's request to go to the car lot. Instead, try to collect as many information icons as possible. This will give you that little extra money to start modding your car, and will save time as you do not have to look for them in your initially slow car. Also, enter the two races shown on your GPS (circuit and sprint races). Going in these two races will give you at least 500 points in the bank. You should receive a message to get to the car lot now. Do so, and continue playing the game.
• Easy style points
Driving in reverse will give you style points. The longer you drive in reverse, the more points you will receive.
• Easy wins
When racing for magazine covers, unique performance or visual parts, it helps if you have both NOS bottles filled. This can help you beat that tenth of a second that you have always missed. It also helps, especially in the more difficult and longer stages, with small time limits, to immediately activate the GPS as soon as you have accepted the challenge.
• Easy drag race wins
Instead of using nitrous by holding it down and wasting it all at once, just keep tapping NOS as fast as you can. You will gain 1 to 3 mph with every tap, which is actually increases your speed faster than if you were to hold it down. Also, you will run out of it about one third as fast. Try this on the hardest difficulty setting.
• Get bank for races
There are five stages, and as you complete each of them you can go back and repeat the races again. You may even find that there are some races you missed. These are the ones that you want to race. When you go to these, you are not supposed to get anything for them but you can change that. To access these races, go to your garage, then your world map, and select a race. When the race begins, pause game play and restart the race. Notice that there is an option to return to world map, however after you restart it will not be there. You can now race and get bank for it.
• Drift mode
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 car would.
• 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.
Go into Quick Race mode and select the Subaru Impreza with all extreme or level 3 performance parts. You may style the visual as desired, Then, choose Drift Track 6 and 10 laps with easy opponents. Drive through the middle of the track. When you are just before a corner, press the handbrake. Release it after you have slightly slid. Your car will soon almost spin and will drift through easily. Continue through the rest of the track by swerving on the straights and using the handbrake properly on the corners. You can get about 50,000 to 500,000 drift points at the end of the race.
• Final race
The final race is against Caleb (the man that tells Nikki to win, then she loses and joins your team) on a 4.5 mile track and 5 laps. However, he only gets up to about 130 mph.
• Lift tire off ground
To get a left rear tire off the ground, go to "Customize Car" and put hydraulics on the Pontiac GTO. Go to free ride mode and put the rear of the car off the ground with the hydraulics. Then, push the gas and hit the brakes. The left rear of the car will comes off the ground. Note: You must have the level 2 brakes.
• Get car on either side of the wheels
This trick requires all of the level 2 upgrades, and hydraulics upgrade level 2. Get the hydraulics to either side of the car, and only that one side. Then, do a donut to the right if the left side of the car is lifted and vice versa. This only happens for a moment.
• Endo
Get any car and put level 3 hydraulics on it. Put on level 3 brakes. You can also use all level 3 engine parts to make it go higher. First, put the rear end up. Then, bounce the back. Next, go about 17 mph (or faster) and hit the brake. If done correctly, you could have the entire back end of the car straight up.
• Fast career car
Use the following trick to create an extremely fast and high starred car quickly. When you start career mode, choose a Peugeot 106. Try not to get any upgrades unless you need them. Keep winning races and playing through the game until you unlock the Toyota Celica This can be made into the fastest car in the game. Get it immediately when it is unlocked. This should be sometime in level 2. Play through the game, making sure to take the opportunity to do of any outruns. This will unlock unique upgrades. When you unlock the unique part, you will have to go to a star on the map first. The game will tell you to go to a certain shop, depending on what the unique is. The first one is a unique hood. You must win four outruns for it. Then in stage 3, you need will need three outrun wins for a unique engine, transmission, or tire set. Choose the engine. For unique rims , get six wins in stage 3. The spoilers require four wins on stage 4. The vinyls require six wins on stage 4. The ECU, turbo or brakes require nine wins on stage 4. Select the ECU. The NOS, weight or suspension uniques require six wins on stage 5. Select NOS for an extra long boost. Finally, the wide body kits uniques require eleven wins on stage 5. Put all of these on your Celica, and it will be the fastest car in the game. Note: Do not forget to install the performance upgrades up to level 3.
• More horsepower and torque
To add more horsepower and torque, go to "Customize", then tune a car up to level 3 parts. Then, go to "Performance Tune/Dyno". Choose for example, "Drag", then go to "Tune Settings". Go to "ECU" and set it so that from 5 rpm to 9 rpm or whatever is the most the maximum amount of torque you can add. Do the same for "Turbo". Then. go to "Nitrous" and set the duration to 4 seconds. This will add both torque and horsepower to your ride.
• Carbon fiber the entire car
Carbon your body kit, then put a wide body kit on it. The entire wide body will be carbon fiber. This will also give you a wider wheel base and should result in a lighter car.
• Cheat Codes
Enter one of the following codes before pressing [Enter] to get into the main menu to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: The vinyls can be used in career mode, but the other codes may not.
Result Cheat Code
$20,000 in career mode regmebaby
$1,000 in career mode, RX-8 and
Skyline in quick race mode ordermebaby
$200 in career mode regmybank
Level 1 performance upgrades needperformance1
Level 1 visual upgrades gimmevisual1
Level 2 performance upgrades needperformance2
Level 2 visual upgrades gimmevisual2
Best Buy vinyl needmybestbuy
Burger King vinyl gottahavebk
Cingular vinyl gotmycingular
Edge vinyl gottaedge
Old Spice vinyl goforoldspice
The Doors sponsor opendoors
Snoop Dogg sponsor yodogg
Capone sponsor wannacapone
ShinestStreet sponsor shinestreetbright
Chingy sponsor gimmechingy
D3 sponsor wintmyd3
David Choe sponsor davidchoeart
Japantuning sponsor tunejapantuning
• Cars
2003 Acura RSX Type S: North America only, FWD, 200 hp, 7,400 rpm, 142 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 3.
2004 Audi A3: AWD, 250 hp, 6300 rpm, 236 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 3.
2004 Audi TT Quattro: AWD, 250 hp, 6300 rpm, 236 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 3.
2004 Cadillac Escalade: AWD, 145 hp, 5200 rpm, 380 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 2.
2003 Ford Focus ZX3: FWD, 130 hp, 5300 rpm, 135 lbs. torque; unlocked at start.
2005 Ford Mustang GT: RWD, 300 hp, 5800 rpm, 315 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 4.
2000 Honda Civic Coupe Si: North America only, FWD, 160 hp, 7600 rpm, 111 lbs. torque; unlocked at start.
2004 Hummer H2: AWD, 325 hp, 3600 rpm, 385 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 2.
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT: FWD, 181 hp, 6000 rpm, 177 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 2.
2004 Infiniti G35: RWD, 280 hp, 6200 rpm, 270 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 4.
2002 Lexus IS300: RWD, 215 hp, 5800 rpm, 218 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 3.
2004 Lincoln Navigator: RWD, 300 hp, 5000 rpm, 355 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 2.
1999 Mazda Miata: RWD, 128 hp, 6500 rpm, 110 lbs. torque; unlocked at start
1995 Mazda RX-7: RWD, 255 hp, 6500 rpm, 217 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 4.
2004 Mazda RX-8: RWD, 238 hp, 8500 rpm, 159 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 4.
1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT: AWD, 320 hp, 6000 rpm, 315 lbs. torque, unlocked in level 4.
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse: AWD, 210 hp, 6000 rpm, 214 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 3.
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer: AWD, 271 hp, 6500 rpm, 273 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 4.
1992 Nissan 240SX: FWD, 155 hp, 5600 rpm, 160 lbs. torque; unlocked in the start.
2003 Nissan 350Z: RWD, 287 hp, 6200 rpm, 274 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 4.
2003 Nissan Sentra SER Spec-V: FWD, 175 hp, 6000 rpm, 180 lbs. torque, unlocked in level 2.
1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR: AWD, 276 hp, 6800 rpm, 216 lbs. torque, unlocked in level 5.
2004 Peugeot 106: Outside North America only, FWD, 120 hp, 5500 rpm, 107 lbs. torque; unlocked at start.
2003 Peugeot 206: FWD, 138 hp, 6000 rpm, 143 lbs. torque; unlocked at start.
2004 Pontiac GTO: RWD, 350 hp, 5200 rpm, 365 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 4.
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX STi: AWD, 300 hp, 6000 rpm, 300 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 5.
2003 Toyota Celica GT-S: FWD, 180 hp, 7600 rpm, 130 lbs. torque; unlocked level 2.
1987 Toyota Corolla GTS (AE86): RWD, 112 hp, 6600 rpm, 97 lbs. torque; unlocked at start.
1998 Toyota Supra: RWD, 225 hp, 5800 rpm, 210 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 3.
2004 Vauxhall Corsa: Outside North America only, FWD, 125 hp, 6000 rpm, 122 lbs. torque; unlocked at start.
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T: FWD, 180 hp, 5500 rpm, 173 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 3.
• Car stats
Note: These are with no special tuning, no uniques, and just all level 3 modifications:
A3: 396.4 ft-lbs, 510.6 bhp, quarter-mile 8.65.
Acura RSX: 294.1 ft-lbs, 471.8 bhp, quarter-mile 8.31.
Audi TT: 368.8 ft-lbs, 500.1 bhp, quarter-mile 8.56.
Ford Focus: 332.7 ft-lbs, 426.5 bhp, quarter-mile 8.44.
Honda Civic: 284 ft-lbs, 454 bhp, quarter-mile 8.49.
Hyundai Tiburon GT V6: 338 ft-lbs, 511 bhp, quarter-mile 8.29.
Infiniti G35: 408.7 ft-lbs, 515.4 bhp, quarter-mile 7.96.
Lancer Evolution VIII: 377.6 ft-lbs, 430.9 bhp, quarter-mile 8.54.
Lexus IS300: 349.5 ft-lbs, 480 bhp, quarter-mile 8.01.
Mazda Miata Mx-5: 303.8 ft-lbs, 424.3 bhp, quarter-mile 8.10.
Mazda RX-7: 291.3 ft-lbs, 441.6 bhp, quarter-mile 7.60.
Mazda RX-8: 269.9 ft-lbs, 476.6 bhp, quarter-mile 7.83.
Mitsubishi 3000GT: 397.3 ft-lbs, 472 bhp, quarter-mile 8.63.
Mitsubishi motors Eclipse: 402.2 ft-lbs, 467 bhp, quarter-mile 8.33.
Mustang GT: 488.1 ft-lbs, 551.7 bhp, quarter-mile 8.16.
Nissan 240SX: 335.2 ft-lbs, 488.7 bhp, quarter-mile 7.53.
Nissan 350Z: 415.7 ft-lbs, 523.9 bhp, quarter-mile 7.86.
Nissan Sentra seR specV: 338.4 ft-lbs, 481.9 bhp, quarter-mile 8.86.
Nissan Skyline GTR: 353.4 ft-lbs, 494 bhp, quarter-mile 8.34.
Peugeot 206: 278 ft-lbs, 398.8 bhp, quarter-mile 8.44.
Pontiac GTO: 439.7 ft-lbs, 543.6 bhp, quarter-mile 8.30.
Subaru WRX Impreza: 381.7 ft-lbs, 443 bhp, quarter-mile 8.78.
Toyota Celica: 281.4 ft-lbs, 445.8 bhp, quarter-mile 8.16.
Toyota Corolla: 269.7 ft-lbs, 428.9 bhp, quarter-mile 8.30.
Toyota Supra: 396.4 ft-lbs, 516.4 bhp, quarter-mile 8.10.
Volkswagen Golf GTI: 369.3 ft-lbs, 419.2 bhp, quarter-mile 8.30.
• Unique upgrades
Hoods: 4 wins in outrun level 2.
Engine, transmission or tires: 3 wins in outrun level 3.
Rims: 6 wins in outrun level 3.
Spoilers: 4 wins in outrun level 4.
Vinyls: 6 wins in outrun level 4.
ECU, turbo or brakes: 9 wins in outrun level 4.
NOS, weight or suspension: 6 wins in outrun level 5.
Wide body kits.: 11 wins in outrun level 5.
• Magazine covers
Auto Motor: 20 wins in level 5.
AutoMaxx: 16 wins in level 4.
Car Audio and Electronics: 6 wins in level 3.
Chrome und Flamen: 27 wins in level 4.
Elaborare: 3 wins in level 4.
GTI: 11 wins in level 3.
GTI : 16 wins in level 5.
Hot 4's: 18 wins in level 3.
Import Tuner: 4 wins in level 5.
Maxi Tuning: 7 wins in level 4.
Power: 32 wins in level 5.
Spoiler: 11 wins in level 4.
Sports Compact Car: 8 wins in level 2.
Street Car: 2 wins in level 3.
Street Car: 9 wins in level 5.
Street Tuner: 34 wins in level 5.
Stuff: 20 wins in level 4.
Super Street: 28 wins in level 5.
Swiss Tuner: 25 wins in level 5.
Turbo: 4 wins in level 2.

Submitted by: Jay on January 10, 2005
Cheats in NFS .. this is malupit..
Cheats in NFS
• 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 outrun.
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 fountains.
Find an outrun opponent then get right behind him. Draft him or her so that you can get a full tank of NOS, if desired. Then, start to spin out your opponent. You can do this by getting directly next to the car and turning into its back corner. While it is sideways or backwards, you can hit press Up to start the outrun. You will have a large head start because your opponent needs to turn around. You can win in under 15 seconds by doing this.
This trick requires that most of the city is unlocked. Get your car and get on the highway that leads around in a oval-like way. Challenge people on the highway for a much better chance of winning, since top speeds are better and there are less turns than the normal roads (so you do not slow down as much).
• 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. Additionally, 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.
Some turns in URL races do not require brakes. Notice that the angles of some of the turns are kind of rounded. If you have the speed, you could go right into the wall and make the turn. As long as you are going about 130 mph and hit these certain corners, you will only go down to 100 mph or so. You have to experiment with the turns. Sometimes you will go too fast and flip, and other times you will fly through the turns going 100 mph while the CPU cars slow down, giving you some cushion time. Remember, you must get up against the wall for this trick to work.
In the first few laps, you will most likely be behind someone. When you are going on a turn, they will probably slow down. This is where you can turn the tables on the entire race. Do not slow down. Instead, keep going and use him as a wall to get the inside of the turn without applying the brake. As a bonus you may also get him to stop in an attempt to shake you, but this will only result in getting you a good lead. Note: You must make sure he does not ram you into the wall.
• 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.
• Easy NOS recovery
When you are on the ground, activate hydros and keep flicking the Left Analog-stick Left repeatedly to get lots of points for filling your NOS bar. You can also do about three donuts, then wait and do another three donuts.
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.
• Easy money
In the career mode menu, go to the world map. Select any race that has not been completed in any stage. Once the race has started, pause game play and restart. After you have won the race, a screen will appear showing you how many reputation points and how much bank you have won. You will then go to the menu that asks if you want to return to explore mode, restart, etc. When this appears choose "Return To Main Menu". You do not have to save the game. Then, just go back into the career menu and select the "World Map" option again. Choose another race that has not been completed and start it. If done correctly, all of the races in the world map will be against three Toyota Corollas or a mixture of Hummers, Escalades and Navigators. If you restart these races, you will always get money if you win.
Collecting the little information logos around the city gives you money. You will receive $25 for each one. Additionally, listen to the other racers that periodically talk to you. They will say a general location in the city where you can find hidden races not shown on the map that are worth $850 instead of the usual $300.
As soon as you start the game, ignore Rachel's request to go to the car lot. Instead, try to collect as many information icons as possible. This will give you that little extra money to start modding your car, and will save time as you do not have to look for them in your initially slow car. Also, enter the two races shown on your GPS (circuit and sprint races). Going in these two races will give you at least 500 points in the bank. You should receive a message to get to the car lot now. Do so, and continue playing the game.
• Easy style points
Driving in reverse will give you style points. The longer you drive in reverse, the more points you will receive.
• Easy wins
When racing for magazine covers, unique performance or visual parts, it helps if you have both NOS bottles filled. This can help you beat that tenth of a second that you have always missed. It also helps, especially in the more difficult and longer stages, with small time limits, to immediately activate the GPS as soon as you have accepted the challenge.
• Easy drag race wins
Instead of using nitrous by holding it down and wasting it all at once, just keep tapping NOS as fast as you can. You will gain 1 to 3 mph with every tap, which is actually increases your speed faster than if you were to hold it down. Also, you will run out of it about one third as fast. Try this on the hardest difficulty setting.
• Get bank for races
There are five stages, and as you complete each of them you can go back and repeat the races again. You may even find that there are some races you missed. These are the ones that you want to race. When you go to these, you are not supposed to get anything for them but you can change that. To access these races, go to your garage, then your world map, and select a race. When the race begins, pause game play and restart the race. Notice that there is an option to return to world map, however after you restart it will not be there. You can now race and get bank for it.
• Drift mode
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 car would.
• 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.
Go into Quick Race mode and select the Subaru Impreza with all extreme or level 3 performance parts. You may style the visual as desired, Then, choose Drift Track 6 and 10 laps with easy opponents. Drive through the middle of the track. When you are just before a corner, press the handbrake. Release it after you have slightly slid. Your car will soon almost spin and will drift through easily. Continue through the rest of the track by swerving on the straights and using the handbrake properly on the corners. You can get about 50,000 to 500,000 drift points at the end of the race.
• Final race
The final race is against Caleb (the man that tells Nikki to win, then she loses and joins your team) on a 4.5 mile track and 5 laps. However, he only gets up to about 130 mph.
• Lift tire off ground
To get a left rear tire off the ground, go to "Customize Car" and put hydraulics on the Pontiac GTO. Go to free ride mode and put the rear of the car off the ground with the hydraulics. Then, push the gas and hit the brakes. The left rear of the car will comes off the ground. Note: You must have the level 2 brakes.
• Get car on either side of the wheels
This trick requires all of the level 2 upgrades, and hydraulics upgrade level 2. Get the hydraulics to either side of the car, and only that one side. Then, do a donut to the right if the left side of the car is lifted and vice versa. This only happens for a moment.
• Endo
Get any car and put level 3 hydraulics on it. Put on level 3 brakes. You can also use all level 3 engine parts to make it go higher. First, put the rear end up. Then, bounce the back. Next, go about 17 mph (or faster) and hit the brake. If done correctly, you could have the entire back end of the car straight up.
• Fast career car
Use the following trick to create an extremely fast and high starred car quickly. When you start career mode, choose a Peugeot 106. Try not to get any upgrades unless you need them. Keep winning races and playing through the game until you unlock the Toyota Celica This can be made into the fastest car in the game. Get it immediately when it is unlocked. This should be sometime in level 2. Play through the game, making sure to take the opportunity to do of any outruns. This will unlock unique upgrades. When you unlock the unique part, you will have to go to a star on the map first. The game will tell you to go to a certain shop, depending on what the unique is. The first one is a unique hood. You must win four outruns for it. Then in stage 3, you need will need three outrun wins for a unique engine, transmission, or tire set. Choose the engine. For unique rims , get six wins in stage 3. The spoilers require four wins on stage 4. The vinyls require six wins on stage 4. The ECU, turbo or brakes require nine wins on stage 4. Select the ECU. The NOS, weight or suspension uniques require six wins on stage 5. Select NOS for an extra long boost. Finally, the wide body kits uniques require eleven wins on stage 5. Put all of these on your Celica, and it will be the fastest car in the game. Note: Do not forget to install the performance upgrades up to level 3.
• More horsepower and torque
To add more horsepower and torque, go to "Customize", then tune a car up to level 3 parts. Then, go to "Performance Tune/Dyno". Choose for example, "Drag", then go to "Tune Settings". Go to "ECU" and set it so that from 5 rpm to 9 rpm or whatever is the most the maximum amount of torque you can add. Do the same for "Turbo". Then. go to "Nitrous" and set the duration to 4 seconds. This will add both torque and horsepower to your ride.
• Carbon fiber the entire car
Carbon your body kit, then put a wide body kit on it. The entire wide body will be carbon fiber. This will also give you a wider wheel base and should result in a lighter car.
• Cheat Codes
Enter one of the following codes before pressing [Enter] to get into the main menu to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: The vinyls can be used in career mode, but the other codes may not.
Result Cheat Code
$20,000 in career mode regmebaby
$1,000 in career mode, RX-8 and
Skyline in quick race mode ordermebaby
$200 in career mode regmybank
Level 1 performance upgrades needperformance1
Level 1 visual upgrades gimmevisual1
Level 2 performance upgrades needperformance2
Level 2 visual upgrades gimmevisual2
Best Buy vinyl needmybestbuy
Burger King vinyl gottahavebk
Cingular vinyl gotmycingular
Edge vinyl gottaedge
Old Spice vinyl goforoldspice
The Doors sponsor opendoors
Snoop Dogg sponsor yodogg
Capone sponsor wannacapone
ShinestStreet sponsor shinestreetbright
Chingy sponsor gimmechingy
D3 sponsor wintmyd3
David Choe sponsor davidchoeart
Japantuning sponsor tunejapantuning
• Cars
2003 Acura RSX Type S: North America only, FWD, 200 hp, 7,400 rpm, 142 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 3.
2004 Audi A3: AWD, 250 hp, 6300 rpm, 236 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 3.
2004 Audi TT Quattro: AWD, 250 hp, 6300 rpm, 236 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 3.
2004 Cadillac Escalade: AWD, 145 hp, 5200 rpm, 380 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 2.
2003 Ford Focus ZX3: FWD, 130 hp, 5300 rpm, 135 lbs. torque; unlocked at start.
2005 Ford Mustang GT: RWD, 300 hp, 5800 rpm, 315 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 4.
2000 Honda Civic Coupe Si: North America only, FWD, 160 hp, 7600 rpm, 111 lbs. torque; unlocked at start.
2004 Hummer H2: AWD, 325 hp, 3600 rpm, 385 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 2.
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT: FWD, 181 hp, 6000 rpm, 177 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 2.
2004 Infiniti G35: RWD, 280 hp, 6200 rpm, 270 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 4.
2002 Lexus IS300: RWD, 215 hp, 5800 rpm, 218 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 3.
2004 Lincoln Navigator: RWD, 300 hp, 5000 rpm, 355 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 2.
1999 Mazda Miata: RWD, 128 hp, 6500 rpm, 110 lbs. torque; unlocked at start
1995 Mazda RX-7: RWD, 255 hp, 6500 rpm, 217 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 4.
2004 Mazda RX-8: RWD, 238 hp, 8500 rpm, 159 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 4.
1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT: AWD, 320 hp, 6000 rpm, 315 lbs. torque, unlocked in level 4.
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse: AWD, 210 hp, 6000 rpm, 214 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 3.
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer: AWD, 271 hp, 6500 rpm, 273 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 4.
1992 Nissan 240SX: FWD, 155 hp, 5600 rpm, 160 lbs. torque; unlocked in the start.
2003 Nissan 350Z: RWD, 287 hp, 6200 rpm, 274 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 4.
2003 Nissan Sentra SER Spec-V: FWD, 175 hp, 6000 rpm, 180 lbs. torque, unlocked in level 2.
1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR: AWD, 276 hp, 6800 rpm, 216 lbs. torque, unlocked in level 5.
2004 Peugeot 106: Outside North America only, FWD, 120 hp, 5500 rpm, 107 lbs. torque; unlocked at start.
2003 Peugeot 206: FWD, 138 hp, 6000 rpm, 143 lbs. torque; unlocked at start.
2004 Pontiac GTO: RWD, 350 hp, 5200 rpm, 365 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 4.
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX STi: AWD, 300 hp, 6000 rpm, 300 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 5.
2003 Toyota Celica GT-S: FWD, 180 hp, 7600 rpm, 130 lbs. torque; unlocked level 2.
1987 Toyota Corolla GTS (AE86): RWD, 112 hp, 6600 rpm, 97 lbs. torque; unlocked at start.
1998 Toyota Supra: RWD, 225 hp, 5800 rpm, 210 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 3.
2004 Vauxhall Corsa: Outside North America only, FWD, 125 hp, 6000 rpm, 122 lbs. torque; unlocked at start.
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T: FWD, 180 hp, 5500 rpm, 173 lbs. torque; unlocked in level 3.
• Car stats
Note: These are with no special tuning, no uniques, and just all level 3 modifications:
A3: 396.4 ft-lbs, 510.6 bhp, quarter-mile 8.65.
Acura RSX: 294.1 ft-lbs, 471.8 bhp, quarter-mile 8.31.
Audi TT: 368.8 ft-lbs, 500.1 bhp, quarter-mile 8.56.
Ford Focus: 332.7 ft-lbs, 426.5 bhp, quarter-mile 8.44.
Honda Civic: 284 ft-lbs, 454 bhp, quarter-mile 8.49.
Hyundai Tiburon GT V6: 338 ft-lbs, 511 bhp, quarter-mile 8.29.
Infiniti G35: 408.7 ft-lbs, 515.4 bhp, quarter-mile 7.96.
Lancer Evolution VIII: 377.6 ft-lbs, 430.9 bhp, quarter-mile 8.54.
Lexus IS300: 349.5 ft-lbs, 480 bhp, quarter-mile 8.01.
Mazda Miata Mx-5: 303.8 ft-lbs, 424.3 bhp, quarter-mile 8.10.
Mazda RX-7: 291.3 ft-lbs, 441.6 bhp, quarter-mile 7.60.
Mazda RX-8: 269.9 ft-lbs, 476.6 bhp, quarter-mile 7.83.
Mitsubishi 3000GT: 397.3 ft-lbs, 472 bhp, quarter-mile 8.63.
Mitsubishi motors Eclipse: 402.2 ft-lbs, 467 bhp, quarter-mile 8.33.
Mustang GT: 488.1 ft-lbs, 551.7 bhp, quarter-mile 8.16.
Nissan 240SX: 335.2 ft-lbs, 488.7 bhp, quarter-mile 7.53.
Nissan 350Z: 415.7 ft-lbs, 523.9 bhp, quarter-mile 7.86.
Nissan Sentra seR specV: 338.4 ft-lbs, 481.9 bhp, quarter-mile 8.86.
Nissan Skyline GTR: 353.4 ft-lbs, 494 bhp, quarter-mile 8.34.
Peugeot 206: 278 ft-lbs, 398.8 bhp, quarter-mile 8.44.
Pontiac GTO: 439.7 ft-lbs, 543.6 bhp, quarter-mile 8.30.
Subaru WRX Impreza: 381.7 ft-lbs, 443 bhp, quarter-mile 8.78.
Toyota Celica: 281.4 ft-lbs, 445.8 bhp, quarter-mile 8.16.
Toyota Corolla: 269.7 ft-lbs, 428.9 bhp, quarter-mile 8.30.
Toyota Supra: 396.4 ft-lbs, 516.4 bhp, quarter-mile 8.10.
Volkswagen Golf GTI: 369.3 ft-lbs, 419.2 bhp, quarter-mile 8.30.
• Unique upgrades
Hoods: 4 wins in outrun level 2.
Engine, transmission or tires: 3 wins in outrun level 3.
Rims: 6 wins in outrun level 3.
Spoilers: 4 wins in outrun level 4.
Vinyls: 6 wins in outrun level 4.
ECU, turbo or brakes: 9 wins in outrun level 4.
NOS, weight or suspension: 6 wins in outrun level 5.
Wide body kits.: 11 wins in outrun level 5.
• Magazine covers
Auto Motor: 20 wins in level 5.
AutoMaxx: 16 wins in level 4.
Car Audio and Electronics: 6 wins in level 3.
Chrome und Flamen: 27 wins in level 4.
Elaborare: 3 wins in level 4.
GTI: 11 wins in level 3.
GTI : 16 wins in level 5.
Hot 4's: 18 wins in level 3.
Import Tuner: 4 wins in level 5.
Maxi Tuning: 7 wins in level 4.
Power: 32 wins in level 5.
Spoiler: 11 wins in level 4.
Sports Compact Car: 8 wins in level 2.
Street Car: 2 wins in level 3.
Street Car: 9 wins in level 5.
Street Tuner: 34 wins in level 5.
Stuff: 20 wins in level 4.
Super Street: 28 wins in level 5.
Swiss Tuner: 25 wins in level 5.
Turbo: 4 wins in level 2.




Submitted by: jrocampo on January 16, 2005
Get Nitrous quick
To quikly fill up you Nitrous meter before a race, simply turn while holding down the handbreak and accellerate and you will do a 360, which give you 400 points. You can do this up to three times
Submitted by: Krunal on January 18, 2005
Unlock Sponsor Cars
These codes are entered the same way and will unlock SPONSOR cars that can be selected by switching the car selection option to SPONSOR CARS from ALL CARS (using the right/left arrows on the menu).

Code - Result:
opendoors - The Doors GTO
gimmechingy - Chingy Navigator
tunejapantuning - Japan Tuning G35
davidchoeart - David Choe Corolla
shinestreetbright - Shine Street Lexus IS 300
wannacapone - Capone H2
wantmyd3 - D3 Eclipse
Submitted by: Daisy on December 08, 2004
Unlock Sponsor Vinyls
These codes are entered the same way and will unlock sponsor vinyls. These are selected under the CUSTOMIZE menu, under VINYLS. Scroll all the way to the right and you will see SPONSOR as a selection.

Code -Result:
needmybestbuy - Best Buy
goforoldspice - Old Spice
gotmycingular - Cingular
gottahavebk - Burger King
Submitted by: Daisy on December 08, 2004
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