Although in real life, body kits were originally designed for aero-dynamics (to reduce wind resistance, thus making your car move faster), this is not true in the game. The body kits weigh down the car more, thus reducing your top speed. This can be as little as 10 mph to as much as a 25 mph loss, which can obviously be the difference between walking away with someone's ride or losing yours. Do not put body kits on your cars. They do not add to respect, will slow you down, and makes your car cost more to repair.
Choose the 2002 Toyota Celica at the beginning of the game. You can sup this car up well and it handles great. You can finish more then half of the races in your first car. If you are low on money, go to the Sanctioned Desert event races and race the first series a few times. They are quick races and one of the easiest. If you lose, you will not lose any money.
Before starting your street mode game, use the Skyline GTR to complete the Philadelphia Iron Man challenge in arcade mode. When you start your street mode game, you will begin with a modified Toyota Trueno AE86. With little more modifications, you will start with the best drifting machine in the game.
When starting a new profile, use your earnings from the very first race and buy a Trueno and do not do anything to it. Next, go to arcade mode and win the EVO, Trueno,RX-8 Mazdaspeed, and the RX-7 Bathurst. Go back to street mode, sell the Trueno you won and you will begin the game with more money than you had when you first started; and you will have an EVO, RX-8, RX-7, and a stock Trueno with some aftermarket parts. It is recommended that you sup up the EVO and use it to start; it has good stats and handling.
To get the most out of the Nissan Skyline, do not choose the $118,000 model. Instead, select the base (cheapest) model. All the performance upgrades on the M spec and V spec are lower than the regular Skyline with all the performance upgrades. The regular Skyline will max out to 1007 hp and the V and M specs will max out to around 960 hp.
At the main menu, press Up, Down, Left, Right to enter the code entry screen. Then, enter one of the following codes:
|Drifting The Sprinter Trueno|
Learning to control this car will rack up massive respect points. Before entering a corner, tap your brakes and release the gas. Point your wheels in the direction of the corner and angle your car for the exit. Ease on the gas to bring yourself through the corner. You can easily achieve Kensei Drifts, Braking Drifts, Jump Drifts, Feints, and Two Wheels using this method and car combination.
Go to the desert sanctioned race and do level one. Select the last wager on the screen, then accept it, and race. Do this for every race and you will get at least $12,000 easily. Keep repeating this to build up a large amount of money.
|Get Away From Police|
To get away from any cop during a pursuit, drive into the showroom parking lot. Park in the corner where the wall is located. The cops will circle but not find you. Wait until your meter reaches "Evaded" and you will be all clear.
|Get More Then One Video Of A Girlfriend|
Ante up and win a few new events to unlock more videos of your selected girlfriend.
|Mazda RX-7 Bathurst|
Get all first place finishes in the Los Angeles Iron Man challenge in arcade mode to unlock the Mazda RX-7 Bathurst.
|Mazda RX-8 Mazdaspeed|
Get all first place finishes in the Miami Iron Man challenge in arcade mode to unlock the Mazda RX-8 Mazdaspeed.
|Mitsubishi Evo VII GSR|
Win the Los Angeles checkpoint mission in arcade mode to unlock the Mitsubishi Evo VII GSR.
|Nissan Skyline V-Spec II Nur|
Win all three Nitro Xtreme Crew Meet series in street mode to unlock the Nissan Skyline V-Spec II Nur.
The races are as follows:
- Team Nemsis
- VRS Racing
- VF Crew
- Street Revolution
- Nitro Xtreme
- Storm Drain Sanction
- Desert Sanction
Win the Street Revolution Crew Meet in street mode to unlock the Subaru Sti.
|Test New Unlocked Cars Without Paying|
After unlocking a new car and saving the game, remove your memory card and proceed to upgrade it fully. If the car is not as good as your current one, or you do not want it, just restart your game. To keep the car without restarting the game, re-insert the memory card.
|Toyota Trueno Apex|
Finish first place in the Philadelphia Iron Man challenge in arcade mode to unlock the Toyota Trueno Apex.
When you place wagers before each race, the amount of each wager stays the same throughout all three races, no matter what the wager amount says between the races. For example, if the beginning wager is $2,000 then it will remain that way throughout the entire series for that racer.
|Wrong Wager Amount|
In a race meet, keep wagering against the bottom car. After you beat them the first time it will show less money, but you will still win the first wager amount.