Welcome to part 2 of the Racing Rivals tips and tricks guide! Click here to go back to part 1 of the guide.
Are you sick of breaking your engine every time you race because you have too many go-fast bits on the car? Then, after you increase your rank, when you unlock a new car, spend all of your prize money from the previous round on dropping weight from the car, which is under the “chassis” segment of the upgrade section. This speeds up your car greatly without doing any additional engine damage.
Plus, after you unlock a higher class car, sometimes your old car will still be faster. If this is the case, you can still pick your older car to use for racing in the multiplayer modes, just not in the campaign mode. This is a great way to keep earning street cred as well.
Before you buy an old school muscle car, such as the 1970 Dodge challenger R/T for the C-class, make sure that you know how many speeds the transmission has. Google this if you don’t know. If you get a car with only four speeds, then you’ll hit the maximum speed before the race even ends, which puts you at a HUGE disadvantage, and makes it so that your only way to win is to destroy your opponent off the line and hope they don’t catch up. Get a car with at least 5 speeds.
Time your use of the NOS button based around your car’s strengths and weaknesses. If your car is slow off the line, use the NOS at the very beginning. If it runs out of steam in the middle of the race, save your NOS shot until then.
Did you race for pinks and then lose your car? If so, then you can go and buy a replacement for your car from the showroom using coins (albeit lots of them), but for anything in the current class or any above classes, you will still have to spend gems.
Stay away from aesthetic mods. There is no car show function in the game, the mods don’t do anything for your performance, and having them on your car will dissuade newbies from challenging you in multiplayer, because they will think your car has mods underneath. Keep the outside as stock looking as possible, while spending your coins on mods that will actually help performance.