Pro Series Drag Racing is unique among racing games in that it’s as simple or as complicated as you want to make it, but the complicated parts are very rewarding for experimental people. All you have to do is to go to the upgrade store and purchase what you want under the Tuning tab, and you’ll be able to control nearly everything about the car. If you don’t know too much about cars or racing at first, it can be daunting. Read on for some tips on how to tune your cars correctly for maximum performance!
The easiest one to tune is the gearbox/drivetrain, but even this can mess you up hard if you do it wrong. You won’t need to tune it until you make so much power that you’re hitting the rev limiter in the final gear. Tap the minus button on a gear to stretch out the ratio so that you can hit higher speeds in that specific gear, and tap the plus button to shorten the ratio so that you can rev faster. Start off by tapping the first gear down the most, and tapping the next gears down slightly less (such as fifteen taps for first, 10 for second, 9 for third, etc).
As far as launching goes, this is not important if you pay no attention to the tachometer, but you’re only making it easier for yourself to change this. Up the redline to speed up your engine at the risk of slightly more engine damage (strengthen the engine in upgrades to offset this). Increase the launch RPM as you lengthen the first gear and as you increase power. The shift light is to help you remember the good point to shift, and depends nn your tune. Wheelie bar should be modified slightly and even then only if ou have a wheelie bar. Wheelie bars won’t be necessary until you’re launching so quickly that you can’t keep the front wheels on the ground.
Suspension tuning is more of an art than a science, and you will have to retune it as you increase the power of your car. TRhe more compressio and rebound, the higher the front end lifts. The travel will play into this as well and the stiffness, when increased, will decrease the wheelie amount. When you have a wheelie bar, you can tune it for more of a lift because the wheelie bar will stop the lift and add pressure onto the rear tires. Tire pressure should be lower the more advanced the tires are. Drag radials need low pressure. Street tires need higher pressure.
The timing and the air/fuel ratio mixture should be modified together. If you are going to advance the timing, then run the car a little bit richer. If you are going to retard the timing (set it backwards a bit), then run the car a little bit leaner. The reason is that if you are running it richer, the engine needs more time to burn all of the fuel. Your needs here will change whenever you do heavy modifications to the engine (such as forced induction etc), so this too is more of an art than a science.
Boost control is not typically necessary early on as this is mostly taken care of by modifying the gear ratios, but if you get to the point where even just changing the gear ratios around, having the best tires and having the right suspension tune is not stopping the wheelspin, then take the boost down in the early gears, increasing it gradually as the gears get higher, up until the point where you are just barely avoiding wheelspin. This can add just enough to your time that you can win some tough races that you would have otherwise lost.
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