I thought it would be good to have a thread dedicated to racing tips in general, and tuning setups in particular - especially for the races, challenges, tests, etc that are required for the trophies in this game.
Depending on how it goes, I may include some or all of it in the trophy guide, but if it seems like that's not going to be practical (it probably won't be due to the sheer size of the game), I will just keep this post updated with all of the good tips and link to it from the trophy guide.
So, once you get the game and start playing, and start having success getting through the events, come back here and tell us what car you used, your setup, etc, or any other general tips you come across.
Have fun and happy racing!
- If you have to use a controller (as opposed to a steering wheel), make sure you change your button mapping to use for acceleration and for braking. You'll need the extra control you get from the triggers.
- For most license tests and events you'll want to turn traction control off (it defaults to 5). You have to learn better control coming out of corners, but once you do you'll be a lot faster.
- For B-Spec events, your best bet (especially early on) is just to get a car that is way better than your opponents' and tell your driver to decrease pace constantly, because they will completely suck.
- Change your oil often, including right after you buy your car (even if it's brand new!). Changing oil will boost the HP of your new car and restore lost HP in a car that has been driven.
Tips from our resident GT5 expert, G-Rey:
- License Test Tips - Short Version
- License Test Tips - Long Version
- Traction Control is For N00b's!
- Automatic or Manual?
- Basic Tuning Tips
- Drifting Essentials
- Tuning: What, When and How - Volume 1
Tips from our friends at GTPlanet.net: