Need for Speed Underground 2 [Xbox]
Best Buy vinyl:
Press Up, Down, Up, Down(2), Up, Right, Left when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry. Go to "Quick Race" and press L or R until "Sponsor Cars" appears in the top right corner of the car selection screen.
Burger King vinyl:
Press Up(4), Down, Up(2), Left when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry. Go to "Quick Race" and press L or R until "Sponsor Cars" appears in the top right corner of the car selection
Open contest vinyls:
Press Down, Up, Down, Left, L(3), Down when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry.
Press Left(2), Right, X(2), Right, L, R when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry. You can start career mode with an extra $1,000 and get the Mazda RX-8 and Nissan Skyline in quick race mode. Note: This code has no effect if you have already started a career.
Press Up(3), Left, R(3), Down when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry. You can start career mode with an extra $200. Note: This code has no effect if you have already started a career.
Capone Hummer H2:
Press Up, Left, Up(2), Down, Left, Down, Left when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry.
Nissan Skyline and Mazda RX-8:
Press Down(2), L, White, L, White, L, Down when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry.
Press Up, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right(2) when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry.
Press Up, Right, Up(2), Down, Right, Down, Right when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry.
ShineStreet Lexus IS300:
Press Up, Down, Left, Up, Left, Up, Right, Left when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry.
All circuit tracks:
Press Down, R(3), Black(3), X when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry.
Level 1 Performance Parts:
Press L, R, L, R, Left(2), Right, Up when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry.
Level 2 Performance Parts:
Press R(2), L, R, Left, Right, Up, Down when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry.
Level 1 Visual Parts:
Press R(2), Up, Down, L(2), Up, Down when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry.
Level 2 Visual Parts:
Press L, R, Up, Down, L, Up(2), Down when "Press Start" appears at the title screen. A sound will confirm correct code entry. Note: This may glitch the game.
Avoid spins with Mustang GT
In career mode when you unlock The Mustang GT, be careful when you put in the top engine with the top ECU. When going fast, watch out for sharp turns. You might spin out in a race; try to work on your handling.
When you get to choose your car, regardless of the acceleration,handling or top speed stats, I suggest you go with a Honda Civic, or a Nissan 240SX.After this, race constantly and constantly until you have 10,000 bank or more. Make sure to never in any way tune your starter car. After you have your 10,000 bank or more, either trade in your starter vehicle or get a complementary vehical from the car lot. Make sure to press down on the directional pad often when you unlock new areas to see how many hidden shops are left to look for by scrooling all the way down with the left thumbstick. Keep using your untuned starter car until a Honda Celica is unlocked. Then, burn every penny on performance tuning at a performance store(blue sphere on map). While at the performance shop, go to dyno tuning(located all the way to the left of the main toolbar). Once there it will ask what mode you want to tune. Hit drag. Then, it will begin to test. When it is done telling the results go to tune, then pick nitrous. Move the slider all the way to the left. Then exit the performance shop. If you have extra bank left save it or spend it on looks and visual ratings (optional). Remember, Performance comes before looks. This is because the performance will get your car looks later. Looks won't gain performance as fast as performance will gain looks (to put it simplier- you'll need speed to get money-later, money from speed will get your car looking good-but if you chose looks and have no speed, you will never win with your fancy car). After your done spending all your bank, regardless of new performance upgrades you have to save up a ton of money, then when the next cars get unlocked, such as the Audi A3, you'll trade in the old tuned car for it or get it free from sponsors. Now, once again bust all your money on your new car(remembering performance comes first). Repeat this method until you have the best cars such as 350Z or Nissan Skyline GTR.
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.
When "Press Start" appears at the title screen, press Up, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right(2) to unlock the D3 GTO. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.
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.
Get on a highway of some kind at about 110 mph. When traffic is clear, hold R + Left until your car is spun at a 90 degree angle. Then, release the buttons (make sure your car is still spinning) then hold X. You will be driving in reverse. When you are driving, do a J-Turn (turn back around to the front when in reverse). Then, accelerate to finish the move.
Easier Turns In URL Races
Notice that before sharp turns in 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 breaks and turn. Once perfected, this can help you get through turns with more speed.
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.
Easy NOS Recovery
To get lots of NOS easily when your are standing still, hold the hand break (R). Next, hold the gas button and LEFT or RIGHT. You should spin around and create smoke. This should give you 300 points instantly to recover turbo boost.
Easy Outrun Win
Find an opponent to outrun with. Get directly behind him/her until your touching the back of his/her car. When the icon in the top left corner of the screen starts telling you to press UP on the D-pad to start the outrun. Quickly press UP on the D-pad and spin your opponent out. This fairly easy to accomplish.
Easy style points
To do this, you will need at least level 1 hydraulics. Drive up against a wall and activate your hydraulics. Then, press the Gas and stay up against the wall. You may need to turn sometimes to keep it straight. You should start to get points on the right side of your screen. Additionally, driving in reverse will give you style points. The longer you drive in reverse, the more points you will receive.
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. Additionally, to get the best drag times, hold NOS even through shifts. Tapping it does not work. Also, to get best times you must have a perfect launch. Use the Right Analog-stick to hold it in green. Once you tear out, if you need to get your tach up, tap NOS, but once in 2 to 5, hold NOS until you cross the finish line.
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.
When "Press Start" appears at the title screen, press Up(3), Left, R(3), Down. You will start career mode with an extra $200. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. Note: This code has no effect if you have already started a career.
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.
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.
Finding Hidden Shops
Look at the road signs around the city. They often have colored shapes (yellow triangles ect.) 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.
Finding more races
If you cannot find any more races on your map, then you need to find all the hidden shops in the city. After you find all the shops, you will be asked to be on another DVD cover. Follow the star to get to the next level.
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.
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.
Get drift points easy
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.
Have three regular vinyls and a unique vinyl
Fill all four vinyl slots with regular vinyls of your choice, then purchase this setup. Apply a unique vinyl on layer of your choice. Go to change (not remove), add the unique then press Y to go back out. All vinyls and the unique will be applied.
Hummer H2 Capone
When "Press Start" appears at the title screen, press Up, Left, Up(2), Down, Left, Down, Left to unlock the Hummer H2 Capone. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.
After you buy level 1, 2, or 3 hydraulics, come to a complete stop and hold R. Use the Left-Analog stick to move up, down, left, or right. The longer you move back and forth, the more points you will get. To activate your hydraulics, hold the gas, the brake, and the hand brake. While holding those down, move the Analog-stick in the direction which you want the car to move.
Jump off a car
To jump off a car's hood, you must first jump off an uphill road the other way that the car is traveling. Use your NOS, get some air, and when the car approaches, get on its hood, off its windshield, then into the air.
Install hydraulics level 2. Kiss the wall, then use your hydraulics (move the Analog-stick Up and Down quickly). Sooner or later, the car will jump, even making flips and 360s.
Level 1 Performance Parts
When "Press Start" appears at the title screen, press L, R, L, R, Left(2), Right, Up to unlock the Level 1 Performance Parts. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.
Level 1 Visual Parts
When "Press Start" appears at the title screen, press R(2), Up, Down, L(2), Up, Down to unlock the Level 1 Visual Parts. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.
Level 2 Performance Parts
When "Press Start" appears at the title screen, press R(2), L, R, Left, Right, Up, Down to unlock the Level 2 Performance Parts. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.
Level 2 Visual Parts
When "Press Start" appears at the title screen, press L, R, Up, Down, L, Up(2), Down to unlock the Level 2 Visual Parts. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.
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.
Auto Motor: 20 wins in level 5
AutoMaxx: 16 wins in level 4
Car Audio and Electronics: 6 wins in level 3
Elaborare: 3 wins in level 4
GTI: 11 wins in level 3
GTI: 16 wins in level 5
Hot 4's: 18 wins in level3
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
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.
When "Press Start" appears at the title screen, press Up, Right, Up(2), Down, Right, Down, Right to unlock the Navigator Chingy. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.
When "Press Start" appears at the title screen, press Down(2), L, White, L, White, L, Down to unlock the Nissan Skyline. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.
Original Need For Speed: Underground drift races
Win all Street X races to unlock the drift races from the original Need For Speed: Underground.
Rear wheel drive wheelie
This trick requires a real wheel drive car with level 3 hydraulics. Start with your car in neutral. Double tap then hold the R to engage the hydraulics. Hold Left Analog-stick Up to begin bouncing the front end of the car. In mid-bounce, release R, but keep holding the Left Analog-stick Up. The car will keep bouncing. Press the Right Analog-stick Forward to rev up the engine, then shift into first gear, while still holding Forward on both of the Analog-sticks. Your next hydraulic bounce will be delayed in the air while the car does a rolling burnout, causing your car to do a wheelie. This is great for showing off for the cover shoots of magazines.
This trick requires level 3 hydraulics. Tap A(2), then hold A. Press Left Analog-stick Forward while still holding A. Release A while holding Left Analog-stick Forward. Release the Left Analog-stick and the car should still be bouncing on its front wheels. If so, hold the R to accelerate and the car should pop a wheelie for about 10 to 15 feet.
One of the best cars in the game is the Toyota Corolla. Once you obtain all level three performance upgrades, you can go online and sup it up. Add whatever desired, including all level three upgrades then go to tuning and set it to drag so that it can take off the line quicker. Then, lower the suspension to the lowest setting. You should now have a car that can beat Celicas and Skylines, and will take off the line faster.
After unlocking all level three performance parts, get a Nissan 240SX and put all of the performance parts on it. If you go online with this car (with performance parts on the car) and get mostly perfect shifts during a drag, you should be able to beat all other car (excluding other 240SX's). If you want to go even faster, you will have to edit the settings of your car on the dyno run.
To get a fast Nissan Skyline that goes up to 227 to -228 on the airport freeway drag race, install all performance parts except for the six speed transmission. If you install the six speed transmission, you will get better acceleration but less top speed.
To fill your NOS gauge when you have hydraulics, flip any car or SUV and hold A for about two seconds. Then, press any button to activate the hydraulics. Immediatley, the word "Hydro" will appear on the right hand side of the screen with a number underneath. The number should continue to rise and not stop. To stop doing this, release A and press BACK to flip the car back over, starting with a NOS gauge filled to the overflow gauge.
ShineStreet Lexus IS300
When "Press Start" appears at the title screen, press Up, Down, Left, Up, Left, Up, Right, Left to unlock the ShineStreet Lexus IS300. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.
Taking a nice photo shoot
Once you are in the photo shoot area, press B, hold your handbrake, then rev the engine and press either Left or Right. The car should do donuts. While it is doing this, take the photo. This will give a smoky look on your wheels in the picture.
# 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 und 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
Unlocked at Start
2003 Ford Focus ZX3: FWD, 130 hp, 5300 rpm, 135 lbs. torque
2000 Honda Civic Coupe Si: North America only, FWD, 160 hp, 7600 rpm, 111 lbs.
1999 Mazda Miata: RWD, 128 hp, 6500 rpm, 110 lbs. torque
1992 Nissan 240SX: FWD, 155 hp, 5600 rpm, 160 lbs. torque
2004 Peugeot 106: Outside North America only, FWD, 120 hp, 5500 rpm, 107 lbs.
2003 Peugeot 206: FWD, 138 hp, 6000 rpm, 143 lbs. torque
1987 Toyota Corolla GTS (AE86): RWD, 112 hp, 6600 rpm, 97 lbs. torque
2004 Vauxhall Corsa: Outside North America only, FWD, 125 hp, 6000 rpm, 122lbs
Unlocked in level 2
2004 Cadillac Escalade: AWD, 145 hp, 5200 rpm, 380 lbs. torque
2004 Hummer H2: AWD, 325 hp, 3600 rpm, 385 lbs. torque
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT: FWD, 181 hp, 6000 rpm, 177 lbs. torque
2004 Lincoln Navigator: RWD, 300 hp, 5000 rpm, 355 lbs. torque
2003 Nissan Sentra SER Spec-V: FWD, 175 hp, 6000 rpm, 180 lbs. torque
2003 Toyota Celica GT-S: FWD, 180 hp, 7600 rpm, 130 lbs. torque
Unlocked in level 3
2003 Acura RSX Type S: North America only, FWD, 200 hp, 7,400 rpm, 142 lbs.
2004 Audi A3: AWD, 250 hp, 6300 rpm, 236 lbs. torque
2004 Audi TT Quattro: AWD, 250 hp, 6300 rpm, 236 lbs. torque
2002 Lexus IS300: RWD, 215 hp, 5800 rpm, 218 lbs. torque
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse: AWD, 210 hp, 6000 rpm, 214 lbs. torque
1998 Toyota Supra: RWD, 225 hp, 5800 rpm, 210 lbs. torque
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T: FWD, 180 hp, 5500 rpm, 173 lbs. torque
Unlocked in level 4
2005 Ford Mustang GT: RWD, 300 hp, 5800 rpm, 315 lbs. torque
2004 Infiniti G35: RWD, 280 hp, 6200 rpm, 270 lbs. torque
1995 Mazda RX-7: RWD, 255 hp, 6500 rpm, 217 lbs. torque
2004 Mazda RX-8: RWD, 238 hp, 8500 rpm, 159 lbs. torque
1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT: AWD, 320 hp, 6000 rpm, 315 lbs. torque
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer: AWD, 271 hp, 6500 rpm, 273 lbs. torque
2003 Nissan 350Z: RWD, 287 hp, 6200 rpm, 274 lbs. torque
2004 Pontiac GTO: RWD, 350 hp, 5200 rpm, 365 lbs. torque
Unlocked in level 5
1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR: AWD, 276 hp, 6800 rpm, 216 lbs. torque
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX STi: AWD, 300 hp, 6000 rpm, 300 lbs. torque
Winning 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.
Wrongly unique part name
When you complete the required amount of wins in outrun in level 2 to unlock the unique hoods, it gives you a list of three parts and their carbon-fiber counterparts. When using a Honda Civic, you will get the Speedline, Factor X, and Trap hoods. For their carbon fiber counterparts, there will be Speedline, Factor X and another Factor X. The hoods are the correct counterparts but the name will be wrong.