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This page contains Cheats for Colin McRae Rally 2005 organized by sections for PC. This game has "Racing" as genre, made by Codemasters, released on Oct 28, 2004. If you can't find a hint or secret in our list, then please check this page periodically for the latest updates.

Boxshot & Details
Colin McRae Rally 2005
  • Developer: Codemasters
  • Publisher: Codemasters
  • Genre: Racing
  • Release: Oct 28, 2004
  • ESRB: Everyone

Game Hints

Tuning tips

Suspension: The rule of thumb is a soft surface requires a soft suspension and a hard surface requires a hard suspension. "Soft" is anything that is not tarmac or ice. Try using the second softest setting. The most soft suspension can decrease the control somewhat. "Hard" is tarmac or ice.

Tires: If there is a mix of tarmac and gravel, add the two stages ahead. Mostly gravel or tarmac has a higher total. Go for that choice. If they are roughly equal, choose gravel if you are more comfortable on that surface or vice versa. When the total of gravel is 33%, use the second hardest (total of tarmac 33% second softest).

Anti-rollbar: Set it to the furthest left and never change it.

Gearbox: Mostly, on almost any stage it can stay in the middle. For the Japan stages, adjust it one step to the left. This results in better acceleration in the tight corners.

Recommended 4WD cars: Citroen Xsara or when possible the Peugot 206. This depends on driving style, but the Mitusbishi Lancer or Subaru Impreza is slightly longer (meaning it is easier to hit objects at the side of the course).

Recommended 2WD cars: Volkswagen Polo. It is rather good compared to the others.

Recommended RWD cars: In order, try the Ford Sierra, Lancia Stratos, Alfetta GTV and Lancia 037. The last one has a lot of horsepower, but is difficult to control or get the power into the ground.

Trivium136, Jan 30, 2009

Downshifting

When using semi-automatic transmission you can override the CPU's choice of gears. This is useful because several cars have rather bad torque. Often you can brake hard and then downshift one gear more than announced. For example, when your co-driver says "Three right" when heading in the turn, brake hard enough or downshift so you are in second gear. This will result in a slight acceleration when exiting the turn.

saylor9, Jan 30, 2009
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