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    V-RALLY 3: TUNING GUIDE
    
    by
    Jamie Stafford/Wolf Feather
    FEATHER7@IX.NETCOM.COM
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Initial Version Completed: February 8, 2003
    FINAL VERSION Completed:   February 21, 2003
    
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    CONTENTS
    Spacing and Length
    Permissions
    Introduction
    Tuning
    Vehicle Set-ups: Overview
    Vehicle Set-ups: 1.6L FWD Class
    Vehicle Set-ups: 2.0L 4WD Class
    Vehicle Set-ups: Bonus Car Class
    Contact Information
    
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    SPACING AND LENGTH
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    PERMISSIONS
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    INTRODUCTION
    V-Rally 3 is the first appearance of the V-Rally series on
    PlayStation2.  Not surprisingly, its graphics are excellent,
    the cars have many more tuning options, the sounds are better
    and more convincing, and the fun factor has been raised :-)
    
    This guide is designed to help players in selecting vehicle
    set-ups for each stage in the game.  There are six countries
    with four unique stages each, for a total of twenty-four
    stages.  Each stage also has a reverse configuration, which
    will obviously use either an identical or a similar vehicle
    tuning set-up; this brings the grand total of 'separate'
    stages to forty-eight.
    
    The vehicle set-ups suggested here are based upon my own
    highly-aggressive driving style, and thus may not work for
    every player.  In general, I tend to use very high brake
    strength (biased very closely to the rear of the vehicle) so
    that I can go much deeper into corners before braking.  I
    also tend to straightline corners as much as possible,
    especially when on a long downhill run (primarily on gravel
    or asphalt), for which I also rarely use any braking.
    
    Please note that some of the information in this guide come
    from some of my other guides, with appropriate modifications:
       General Racing/Driving Guide
       V-Rally 3: Game Guide
    
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    TUNING
    There are various tuning options available in many gameplay
    modes of V-Rally 3.  Note that once a tuning sub-category has
    been selected, adjustments are made in a pop-up mini-screen.
    
    Tires
       Selection       There are twelve tire compounds offered
                       in V-Rally 3, and each team selects the
                       three which should be best-suited for a
                       given rally (indicated at the bottom of
                       the Tire Selection sub-screen).  However,
                       the player can override the team's
                       decisions and choose from any of the
                       twelve available tire compounds.
                          Proper tire selection is EXTREMELY
                       important, as selecting the wrong tire
                       compound for a stage can slow the car by
                       up to several seconds PER SECTOR.
                       However, since most of the stages in
                       V-Rally Mode (the game's career mode) are
                       run consecutively without any Service
                       Areas and opportunities to change vehicle
                       settings, this will sometimes mean a MAJOR
                       compromise on one stage in order to attain
                       the best possible time on another stage.
       Pressure        Lowering tire pressure flattens the tire
                       and allows more of the tire to grip the
                       roadway, but this sacrifices top-end
                       speed.  Conversely, raising tire pressure
                       increases top-end speed by reducing the
                       contact area and overall grip with the
                       roadway.
    Chassis
       Suspension      The suspension allows for a given amount
                       of movement in the axles, and should be
                       ideally set so that the main body of the
                       car not pitch or jump around due to bumps.
                       For smooth surfaces, a hard suspension
                       setting is best.  For rough or bumpy
                       surfaces, a softer suspension is best
                       (allowing for more axle movement).
       Ride Height     Ride height is important for both
                       regulating the passage of air underneath
                       the vehicle and for ensuring the vehicle
                       does not scrape the roadway, especially at
                       the top of jumps and crests and when
                       landing after a jump.  Higher ride height
                       settings slow the car somewhat due to more
                       air passing underneath the vehicle, but
                       reduce the chances of the car bottoming
                       out (which can slow the vehicle even
                       more).  Lower ride height settings can
                       slightly increase overall speed due to
                       less aerodynamic friction, but greatly
                       increase the possibility of the underside
                       of the car scraping the roadway.
       Stabilizers     Stabilizers are designed to ensure the
                       vehicle remains upright, thus reducing the
                       potential for a rollover incident
                       (especially when cornering quickly).  A
                       higher stabilizer setting provides more
                       stability, but cornering can be more
                       difficult.  A lower setting creates a
                       greater risk of a rollover accident, but
                       cornering can be made easier at higher
                       speeds.
    Mechanics
       Gearbox Ratio   Shorter gear ratios provide faster and
                       stronger acceleration, but at the
                       sacrifice of top-end speed.  Longer gear
                       ratios provide faster top-end speed, but
                       acceleration will be slower and weaker.
       Differentials   This controls the amount of power going to
                       each wheel of the car.
       Brakes          Brake settings here can be made in two
                       areas.  First, brake balance can be
                       adjusted, so that the maximum braking
                       power can be located more toward one end
                       of the vehicle (if centered, then 50% of
                       the braking power goes to the front wheels
                       with the remaining 50% going to the rear
                       wheels).
                          Independent of brake balance is brake
                       strength (which can also be adjusted in
                       the driving-specific tuning options
                       below).  A harder brake strength reduces
                       the required braking zone before a corner,
                       whereas a softer brake strength
                       necessitates a longer braking zone.  Also,
                       harder brake strength settings risk to
                       create wheel-lock if the brakes are
                       applied harshly (which is a natural
                       driver reaction if an accident is about to
                       occur), thus causing the vehicle to slide
                       and not decelerate properly.
    
    There are also driving-specific tuning options which can be
    made on a separate screen before heading to the stage(s).
    Note that once a driving-specific sub-category has been
    selected, adjustments are made in a pop-up mini-screen.
    
    Car Options
       Gear Box       Select between Automatic and Manual
                      Transmission.  This is set to Automatic by
                      default.
       Steering       This controls steering sensitivity, or the
                      amount of delay between button press and
                      car response
       Acceleration   This controls the rate of acceleration
       Brakes         This controls brake strength.  Note that
                      this DOES NOT handle brake balance, which
                      can only be adjusted in the actual Tuning
                      section.
       Ghost          Activate and deactivate the ghost car (if
                      applicable)
    Controller
       Configure      Change button configuration
       Vibration      Select between low, medium, and high
                      vibration rate
    
    It is important to remember that these tuning options can
    only be accessed at the beginning of a rally and immediately
    after each Service Area.  Therefore, it may be necessary to
    think several stages ahead in terms of tuning options, which
    means that the vehicle may not perform well in one stage but
    will likely excel in another.
    
    Also, when a player takes part in a teams' driving test in V-
    Rally Mode (the game's career mode), the player is not
    permitted to tune the vehicle.
    
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    VEHICLE SET-UPS: OVERVIEW
    The vehicle set-ups suggested here are based upon my own
    highly-aggressive driving style, and thus may not work for
    every player.  In general, I tend to use very high brake
    strength (biased very closely to the rear of the vehicle) so
    that I can go much deeper into corners before braking.  I
    also tend to straightline corners as much as possible,
    especially when on a long downhill run (primarily on gravel
    or asphalt), for which I also rarely use any braking.
    
    Many tuning options for parts have a graph with a given
    number of squares, with the center square slightly larger
    than the others.  For the purposes of simplicity, this guide
    treats this larger center square as 0 (zero, or neutral).  A
    positive number means that the given part should be tuned
    that many numbers to the right of the center circle (i.e., a
    '+2' means that the player should move the right-most colored
    circle two positions to the right of the center circle),
    while a negative number means that the given part should be
    tuned that many numbers to the left of the center circle
    (i.e., a '-2' means that the player should move the right-
    most colored circle two positions to the left of the center
    circle).
    
    Note that these tuning suggestions do not include the
    driving-specific tuning options, as those are very much
    player-dependent options, and are also global to V-Rally 3.
    The main tuning options will need to be reconfigured for each
    stage in V-Rally 3 in order to maximize vehicle performance.
    
    Also, in V-Rally Mode (the game's career mode), there will
    often be times when the player must successfully complete two
    or more rally stages before arriving at a Service Area to
    repair any damages and tune the car for the next set of
    stages.  The tuning set-ups suggested here are viable for
    only a single stage, so the player will likely be forced to
    make some potentially-difficult decisions when running
    consecutive stages without a Service Area; for example:
    
       1.) If the first stage has 85% mud and 15% wet gravel, and
           the second stage has 100% loose gravel, which tire
           compound is best to produce lower times across the
           combined stages?
    
       2.) If the first stage has numerous tight, twisty corners
           with virtually no straightaways between them, and the
           second stage has only very minor corners and rather
           lengthy straightaways, what is the best gear ratio
           setting to use across the combined stages?
    
    Obviously, it is not always possible to achieve a 'happy
    medium' between consecutive stages when the stages involved
    are extremely different.  This is where a lot of educated
    guesswork comes into play.  In these situations, it is very
    important for the player to be consciously aware or the human
    and vehicle limitations and strengths.  Also, if the player
    has previously amassed a great lead (of time) over the rest
    of the competitors, then the player can lose a given amount
    of time on one stage and excel on the other by tuning 'only'
    for one of the stages (fully recognizing that time will be
    lost on the other stage, but still tuning and driving in such
    as manner as to attempt to minimize the time which will be
    lost in this endeavor).
    
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    VEHICLE SET-UPS: 1.6L FWD CLASS
    The vehicle set-ups are listed here in the country order used
    in Time Attack Mode.  Actual rallies in V-Rally Mode may
    appear in a different order (and with different weather
    conditions), and the stages used in Challenge Mode (whether
    playing default challenges or player-created challenges) can
    come from ANY country in ANY order.  Remember that for the
    purposes of V-Rally 3, the entire continent of Africa is
    treated as a 'country.'
    
    Target vehicle used for 1.6L FWD Class: Citroen Sport Saxo
    
    Finland
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1 front, -1 rear
             Ride Height     +1 front, +1 rear
             Stabilizers     0 front, 0 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZA (Soft Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1 front, -1 rear
             Ride Height     0 front, 0 rear
             Stabilizers     0 front, 0 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZB (Hard Rough Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +1 front ,+1 rear
             Ride Height     0 front, 0 rear
             Stabilizers     -1 front, -1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +1
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1 front, -1 rear
             Ride Height     +1 front, +1 rear
             Stabilizers     0 front, 0 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    France
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2 front, +2 rear
             Ride Height     -1 front, -1 rear
             Stabilizers     +1 front, +1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   +1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2 front, +2 rear
             Ride Height     -1 front, -1 rear
             Stabilizers     +1 front, +1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   +1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2 front, +2 rear
             Ride Height     -1 front, -1 rear
             Stabilizers     +1 front, +1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   +1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2 front, +2 rear
             Ride Height     -1 front, -1 rear
             Stabilizers     +1 front, +1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   +1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    England
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +1
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    Sweden
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GA (Deep Snow)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +2
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GA (Deep Snow)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +1
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GA (Deep Snow)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +1
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GA (Deep Snow)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    Germany
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GS1 (Snowy Icy Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2
             Ride Height     -1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2
             Ride Height     -1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GS1 (Snowy Icy Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2
             Ride Height     -1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2
             Ride Height     -1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    Africa
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZB (Hard Rough Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      0
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +2
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZB (Hard Rough Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      0
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +2
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZB (Hard Rough Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      0
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +3
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZE (Loose Wet Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      0
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +3
             Differentials   -1
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
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    VEHICLE SET-UPS: 2.0L 4WD CLASS
    The vehicle set-ups are listed here in the country order used
    in Time Attack Mode.  Actual rallies in V-Rally Mode may
    appear in a different order (and with different weather
    conditions), and the stages used in Challenge Mode (whether
    playing default challenges or player-created challenges) can
    come from ANY country in ANY order.  Remember that for the
    purposes of V-Rally 3, the entire continent of Africa is
    treated as a 'country.'
    
    Target vehicle used for 2.0L 4WD Class: Mitsubishi Lancer
                                               Evolution VII
    
    Finland
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1 front, -1 rear
             Ride Height     +1 front, +1 rear
             Stabilizers     0 front, 0 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZA (Soft Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1 front, -1 rear
             Ride Height     0 front, 0 rear
             Stabilizers     0 front, 0 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZB (Hard Rough Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +1 front ,+1 rear
             Ride Height     0 front, 0 rear
             Stabilizers     -1 front, -1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +1
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1 front, -1 rear
             Ride Height     +1 front, +1 rear
             Stabilizers     0 front, 0 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    France
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2 front, +2 rear
             Ride Height     -1 front, -1 rear
             Stabilizers     +1 front, +1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   +1 front, +1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2 front, +2 rear
             Ride Height     -1 front, -1 rear
             Stabilizers     +1 front, +1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   +1 front, +1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2 front, +2 rear
             Ride Height     -1 front, -1 rear
             Stabilizers     +1 front, +1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   +1 front, +1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2 front, +2 rear
             Ride Height     -1 front, -1 rear
             Stabilizers     +1 front, +1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   +1 front, +1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    England
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +1
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    Sweden
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GA (Deep Snow)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +2
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GA (Deep Snow)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +1
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GA (Deep Snow)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +1
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GA (Deep Snow)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    Germany
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GS1 (Snowy Icy Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2
             Ride Height     -1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2
             Ride Height     -1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GS1 (Snowy Icy Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2
             Ride Height     -1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2
             Ride Height     -1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    Africa
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZB (Hard Rough Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      0
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +2
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZB (Hard Rough Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      0
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +2
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZB (Hard Rough Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      0
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +3
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZE (Loose Wet Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      0
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +3
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
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    VEHICLE SET-UPS: BONUS CAR CLASS
    The vehicle set-ups are listed here in the country order used
    in Time Attack Mode.  Actual rallies in V-Rally Mode may
    appear in a different order (and with different weather
    conditions), and the stages used in Challenge Mode (whether
    playing default challenges or player-created challenges) can
    come from ANY country in ANY order.  Remember that for the
    purposes of V-Rally 3, the entire continent of Africa is
    treated as a 'country.'
    
    Target vehicle used for Bonus Car Class: Subaru Imprezza 2000
    
    Finland
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1 front, -1 rear
             Ride Height     +1 front, +1 rear
             Stabilizers     0 front, 0 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZA (Soft Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1 front, -1 rear
             Ride Height     0 front, 0 rear
             Stabilizers     0 front, 0 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZB (Hard Rough Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +1 front ,+1 rear
             Ride Height     0 front, 0 rear
             Stabilizers     -1 front, -1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +1
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1 front, -1 rear
             Ride Height     +1 front, +1 rear
             Stabilizers     0 front, 0 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    France
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2 front, +2 rear
             Ride Height     -1 front, -1 rear
             Stabilizers     +1 front, +1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   +1 front, +1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2 front, +2 rear
             Ride Height     -1 front, -1 rear
             Stabilizers     +1 front, +1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   +1 front, +1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2 front, +2 rear
             Ride Height     -1 front, -1 rear
             Stabilizers     +1 front, +1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   +1 front, +1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2 front, +2 rear
             Ride Height     -1 front, -1 rear
             Stabilizers     +1 front, +1 rear
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   +1 front, +1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    England
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type M (Muddy Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +1
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    Sweden
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GA (Deep Snow)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +2
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GA (Deep Snow)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +1
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GA (Deep Snow)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +1
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GA (Deep Snow)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      -1
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   0
             Differentials   -1 front, -1 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    Germany
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GS1 (Snowy Icy Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2
             Ride Height     -1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2
             Ride Height     -1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type GS1 (Snowy Icy Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2
             Ride Height     -1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type N (Dry Asphalt)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      +2
             Ride Height     -1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   -1
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
    Africa
       Stage 1 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZB (Hard Rough Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      0
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +2
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 2 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZB (Hard Rough Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      0
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +2
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 3 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZB (Hard Rough Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      0
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +3
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
       Stage 4 (Forward and Reverse Configurations)
          Tires
             Selection       Type ZE (Loose Wet Gravel)
             Pressure        -1 front, -1 rear
          Chassis
             Suspension      0
             Ride Height     +1
             Stabilizers     -1
          Mechanics
             Gearbox Ratio   +3
             Differentials   0 front, 0 rear, 0 central
             Brakes          -2 balance, +2 strength
    
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