All of these "Tricks" use the Star Rating System, stars are increased either by maintaining the stunt for an extended period of time, or by frequently repeating the stunt. Each Stunt has a counter in the Diversions menu, as well as a sub-page with Statistics showing the number of times the Trick has been performed and the amount of Respect earned.
A noncustomizable, Phoenix variant called The Bandit is unlocked your in Garage after obtaining Three Gold Stars in "Multiple Driving Stunts". Which Stunts are required is not stated in the game, but they are Oncoming Lane, Near Miss and Big Air Jumps.
- This Stunt occurs when you jump out of a moving vehicle. Star are awarded depending on how far you travel through the air after throwing yourself out of your vehicle, so it is most effective to jump out while the car is already in the air, or in a wide open space.
- Longest Bailout
- Respect Earned from Bailouts
- Max Driver Bailout Damage Done (unused)
In Saints Row: The Third there is a car stunt called Car Torpedo which requires the player to bailout of a moving car, which then crashes into another car, pedestrian, and/or object (like a fence or pole). There is also a challenge given by Trix Vickers to increase FUZZ tv ratings.
Big Air JumpsEdit
- This Stunt occurs when you launch your vehicle into the air, and often occurs while performing Stunt Jumps.
- Earning three Gold Stars in this Stunt is one of the requirements to unlock The Bandit, but unlike the other two, crashing after earning the Stars will not cause you to lose them.
- Most Distance
- Most Height
- Respect Earned from Big Air Jumps
In Saints Row: The Third this stunt is called Big Air and is one of Speed Phreak's challenges.
- This Stunt occurs when you hold the handbrake and accelerator at the same time, and must be witnessed by Civilians in order to earn stars, so it is most effective to do this in a high-population area.
- Respect Earned from Burnouts
- Longest Burnout
Burnouts can also be performed in Saints Row: The Third. It is one of the few vehicle stunts in Saints Row: The Third that is not a part of any Challenge.
- Also known as Drifting, this Stunt occurs when you take a corner at high speed and the vehicle slides to the side. The Friction/Grip performance of a vehicle affects how easy it is to perform a Powerslide. You must be moving in order to trigger this Stunt, otherwise it is only a Burnout.
- Longest Powerslide Time
- Respect Earned from Powersliding
The Powerslide returns in Saints Row: The Third and is one of Speed Phreak's challenges.
- This Stunt occurs when you bounce your car with Hydraulics, which can be equipped on most cars via the Car Mechanic. You must bounce your entire car into the air, and earn a Star each time all four wheels are off the ground. Although it is possible to do this diversion in an area without Civilians, extra Stars are awarded based on witnesses, so you must make sure to attempt this in an area with a lot of people. There is a 5x multiplier for doing this in front of your own gang members, so doing in this in your territory will make it a lot easier.
- Longest Hydraulics Chain
- Respect Earned from Hydraluics [sic]
Hydraulics do not appear in Saints Row: The Third and there is no longer a Hydraulics vehicle customization option (save for the ASP tank which has hydraulics option in vehicle customization, however it is only accessible via the Rim Jobs customization glitch which allows non-customizible vehicles to be customized).
- This Stunt occurs when you drive close to another vehicle at high speed. This does not have to be an oncoming car, so you can earn stars for this by just passing vehicles on the freeway. These can be performed concurrently with the Oncoming Lane Stunt, but if you crash you will fail this Stunt and lose all current Stars earned. To register the earned stars, you must stop repeating the Stunt for a few seconds, so is easiest to do by simply stopping your vehicle.
- While flying, almost crashing into buildings awards stars for "Near Crashes", but this is not shown in the Driving Stunts menu.
- Earning 3 Gold Stars in this Stunt is one of the requirements to unlock The Bandit.
- Longest Near Miss Chain
- Respect Earned from Near Misses
- This Stunt occurs when you drive in the wrong lane, you do not have to drive continually in the same wrong lane, so it is possible to do this on a four lane road such as a freeway and weave between the oncoming cars. These can be performed concurrently with the Near Misses Stunt, but if you crash you may stop completely or be hit out of the oncoming lane, which will fail this Stunt and lose all current Stars earned. To register the earned stars, you must leave the oncoming lane, or stop the car without crashing. Respect awarded for this Stunt is directly tied to the number of Stars earned, with a max of 105 respect, so continuing to travel in the oncoming lane after earning 3 Gold Stars will not earn extra Respect.
- Earning three Gold Stars in this Stunt is one of the requirements to unlock The Bandit.
- Respect Earned from driving in Oncoming Lane
- Longest Time driving in Oncoming Lane
- This Stunt occurs when you run over an enemy gang member. Extra Stars are awarded if they are dragged for a distance, but can also be awarded by running over more gang members. Law Enforcement and Pimps to do count towards this Stunt. There is a glitch with this Stunt which allows you to continue earning Stars if the gang member lands in your car after you hit them, which is easiest to trigger while driving a convertible, or in a car that is missing the front windshield.
- Longest Roadkill
- Respect Earned from Roadkill
Roadkill appears in Saints Row: The Third and there is a challenge given by Dr. Hastings that requires one to runowver 500 peds.
- This Stunt occurs when you are on a Motorbike and brake suddenly while shifting your weight forward so that the back wheel is in the air and you are balancing on only the front wheel.
- Respect Earned from Stoppies
- Longest Stoppie
Appears in Saints Row: The Third and is one of Speed Phreak's challenges.
- This Stunt occurs when you in a four-wheeled vehicle and are traveling on two wheels. This can be done by driving only half of your car over incline and it is easiest to perform this stunt while in a larger vehicle, or by using hydraulics while driving. Due to glitches, it is very easy to trigger this Stunt by driving along the Train tracks, or by driving an Atlasbreaker.
- Max Two Wheels Distance
- Respect Earned from Two Wheels
- Longest Time on Two Wheels (Unused)
Appears in Saints Row: The Third and is one of Speed Phreak's challenges.
- When are standing on a moving vehicle, you will be prompted to press a button start Vehicle Surfing. This is the only Driving Stunt which requires pressing a button before starting.
- If you get 3 gold stars in vehicle surfing, you will unlock the Traffic Cone Hat in your Wardrobe, and the "Surf's Up" achievement.
- Longest Vehicle Surfing Time
- Respect Earned from Vehicle Surfing
- Longest Continuous Vehicle Surf Handstand Time (Unused)
Appears in Saints Row: The Third and is a suggested challenge to The Protagonist by Saint named Aimee as a form of stress relief. Occasionally civilian NPCs can be seen vehicle surfing as well.
- This Stunt occurs when you are are on a Motorbike and shift your weight to the back so that the front wheel is in the air and you are driving on only one wheel.
- Longest Wheelie
- Respect Earned from Wheelies
Returns in Saints Row: The Third and is one of Speed Phreak's challenges.
- This Stunt occurs when you crash into something at high speed and are thrown through the window of your vehicle. Stars are earned depending on the distance you are thrown.
- Longest Windshield Cannon
- Respect Earned from Windshield Cannons
It appears in Saints Row: The Third and is a challenge given by a Dr. Hastings who requires scientific data a paper he is writing on "Characteristics of Laceration in Relation to Human Ballistics" .
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