How to Install Car Mods on rFactor 2

How to Install Car Mods on rFactor 2
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
December 21, 2021

So you’ve been racing on rFactor 2 for a while now but you’re getting a bit bored of the default content.

You’ve seen all the cool mods out there for other racing games but you have no idea how to get them to work on rfactor 2.

Don’t worry, we’re here to help.

How to Install Car Mods on rFactor 2

In this article we’re going to show you how to get any mod to work on rFactor 2 with minimum effort.

First of all let’s start by answering a couple of frequently asked questions so that you could have a better understanding of how this all works.

What are car mods?

Car mods are modifications that are made to the game files in order to change the appearance or performance of certain vehicles.

They can range from simple texture replacements to complete overhauls that change the grip and handling of the car.

What are car mods?

Though most of the time it’s just about a small tweak in the car livery.

What is a car mod manager?

A mod manager is a piece of software that allows you to easily install, delete or update car mods with little effort.

More advanced ones allow you to import new cars to the game without having to do any file editing.

Though unfortunately there isn’t such a thing for rFactor 2 yet so you’d have to do all the downloading, editing and uploading by yourself.

I know…It would be awesome to have a content manager that could easily hadle these tasks like the one from Assetto Corsa.

Does rFactor 2 have mods?

So going back to our RF2 car mods guide, absolutely! RF2 has plenty of extra car mods to pick and choose from.

But the only hassle with them is that they require downloading and a bit of tweaks before you can get them to work.

Does rFactor 2 have mods?

Car mod managers solve this problem by automating the process so that you don’t have to do anything, though unfortunately y

Now that we’ve answered some of the basics, let’s move on to see where you can get some of the best car mods for rFactor 2.

Where to find the best car mods for rfactor 2?

Car mods are spread all over the internet and racing communities, though it’s never easy to find the best ones to race.

Same for rFactor2, you could either spend hours researching online or you could just go with some of the most reputable sources such as Race Department.

If you click the link above you’ll be redirected to their free RF2 car mods section.

Where to find the best car mods for rfactor 2?

They’ve done all the hard work for you and have a huge variety of the best car mods for rFactor 2 in one place.

You just have to pick your favorite, download it and start racing!

Now that you’ve found your favorite car mods for rFactor 2, there are a few things you should know before jumping into the race.

How do I install rF2 car mods?

Car mods Installation

In order to install them, go to Race Department’s car mode section and hit “download” for the car mod you’ve chosen.

Most car mods come as a compressed file that you need to extract before installing them into your game.

How do I install rF2 car mods?

Though most common formats are rar and zip, RF2 mods come as .rfcmp files.

How do I add mods to rFactor 2?

After having installed them here’s the list of steps you’ll need to apply.

  1. Simply unzip the .rfcmp files and place them into a folder
  2. Once you’ve extracted the mod into a folder, launch rFactor 2
  3. Select the car mod file and hit install

Voilà! You should now be able to find your car in the RF2 list and ready to race.

How do I add mods to rFactor 2?

As you can see despite not having a mod manager like Assetto Corsa, you can easily download and upload mods to RF2 without any trouble.

Just make sure that you follow the installation instructions carefully for each mod.

Time to wrap up:

Now that we’ve covered the basics, go out there and find some of the best car mods to race with!

Adding the best car mods to rfactor 2 will never be easier.

Just be sure to double check the installation instructions we’ve listed above before you start racing!

We hope you’ve found this article helpful and that you’ll enjoy some of the best car mods out there for rFactor 2.

By the way, in case you were interesting in trying VR on rFactor 2 here’s our guide for that and here’s the system requirements you would need in order for your PC to cope with VR and rFactor 2 in general.

As always, happy racing!

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About the autor

Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.






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