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VEHICLE
Sandking
Sandking 1
Vehicle type: Racing 4x4
Body style: 2-door SUV
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearances: GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City Stories

The Sandking is a high-preformance, off-road vehicle that was first introduced in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The vehicle also makes a re-appearance in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

Description

Design

Similar but not identical) to the Rancher, the Sanking appears to be based on a 1984-1996 Jeep Cherokee (XJ) with a front bumber similar to a 1983-1990 Chevrolet S-10 and customizations similar to a Bowler Wildcat.

In all of its appearances, the Sandking is depicted with a myriad of modifications, commonly associated with other high performance off-road vehicles such as the BF Injection. Some of the modifications include large MMT branded off road wheels, a large spoiler, and several air scoops on the hood and roof, and a high ground clearance that boosts the vehicle's height. The Sandking is only available with a two-tone racing livery, completely with sponsorship stickers, and a blank sticker where a racing number should be. The livery also displays a "Sand Masters Cup" written on the side and rear.

Preformance

The Sandking seems to be mechanically related to the Rancher, and shares its off-road credibility. Its acceleration is above par and is an improvement on the rather quick Rancher. The suspension is stiffer than the Rancher, sacrificing some of the ride, but it's still very absorbent over rocks and other obstructions without rolling over easily. It does have a high center of gravity. Its handling is a big improvement over the Rancher but the suspension is still pretty soft so it rolls and pitches respectively; but it's still very impressive for a vehicle of this size and height. In GTA San Andreas, it is sometimes available with hydraulics common in low-riders, that helps climb large rocks, small cliffs or other challenging obstacles. Its massive ground clearance can sometimes actually be a hazard on the normal road, as it tends to literally run other cars over rather than just crash into them. If that happens, a rollover is hard to prevent because of the before mentioned high center of gravity. Otherwise it fares well on road but it isn't the best due to its soft suspension and height but is still competitive. Like the Rancher, it only seats two.

Locations

GTA Vice City

GTA Vice City Stories

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