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Trying my hand at vehicle customization

...in GTA V Online, that is. I know that most folks like to fill their GTA garages with supercars, but that’s not really my style. I prefer to jack cars right off the street and class them up with a few tasteful customizations. Naturally, design is a matter of personal taste, and yours may differ. But here’s what I’ve made at Los Santos Customs so far.

Benefactor Schwartzer (similar to Mercedes E-Class coupe) - These don’t seem to spawn too frequently. It look me a while to find one. When I did, I gave it simple but elegant dark blue paint with ice white pearl. Added the badge grille, sport bumper and skirts, alloy rims, and this is the result. A fun, quick GT car.

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Benefactor Schafter (similar to Mercedes E-Class sedan) - This lovely saloon came right off the street with this cabernet pearl paint. I didn’t even need to respray it. Just a slight window tint and some 6-spoke alloy rims, and this car shined up nicely!

Benefactor Serrano (similar to Mercedes ML63 AMG) - I had fun with this fast little CUV. I think the robust black wheels complement the dark gunmetal pearl paint well. With the addition of the badge grille, sport bumpers, skirts, and a dark window tint, the overall look is menacing, but still classy.

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Fathom FQ 2 (similar to Infiniti FX) - This little CUV doesn’t get a lot of love in GTA. It’s not the fastest, and it regularly spawns all over the map. But I love it. I gave it a deep bronze pearl paint job to mimic the signature launch color of its real-life Infiniti counterpart. The dark steel 10-spoke rims give it the presence that the default version desperately needed.

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Gallivanter Baller Sport (similar to Range Rover Sport) - I honestly didn’t have to do very much with this one. The stock wheels looked better than any of the custom wheels, so I kept them. I just gave it a dark window tint and a pearlescent orange paint job to make it pop.

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Lampadati Felon GT (similar to Maserati GranTurismo convertible) - Another example of where stock wheels are better than custom. I just gave it a slight window tint and an olive green paint job with a light blue pearl to give it a little sheen.

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Lampadati Felon (similar to Maserati Quattroporte) - This is the first car that I snatched up! Lampadati wheels look very similar to real-life Maserati rims, so again, I kept the stock wheels intact. I created the deep wine effect by layering a red pearlescent over carbon black. It looks very close Bordeaux Ponteveccio, an actual Maserati paint color.

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Obey Rocoto (similar to Porsche Cayenne Turbo) - A dark forest green pearl, racy alloy rims, and a slight window tint were all this SUV needed to look extra sporty. This one is a fun off-roader!

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Obey Tailgater (similar to Audi A6) - To date, this is the only car I’ve actually purchased, since it doesn’t spawn on the street in GTA Online. I created the dark blue pearl by layering a deep blue over carbon black. The sport rims and window tint complete the look, making it appear more like a high-performance S6.

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Ocelot F620 (similar to Jaguar XKR) - Probably the prettiest car in the game, in my humble opinion. A silver pearl with a hint of icy blue makes this car really shine. The dark sport rims with racing tires hint at this car’s underlying power, and the result is hopefully a bit more of an XKR-S look.

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Ocelot Jackal (similar to Jaguar XF) - This is my daily driver in the game, and is one of my more heavily modified rides. The deep green candy coat took a few tries, and was ultimately created by layering a bright green pearl over a dark blue. The sport wheels, sport bumpers, side skirts, and low lip spoiler really set this car apart from the default Jackal, and looks the part of an XF-R.

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Ubermacht Oracle (similar to BMW 7-Series) - I approached this one with a very light touch. It came off the street with this pearlescent blue paint, which I’ve kept. All I added were the 5-spoke rims and a slight window tint. I think it’s classy and understated.

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Ubermacht Sentinel XS (similar to BMW M3 convertible) - To date, this is the only car I’ve given a matte paint job. The flat dark blue with black roof and lip spoiler hopefully give this car that M3 look, specifically BMW’s “frozen blue” paint color. Sport wheels, bumpers, skirts, and a carbon fiber rear diffuser make this car look race-ready without being over the top.

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Ubermacht Zion XS (similar to BMW M6) - Another car with subtle changes. The gunmetal pearl was created by layering ice white over a dark gray. A carbon fiber roof and 5-spoke sport rims hopefully make this look a lot more like the real-life M6, a fast but elegant grand tourer.

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