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BUSINESS
Los Santos Customs
GTAV-LSCustoms-Logo
The company logo.
Name: Los Santos Customs
Type: Vehicle customization and Repair shop
Founded: 1987
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto V
Locations: Los Santos
Harmony
"Cars can be completely customized from their outside appearance to even their handling and performance now at Los Santos Customs, the replacement to Pay N' Sprays."
―Description[1]

Los Santos Customs is a vehicle customization and repair shop featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. Their garages serve as a replacement for the Pay 'n' Spray shops featured in previous titles. It is very similar to TransFender in GTA San Andreas.

The Harmony branch of the company is one of the properties available to be purchased by Franklin Clinton for $349,000 and generates a weekly income of $1,600 and will grant Franklin free customization and repair to any vehicle he brings it in. It is available to purchase after the mission Nervous Ron.
Los Santos Customs Emblem-GTA Online

The Los Santos Customs logo on the map.

The player is able to lose any wanted level by entering Los Santos Customs. However, if the player is spotted by the police while approaching the workshop, then the garage door will not open for the player. It is possible for the player to kill the mechanic inside while the garage door is open, allowing the player to walk in and explore freely. However, once the shop is exited, it will be closed until the player leaves the area.

Hao is a known mechanic for Los Santos Customs. Just like other mechanics, he will respawn if he is killed.

E-Mail

WTF?

Just heard you bought a franchise in LS Customs, man??? Crazy. Clearly your game's not as weak as I thought it was! Well I guess I can't charge you for work any more :) Just please promise me you won't make me call you boss...

Say hi to that shit-talker Lamar.

Hao

- Los Santos Customs

Services

"If you don't leave with polished chrome we didn't do our job."
―Los Santos Customs business guarantee

Los Santos Customs serves to provide upgrades and modifications for land vehicles. Modifications are available for both aesthetics and performance. However, care must be taken with performance upgrades as it is possible to modify some cars such that their power and torque are beyond a controllable amount; upgrading the vehicle's transmission is usually an effective counter to this. Los Santos Customs will also repair vehicles if required.

Garage Locations

There are four Los Santos Customs garages in San Andreas, located on:

Modifications

See main article Los Santos Customs/Product Catalogue

Aesthetics

These modifications do not change the performance of a vehicle, merely its visual appearance. Note that some of these modifications are not available on all vehicles.

Modifications include:

  • Bumpers (Front and back)
  • Exhaust
  • Grille
  • Hood
  • Horn (Stock horn, truck horn, cop horn, clown horn and various musical horns)
  • Lights (Stock lights and Xenon lights)
  • Plates
  • Respray (Both primary and secondary colors (where applicable), including classic (gloss), matte, metallic or pearlescent paints. Chrome plating and brushed metal finishes are also available.)
  • Roll cage
  • Roof (Carbon roofs and sunstrips)
  • Skirts
  • Wheels
    • Type (Including high end, lowrider, muscle, offroad, sport, SUV and tuner wheel types)
    • Color
    • Accessories (Custom branded and bulletproof tires, as well as white, black, blue, yellow, orange or red tire smoke)
  • Windows (window tints, which are light smoke, dark smoke and limo)


Pearlescent paint requires that a classic, matte or metallic paint base be applied first. A second color can then be selected under the Pearlescent option, adding a tint or hue to the car. Some combinations of colors work better than others, so some experimentation is recommended.

For some vehicles, further unique modifications can be applied. Examples include various truck beds on some pickups, fuel tanks, frames, sidesteps, bodywork and fenders. Some other vehicles (such as the Karin Rebel or the Declasse Tornado) feature multiple variants, with each of these variants featuring unique mods that the other(s) cannot have.

Some Bikes have unique modification possibilities as well. Examples of these include removable fairings and assorted frames, fuel tanks, seats, rear mudguards, handlebars, mirrors and saddle bags. Additionally, the player can choose the front and rear wheel of bikes independently.

Bonus modifications (these modifications available only in GTA Online). These modifications include:

Performance

These modifications are available on all vehicles and affect their performance in some fashion.

Possible modifications include:

  • Armor (Armor upgrades ranging from 20 to 100%)
  • Brakes (Street, sport and race)
  • Engine (EMS upgrades, level 1 to 4)
  • Suspension (Lowered, street, sport, competition)
  • Transmission (Street, sport and race)
  • Turbo Tuning
  • Spoilers


After title update 1.14, spoilers may affect the vehicle's traction.

Vehicles

 

Uncustomizable (Repair only) Customizable (Color and performance only) Highly Customizable (Color, performance and body options)

Bison (McGill-Olsen Construction and The Mighty Bush versions)

Crusader

Security Car (Merryweather Dilettante)

Stretch

Taxi

Tornado (Mexican beater version)

Adder

Asterope

Baller (Second generation)

BF Injection

Bison

Blazer

Bobcat

Bullet

Cavalcade (Second generation)

Cognoscenti Cabrio

Dilettante

Dune Buggy

Duneloader

Emperor (Both versions)

Exemplar

F620

Felon GT

Fugitive

FQ 2

Gauntlet

Granger

Habanero

Hexer

Ingot

Injection

JB 700

Mesa (Including the Merryweather variant)

Minivan

Monroe

Nemesis

Oracle (First generation)

Patriot

Paradise (The Beach Bum Update)

Picador

Radius

Rancher XL

Rebel (Clean version)

Regina

Rocoto

Romero

Roosevelt (The Valentine's Day Massacre Special Update)

Sadler

Sanchez

Seminole

Sovereign (The Independance Day Special Update)

Space Docker (Only the "Bulletproof tires" can be modified)

Stanier

Stinger

Stinger GT

Stratum

Surfer (Both versions)

Super Diamond

Tornado (Beater version)

Tow Truck (small only)

Vader

Voodoo

Washington

9F

9F Cabrio

Akuma

Alpha (The Business Update)

Asea

Bagger

Banshee

Baller (First generation)

BeeJay XL

Bifta (The Beach Bum Update)

Blade (The I'm Not a Hipster Update)

Blista

Bodhi

Buccaneer

Buffalo

Buffalo S

Carbonizzare

Carbon RS (The Collector's Editions)

Cavalcade (First generation)

Cheetah

Coquette

Daemon

Dominator

Dubsta

Dubsta 6x6 (The I'm Not a Hipster Update)

Entity XF

Felon

Feltzer

Fusilade

Glendale (The I'm Not a Hipster Update)

Gresley

Futo

Infernus

Intruder

Hotknife (The Collector's Edition)

Huntley S (The High Life Update)

Issi

Jackal

Jester (The Business Update)

Kalahari (The Beach Bum Update)

Khamelion (The Collector's Edition)

Landstalker

Manana

Massacro (The High Life Update)

Oracle (Second generation)

Panto (The I'm Not a Hipster Update)

PCJ-600

Penumbra

Peyote

Phoenix

Pigalle (The I'm Not a Hipster Update)

Prairie

Premier

Primo

Rapid GT

Rat Loader

Rebel (Beater version)

Rhapsody (The I'm Not a Hipster Update)

Ruiner

Sabre Turbo

Sandking SWB

Sandking XL

Schafter

Schwartzer

Sentinel

Sentinel XS

Sultan

Surano

Surge

Serrano

Tailgater

Thrust (The High Life Update)

Tornado (Clean version)

Turismo R (The Business Update)

Vacca

Vigero

Voltic

Warrener (The I'm Not a Hipster Update)

Youga

Zentorno (The High Life Update)

Zion

Zion Cabrio

Z-Type

GTA Online

Los Santos Customs works in the same way in GTA Online as it does in the game's Single Player mode, with the added benefit of being a chop shop — once per in-game day, players can deliver a stolen vehicle to an LSC garage and sell it for parts, receiving a cash payout in return. Assuming vehicles are delivered in mint condition, players will receive a payout equalling 10% of the car's initial retail value (the price for the car when new). For example, a car that can be purchased for $30,000 will net the player $3,000 at LSC.

It should be noted that vehicles with a retail value in excess of $100,000 can only be sold if they were legally purchased by the player (e.g. from Legendarymotorsport.net). However, cheaper vehicles with a retail value of less than $100,000 can be stolen on the street and sold for profit.

Highest valued vehicles

Below is a list of vehicles that will net players the greatest payouts in GTA Online. Note that the following values will only be given if the vehicle is in mint condition.

For the full list of vehicle values, see Los Santos Customs Vehicle Prices.

Gallery

Promotional images

Mission Appearances

Trivia

  • All but one of the vehicle modification shops in GTA V are Los Santos Customs outlets; the last is an independent tuning garage known as Beeker's Garage, located in Paleto Bay, although functionally it is identical to Los Santos Customs.
  • Los Santos Customs is an obvious parody of West Coast Customs, a business located in Los Angeles offering similar services, popularised in the MTV show Pimp My Ride. West Coast Customs was also responsible for producing the real-life Banshee as part of the game's promotion.
  • If Franklin Clinton purchases the Los Santos Customs garage on Route 68, all vehicle modifications will be free, although only at that location and only for him. However, it is still possible to take advantage of this and customize other characters' unique vehicles for free (e.g. Michael's Tailgater and Premier, Trevor's Bodhi, Amanda's Sentinel and Tracey's Issi). To do this, players need to acquire these vehicles as Franklin; in the case of Michael and Trevor, players will need to move them and their personal vehicle close to Franklin in the game world, before switching characters and taking the car as Franklin. Amanda's and Tracey's cars, meanwhile, can be found at Michael's mansion
  • The functionality of the Los Santos Customs garage is very similar to the garage featured in another one of Rockstar's video games, Midnight Club: Los Angeles
  • If the player adds armor to their car as Franklin at the shop near the airport, the mechanic may ask, "You got some heat with the Ballas or something?"
  • If the player drives any vehicles while wearing Epsilon Program robe into Los Santos Customs as Michael, the mechanic will shout, "Kifflom!"
  • It is possible to enter all branches of Los Santos Customs (and Beeker's Garage) on foot. The Los Santos Customs branch in Harmony and Beeker's Garage can both be accessed through a small side door to the left of the vehicle entrance, while the branches in Burton, La Mesa, and Los Santos International Airport must be accessed by parking a car far enough into the entrance that the door can't close, but not so far that the cutscenes of the car entering is triggered, before getting out of the car and walking in.
  • There is a health pack in the outlet near the airport.
  • If you "stalk" Los Santos Customs on Lifeinvader, you will receive an in-game coupon for a free respray.
  • Many of the modifications available for vehicles are based on real world aftermarket parts, particularly wheel rims. For example, the Endo V1 rims in the Sport section are based on VOLK TE37's, which are popular in the import scene.
  • As of Patch 1.15, car spoilers now add more traction when applied to a vehicle.
  • In the email he sends to Franklin upon purchasing the Harmony branch, Hao states he will no longer charge for modifications. However, modifications are only free for Franklin at the Harmony outlet, whereas Hao works at the Los Santos International Airport branch.

References

  1. Destructoid Article

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