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For the two successors of the Sandking appearing in GTA V, see Sandking XL and Sandking SWB.



The Sandking is an off-road utility vehicle first introduced in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Design

The Sandking appears to be a variant of the Rancher with customizations similar to a Bowler Wildcat. In all of its appearances, the Sandking is depicted with myriad modifications commonly associated with off-road car racing. The Sandking boasts large MMT branded offroad wheels, a large spoiler, and several air scoops on the hood and roof. It has the words "Sand Masters Cup" written on the side and rear, and racing liveries, similar to the decals available in Wheel Arch Angels. The space for the racing number, however, is blank.

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Performance

3D Universe

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 still has enough travel to go over rocks and other obstructions without rolling over easily. It does have a high center of gravity, which makes it prone to tipping over at high speeds, however. 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 at this size and height. In GTA San Andreas, it is sometimes available with hydraulics common in lowriders to further improve its off-roading capabilities. 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. Some renditions have the same engine sound as its predecessor, while others have the same sound as the Rancher.

Modifications (GTA: San Andreas)

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Locations

Sunshine Auto's GTAVC Msg.All cars nice2

Sand King - GTAVC
"All the cars, NICE! Here's a little something."
Sunshine Autos Import Garage third list completion award message.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Next to The Big Ear under the satellite in the fenced area.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Trivia

General

  • The Sandking plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
    • GTA San AndreasK-DST.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • In GTA San Andreas, the Sandking is a great choice for off-roading, street racing (although it is unstable and easy to flip), mountain climbing, cruising, launching off ramps and picking up girlfriends (as it boosts the player's sex appeal to about a 75% level, undamaged).
  • Due to missing alpha textures, the PC version of the GTA San Andreas Sandking features white squares in place of sponsorship stickers.
  • Like the PC versions of the Sadler, Dodo and Super GT, the Sandking is missing a sheen.
  • In GTA San Andreas, the Sandking sometimes has hydraulics installed.


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