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"Medium-duty commercial truck for heavy-duty consumers. Finally, it's a pick-up to go with your two gallon sodas and twenty piece buckets for once. And the ultra-powerful engine can haul you out your bedroom when you weigh in at three tonnes."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Vapid Guardian is a heavy duty pick-up truck featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Heists Update.

Design

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The Guardian is mostly based on the 2004-present Ford F-650, as seen from the overall chassis of the vehicle. It takes certain styling cues from the GMC Kodiak, such as the headlights and the hood. The Guardian also bears a similar design to the 2007 GMC Topkick. It also has a much larger version of the grille seen on the Speedo, which in turn is based on the 2003-present Chevrolet Express van.

The underside of the Guardian is unique, in that it features a driveshaft loop, which protects the driveshaft from damage on its underside if was to fall off in the event of a U-joint (Universal Joint) failure, as in normal circumstances it would continue to spin in an aggressive rotation without the loop.

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Performance

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The Guardian has excellent speed and maneuverability for such a heavy vehicle with its turbo diesel engine and 7-speed transmission. Durability is reasonable against traffic collisions and gunshots, although fishtailing can be a problem at medium speeds. The Guardian may not be able to push certain cars out of the way, but with good speed and durability, that is considered unnecessary. The Guardian is also competent at off-roading, and its elevated ground clearance means that it can ford areas of shallow water without suffering from a decrease in speed. Any players that stand on the back of the vehicle won't fall off when the vehicle moves, allowing them to use any weapon.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 81 / 130 6 N/A AWD
35% FWD
65% RWD
3800 / 8378 80
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 130 / 209 6 N/A AWD 3800 / 8377 N/A
Observed
N/A N/A N/A F4 DOHC Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

Modifications

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Category Modification Price Image
Armor No Armor $200
Armor Upgrade 20% $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $30,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $200
Street Brakes $4,000
Sport Brakes $5,400
Race Brakes $7,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $6,700
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
Chrome Pipes $750
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $200
Xenon Lights $3,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker $2,000
Full Coverage $
Plates Blue on White 1 $200
Blue on White 2 $200
Blue on White 3 $200
Yellow on Blue $300
Yellow on Black $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Sell Sell Vehicle $
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
Race Suspension $4,600
Transmission Stock Transmission $200
Street Transmission $5,900
Sports Transmission $6,500
Race Transmission $8,000
Turbo None $1,000
Turbo Tuning $30,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000

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Special Variants

This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
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Moving Target

Pre-modified variants of the Guardian can appear as a random Moving Target vehicle in the Freemode Event, Moving Target, as part of the Freemode Events Update. The first set cannot be recreated in Los Santos Customs or any other mod shop as it has a unique primary color.

Guardian (1)*[1]
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
1 75 12

Vehicle's pearlescent and wheel colors are randomly picked from the car's regular traffic color sets.

No No
Mod Category Sub-Category
Mod
Armor Armor Upgrade 60%
Brakes Race Brakes
Engine Engine Block
Air Filters
Cam Cover
Strut Brace
Engine Tunes EMS Upgrade, Level 4
Exhaust Chrome Pipes
Suspension Race Suspension
Transmission Race Transmission
Wheels Wheels Inferno (Sport)
Rear Wheels
Tires
Guardian (2)[2]
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
1 55 12

Vehicle's pearlescent and wheel colors are randomly picked from the car's regular traffic color sets.

No No
Mod Category Sub-Category
Mod
Armor Armor Upgrade 60%
Brakes Race Brakes
Engine Engine Block
Air Filters
Cam Cover
Strut Brace
Engine Tunes EMS Upgrade, Level 4
Exhaust Chrome Pipes
Suspension Race Suspension
Transmission Race Transmission
Wheels Wheels Ice Kid (Sports)
Rear Wheels
Tires
Guardian (3)[3]
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
Random (Default Traffic Colors):
1 12 12 13 0
No No
Mod Category Sub-Category
Mod
Wheels Wheels GT One (Sport)
Rear Wheels
Tires

Prominent Appearances in Missions

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Freemode Events

Locations

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Changes

Update Change(s)
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PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
1.21 Added Guardian.

Trivia

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  • Despite being classified as an Industrial vehicle, it can be used in Off-road races.
    • This is, however, negated in the PS3/Xbox 360 release of the game.
  • The default radio stations for the Guardian are Los Santos Rock Radio, Radio Mirror Park, and Vinewood Boulevard Radio.
  • If the suspension is modified at Los Santos Customs, the vehicle's axles will not align with the wheel hubs, and will instead sit above the wheels.
  • Strangely, the steering arm found on the front steering rack is also found on the rear, as if it was modeled to be four-wheel-steered. This is due to the majority of the chassis being shared with the Liberator, which features modeled steering arms at both the front and rear ends. It also shares the driveshaft loop from this vehicle.
  • Despite the engine appearing to be a 3-cylinder from the exterior, using the Rockstar Editor, if the player positions the camera inside the engine bay, an extra inlet and exhaust pipe on the manifolds can be found behind the wall column separating the interior from the engine bay, making the engine a 4-cylinder.
  • It is one of the few vehicles to feature a driveshaft loop. The Liberator and Marshall also feature this.

Bugs/Glitches

  • The front bumper is not connected to the body of the vehicle, this is most noticeable when the player opens or removes the hood of the Guardian.

References

  1. Guardian case 1.
    case joaat("guardian"):
    if (iVar0 == 0)
    {
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 4, 0, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 11, 3, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 12, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 13, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 15, 4, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 16, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 23, 0, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_colours(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 75, 12);
    }
    
  2. Guardian case 2.
    else if (iVar0 == 1)
    {
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 4, 0, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 11, 3, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 12, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 13, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 15, 4, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 16, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 23, 19, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_colours(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 55, 12);
    }
    
  3. Guardian case 3.
    else
    {
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 23, 11, false);
    }
    


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