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"After a certain point, you have to ask: is this still a weaponized vehicle? Or is it just an arms depot with four wheels and an engine? Well take it from us: once you've taken your pick of heavy armor, front-mounted chain guns, dual missile launchers, an artillery barrage, a passenger-controlled grenade launcher, proximity mines and a roof covered in barbed wire, you know you've crossed that line.
Please note: this vehicle can be stored and modified exclusively in your nightclub warehouse.
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The MTL Pounder Custom is a custom variant of the Pounder, added to Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the After Hours update.


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The vehicle is essentially a custom variant of the Pounder exclusive to Grand Theft Auto Online, which features highly-advanced modifications.

The truck, like the Mule Custom, features side guard rails, with side steps and handles on either side of the cargo area, intended for two additional players to hang onto the sides, in a similar manner to the Brickade and the RCV.

The Pounder will also sport a worn effect by default, and the box' sides do not feature liveries.

Current Design Gallery


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The Pounder Custom is, as expected from a large truck, relatively slow on the throttle and has poor brakes, but makes up for its sheer size and ability to ram vehicles out of the way. While not as powerful as the Brickade against other road users, the truck can be upgraded with a front wedge similar to that on the Armored Boxville, which slightly increases its ability to part traffic. In addition, it cannot navigate through low tunnels, making deliveries extremely difficult. Worse, the Pounder Custom struggles to pick up speed on steep hills and roads, as it has very poor climbing power, even with full engine upgrades.


Unlike other armored trucks, however, the Pounder Custom is not any more durable than the regular Pounder, even with the armor plating upgrades, and will explode with just one rocket or other explosive, unless the player is doing a Sell Goods mission. The windows are slightly more defensive against bullets, but not completely impenetrable.

The barbed wire is optional, though it prevents other players from climbing into the box.


The Pounder Custom can be modified with an array of weapons:

  • Two driver-controlled Miniguns, which operate the same as those on smaller armed cars such as the Stromberg, Vigilante and Ardent, but having the firepower of gatling guns from vehicles like the Valkyrie.
  • Two driver-operated Missile Launchers, again operating the same as other cars with missiles. Like the Mule Custom and the Weaponized Tampa, they have no lock-on capabilities and limited ammo (30 rockets).
  • A driver-operated Remote Missile Battery, which behaves like the APC's SAM turret, capable of firing four unguided rockets before reloading and takes four seconds to reload. While it can aim up to 45 degrees, it cannot aim down, making it a poor choice against targets at close ranges. It also has limited ammo (30 rockets). However, switching to first person before selecting the Remote Missile Battery allows to bypass the lowest elevation angle, able to attack ground vehicles easily, but care must be taken to not receive explosive damage from the targeted vehicle.
  • A passenger-operated Remote Grenade Launcher identical to that of the TM-02 Khanjali, able to kill unarmored players and destroy unarmored vehicles with a single round. However the player must be aware that doing so too near the truck will immediately destroy it.

GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 74 / 120 4 N/A RWD 5500 / 12125 80
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A 4 N/A RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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The Pounder Custom can only be modified at a Vehicle Workshop inside a Nightclub.

Category Modification Cost Image
Armor Plating No Armor Plating $1,000
Light Armor Plating $55,000
Reinforced Riot Armor $87,500
Heavy Armor Plating $150,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Livery None $11,400
Basic Camo $18,240
Zancudo Camo $19,380
Sprayed Camo $20,520
3 Color Outline $21,660
90s Sandbox $22,800
Modern 5 Color $23,370
Arid Theater $23,939
Winter Camo $24,510
Urban Warrior $25,080
Nature Reserve* $25,650
Naval Battle* $26,220
Urban Geometric* $26,789
Coyote Geometric* $27,360
Large Geometric* $27,930
Naval Geometric* $28,500
Desert Fractal* $29,070
Urban Fractal* $29,639
Large Digital* $30,210
Medium Digital* $30,780
Small Digital* $31,350
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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 -
Roofs None $1,000
Barbed Wire $7,000
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Weapons Secondary Weapons No Secondary Weapon $1,000
Remote Grenade Launcher $285,000
Proximity Mine No Proximity Mine $700
Proximity Mine* $99,000
Primary Weapons No Weapon $1,000
Mounted Miniguns $115,000
Mounted Missiles $205,000
Remote Missile Battery $285,000
Wheels** Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000
* Denotes items that can only be unlocked for purchase via Research in the Bunker property.
** Vehicle is limited to Tire Smokes. Bulletproof Tires installed as standard.

When purchased, the Pounder Custom comes painted in the following colors by default:

Applied Colors
Primary Color Secondary Color Pearlescent Wheel Color Trim Color Dial Color
Metallic Frost White Alloy Black Worn White

Image Gallery

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

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Sell Goods
  • Provided the player owns the Pounder Custom, it will be used as the delivery vehicle for Nightclub Sell Goods missions when 181 units or more of product is being sold.
Adversary Modes


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Update Change(s)
Grand Theft Auto V
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
1.44 24/07/2018 Added Pounder Custom.
Grand Theft Auto V
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
1.46 11/12/2018 Corrected cover layout.[2] Changed from RUINER_COVER_OFFSET_INFO to POUNDER_COVER_OFFSET_INFO.[3] Model also updated.


Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Originally, when prompting to take cover near the vehicle, the player would sometimes be positioned incorrectly. This was fixed with the release of the following update, Arena War.[2]

See Also


  1. Blips-GTAO-PounderCustom.pngSeen when parked or when another player is driving a Pounder Custom.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rockstar Support: GTAV Title Update 1.46 Notes (PS4/Xbox One/PC):
    "Fixed an issue with the MTL Pounder Custom that caused the player to take cover against it incorrectly"
  3. File Data: vehicles.meta (1.46 patch files for 1.44)


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