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A large-sized truck for your Nightclub Warehouse. And yes, it comes with heavy armor and a wide range of weaponization options. Showbusiness can be a ruthless game.
Career Builder description.
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.
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

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 a modifiable variant of the Pounder, sharing the same profile and layout. The vehicle remains largely identical to its regular equivalent, but adds two side guard rails to prevent other vehicles from getting stuck between the wheels, as well as side steps and handles on each side of the cargo box, intended for six additional players to hang onto the sides, similar to vehicles such as the Brickade and the RCV. The vehicle can also be modified with an array of visual modifications, being armor plates, liveries and respray colors.

The vehicle sports a worn effect by default, and the box's sides do not feature liveries. It also has access to a primary color for the cabin and the box, and uses the same industrial wheels as the regular Pounder.

The vehicle can be equipped with either two front-facing miniguns, two unguided missile launchers or a remote missile battery similar in appearance to the one from the Anti-Aircraft Trailer, as well as a remote grenade launcher identical to the one from the TM-02 Khanjali.

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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.

Although it is believed to use the same V8 engine from the regular version, it is not possible to see the engine model, as the hood is fixed and cannot be opened. It shares the engine sound from the regular Pounder, being somewhat similar to a diesel engine that revs moderately high (yet still lower than other trucks, such as the Benson and Police Riot), and provides a significantly smooth engine sound, yet the roar produced from the engine can still be heard unlike the aforementioned vehicles, the Benson and Police Riot.

Installing the "Barbed Wire" modification prevents other players from climbing into the box, and also gives the vehicle a slight traction increase, in the same way as a spoiler.


Despite having three different levels of armor upgrades, none of them make the truck any more durable in free roam, as the truck will still explode with only a single explosive near the body, unless the player is in a Sell Goods mission, in which it gains increased resistance and immunity to missile lock-ons. However, the cabin also has bullet-resistant windows similar to vehicles like the Schafter V12 (Armored) and the Baller LE (Armored), giving the occupants slight protection against most firearms before being shattered.

It should be noted that while the Heavy Armor Plating upgrade adds plates that constrict the openings in the windows, they do not offer additional protection at all. In addition, adding any Armor Plating will take away the ability for occupants to use throwable weapons.


The Pounder Custom has access to an array of weapons, separated into primary (driver-operated) and secondary (passenger-operated):

  • Machine Gun: the first primary option is a set of two front-facing Miniguns, which work similarly to the fixed minigun of the Weaponized Tampa and most miniguns from aircraft such as the Havok and the Akula. The high fire rate gives the vehicle a slight advantage over most vehicles with machine guns, but are difficult to aim due to the truck's sluggish handling. It works decent against targets on foot and unarmored vehicles, but struggles to take out armored vehicles. Still, the miniguns can destroy vehicles instantly when damaged enough, while the machine guns can only set them aflame and require additional rounds to finally destroy them.
  • Missiles: the second primary option is a set of two front-facing, unguided missiles that work similar to the ones from the Weaponized Tampa. This gives the vehicle a more offensive option against armored vehicles, but the lack of homing capabilities makes it difficult to hit fast-moving targets, considering the sluggish handling of the truck. It also has a limited capacity of 30 missiles.
  • Missile Battery: the third primary option is a remote missile battery, which works similarly to the APC's SAM battery. This weapon fires four unguided rockets before reloading and takes four seconds to reload. While it can aim up to 40 degrees, it cannot aim down, making it a poor choice against targets at close ranges (unless switching to first-person view before selecting the weapon, which can easily bypass the lower restriction and thus, able to attack ground vehicles near the truck within a relatively safe distance). It also has a limited capacity of 30 missiles.
  • Grenade Launcher: The vehicle can be modified with a secondary remote grenade launcher, which provides greater firepower against armored targets and greater range of about 150m (492ft), at the cost of having limited fire rate and ammo (30 rounds). They have an elevation range of between -20 and 30 degrees, and the rounds will explode half a second after hitting the ground, similar to the Pipe Bombs and the grenade launchers available on the TM-02 Khanjali, the Dune FAV and the Barrage. Due to the positioning of the launcher on the rearmost section of the box, it is difficult to attack targets in front of the truck, but it works better at taking out enemy pursuers.
  • The vehicle has the option for installing Proximity Mines, which behave the same as any remote explosive and are operated by the driver. These mines are a bit stronger than their hand-held counterparts and are also limited to five active mines. Caution should be taken when using it, as it can potentially damage or destroy the vehicle.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto Online
(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 the 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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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

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

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Sell Goods

  • Can be used during a Nightclub Sell Goods mission when 181 units or more of product is being sold, provided the player owns it to make the sale.


Business Battles

  • May spawn around the map carrying a Mamba during a Business Battle. The player must destroy the rear cargo doors to make the car fall off.

Adversary Modes


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Update Change(s)
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1.44 24/07/2018 Added Pounder Custom.
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1.46 11/12/2018 Corrected cover layout.[2] Changed from RUINER_COVER_OFFSET_INFO to POUNDER_COVER_OFFSET_INFO.[3] Model also updated.


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  • 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)