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You won't worry about trashing this all-terrain pick-up truck - it's pretty much trashed already. At this price, just be grateful that the brakes work.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Karin Rusty Rebel is a two-door beater pickup truck featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Rusty Rebel is essentially a rusted variant of the standard Rebel. While identical in design, it has rusty spots, patches and damage across the bodywork and rusty front bumper and side steps, in the same manner as many beaters. The interior is in a very beater condition similar to the Rat-Loader, with torn dash material and stains across the interior, and dirty door paneling, seats and steering wheel. It is also fitted with a CB radio, and occasional trucker chatter can be heard regardless of whether the main radio is turned on or off. The chatter will only play if playing as Trevor and in Blaine County.

Unlike the regular Rebel, this variant has access to rally/off-road modifications, which include assorted bullbars, extended wheel arches, and a variety of bed options including covers and roll bars. It is even possible to install a reinforced spaceframe that replaces remove most of the vehicle's bodywork and includes rallying equipment such as spare wheels, tool kits and additional fog lamps. With the space frame installed, the Rebel's quarter panels, bed floor and sides and tail lights are all removed, leaving the cab and front end intact (reinforced with additional framework), and rearranged suspension setup. The Rusty Rebel may also spawn with the same roll bar options as its clean version.

The general bodywork is painted with the primary colour, while the "REBEL 4x4" markings are permanently white, no longer assigning a secondary colour. The truck appears with the same eight spoke wheels wrapped in high-profile off-road tyres, albeit with a rusty condition on the rims.

Current Design Gallery


Performance

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The truck shares a similar performance with the regular Rebel, being a nimble and fast vehicle with good traction for off-road environments. However, it seems to have delayed ignition due to its rusty condition, similar to most beaters.

The truck is powered by the same V8 engine as its clean counterpart, and retains the same 5-speed gearbox and AWD layout (with a 30% front, 70% rear torque distribution). Unlike the clean version, the Rusty Rebel has a petrol engine sound that is much smoother, and valve/injection timing is more consistent, being similar to the Rat-Loader and the Duneloader (enhanced version).

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
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 5 N/A AWD
30% FWD
70% RWD
2400 / 5291 80
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A V8 (Badging) 4x4 (AWD) N/A N/A
Observed
9.18 Seconds 90 / 146 5 F4 V8 (Cover) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Armor No Armor $250 $500
Armor Upgrade 20% $1,250 $5,250
Armor Upgrade 40% $3,125 $8,750
Armor Upgrade 60% $5,000 $14,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $8,750 $24,500
Armor Upgrade 100% $12,500 $35,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $250 $500
Street Brakes $5,000 $10,000
Sport Brakes $6,750 $13,500
Race Brakes $8,750 $17,500
Bullbars Stock Bullbars $100 $200
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Bullbars $5,000 $10,000
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Baja Bar $6,000 $12,000
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Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,250 $4,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $3,125 $6,250
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $4,500 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $8,375 $16,750
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $200 $400
Xenon Lights $1,000 $5,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $875
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $700
Transmission Stock Transmission $250 $500
Street Transmission $7,375 $14,750
Sports Transmission $8,125 $16,250
Race Transmission $10,000 $20,000
Truck Beds Stock Truck Bed $100 $200
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Widearch Kit $350 $700
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Aero Bed Cover $575 $1,150
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Dakar Space Frame $800 $1,600
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Baja Space Frame $975 $1,950
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Sandrail Conversion $1,200 $2,400
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Turbo None $1,250 $2,500
Turbo Tuning $6,250 $35,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Variants

Technical

Grand Theft Auto Online
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The Technical in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
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The Technical Aqua in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Technical is an armed variant of the Rusty Rebel featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Heists Update, having a rusted/worn body and a machine gun turret on the rear bed resembling a DShK Machine Gun.

The Technical Aqua is an amphibious variant added in the Import/Export update. It adds two flotation devices and a boat engine on the back.

Notable Owners

  • Sacha Yetarian - During Sacha’s introduction cutscene in the Arena Workshop, he can be seen tinkering with a Rusty Rebel, to which he then confirms is his car.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

  • The default radio station of the Rusty Rebel is Channel X.
  • The Rebel does not have reversing lights.
  • Adding the "Aero Bed Frame" modification and reverting back to the stock option will remove the default roll bars from the truck (scrolling up on the customization menu) or having the roll bars with the mounted lamps (scrolling down).
  • Despite having a different engine sound, NPC-driven Rusty Rebels still have the diesel one from the regular Rebel and the Technicals. In fact, bailing out from a player-driven Rusty Rebel causes the engine sound to switch to the diesel one.
  • Any of the truck bed modifications (with the exception of the "Widearch kit" modification) will turn the tailgate invisible. This tailgate can still be opened with the Interaction Menu in GTA Online, and still has collision detection (characters can stand still over the opened invisible tailgate). Breaking the tailgate, however, will render it visible.
  • Unlike the standard Rebel, the rusty version has no option to change the license plate in Los Santos Customs, but can be customized by using the iFruit App.

Bugs/Glitches

  • The "REBEL 4x4" markings on the sides flickered constantly due to an issue with the livery placement. This has been fixed in the Enhanced Edition.

See Also

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