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The Karin Technical Custom is a custom armed pickup truck, featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Gunrunning update.


The Technical Custom was originally introduced as a mission-only vehicle that could be driven by the player as a bunker supply. However, as of the Technical Custom Week event, commencing July 18, 2017, it became available for purchase.


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The Technical Custom is a modifiable variant of the Technical, sharing the same design and features. Some of the differences are the non-rusted body with rusted mirrors, wider fenders similar to the "Widearch kit" from the Rusty Rebel and its badge has been moved from its grille to the plate holder. It also adds a tow-hitch on the rear, able to tow another player's Anti-Aircraft Trailer. The vehicle can be also modified with an array of visual modifications, being armor plates, ram bars, liveries and respray colors.

Like the Rusty Rebel, the Technical and the Technical Aqua, the vehicle only has a single primary colour applied on the body. It also retains the same wheel design as the regular versions, being eight spoke rims with high-profile off-road tyres, with a rusty appearance on the rims.

The vehicle is equipped with a turret on the load bed, which can be either a machine gun turret resembling a DShK 12.7mm (.50 caliber) machine gun or a Minigun turret resembling a GAU-17/A 7.62mm Gatling Gun.

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The truck shares a similar performance with the Technicals and the regular versions, being a nimble and fast vehicle with good traction for off-road environments. However, due to the increased mass, it is slower than the regular versions for most situations, although this also means better grip, traction and stability. Performance upgrades can slightly improve the vehicle's statistics.

The truck is powered by the same V8 engine as its regular counterparts, and retains the same 5-speed gearbox and AWD layout (with a 30% front, 70% rear torque distribution). It shares the same diesel sound from the Technical, the Technical Aqua, the Rancher XL and the Cavalcade.


Being an improvised combat vehicle and unlike the Insurgent Pick-Up and its Custom variant, the Technical Custom does not have any sort of defensive capabilities against both targets on foot and combat vehicles, especially tanks and helicopters. The front occupants may get shot through the windshield and the gunner may fall of if the vehicle rolls over, either suffering a considerable damage or dying from being crushed by the same vehicle. The lack of armor also makes it vulnerable to explosives in general.

Although bulletproof windows can be fitted, they do not provide any protection to the cabin at all, as the front occupants can still be shot through from bullets by enemy NPCs and other players (the same applies to the Weaponized Tampa, Nightshark and Insurgent Pick-Up Custom).


The vehicle comes equipped with a gun turret on the bed that has an excellent rotation angle of 360 degrees and elevation angle of between -35 and 45 degrees, providing impeccable defense against helicopters, pursuing cars, and targets at almost below the truck when in elevated areas. However, the gunner is almost completely exposed, as it has no defensive parts. Also, because of the limited accesibility and space within the vehicle, the gunner is forced to stay in the turret, and killing them renders the vehicle defenseless against larger threats.

  • Machine Gun: The first option is the default .50 caliber machine gun turret, which has devastating power against pedestrians and unarmored vehicles. The vehicle is able to kill most NPCs and players in one to two hits and take down most helicopters or vehicles in less than twenty. Overall, it performs similarly to the machine gun turrets found on the Insurgent Pick-Up and its Custom variant.
  • Minigun: The second option is a rapid-fire 7.62mm Minigun, which behaves like many mounted miniguns found on vehicles like the Valkyrie. Although not very powerful, the high fire rate makes it great against unarmored targets and cars.
  • 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.

The front occupants can still make use of drive-by weapons, except if the "Heavy Chassis Armor" upgrade is installed.


Towing an Anti-Aircraft Trailer in collaboration with another player gives the vehicle increased potential, as the trailer turret can provide additional defense when the main vehicle is supressing enemies. Caution should be taken when carrying the AA trailer, as it is possible to trigger a proximity mine that the Technical Custom has placed, destroying the trailer. The lack of armor from both the vehicle and the trailer mean that destroying one can cause severe damage to the other and vice-versa.

  • The stock MG option usually gives general flexibility against targets and one can protect the other gunner from behind. Focusing a single target with both turrets usually means increased damage.
  • The SAM option gives good capabilities at taking out long-range aircraft, compensating the lack of range and limited capabilities of the Technical Custom against armored vehicles. Land vehicles can be taken out with the SAM battery, but the low fire rate limits its effectiveness against armored targets.
  • The Flak Cannon option gives the vehicle a better way to defeat enemy heavy armor, again due to the Technical Custom's low capabilities against armored targets, but that means exposing the trailer directly to the enemy threat, especially tanks and weaponized aircraft.

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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 81 / 130 5 N/A AWD
30% FWD
70% RWD
3200 / 7055 80
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A V8 (Badging) 4x4 (AWD) (Badging) N/A N/A
7.5 Seconds 95 / 153 5 F4 SOHC V8 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto Online
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
100 (160)


0.18 500 / 1640 750 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A ~ 333 RPM Cannot be determined Box magazine (unlimited capacity) Charging handle N/A
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Fire Rate/Speed
Clip Size

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(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
15 (24)


0.05 500 / 1640 750 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A ~ 1,200 RPM Cannot be determined Box magazine (unlimited capacity) N/A N/A
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The Technical Custom can only be modified at a vehicle workshop inside a Mobile Operations Center or Avenger.

Category Modification Cost Image
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Armor Plating No Armor Plating $700
Light Chassis Armor $1,100
Medium Chassis Armor $1,350
Heavy Chassis Armor* $1,500
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
Grilles Stock Grille $200
Lower Bullbar $750
Reinforced Bullbar $1,340
Heavy Duty Bullbar $1,650
Ram-bar* $3,000
Brute-bar* $3,200
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
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
Proximity Mine No Proximity Mine $700
Proximity Mine* $99,000
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
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 Machine Gun $55,000
7.62mm Minigun* $100,000
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.

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Special Variants

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  • A modified Technical Custom will appear in a bunker resupply job. This version appears in a Matte Desert Tan color with the "Heavy Chassis Armor", "Heavy Duty Bullbar" and "7.62mm Minigun" upgrades installed. It also comes with "Cairngorm" off-road wheels with custom tires and Xenon lights.

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  • Supplies - May appear as a target to be retrieved.
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  • Unlike other Technical or Rebel variants, the Technical Custom lacks a turbocharger blowoff sound effect if a turbo is installed; this is most likely an oversight by the developers.

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