Vehicle Upgrade Unlockable Guide by G-Ziss

Version 1.0, Last Updated 2014-05-10

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Grand Theft Auto Online

Vehicle Unlockable Item Requirements

Introduction

This is a comprehensive guide covering all of the specific requirements for unlocking upgrades and paint jobs for your car or motorcycle in Grand Theft Auto Online. These items can be unlocked either by reaching a specifc rank or by performing a certain race related activity in public races.

Some upgrades are vehicle specific and do not apply to all vehicles in the game. These include: Bodywork, Bumpers, Exhaust, Fenders, Front Seat, Fuel Tank, Grille, Handlebars, Hood, Rear Mudguard, Rear Seat, Roof, Skirts, and Spoiler.

Please note that this guide only covers upgrades that are available to all vehicles.

Please also note that requirements for upgrades in the Brakes, Engine, Transmission, and Turbo categories may vary by 1-2 based on various other factors.

Author: G-Ziss

XBL/PSN: GAMESHARQ

Date: May 9, 2014

Armor

ItemRequirement
Armor Upgrade 20%Rank 10
Armor Upgrade 40%Rank 30
Armor Upgrade 60%Rank 50
Armor Upgrade 80%Rank 80
Armor Upgrade 100%Rank 100

Brakes

ItemRequirement
Street BrakesWin 11 Races
Sport BrakesWin 27 Races
Race BrakesWin 39 Races

Engine

ItemRequirement
EMS Upgrade, Level 2Win 15 Races
EMS Upgrade, Level 3Win 31 Races
EMS Upgrade, Level 4Win 43 Races

Explosives

ItemRequirement
Ignition BombRank 25
Remote BombRank 50

Horns

ItemRequirement
Truck HornRank 10
Cop HornRank 11
Clown HornRank 12
Musical Horn 1Rank 13
Musical Horn 2Rank 14
Musical Horn 3Rank 16
Musical Horn 4Rank 18
Musical Horn 5Rank 19

Lights

ItemRequirement
Xenon LightsRank 21

Chrome

ItemRequirement
ChromeWin 50 Races

Classic

ItemRequirement
Carbon BlackRank 7
GraphiteRank 7
Anthracite BlackRank 7
Black SteelRank 7
Bluish SilverRank 9
Rolled SteelRank 9
Shadow SilverRank 9
Stone SilverWin 10 Races
Midnight SilverRank 9
Torino RedRank 11
Formula RedRank 11
Lava Red100 Slipstreams
Blaze RedRank 11
Grace RedRank 11
Sunset RedRank 13
Cabernet Red25 Slipstreams
Wine Red5 Turbo Starts
Candy Red50 Best Laps
Hot Pink50 Turbo Starts
Pfister PinkRank 13
Salmon PinkRank 13
Sunrise Orange5 Stunt Jumps
Bright OrangeRank 13
GoldWin 25 Races
BronzeRank 15
YellowRank 15
Dew Yellow10 Stunt Jumps
Dark GreenRank 15
Racing Green10 Turbo Starts
Sea GreenRank 15
Gasoline Green50 Slipstreams
Lime Green25 Stunt Jumps
Midnight Blue10 Best Laps
Galaxy BlueRank 17
Dark BlueRank 17
Saxon BlueRank 17
Mariner BlueRank 17
Diamond BlueRank 19
Surf BlueRank 19
Nautical BlueRank 19
Racing BlueRank 19
Ultra Blue25 Best Laps
Chocolate BrownRank 21
Bison Brown5 Best Laps
Feltzer BrownRank 21
Maple BrownRank 21
Beechwood BrownWin 5 Races
Sienna BrownRank 21
Moss BrownRank 23
Woodbeech BrownRank 23
Straw BrownRank 23
Sandy BrownRank 23
Schafter PurpleRank 25
Spinnaker Purple25 Turbo Starts
Midnight PurpleRank 25
CreamRank 25
Frost WhiteRank 25

Matte

ItemRequirement
Midnight BlueWin 1 Sea Race
Midnight PurpleWin 1 Sea Race
Schafter PurpleWin 1 Sea Race
Dark RedWin 1 Sea Race
Lime GreenWin 1 Sea Race
Forest GreenWin 1 Air Race
Foliage GreenWin 1 Air Race
Olive DrabWin 1 Air Race
Dark EarthWin 1 Air Race
Desert TanWin 1 Air Race

Metallic

ItemRequirement
Carbon BlackRank 7
GraphiteRank 7
Anthracite BlackRank 7
Black SteelRank 7
Bluish SilverRank 9
Rolled SteelRank 9
Shadow SilverRank 9
Stone SilverWin 10 Races
Midnight SilverRank 9
Torino RedRank 11
Formula RedRank 11
Lava Red100 Slipstreams
Blaze RedRank 11
Grace RedRank 11
Sunset RedRank 13
Cabernet Red25 Slipstreams
Wine Red5 Turbo Starts
Candy Red50 Best Laps
Hot Pink50 Turbo Starts
Pfister PinkRank 13
Salmon PinkRank 13
Sunrise Orange5 Stunt Jumps
Bright OrangeRank 13
GoldWin 25 Races
BronzeRank 15
YellowRank 15
Dew Yellow10 Stunt Jumps
Dark GreenRank 15
Racing Green10 Turbo Starts
Sea GreenRank 15
Gasoline Green50 Slipstreams
Lime Green25 Stunt Jumps
Midnight Blue10 Best Laps
Galaxy BlueRank 17
Dark BlueRank 17
Saxon BlueRank 17
Mariner BlueRank 17
Diamond BlueRank 19
Surf BlueRank 19
Nautical BlueRank 19
Racing BlueRank 19
Ultra Blue25 Best Laps
Chocolate BrownRank 21
Bison Brown5 Best Laps
Feltzer BrownRank 21
Maple BrownRank 21
Beechwood BrownWin 5 Races
Sienna BrownRank 21
Moss BrownRank 23
Woodbeech BrownRank 23
Straw BrownRank 23
Sandy BrownRank 23
Schafter PurpleRank 25
Spinnaker Purple25 Turbo Starts
Midnight PurpleRank 25
CreamRank 25
Frost WhiteRank 25

Metals

ItemRequirement
Brushed SteelWin 1 Rally Race
Brushed Black SteelWin 1 Rally Race
Brushed AluminumWin 1 Rally Race

Pearlescent

ItemRequirement
Carbon BlackRank 7
GraphiteRank 7
Anthracite BlackRank 7
Black SteelRank 7
Bluish SilverRank 9
Rolled SteelRank 9
Shadow SilverRank 9
Stone SilverWin 10 Races
Midnight SilverRank 9
Torino RedRank 11
Formula RedRank 11
Lava Red100 Slipstreams
Blaze RedRank 11
Grace RedRank 11
Sunset RedRank 13
Cabernet Red25 Slipstreams
Wine Red5 Turbo Starts
Candy Red50 Best Laps
Hot Pink50 Turbo Starts
Pfister PinkRank 13
Salmon PinkRank 13
Sunrise Orange5 Stunt Jumps
Bright OrangeRank 13
GoldWin 25 Races
BronzeRank 15
YellowRank 15
Dew Yellow10 Stunt Jumps
Dark GreenRank 15
Racing Green10 Turbo Starts
Sea GreenRank 15
Gasoline Green50 Slipstreams
Lime Green25 Stunt Jumps
Midnight Blue10 Best Laps
Galaxy BlueRank 17
Dark BlueRank 17
Saxon BlueRank 17
Mariner BlueRank 17
Diamond BlueRank 19
Surf BlueRank 19
Nautical BlueRank 19
Racing BlueRank 19
Ultra Blue25 Best Laps
Chocolate BrownRank 21
Bison Brown5 Best Laps
Feltzer BrownRank 21
Maple BrownRank 21
Beechwood BrownWin 5 Races
Sienna BrownRank 21
Moss BrownRank 23
Woodbeech BrownRank 23
Straw BrownRank 23
Sandy BrownRank 23
Schafter PurpleRank 25
Spinnaker Purple25 Turbo Starts
Midnight PurpleRank 25
CreamRank 25
Frost WhiteRank 25

Suspension

ItemRequirement
Lowered SuspensionRank 17
Street SuspensionRank 36
Sport SuspensionRank 56
Competition SuspensionRank 71

Transmission

ItemRequirement
Street TransmissionWin 7 Races
Sports TransmissionWin 23 Races
Race TransmissionWin 35 Races

Turbo

ItemRequirement
Turbo TuningWin 19 Races

Windows

ItemRequirement
Light SmokeRank 8
Dark SmokeRank 31
LimoRank 49

High End

ItemRequirement
Chromatic ZRank 12
Mercie Ch.LipRank 12
Obey RSRank 12
GT ChromeRank 12
Cheetah RRRank 12
SolarRank 26
Split TenRank 26
Dash VIPRank 26
LozSpeed TenRank 26
Carbon InfernoRank 26
Carbon ShadowRank 40
Carbonic ZRank 40
Carbon SolarRank 40
Cheetah Carbon RRank 40
Carbon S RacerRank 40

Lowrider

ItemRequirement
Split SixRank 16
Fresh MeshRank 16
Lead SledRank 16
TurbineRank 16
Super FinRank 16
Classic RodRank 44
DollarRank 44
DukesRank 44
Low FiveRank 44
GoochRank 44

Muscle

ItemRequirement
MechaRank 20
Black TopRank 20
Drag SPLRank 20
RevolverRank 20
Classic RodRank 20
FairlieRank 38
SpoonerRank 38
Five StarRank 38
Old SchoolRank 38
El JefeRank 38
DodmanRank 48
Six GunRank 48
MercenaryRank 48

Offroad

ItemRequirement
ChallengerRank 30
Dune BasherRank 30
Five StarRank 30
Rock CrawlerRank 30
Mil Spec SteelieRank 30

Sport

ItemRequirement
Feroci RRRank 14
FiftyNineRank 14
MercieRank 14
Synthetic ZRank 14
Organic Type 0Rank 14
Endo v.1Rank 24
GT OneRank 24
Duper 7Rank 24
UzerRank 24
GroundRideRank 24
S RacerRank 32
VenumRank 32
CosmoRank 32
Dash VIPRank 32
Ice KidRank 32
Ruff WeldRank 42
Wangan MasterRank 42
Super FiveRank 42
Endo v.2Rank 42
Split SixRank 42

SUV

ItemRequirement
FagormeRank 18
DeluxeRank 18
Iced OutRank 18
CognoscentiRank 18
LozSpeed TenRank 18
SupernovaRank 36
Obey RSRank 36
LozSpeed BallerRank 36
ExtravaganzoRank 36
Split SixRank 36
EmpoweredRank 46
SunriseRank 46
Dash VIPRank 46
CutterRank 46

Tuner

ItemRequirement
SlicerRank 22
El QuatroRank 22
DubbedRank 22
Five StarRank 22
SlidewaysRank 22
ApexRank 28
Stanced EGRank 28
CountersteerRank 28
Endo v.1Rank 28
Endo v.2 DishRank 28
Gruppe ZRank 34
Choku-DoriRank 34
ChicaneRank 34
SaisokuRank 34
Dished EightRank 34
FujiwaraRank 50
ZokushaRank 50
Battle VIIIRank 50
Rally MasterRank 50

Wheel Color

ItemRequirement
Carbon BlackRank 7
Anthracite BlackRank 7
Stone SilverWin 10 Races
Blaze RedRank 7
Candy Red50 Best Laps
Sunset RedRank 9
Hot Pink50 Turbo Starts
Sunrise Orange5 Stunt Jumps
Bright OrangeRank 9
GoldWin 25 Races
Dark CopperRank 9
Dark IvoryRank 13
BronzeRank 13
Dark EarthRank 13
Desert TanRank 17
Race YellowRank 17
Yellow BirdRank 17
Lime Green25 Stunt Jumps
Dark GreenRank 21
Olive GreenRank 21
Midnight Blue10 Best Laps
Bright BlueRank 21
Fluorescent BlueRank 25
Slate BlueRank 25
Midnight PurpleRank 25

Wheel Accessories

ItemRequirement
Custom TiresRank 7
Bulletproof TiresRank 20
Black Tire SmokeRank 15
Blue Tire SmokeRank 25
Yellow Tire SmokeRank 43
Orange Tire SmokeRank 55
Red Tire SmokeRank 65

Q & A

Q. Do race wins count in solo races?
A. No. You must race against at least one other human player.

Q. Do races in one type of car unlock upgrades for all types of cars?
A. Yes. For example: If you win races in a super car, you will unlock upgrades for other types of cars as well (e.g. sport, SUV, muscle, etc.)

Q. Do I need to be the driver in order to get a Rally race win?
A. No. You can either be the driver or be a passenger in the winning car.

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