I know what you mean and it's a bit ridiculous. One thing that helps though is not running over cars and letting them blow up underneath you as it seems to be the biggest cause of damage to the tank. Kinda defeats the purpose I know, but it does make it last longer.
I guess I need to get me a Police Riot. Any idea if it will fit in Michael's garage? Probably not huh? Strip club is the only place I bet.
Yeah, you're right. Prob if I didn't hit 3-5 cars exploding underneath me, it'd last a lot longer. I'll try that method out a bit later. Last night, I got 20 minutes with the tank at the airport. A BIG issue on lasting long besides barreling over vehicles and getting them to explode is the helicopters constantly firing at the tank. Once you hear, or see the helicopter, I advise to take them all down right away before even worrying about the vehicles on the ground. Problem I seem to have with this, though, is when I do blow a helicopter up, another spawns in seconds out of nowhere (we all know this already, Rockstar is lame when creating the spawning of police - simply annoying) also not to mention while you're aiming and looking into the sky, a car will spawn in front of you and you will ACCIDENTLY run it over, there goes your tank. God do I hate this vehicle. It bothers me a lot, as I used to love using the tank in the past games, minus GTA IV.
I think it WILL fit in Michael's garage, if you're talking the GARAGE and not the SAFEHOUSE garage. Also, if it doesn't fit, give it to Trevor and park it there at his strip club, I know it saves there and it looks so funny parked next to my Ocelot F620 lol
Btw, have you tried to compare it to the money truck?
You know what? I was gonna steal a money truck two days ago when I saw one, but for some reason I died in the process, blew myself up with a sticky bomb, along with the money truck.
So no, I have not compared it to this yet. I did compare it to the Police Transporter van that comes out at 3 stars or at night under the overpass in the little loop where the Unmarked Cruiser and Police Bike spawn, but it SUCKS compared to the Police Riot.
Assuming you used that game save editor to make the truck black and with bullet proof tires and 100% armor, right? Even without doing this as mine is "stock" I still last hours. The day I got over 2 hours, I even just turned the game off, I simply got bored, wasn't even close to dying lol.
In that picture of the truck, I see two other cars....Are those SAVED in those spaces? Or did you simply drive a car to the strip club and took a picture and just so happens it was also in the photo? My game only allows 2 vehicles to save there, and two in his Sandy Shores garage at his trailer park safehouse.
Btw, lol, my Riot is parked in that exact same location you have yours, haha