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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:47 PM

I'm setting a new goal for myself. I want to steal a muscle car off the street, upgrade it, and actually be competitive in races.
Currently I use the DOD in the muscle class, but this makes me feel like a scrub. I've also got a Slamvan Custom, but that's more of a long term project vehicle.
So, what should I look for, and what should I avoid? Performance is top priority but customization options are important too. I want to look good when I lose the lead halfway thru the race and eat a wall.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:54 PM Edited by nido997, 14 August 2017 - 05:59 PM.

Ruiner ... enough said ... it s one of the fastest car that you can steal off the street (it s the fastest car in the game that you cannot buy) .... plus the customisation options are actually very nice ...

or you can steal the Dominator , it s faster is some racing situations , has a higher top speed than the ruiner , but the ruiner has a better grip around the corners....

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:59 PM

Ruiner ... enough said ... it s one of the fastest car that you can steal off the street , period .... plus the customisation options are actually very nice ...
or you can steal the Dominator , it s faster is some racing situations ....

I actually really like the Ruiner. I've never raced with one, but if I'm just screwing around it's one of my favorites to steal, joyride, and leave for dead in the river.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:00 PM

 

Ruiner ... enough said ... it s one of the fastest car that you can steal off the street , period .... plus the customisation options are actually very nice ...
or you can steal the Dominator , it s faster is some racing situations ....

I actually really like the Ruiner. I've never raced with one, but if I'm just screwing around it's one of my favorites to steal, joyride, and leave for dead in the river.

 

it´s my to-go car for the Duell stunt race , because it has an insane traction for a muscle car ....


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:03 PM

the blade, handles too good that dosent feels like a muscle car. But it is very competitive in races

otherwise, the blackfin, looks awesome, drives cool and fun, competitive in races too
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:24 PM Edited by 79'Blazer4x4, 14 August 2017 - 06:26 PM.

Depending on how far you want to go with the upgrades, grab a Sabre Turbo, turn it to a Sabre Turbo Custom at Benny's, fully upgrade the performance and you have one of the best, if not the best car in the muscle class for racing. That said, it's quite costly at $490k to convert, but you also get tons of customization and can very much still keep it with a muscle car look instead of a lowrider look.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:53 PM

the blade, handles too good that dosent feels like a muscle car. But it is very competitive in races

otherwise, the blackfin, looks awesome, drives cool and fun, competitive in races too

I can't get past how the Blade looks. I just don't like it. It reminds me of a '65 Malibu with front springs stuck in it out of a pickup.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:59 PM Edited by Forza Harrd, 14 August 2017 - 06:59 PM.

the blade, handles too good that dosent feels like a muscle car. But it is very competitive in races

otherwise, the blackfin, looks awesome, drives cool and fun, competitive in races too

 

You can't steal those off the street though.

 

I would choose Dominator just because it is fast and I really like the look and sound. Ruiner might might be a more sensible choice?

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:11 PM

As has already been said, the Ruiner and Dominator are great picks for stealing. Two of the best muscle cars for racing that you can steal off the street. 

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:20 PM

Is it just me, or does the Buccaneer seem really slow? Not like Rat Loader slow, but nowhere near as fast as a Dukes or Sabre Turbo. Too bad because I love the look of it.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:48 PM

Dont forget about the Vigero. I know, may not have quite the speed of the ruiner, but it's still pretty fast for a street car that you can steal and upgrade, and honestly it takes corners and curves really well if you have a handle on it. I still have mine since the beginning, and it's still one of the funnest cars to take out from time to time.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:46 PM

Dominator was my first car.

God, I was so glad to sell it.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:17 PM Edited by Arrows to Athens, 14 August 2017 - 09:18 PM.

The Dominator. You can either steal it off the street or buy it on southern san andreas super autos for 35,000.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:50 PM Edited by HamwithCheese, 14 August 2017 - 09:51 PM.

Dominator, Ruiner, Gauntlet and I think the Sabre are pretty competitive. Most gta folk don't really know how to race so id say you have a lot of options.

Totally unrelated, but is the Blackfin actually competitive? I always felt like it was slow until it reaches top end speeds.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:59 PM

Dominator, Ruiner, Gauntlet and I think the Sabre are pretty competitive. Most gta folk don't really know how to race so id say you have a lot of options.

Totally unrelated, but is the Blackfin actually competitive? I always felt like it was slow until it reaches top end speeds.

The Blackfin is pretty competitive. In terms of top speed, it's nowhere near as fast as the top Muscle cars, but it's still up there.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:10 AM

Dominator or the gauntlet that's the best to use in races IMO
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:33 AM

Dominator, Ruiner, Gauntlet and I think the Sabre are pretty competitive. Most gta folk don't really know how to race so id say you have a lot of options.

Totally unrelated, but is the Blackfin actually competitive? I always felt like it was slow until it reaches top end speeds.

I own majority of the top-tier muscle cars and the blackfin is always my go-to. It's extremely fast, not so much top speed but in the stunt tracks you don't ever really hit top speed so the acceleration and handling makes up for that. I feel like I'm driving a sports car in that thing
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:06 AM

Ruiner is the go unless you are a very very good driver then the dominator is your choice

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:25 AM

How does the mamba and blackfin compare?

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:29 AM

Dominator or Ruiner for cars off the street, by far. Either will serve you well in the Rockstar created Stunt Races or normal races. Would go with the Dominator if you feel you can handle it, it does indeed yield better times on most Rockstar created tracks. 

 

That being said, you will still get out run by people using the Dominator Race Car and Sabre Turbo Custom, unless you are very experienced with racing. 


How does the mamba and blackfin compare?

 

The Mamba is in the Sports Classics class. It is not recommended for racing, too much power in a small car. Lots of wheelspin and hard to control. The Blackfin is a very good car for racing, just not quite as good as some others. Lowish top speed but everything else is ok. 

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:35 AM

 

How does the mamba and blackfin compare?

 

The Mamba is in the Sports Classics class. It is not recommended for racing, too much power in a small car. Lots of wheelspin and hard to control. The Blackfin is a very good car for racing, just not quite as good as some others. Lowish top speed but everything else is ok. 

I'm not even worried about racing really, I never do any races... I'm more curious about jobs and freemode. I have a lot of different classes of cars, and I usually like to keep them all in rotation so hardly any of them just sit and never see the outside. Im always keeping my eyes open for new rides that have been out for a while, and was wondering which was a better choice for typical use.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:39 AM Edited by Mach1bud, 15 August 2017 - 01:40 AM.

 

 

How does the mamba and blackfin compare?

 

The Mamba is in the Sports Classics class. It is not recommended for racing, too much power in a small car. Lots of wheelspin and hard to control. The Blackfin is a very good car for racing, just not quite as good as some others. Lowish top speed but everything else is ok. 

I'm not even worried about racing really, I never do any races... I'm more curious about jobs and freemode. I have a lot of different classes of cars, and I usually like to keep them all in rotation so hardly any of them just sit and never see the outside. Im always keeping my eyes open for new rides that have been out for a while, and was wondering which was a better choice for typical use.

 

 

Ah, this topic is about racing. 

 

Same still applies though, the Mamba is not a good car for jobs or freemode. The Blackfin is a better choice, the handling is much better. 

 

Edit: I only use vintage and muscle cars in the game, so I have indeed used both of them in jobs and freemode. Just saying the Blackfin is probably the better of the two. 

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:09 AM

Personally, i would advice just go for the Dominator racecar, even though that kinda ruins what you are aiming at.

I absolutely love that car.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:59 AM

Dominator or the gauntlet that's the best to use in races IMO

The Gauntlet hasn't been competitive ever since the "spoilers add traction" update came out years ago. 

 

 

Dominator, Ruiner, Gauntlet and I think the Sabre are pretty competitive. Most gta folk don't really know how to race so id say you have a lot of options.

Totally unrelated, but is the Blackfin actually competitive? I always felt like it was slow until it reaches top end speeds.

I own majority of the top-tier muscle cars and the blackfin is always my go-to. It's extremely fast, not so much top speed but in the stunt tracks you don't ever really hit top speed so the acceleration and handling makes up for that. I feel like I'm driving a sports car in that thing

To be fair Trench 2 is a pretty top speed heavy track since it's mostly straights with a few not very challenging turns. Great for the Dominator and fantastic for it's racecar counterpart. The Ruiner does really great on Duel though and I'd imagine the Blackfin does too even though I don't really pick it for that track (too comfortable with the Ruiner there lol).

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:18 AM

Will say that the Dominator is VERY tail happy. It doesnt take much to spin out. If you wanna fly under the radar and win some races, the Ruiner ain't too bad.
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:32 AM

 

Dominator or the gauntlet that's the best to use in races IMO

The Gauntlet hasn't been competitive ever since the "spoilers add traction" update came out years ago

 

 

Yeah i know but i just keep using it for fun that's why added in my opinion :D

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:51 PM

Dominator or the gauntlet that's the best to use in races IMO

The Gauntlet hasn't been competitive ever since the "spoilers add traction" update came out years ago. 
 

 

Dominator, Ruiner, Gauntlet and I think the Sabre are pretty competitive. Most gta folk don't really know how to race so id say you have a lot of options.

Totally unrelated, but is the Blackfin actually competitive? I always felt like it was slow until it reaches top end speeds.

I own majority of the top-tier muscle cars and the blackfin is always my go-to. It's extremely fast, not so much top speed but in the stunt tracks you don't ever really hit top speed so the acceleration and handling makes up for that. I feel like I'm driving a sports car in that thing
To be fair Trench 2 is a pretty top speed heavy track since it's mostly straights with a few not very challenging turns. Great for the Dominator and fantastic for it's racecar counterpart. The Ruiner does really great on Duel though and I'd imagine the Blackfin does too even though I don't really pick it for that track (too comfortable with the Ruiner there lol).
No, not really. I always use the Blackfin in Trench 2 because I can always leave the rest miles behind

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 02:08 PM

I'd advocate the Blade too as a personal favorite because of it's handling and price, but in revisiting the original post there's one criteria the Blade, Mamba, and Blackfin discussed here all don't meet:

 

I'm setting a new goal for myself. I want to steal a muscle car off the street, upgrade it, and actually be competitive in races.

 
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 02:46 PM

Off the street the dominator and ruiner are the best, may as well get both for different tracks. U may as well just "buy" the pisswasser though over the street dominator. It's a little better and it's free, so close enough to stolen.
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 03:29 PM Edited by JRebbert512, 15 August 2017 - 03:30 PM.

I thought the Sabre Turbo, with lowrider customization, was supposed to be very good for racing. But nobody's mentioned it so far. It can be a bit tricky to handle, but no more so than the Dominator. My personal best time in Duel was with a Sabre Turbo lowrider, and I've tried the Blade, Dukes, and BlackFin. Never tried a Ruiner, though.

And it's a car you can steal.




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