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Baron von Doom

Changing cars while wanted.

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Baron von Doom

What exactly is the effect of switching cars while wanted? I've successfully done it while the stars were frayed out, but what exactly are the practical effects?

 

Does the police line-of-sight decrease?

 

How close can I be to the police without them recognizing me?

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Caliber7

switching a car while you have 6 stars can glitch the game and make it go down to 3 stars.

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GTAnian

I only switch cars at 6* when the vehicle I am in is destroyed or gets stuck or tips over.

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GTA Phreak

The cops won't instantly recognize you in your new car.

It is very effective against helicopters, reasonably effective against cops in cars as long as you don't draw attention to yourself, but little or no effect with foot cops (so don't linger near those).

Once you are re-spotted in you new vehicle, things are back to normal.

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