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However, the old-fashioned suspension, together with 4WD and a easily controlled engine, starts to pay off when the vehicle is taken off-road.  In the hands of a skillful driver, the Rancher is an excellent off-roader.  The high ground clearance means boulders are negotiated with ease.  The solid axles keep the vehicle planted, although the driver must always be wary of the risk of a roll-over (due to the high center of gravity).
 
However, the old-fashioned suspension, together with 4WD and a easily controlled engine, starts to pay off when the vehicle is taken off-road.  In the hands of a skillful driver, the Rancher is an excellent off-roader.  The high ground clearance means boulders are negotiated with ease.  The solid axles keep the vehicle planted, although the driver must always be wary of the risk of a roll-over (due to the high center of gravity).
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== Modifications ==
 
== Modifications ==

Revision as of 23:46, 12 February 2012

Vehicle
Rancher
A Rancher in GTA Vice City.
(Rear quarter view)
A Rancher in GTA Vice City.
Appearance(s) [[Appearance::GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA IV]]
Vehicle type Civilian 4x4
Body style 2-door SUV
2-door pickup (GTA IV)
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Manufacturer Declasse (GTA IV)

{{Infobox vehicles | name = Rancher | front_image = Rancher-GTAVC-front.jpg | image_size = 300 | caption = A Rancher in GTA Vice City | rear_image = Rancher-GTAVC-rear.jpg | vehicle_type = Civilian 4x4 | body_style = 2-door SUV
2-door pickup (GTA IV) | capacity = 2 (driver and passenger) | manufacturer = [[Declasse]] (GTA IV) | appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]
[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]
[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] }} The '''Rancher''' is an SUV/pickup truck that appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. Unlike most vehicles from GTA Vice City, the Rancher is absent from [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. == Design == === GTA Vice City — GTA San Andreas === {{quote|"What kind of moron will drive this car? Hey, my wife drives one of these. Oh, sorry man."
- Official [[Vice City Bureau of Investigation]] file description, GTA Vice City.}} The Rancher is a medium-sized SUV designed with off-road capabilities in mind, featuring large tires, soft suspensions and a high ground clearance. Despite its size, the two-door Rancher is only capable of holding two occupants, as it rear compartment is not capable of carrying passengers, similar to two-door pickup trucks in the series. In general, the Rancher resembles a [[wp:Chevrolet K5 Blazer#1973-1991|1981-1988 Chevrolet K5 Blazer]] (but with added turning signals and different taillights). The GTA IV rendition, however, resembles a [[wp:Chevrolet K5 Blazer#1973-1991|Cheyenne Trim 1989-1991 K5 Blazer]]; the taillights and the slight lean of the rear of the cab resemble [[wp:Ford Bronco|1980-1996 Ford Broncos]]. The GTA IV rendition is manufactured by [[Declasse]]. File:Rancher-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City ([[:Image:Rancher-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). File:Rancher-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas ([[:Image:Rancher-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). === GTA IV === Until GTA IV, the Rancher is depicted with a camper shell permanently included over its bed. The GTA IV rendition, however, features variants of the Rancher with or without a camper shell. Pickup variants of the Rancher may also include a roll bar with top-mounted offroad lights, a brush guard, or a bull bar. All variants of GTA IV's Rancher also feature nerf bars. The rear bed-lids of pre-GTA IV Ranchers are hinged to the top, while those of the GTA IV rendition are hinged at the bottom on the truck bed, with an additional glass lid hinged to the top for the camper shell variant, similar to its real-life counterpart. File:Rancher-GTA4-withcampershell-front.jpg|GTA IV ([[:Image:Rancher-GTA4-withcampershell-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). File:Rancher-GTA4-withoutcampershell-front.jpg|GTA IV; pickup variant. == Performance == === GTA Vice City — GTA San Andreas === The Rancher is one of the better SUVs in both GTA Vice City and GTA San andreas. Performance is only average, but its chassis is better. Its handling is above average. The suspension is soft, which makes the car quite comfortable, even on broken surfaces such as railroad tracks. === GTA IV === In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the Rancher is not a on-road performance oriented vehicle. It's suspension consists of solid axles front and rear, as opposed to the independent suspension on more refined SUVs and pick-ups. This layout, coupled with a powerful V8 engine, means that on-road cornering is an erratic affair, with plenty of sliding and body roll. However, the old-fashioned suspension, together with 4WD and a easily controlled engine, starts to pay off when the vehicle is taken off-road. In the hands of a skillful driver, the Rancher is an excellent off-roader. The high ground clearance means boulders are negotiated with ease. The solid axles keep the vehicle planted, although the driver must always be wary of the risk of a roll-over (due to the high center of gravity). {| class="wikitable" border="1" |- ! header 1 ! header 2 ! header 3 |- | row 1, cell 1 | row 1, cell 2 | row 1, cell 3 |- | row 2, cell 1 | row 2, cell 2 | row 2, cell 3 |} == Modifications == The Rancher can be modified at the [[TransFender]] [[Mod Garages|mod garage]] with paint (two colours), hoods, exhausts, spoilers, lights, nitrous (All), roofs, wheels, stereo (Bass Boost) and hydraulics. However, the Rancher spawned by cheat (with blacked out windows) cannot be modified, nor can it be exported. == Variants == * [[FBI Rancher]] (GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, GTA Chinatown Wars as the "FIB Rancher" and GTA Vice City Stories by using [[CheatDevice]]s) * A unique black Rancher can be obtained in GTA Vice City after "[[Test Track]]" is completed three times, each time beating your previous record. On the next attempt, a PIG driving a black Rancher will appear and start driving around the track as well. The player is free to steal it from him and save the car in a garage. * [[Ranger|Police Ranger]] (GTA San Andreas) * A unique Rancher (internal name "rnchlure") is spawned with the spawn a Rancher cheat in GTA San Andreas. The vehicle's internal name suggests that it was intended for use in the mission "[[Lure (GTA SA)|Lure]]", however a regular Rancher is used in that mission. The only distinction of this variant from the normal Rancher are its black-tinted windows (which obscure the occupants of the vehicle, a central element of the Lure mission). Unlike the normal Rancher, the "rnchlure" version cannot be [[Exports and Imports|exported]] or modded at [[Mod Garages|mod garages]]. (GTA San Andreas) * [[Gang Rancher]] (GTA Vice City Stories) * A Rancher in GTA IV is among a range of cars requested in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]], featuring a unique blood red and light gray body color. The Rancher may come with or without a camper shell, as well as one of a range of accessories, much like a regular Rancher. File:Rancher-GTAVC-black.jpg|The black Rancher available in GTA Vice City. File:Rancher-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|The Rancher requested in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV. == Trivia== * In its appearances in GTA San Andreas and GTA IV, the Rancher plays the following radio stations by default when entered: ** [[K-DST]] in GTA San Andreas. ** [[Liberty Rock Radio 97.8]] in GTA IV. * There is a wrecked version of it, which is not drivable, and can be seen in most ghettos, and junkyards in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. * In perfect condition the Rancher can be sold in the [[S&M Auto Sales]] for $2,500 after completing [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV. * The Rancher and [[Police Rancher]] appear in the [[Rockstar Games|Rockstar]] game [[Bully]], however it is undrivable because the protagonist [[Bully|Jimmy Hopkins]] is only fifteen years old. He can also hold onto the backs of vehicles while on his skateboard. * [[Bully|Bullworth Acedemy]]'s math teacher [[Bully|Mr. Hattrick]] owns a light blue and grey Rancher. ==Locations== ;GTA San Andreas *Spawns regularly in the desert and countryside *Parked by a garage to the south west of the form at [[Blueberry Acres]], [[Red County]] (only when wanted for export) *At the [[Exports and Imports|Import/Export]] Ship at [[Easter Basin]], [[San Fierro]] for $40,000 *Parked next to a building northwest of [[Hunter Quarry]] and east of [[Cluckin' Bell]] in [[Bone County]]. *Parked between trailers north of [[Ammu-Nation]] in eastern Bone County. ;GTA IV *Parked beside the Triangle Club in [[Bohan]]. ([[Multiplayer]] only). *Common around [[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]]. *Common on Frankfort Ave, in [[Middle Park]], [[Varsity Heights]] and [[North Holland]]. ;Bully *Driving all around [[Bully|Bullworth]]. {{Navboxes |title= Navigation |list1= {{vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtavc vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtasa vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtaiv vehicles|state=collapsed}} }} [[Category:Vehicles]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA San Andreas]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA IV]] [[Category:SUVs]] [[Category:Pickup Trucks]]

The Rancher is an SUV/pickup truck that appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV. Unlike most vehicles from GTA Vice City, the Rancher is absent from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

Design

GTA Vice City — GTA San Andreas

"What kind of moron will drive this car? Hey, my wife drives one of these. Oh, sorry man."
- Official Vice City Bureau of Investigation file description, GTA Vice City.


The Rancher is a medium-sized SUV designed with off-road capabilities in mind, featuring large tires, soft suspensions and a high ground clearance. Despite its size, the two-door Rancher is only capable of holding two occupants, as it rear compartment is not capable of carrying passengers, similar to two-door pickup trucks in the series. In general, the Rancher resembles a 1981-1988 Chevrolet K5 Blazer (but with added turning signals and different taillights). The GTA IV rendition, however, resembles a Cheyenne Trim 1989-1991 K5 Blazer; the taillights and the slight lean of the rear of the cab resemble 1980-1996 Ford Broncos. The GTA IV rendition is manufactured by Declasse.

GTA IV

Until GTA IV, the Rancher is depicted with a camper shell permanently included over its bed. The GTA IV rendition, however, features variants of the Rancher with or without a camper shell. Pickup variants of the Rancher may also include a roll bar with top-mounted offroad lights, a brush guard, or a bull bar. All variants of GTA IV's Rancher also feature nerf bars. The rear bed-lids of pre-GTA IV Ranchers are hinged to the top, while those of the GTA IV rendition are hinged at the bottom on the truck bed, with an additional glass lid hinged to the top for the camper shell variant, similar to its real-life counterpart.

Performance

GTA Vice City — GTA San Andreas

The Rancher is one of the better SUVs in both GTA Vice City and GTA San andreas. Performance is only average, but its chassis is better. Its handling is above average. The suspension is soft, which makes the car quite comfortable, even on broken surfaces such as railroad tracks.

GTA IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Rancher is not a on-road performance oriented vehicle. It's suspension consists of solid axles front and rear, as opposed to the independent suspension on more refined SUVs and pick-ups. This layout, coupled with a powerful V8 engine, means that on-road cornering is an erratic affair, with plenty of sliding and body roll.

However, the old-fashioned suspension, together with 4WD and a easily controlled engine, starts to pay off when the vehicle is taken off-road. In the hands of a skillful driver, the Rancher is an excellent off-roader. The high ground clearance means boulders are negotiated with ease. The solid axles keep the vehicle planted, although the driver must always be wary of the risk of a roll-over (due to the high center of gravity).

header 1 header 2 header 3
row 1, cell 1 row 1, cell 2 row 1, cell 3
row 2, cell 1 row 2, cell 2 row 2, cell 3

Modifications

The Rancher can be modified at the TransFender mod garage with paint (two colours), hoods, exhausts, spoilers, lights, nitrous (All), roofs, wheels, stereo (Bass Boost) and hydraulics. However, the Rancher spawned by cheat (with blacked out windows) cannot be modified, nor can it be exported.

Variants

  • FBI Rancher (GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, GTA Chinatown Wars as the "FIB Rancher" and GTA Vice City Stories by using CheatDevices)
  • A unique black Rancher can be obtained in GTA Vice City after "Test Track" is completed three times, each time beating your previous record. On the next attempt, a PIG driving a black Rancher will appear and start driving around the track as well. The player is free to steal it from him and save the car in a garage.
  • Police Ranger (GTA San Andreas)
  • A unique Rancher (internal name "rnchlure") is spawned with the spawn a Rancher cheat in GTA San Andreas. The vehicle's internal name suggests that it was intended for use in the mission "Lure", however a regular Rancher is used in that mission. The only distinction of this variant from the normal Rancher are its black-tinted windows (which obscure the occupants of the vehicle, a central element of the Lure mission). Unlike the normal Rancher, the "rnchlure" version cannot be exported or modded at mod garages. (GTA San Andreas)
  • Gang Rancher (GTA Vice City Stories)
  • A Rancher in GTA IV is among a range of cars requested in Stevie's Car Thefts, featuring a unique blood red and light gray body color. The Rancher may come with or without a camper shell, as well as one of a range of accessories, much like a regular Rancher.

Trivia

Locations

GTA San Andreas
GTA IV
Bully