How do you mod a car in GTA IV?

I’ve read that I can mod cars in Grand Theft Auto to get some awesome new options. I know it’s a bit complicated, but I want to try. How do you mod a car in GTA IV?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
If you know even a little bit about unpacking .zip files and coding, modding a car in GTA IV isn’t all that difficult. To mod a car in GTA IV, follow these steps:
  1. Head over to
  2. Choose the car you want and download the files
  3. Highlight the files within the .zip or .rar folder and put them on your desktop
  4. Rename the files to the name of the car you wish to replace
  5. Open the folder in GTA IV > PC > Models > CD Images > Vehicles.image
  6. Drag and drop the files from the desktop into this folder
  7. Replace the old handling line in the data folder
Replacing the old handling line is complex for newbies, so go on over to YouTube for further instructions if necessary.
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