March 5, 2010

Chop Shop Upgrade - Info, Cars, and Parts

The new Chop Shop is now live in game! Here's how it works.

The original 5 Chop Shop pieces can be used to upgrade your Chop Shop to different levels (power tools, cement blocks, etc).

There are 10 total levels, with each level unlocking a new car type and the ability of your Chop Shop to produce more parts.


At any rate, it starts off costing 5 of each type of car part for each level and this number increases by 1 per level (6 to get to level 3, 7 to get to level 4, etc).

There are a large variety of car types available at the Chop Shop. Here is a list:

Level 1: Random common car - 10 car parts required

Level 2: Random rare car - 25 car parts

Level 3: Tasmanian - 36 attack, 34 defense - 30 car parts

Level 4: CM Santiago R10 - 42 attack, 30 defense - 30 car parts and 2 Cuban Car Parts (guessing these drop from fights and jobs in Cuba)

Level 5: Rebel 2 - 40 attack, 45 defense, +5 stamina (not sure if you can collect +5 stamina each time you can collect a car - need confirmation) - 45 car parts and 2 bulletproof glass.

Level 6: Russian Dazatz 45 - 18 attack, 46 defense - 50 car parts and 2 Russian Car Parts

Level 7: Solar Flare - 34 attack, 34 defense, +5 energy - 65 car parts and 1 solar panel

Level 8: Thai XS Max - 45 attack, 35 defense - 75 car parts and 2x Thai Car Parts

Level 9: Trio Napoli - 47 attack, 23 defense - 95 car parts

Level 10: Red Angel - 16 attack, 49 defense - 115 car parts

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Some more information:


Car parts drop randomly from all sorts of jobs and fights, as do the specialty items such as "solar panel" and "bulletproof glass". The specialty items seem to be rarer but still seem to be a random drop.

Additionally, each type of zone based cart part drops from its respective city (Cuban Car Part drops in Cuba, Thai Car Part drops in Bangkok, etc). These drop from random jobs and fights as well - you just have to be in the city.

You can also get car parts pieces simply by fighting and doing jobs. It would seem that the fastest way to upgrade your chop shop would be to repeat a low energy cost job in New York!
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46 comments:

  1. Damnit, I STILL have rackets :'(

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  2. dont worry about the chop shop. so far its only been a pain in the ass.

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  3. I've noticed the original 5 parts now drop from jobs as well - at least NY jobs so far.

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  4. in which jobs do they drop? I still have to collect all the items for the chop shop to build

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  5. I got some car parts in Moscow, doing Pakhan

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  6. For level 5 I get +5 energy instead of stamina and the car parts, cuban cart parts etcetera drop in all cities.

    Like the upgrade, already on lvl 4, 6 to go

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  7. So you can not build the cop shop when you have rackets? I could not find any Button...

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  8. No you can't Anon. Unfortunately, we are still stuck with rackets :(

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  9. Does anyone know if the cars are gift-able? I'm at level 5 and don't want to invest more time into this on my energy account if they vehicles won't gift.

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  10. Does anyone know if the cars are gift-able? I'm at level 5 and don't want to invest more time into this on my energy account if they vehicles won't gift.

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  11. when does the rackets change??

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  12. My Level 2 Chop Shop using 25 car parts built ...... a Kodiak! That was, um, unexpected. Is he a robot bear?

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  13. car parts drop in jobs/fights in any city. thai car parts only in bangkok. chop shop parts (shipping containers, etc.) drop from fights too and jobs.

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  14. does anyone know if the car part drop rate is the same on mugging as other jobs? just wondering if it's worth dumping a full energy bar or so into mugging for the chop shop drops.

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  15. The Solar Flare is gift-able. Gonna hold on to it though it's nice for the game that it can be gifted.

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  16. If the solar Flare gives +5 energy is that a one off or each 24hrs?? does anyone know

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  17. As you level up can you opt to create any of the cars from the lower levels if you wanted to?

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  18. Yes you can, Tony. Leveling up just gives you more options, it doesn't restrict which ones you can pick.

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  19. this is so unfair.

    zynga keeps on adding more properties but people with rackets are still with rackets.

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  20. Zynga doesn't exactly have a clean record in terms of equity among players, but forcing rackets upon the people that joined during a time frame of only a few months, and giving properties to everyone else, has got to be their biggest blunder by far. One of the biggest equity blunders for all multiplayer online games of all time, actually.

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  21. Does anyone know if changing class might help getting rid of rackets and getting the properties in NY? coz it's no fair! stupid rackets, i want a chop shop!

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  22. lol rackets is so awsome..
    you can produce a lot of boosts like truck drivers, HP and mr hotsauce..
    dont worry ppl, zynga will soon give us the new properties and chop chop.. but the chop chop sucks..

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  23. Yes, how does the +5 stanima and energy work??? I need to choose a car to attempt to duplicate via Mystery bags. You never know when the bags will stop working since Zynga probably will give zero heads-up as usual (and you can't stash more than 5 bags).

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  24. u don't get the +5 stamina or energy through mystery bag. Only from the chop shop.

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  25. I'm on level 3 in chop shop and have many car parts I've collected doing jobs. My question is when do I get to use the parts to produce cars? At this point I only seem to have the option of upgrading my chop shop.

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  26. i think the chop shop parts and car parts are messing with chances of some loot dropping. i used up my 3000+ energy on the job that drops klyk machine guns and all i got were 2 of them, the rest were a ton chop shop parts and car parts.

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  27. I'd say ur right if you've completed all tier levels. With all levels completed you should drop more loot than that for sure. Seems there are more glitches since chop shop additions. I am unable to gift anything from my inventory as of this morning. Same on wifes acct.

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  28. @ Rob, there is an extra button build above the button upgrade in the chop shop. There u can produce cars according to your level

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  29. Mafia Guide, what do you figure that map is going to be for that is now under NY properties? Are they going to sell our properties again so we'd have to purchase blocks on it to build? Just curious to see what your guess might be and wondering if it's worth upgrading properties since this new change is "coming soon".

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  30. You listed 2 bullet proof glass to make the _5 stamina car while it only takes 1

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  31. Love the chop shop but sucks I still can not work in NY or Cuba (been like 7+mos now)... which means no Cuban car parts I guess... and no chance of going to Bangkok any time soon so no Thai car parts either I guess :(!

    http://apps.facebook.com/inthemafia/index.php?next_params=YTozOntpOjA7czoxMDoicHJvcGVydHlWMiI7aToxO3M6MTU6ImNzX2hlbHBfaW5pdGlhbCI7aToyO3M6MTc6IiZ0YXJnZXQ9NTI4NDA1NjYyIjt9

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  32. Car in chop shop not giftable but I gift what I collected in my farm acc to my main and build. Now i'm at level 8 and getting the car plus free stamina and energy is great. Rem it takes 14 gf coin to buy 4 points so it worth it. Mystery bag give 5 profiles points too and that is also great.

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  33. how do you collect car from chop shop mine always says Car ready how do i get it???????

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  34. I relatively new to the game...

    I have a question: how do you use the chop shop parts gained in fights and looting, to build your chop shop,I ask this because I have a number of parts from jobs and loots in my lot inventory, and can't seem to use them to build my chop shop, nor can I find a button or something of the sort, to use the parts for the aforementioned puropose...

    To a guy new in this business, any help is welcome

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  35. When you have enough parts and click on the 'build' button on the 'Properties' page in NY, your shop will be built. All found parts are used automatically when you have enough of them.

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  36. i have completed my chop shop and have many car parts
    naow will anyone tell me how to get the CARS so that my hardwork is not in vain????????????

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  37. pls mail the answer to sadiwalarushabh95@gmail.com
    if u need more mafia u r always welcome add me on ur list if u want
    let me tell u tht 1 played for 3 days and im on lvl 50 and already have completed my chop shop
    carparts: 128
    cuban ones :59
    Thai ones 93
    attack 34
    defence 33
    stamina 25
    energy 313
    godfather points 33

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  38. I have built 8 Red Angels and now it is no longer an option to build. Goes up to the Trio Napoli and then there is a blank where the beautiful Red Angel was before. Are we limited to how many cars we can build?

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  39. anyone know if u gift the solar flare.. does the new owner get the +5 energy,or is that a reward for building it and thus stay with the origional owner??
    i.e. can u gift +5 energy with the car??

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  40. ah well.. to answer my own question,u can gift the car but the +5 energy stays with builder...

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  41. Help me build up my chop shop
    Add me lvl 386

    http://apps.facebook.com/inthemafia/track.php?next_controller=propertyV2&next_action=cs_help_item&zy_track=newsfeed&from=%25FROMUID%25&sendkey=d38f5fea6a65e30f7509771067df2e1c%24%24ciJ%29VZRW32b%2C.fdnzNKZxN0uatRNIJzMZnL2V%29_-8lsNbeHtB3%2C8&ztrack_category=chop_shop_item&next_params=%7B%22item%22%3A%22534%22%2C%22type%22%3A%221%22%2C%22target%22%3A%221641853464%22%7D&ref=nf

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  42. I hate it I still have rackets. Unfair. how can we have our chop shop if what we have is rackets?

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  43. what job in cuba gives the cuba car parts? i have had no luck in this.

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  44. I got a cuban car parts in (El Soldado - Cuba tier) doing "Establish Contact With The FRG" job

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  45. Okay for those of you who are not above level 200 and/or have not completely upgraded your cars & weapons depots - getting parts in random drops SUCKS!!!!! Why? because it means you get less boost drops, which you really need/or cause and I have found the even the best cars and weapons are almost useless in fight because the odds are that your opponent has much better.

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  46. my car shop is lvl 10 atm :D, the cars after the rare option are all giftable, but the bonus stays with the builder, the rebel 2 is a must so nice; mugatti is a must !, tbh the easiest way to lvl the chop shop and weapon depot(im lvl 10 yah XD)you should use mutli accounts and send to you main. Use the ask for more option and the regular gifts.. i am using 2 accounts to gift the parts to my main ... dont ever get the random cars. YOU WILL REGRET IT ! TRUST ME !

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