In Chop Shop, The Protagonist is given a list of cars to steal and deliver. Unlike Hijacking, this activity is not timed, the cars can be any car of the correct type and the cars can be delivered at any time.
After receiving the list of cars, it can be accessed through the activities menu, and a car can be selected so that it appears on the radar when it is nearby.
Vehicles delivered to the Chop Shop are given to the Chop Shop permanently. Vehicles from the Garage do not remain in the Garage.
Miguel: "What homes, never seen a man in a wheelchair before?" Jen: "Don't mind him, he's just in a bad mood, ain't that right baby?"
Jen kisses Miguel on the cheek.
Miguel: "Hey, you'd be on the rag 24-7 if some berry decided to show you what excessive force was all about. It breaks down like this; my boostin' days are over, the police made sure of that. But that don't mean I don't have an eye for what sells. I got a list tacked up on the wall, you bring me the car, I give you the cash holmes...cool?"
Samson: "Perfect...that shit is fucking perfect. Check it out playa..."
Samson gestures for The Protagonist to take a look.
Samson: "Would you believe that four niggas got shot in that car? That ride looks like I jacked it right off the lot. My work's in fuckin' demand, son, and with you jackin' some extra cars for me, we could both be makin' some extra cheddar. What you say?"
Dennis: "Tell Mr. Wong, don't worry...No, I said don't...Yes...I promise, everything is on time, we got nothing to worry about...Alright Good bye."
Dennis hangs up his phone.
Dennis: "I am so fucked."
Dennis turns to The Protagonist.
Dennis: "Sup man...Got any extra time on your hands? This guy Wong put in a big order and I'm having a shitty time finding the cars he asked for. If I don't deliver I'm as useful to him as a used condom. What do you think? Wanna help me find a few rides?"
In Saints Row 2, the Chop Shop doesn't have a cutscene when starting the activity, instead there is a phone call.
Unlike the Saints Row Chop Shop activity, vehicles do not need to be customized before delivery. However, there is greater police notoriety than in Saints Row, and when jacking a car on the Chop Shop list, whether the car is on the HUD or not, the driver attempts to flee.
Hunting for the cars prior to starting the Chop Shop activity makes the vehicles vastly easier to find and steal.
The Insurance Fraud diversion causes many of the listed vehicles to spawn, also some of the vehicles can be spawned by calling Phone Numbers.
Go to the pause menu, go to activities, choose Chop Shop, and choose the list. Choose which car you're going to hunt and select it. From then on, on the top left of the screen is a handy reminder of the name of the car, what the car looks like, and where it's located. It'll remain until the car is dropped off at the chop shop or it is deselected.
With the reminder activated, head over to the centre of the district where the car is found. Don't move, just park on the pavement and wait in your car. Eventually, on the mini map you'll see a small yellow car. The Police Notoriety is equal to the rarity to the car - the highest notoriety given is 3 stars.
Kill the driver first, so they cannot drive away.
Usually the driver exits the car after it has taken a certain amount of damage.