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MISSION
Cop Wheels
CopWheels-GTASA
Carl Johnson, Wu Zi Mu, Zero and Guppy discussing the next step in their plans to pull off a heist at Caligula's Palace
Game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
For: Wu Zi Mu
Location: The Four Dragons Casino, The Strip
Target: LVPD HPV-1000s
Conditions of mission failure: Wasted
Busted
HPV-1000s destroyed
Packer destroyed
Fail to collect the bikes in time
Reward: Respect
Unlocks: Up, Up and Away!
Unlocked by: Dam and Blast
"Exactly what I was thinking. C'mon, come with me, and we're gonna go get some cop wheels."
Carl Johnson

Cop Wheels is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas given to the protagonist Carl Johnson by San Fierro Triads Leader Wu Zi Mu as part of plans to pull off a heist of Caligula's Casino from the Four Dragons Casino in Las Venturas.

Mission

Carl recently planted Satchel Charges on the main generators of Sherman Dam, the central power source serving Las Venturas, in order to provide a means of creating darkness and confusion while robbing the vault at Caligula's Palace. His next step in planning the heist is to seize 4 HPV-1000 police motorcycles to be used as outriders for the armored vehicle Carl plans to use to haul off the cash without raising suspicion. With only minutes to spare before alerting the police to their activities, Carl rushes about Las Venturas, stealing the motorcycles, while Woozie's assistant drives a Packer around the Julius Thruway, awaiting each bike as Carl drives it up the truck's loading ramps. After four bikes have been collected, Woozie's assistant returns them to the Four Dragons Casino to be stashed until the heist is in full swing.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Steal four police bikes and get them safely onto the back of a Packer truck
  • Drive the bike onto the Packer truck
  • Get another police bike for the job
  • Drive the bike onto the Packer truck
  • Get the another bike
  • Drive the bike onto the Packer truck
  • Get the last one
  • Drive the bike onto the Packer truck

Reward

The reward for completing the mission is increased RespectUp, Up and Away! is also unlocked.

Notes

  • All four motorcycles are parked when first seen, though at least two of them will begin moving soon after Carl arrives. The cycle found near Linden Station is parked near where a cop can be seen apparently giving a pedestrian a drunk test.
  • A dangerous part of this mission isn't the wanted levels that are attained from stealing the bikes (in some cases there's ample time to visit a Pay 'N' Spray or pick up bribe stars), but from exiting the Packer while on the freeway. If not timed right, Carl can be run over or find himself in the middle of a chain-reaction pile-up that can easily result in him being wasted (and the mission failed) if multiple vehicles start exploding around him.
  • In addition, it's common to find vehicles following immediately behind the slow-moving Packer, making it challenging to drive onto the rear of the truck.
  • Carl must ride the ramp at a steady speed, inching forward until a cutscene animation shows the passenger in the Packer giving him the thumbs up. Otherwise, the vehicle won't be locked in place. If Carl approaches the Packer too fast, he'll simply jump over it.
  • This is another mission in which whatever vehicle Carl is driving when he arrives at the Four Dragons Casino will disappear after the cutscenes. Unfortunately, this means the player can't find a super-fast vehicle and leave it outside the casino for kickstarting the mission.
  • It is suggested to use a car while chasing the two bikes that are moving, rather than another bike. Shooting the moving bike will not let the police jump out, but rather increases your wanted level, and can even destroy the vehicle, failing the mission. When using a car, the player can ram the bike so the policeman can fall off of it.

Trivia

  • On rare occasions, the iOS version will make all civilian cars disappear like a ghost town but parked cars will still spawn.
  • The name of the mission is a possible reference to the brand Hot Wheels.
  • If all the sirens on the police bikes are turned on when being parked on the Packer, they will all flash red and blue at the same time. They will still be flashing when Carl gets off the Packer at the end of the mission.
  • If Carl goes in a certain area, a police car may randomly spawn in the air and crash down front-first, turn onto its roof, and explode. If Carl goes fast enough, he can avoid it, but if too slow, he will be blown up in the explosion while swerving around and get wasted.
  • There was supposed to be a character name Larry was meant to appear when his police bike gets stolen.

Video Walkthrough

GTA San Andreas - Walkthrough - Mission 81 - Cop Wheels (HD)09:13

GTA San Andreas - Walkthrough - Mission 81 - Cop Wheels (HD)

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