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Old 04-23-2012, 09:33 PM
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Exclamation Hardtop puchace question!

So there are a couple of hardtops that I'm looking at after my break-in situation.

That guys says it needs to be installed professionally. Is that true?

$1,050 for a new Mugen (probably replica but fits and looks the same from what I've heard) looks great! Is this for real?

Edit: purchace*

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Old 04-23-2012, 09:48 PM
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The replicas are a hit or miss... And yes that's a replica. Real Mugen is $3,000+. But fits like Oem.

I had a replica before and had the rear window professionally installed. Because I wanted vinyl wrapped around the rear window so that you couldn't see the sealant from the outside. It looks horrible Imo if u don't do that.

If you can wait and get an Oem I would. It's worth the wait.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:59 PM
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Hate to say it but a hard top will not make your car harder to break into. Side windows are very easy to break. My father in law had his boxster broken into recently. To his dismay they broke the drivers side window instead of cutting the top (which needed to be replaced anyway).
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:06 AM
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'Wouldn't knee-jerk inda some 'spensive non-solution JD.
Iff'yuh jus' wann'a hardtop, fine'n dandy.
Budd'iff'itt'z securidy yer afder . . spen'yer hard-earned on'a good system.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:22 AM
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These tops are light weight and can be a pita to fit properly. Your first listing is from a local service shop and I'm sure they would be willing to help get the top properly fitted on your car. I've purchased some small parts from SCW performance, they are a reputable business.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:00 AM
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JD, realize right upp-front da'cher not gonna be removin'a hardtopp'z much'z'yuh dink'yer gonna.
Iff ridin'roun' in Stewie wi'cher topp dropped'z yer ding . . dink hard before'yuh pu'cherself in'a box.
Eida way, good luck wit' howeva'yuh go.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:17 PM
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Haha honestly I'm just using the break in as an excuse to get a hardtop so I won't kick myself for not getting a used SC kit instead.. In reality here in Texas the summers get so freaking hot (it's hitting 90s already) that a hardtop would be a good idea and put a hold on the SC kit.
As far as not removing the hardtop as much as I think, my dad and I are working on a hardtop hoist using a system of pullys as a project since I have my new garage spot
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If you look at the second one (ebay) you have to buy the hardware and either a plexiglass $850 or glass $1050 rear window plus it will need to be painted.

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