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Mazda MX-5 Miata
#65 of 114 Re: Clear Bras [philmx5]
Aug 25, 2006 (1:19 pm)
COMPLAIN! I looked at my bumper cover at 3,000 miles and there are chips. For $500 they HAVE to do the entire front.
I had quotes ranging from $500 to $599 for mine. I will get it done after I take it out of Winter storage. I did it to my 530i - the entire front - 3 years ago and it has eliminated any front end scaring.
#66 of 114 RE: New top
Aug 26, 2006 (8:08 am)
Robbins from what I can tell is the major manufacturer of aftermarket soft tops. You can get cloth, vinyl and many different configurations. One of the configurations I am interested in is a zipperless glass window top. You can find them at MossMotors as well as other online websites. Miata.net is a great resource to access these different sites. They don't however have a forum thats as comprehensive as this one. Good luck!
#67 of 114 RE: New top [done37]
Aug 28, 2006 (7:26 am)
That's what I got, Robbins zipperless. Vinyl material, glass window.
You do give up the option to drive with the "bikini top", i.e. all windows open but the top up.
I was OK with that.
#68 of 114 RE: New top [ateixeira]
Aug 28, 2006 (2:30 pm)
Hows that Zipperless top workin for ya. I am really close to buying one and other than only being able to go 2/3 bikini how do you feel about the construction, the up and down operation, and was it difficult to install? Your opinion would be most appreciated!
#69 of 114 RE: New top [done37]
Aug 29, 2006 (11:54 am)
To be honest, it's a little bit finicky. I installed it myself, so maybe that's why.
I had to add those two straps that pull one of the beams down while you are lowering the top. Some times it sort of snags on the vinyl, I have to manuall push the window glass down slightly to get it to go all the way down. That doesn't happen in warm weather because the vinyl is more flexible, but when it's cold and the vinyl is hard, it's tougher to get the top down.
That may be the non-professional install job, though, so it's hard to say.
There are a couple of minor wrinkles near the rear window, but no wind or water leaks, anything like that..
#70 of 114 RE: New top [ateixeira]
Aug 29, 2006 (1:52 pm)
That settles it. I am gettin the zipperless window. It seems to me those are all minor nuisances compared to zipping and unzipping the window every time. My wife wants cloth as well, which might help with fit during cold weather.
Aug 30, 2006 (6:58 am)
Not sure if you can see them here, but just to the sides of the glass, they're kinda minor I guess. See how they flare out juuuuust a tad? I think I am being picky...
#72 of 114 Re: Wrinkles [ateixeira]
Aug 30, 2006 (7:04 am)
Barely noticeable. Actually it looks great.
#73 of 114 Re: Wrinkles [done37]
Aug 30, 2006 (7:22 am)
Thanks. Did it myself.
Took a day to remove the old one, a day to put that on. Not an easy job! Get help if you do it yourself. Get a cordless drill to help, too.
#74 of 114 Stereo Recommendations for NC
Oct 23, 2006 (3:21 am)
I am all but set on buying an '07 PRHT.
I love almost everything about the car, but the Bose stereo in the GT was very disappointing. The speakers are clearly in need of an upgrade, but it is difficult to tell if the head unit will drive a good set of speakers effectively.
It also looks like it would be pretty difficult to add aftermarket units that would fit cleanly.
Any recommendations on audio upgrades?