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  1. I was one of the first few to order one, and as previously mentioned had it seperate. Since then it has been fine with normal use, although it has not seen the road much the past couple of months due to the nasty weather. It has been about 7-8 months since I replaced it.
  2. I have ordered an Aero II wing, and one I started doing some reading on installing it I found out that pre-2002 trunk lids are different. From what I understand, the 02 and up models have places to drill the holes that can be seen from the underside. Has anyone put the Aero II wing on a pre-02 model, and if so how did you determine where to drill the holes. If anyone has any pics or measurements that would be great. Thanks in advance for any help.
  3. I heard back from them on Friday, the day after I contacted them and they stated that they have isolated the problem, and that it was only with some of the initial tops that went out. I bought one of the first few sold, and therefore it had that problem of seperation. They said that they are doing a series of tests on the new top and will ship me out a brand new top first thing monday morning pending the test results are still positive. I must say that while it will be a pain to replace this top again, I am very pleased with their customer service. They admited that it was there fault and accepted full blame. I will probably wait a few weeks before I install it to give their test vehicle a little more testing time to ensure that this will not happen again. I will keep everyone updated.
  4. Mine is doing the exact same thing, but is is on the top of the window instead of the bottom. It looks like the black glue they used was not strong enough to take the stress. I have left a message with them and am awaiting a call back. I must say that it looks pretty bad from the inside and the outside. I am hoping they have aq solution as I am located in rural Ohio, far from their shop. I will keep everyone updated.
  5. The aftermarket ones in the pic do not fully seat. I found this out by ordering them and testing them myself. Only about 1/5th of the supposed seating surface actually comes into contact with the wheel for seating purposes.
  6. No problem. I am glad that your install went as smoothly as mine. My top was also tight, but after letting it sit for a day or two with the top closed it is now at the same taughtness as the original. What I mean is that it does not require any undue pulling to get it to latch. I only need to use the center latch now. I like the idea of loosening the adjusters, but I did not think of that. Now I need to get the wire that goes from the rear defroster hookup point to the defrosters themselves. I may do some testing on the harness connection and find out which wire is triggered by the front switch and hook it up myself rather than order a wire from the factory. A wire is a wire, after all. I will let you know what I find out. Troy
  7. I do agree, and in most cases the average individual cannot do as good of a job as a professional. Maybe I should not recommend someone try this themselves as I have been doing such tasks for the past 10 years, but have not worked out of a shop. It has always been on the side for me. I guess to me it seems to be a simple proceedure, but in reality it does take skill to make it look perfect. On a side note though, there are people that can do a job as good as "Eric" and not own a business doing such. That is like saying a person cannot be a marksmen without being in the Military or being a police officer.
  8. My wife has done this twice, and both times a check engine light came on. THis is normal. Both time I had to reset the light with the OBDII reader, but it may go out on its own eventually, I am not sure. If you do not have a code reader, go to Autozone and they will hook you up for free and just ask them to read the code and explain to them about the cap. THey will confirm your diagnosis and reset it for you for free.
  9. That's crap... Many people have done it with great results. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> I agree. I have done this myself and nobody can tell that it is not factory. Painting plastic is different than painting metal, but it is not a mystery. I used a plastic bonding primer, regular sandable auto primer, sanded and reapplied several times to get a smooth finish as opposed to having the pebble grain look to it. Then I applied the appropriate color silver and then a glossy topcoat. I have not had any peeling or any problems at all.
  10. I also subscribe to the AllData Service, and think it is great. It gives me access to all 18 volumes and all TSB that the dealers have. I am getting ready to renew, and as long as I renew without letting the subscriptoin run out it only costs $15.00 to renew.
  11. In some cases the engine light will not illuminate due to a bad bulb. Rare, but it does happen.
  12. Any chance that you could pdf the factory convertible removal/installation instructions? I've been wanting to remove my softtop as I almost always have my hardtop on. It's the lacking in instructions that keeps me from doing it. The plastic window will form a permanent crease and eventually crack if I were to store it in the down position for months on end.... :( <{POST_SNAPBACK}> What I did was replace the soft-top fabric and window, not the entire frame and all. It sounds like you are wanting to remove the entire assembly, is this correct? What I did does not require a person remove the assembly from the car. However, if you are wnating to remove the entire assembly, I can probably look it up for you.
  13. I assume the photos you took were off the 987? The rear glass looks a lot larger than the ones pictured on cabrioworld.com.... Is the top by cabrioworld double layered? I'm told that on the original tops, the S gets the double layered top while the non-S gets the single layered one. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> From the factory there is no difference in the number of layers between the S and the non-S version. They are the same top. Maybe someone was referring to the later models having the headliner.
  14. Great post guys. My window just cracked yesterday, and I think I'll replace it with this top instead of replacing the plastic...especially if I can manage the install myself (PorscheGuy - is there a lot of adjustment and alignment involved?) Just got word from GAHH - $695 is a sale price for this month only (I was asking why the glass was cheaper than plastic). Also, (since it was mentioned concerning the BAS top) in addition to the service position question, can someone confirm the GAHH top works with the storage/speaker box in place? -f No, there was not really any adjustments to be made if you follow the directions. What I am trying to say is that the front portion already has the cardboard inserts installed at the proper length, the sides already have the holes drilled for the side aluminum plates, and the rear already has the fabric pre sewn and rubber insert installed in the correct position. So essentially for myself it was plug-and-play for lack of a better term. Also, the GAHH top can be used with the rear storage/speaker box in place. I have the Bose setup, and it does not interfere at all. By the way, I noticed that toolpants pic of the 986 with the factory glass looks identical in appearance to the GAHH glass. <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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