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Zeintop Notes


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This is a rewrite of a previous post to make it more appropriate for this forum...

Anyway, if you're thinking of getting a Zeintop, it will not fit your Boxster if you have the Bose sound system installed! ...I don't think this information is currently included on their website...

I found this out the hard way, and their return policy is not the greatest... consequently, if anybody in central MA wants one for much less than it would take ordering direct from Zeintec, mine's for sale!

Matt

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This is a rewrite of a previous post to make it more appropriate for this forum...

Anyway, if you're thinking of getting a Zeintop, it will not fit your Boxster if you have the Bose sound system installed! ...I don't think this information is currently included on their website...

I found this out the hard way, and their return policy is not the greatest... consequently, if anybody in central MA wants one for much less than it would take ordering direct from Zeintec, mine's for sale!

Matt

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As one of the few Zeintop owners in the US, I find that quite interesting, and pretty shocking! Where does the Bose system interfere with the Zeintop? Is there no possible compromise between some sound quality loss and installation of a top you must like [at that price, you should]? Impossible to remove the interference temporarily? One of the funny things about the Zeintop is that engine and road noise becomes a little louder in the cabin with the top on.

That said, you should be able to find a buyer on one of the forums. Try 986forum.com and porsche pete's boxster board. I have seen many posters remarking that they would like one, but at a discount. Good luck selling it, but I'm a little disappointed that I might never see another one in the northeast [i'm in New York].

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This is a rewrite of a previous post to make it more appropriate for this forum...

Anyway, if you're thinking of getting a Zeintop, it will not fit your Boxster if you have the Bose sound system installed! ...I don't think this information is currently included on their website...

I found this out the hard way, and their return policy is not the greatest... consequently, if anybody in central MA wants one for much less than it would take ordering direct from Zeintec, mine's for sale!

Matt

Is this a non-Porsche item for sale? (which we do not allow) or is this a review of the product?

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As one of the few Zeintop owners in the US, I find that quite interesting, and pretty shocking! Where does the Bose system interfere with the Zeintop? Is there no possible compromise between some sound quality loss and installation of a top you must like [at that price, you should]? Impossible to remove the interference temporarily? One of the funny things about the Zeintop is that engine and road noise becomes a little louder in the cabin with the top on.

That said, you should be able to find a buyer on one of the forums. Try 986forum.com and porsche pete's boxster board. I have seen many posters remarking that they would like one, but at a discount. Good luck selling it, but I'm a little disappointed that I might never see another one in the northeast [i'm in New York].

Im sitting under one in Boston. And yes I too have had some problems with wind noise. On mine its coming from the front driver's side. It doesn't seem like a fitment issue, more of a calibration issue with the spinlocks or something...

Also I have had the ceiling cloth lining come off and I epoxied it back on...I wonder what adhesive was mean't for that.

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Im sitting under one in Boston. And yes I too have had some problems with wind noise. On mine its coming from the front driver's side. It doesn't seem like a fitment issue, more of a calibration issue with the spinlocks or something...

Also I have had the ceiling cloth lining come off and I epoxied it back on...I wonder what adhesive was mean't for that.

I also had problems getting the ceiling piece to stick, with contact cement, bondo, epoxy all failing. What finally worked was 3M automotive double stick tape. I have not tried it in high heat, however, because I remove the top in the summer (and will do so shortly).

I was not referring to wind noise, but rather engine, axle, and rubber-on-road sounds, all of which I actually like. When I intially fitted mine I did have some wind noise in front, but that was cured by adjusting the front center clamp to tighten the front seal. On yours, is something is sticking out, like one of the rubber pieces?

Loren, at this point the thread is a "review of an item" ... and the item could be considered a "Porsche item," I think.cool.gif

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I also had problems getting the ceiling piece to stick, with contact cement, bondo, epoxy all failing. What finally worked was 3M automotive double stick tape. I have not tried it in high heat, however, because I remove the top in the summer (and will do so shortly).

I was not referring to wind noise, but rather engine, axle, and rubber-on-road sounds, all of which I actually like. When I intially fitted mine I did have some wind noise in front, but that was cured by adjusting the front center clamp to tighten the front seal. On yours, is something is sticking out, like one of the rubber pieces?

Loren, at this point the thread is a "review of an item" ... and the item could be considered a "Porsche item," I think.cool.gif

How did you adjust your front center latch to tighten the seal?

And yeah the "rubber corner pieces" that look like black triangles don't sit flush with the window or window seal for that matter. Air hissing noise was coming through that area and where the front top meets front of windshield.

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How did you adjust your front center latch to tighten the seal?

And yeah the "rubber corner pieces" that look like black triangles don't sit flush with the window or window seal for that matter. Air hissing noise was coming through that area and where the front top meets front of windshield.

Sounds like yours is a DIY kit, like mine. When the top was off, I removed the triangular rubber pieces, trimmed them to seat better, and then re-glued them with super-glue. They are much better now.

In my case, the central clamp would not close until I loosened the mounting screws for it. Then I could close it, making a tight seal. After that, I re-tighten the screws.

If you have a gap after closing the latch, maybe it is necessary to add a strip of material behind the front rubber seal to close the gap.

I'll be in MA in a couple weeks with the Boxster, hope to see your car on the road too!

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Sounds like yours is a DIY kit, like mine. When the top was off, I removed the triangular rubber pieces, trimmed them to seat better, and then re-glued them with super-glue. They are much better now.

In my case, the central clamp would not close until I loosened the mounting screws for it. Then I could close it, making a tight seal. After that, I re-tighten the screws.

If you have a gap after closing the latch, maybe it is necessary to add a strip of material behind the front rubber seal to close the gap.

I'll be in MA in a couple weeks with the Boxster, hope to see your car on the road too!

Yeah I contacted Zeintec about the issue and they sent me a rubber seal for the gap free of charge. Just haven't had time to put it in yet.

And yeah I think it be great to have more East Coast meets. I saw a mini cooper meet at Umass Boston just a year ago or so...omg

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