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Roof opening/closing

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Hey all

I have a quick question...

I just got a new boxster and love it to death, but I am very confused about the top deployment. I keep reading that you have to chop the window in order for it to go down properly? I don't get this. I lowered and raised the roof without any of this "chop" and all seems fine.

Why is it that everybody says you have to get out of your car and chop the window?? To me this is completely redicoulous. What happes if you just open and close the roof without doing the chop?

I guess I need someone to explain this to me :) eheheh



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Welcome Mike.

The plastic window on the convertible top tend not to fold horizontally at the first instance when you deploy the top. It tends to engorge in the middle forming a "vertical spine" and as the top folds, this spine gets straightened out forcefully by the top frame. This is bad for the plastic and can cause it to crack over time.

Just pause 1/3 of the way down and get out and have a look at the window and you will know what I mean. But then again, you might be lucky enough to have a window that conforms well to the folding and don't have a problem. But most Boxsters do have this problem due to poor design.

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