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Old 04-21-2011, 12:16 AM   #1
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Anybody with black soft tops have problems keeping their interiors cooler? I am in need of a new roof on my black and tan miata and was considering going to a black soft top.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:21 AM   #2
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Yeah, it sucks in the summer...but MD is not hot.
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30 seconds with the top down or windows down solves this. I don't find it too bad, but all my cars have black leather interiors so I don't really have a good basis for comparison.
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Yeah, I've had black leather interior before, tinted windows pretty much covered it. But since my interior is tan I don't think it will be too bad...Also, there isnt a lot of window space. I just worry about heat radiating in from the roof itself.
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I live at the beach in SoCal. I've never found the black top to really be an issue. Black top/black interior, and the car still cools off really quickly when you open the windows. Yes, it does get hot inside. I've experienced worse in larger cars with a rear hatch window, etc... heating up because of the black color and the greenhouse effect. I think the limited interior space of the Miata (surfaces and air space) allow it cool down faster than any other black-topped car I've driven.
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Yeah, it sucks in the summer...but MD is not hot.

I'll take +100°F dry air over our +80°F 80% humid air.


also, cloth seats ftw. Going from leather to cloth was awesome.
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also, cloth seats ftw. Going from leather to cloth was awesome.
but I love dead cow skin...
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Japanese cows make shitty leather. I swapped my whole interior on my 95' M just to get rid of the cheap leather and weird shade of tan. I had a 96' M and just hated the hot seats and John Boehner "tan".
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I agree, the black cloth is nicer than the leather. Looks aside, I've never liked the feel of leather interior.
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I'll take +100°F dry air over our +80°F 80% humid air.


also, cloth seats ftw. Going from leather to cloth was awesome.

Bah cloth seats are disgusting. Leather seats for the win damn it.

Vegan represent!
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:01 PM   #11
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Speaking of black tops, any black bottoms around here or maybe a few subs?
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are you trying to come onto us?
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I'm thinking about swapping my 10AE seats for blue cloth Shinsen seats. Should I?
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I actually think it's cooler in my S2000's black interior and soft top than it is in my Miata's tan interior and soft top. The s2k seats are lightyears better than the Miata seats. I'm actually buying a friend's black cloth Miata seats to replace the tan leather Miata seats I have now. Less light reflection on the interior probably helps reduce the heat in combination with tinted windows.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:39 AM   #15
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I had a black top with tan interior in my '94 and I would do it again. It cools off pretty quick with the top down. The leather holds heat but it's not too bad.

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I'm thinking about swapping my 10AE seats for blue cloth Shinsen seats. Should I?
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