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Old 07-06-2009, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Get in on carbon fiber hard top group buy!

If 7 more people decide they want them we'll all get them at he price of a regular hardtop - 850$ shipped. But much much more baller.

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Wish this was around before I bought my regular hard top
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:23 AM   #2
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only problem is you still need all the seals which are like another 200$easily (i know its more but i'll leave it at that), still need latches too (100 for all 4) and then you need a back window which is 500$ for glass or 200+shipping if you get the mazda comp discount.

850+200+100+500=1650 actual price
850+200+100+~250=~1400 actual price with mazdacomp discount

the lexan he says you can get at lowes and home depot isn't large enough for a back window. it falls about a foot short on each side because of the curve in the top.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:51 AM   #3
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Well that's good to know, I figured I can just reuse most of the parts off my OE hardtop. But I can see how it would be an issue for those who don't have one already.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:57 AM   #4
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Smaller chain hardware stores carry 4x8' sheets of plexi a lot of times. My local "Do It Best Hardware" has it and will cut it to any shape/size you need. Pretty cheap stuff too.
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Still negates the fact that it's not worth it..Unless you have loads of cash to spend for no reason other than to shave a few pounds..
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Still negates the fact that it's not worth it..Unless you have loads of cash to spend for no reason other than to shave a few pounds..
...and add strength. You will not find a Carbon Fiber or Kevlar Hardtop cheaper.....ever. Especially one with OEM fitment. Make the rear window which is about $90. Or have the dood on CR.net make it for you for $100 plus shipping. Buy the spec Miata latches for $35. Use weather stripping cement for your seals from your softtop or just use your hardtop seals and sell the shell.

At $850, Chaser can get you the Carbon Fiber HT with all seals and window for $1200. You loose about 20lbs.......plus for this run only you get to choose between Kevlar I pattern, Kevlar 2x2, Carbon Fiber 2x2, Blue Carbon, Red Carbon, Green Carbon and Silver Carbon.

Sounds like a damn good deal to me. That is why I have my deposit down
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:33 AM   #7
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And its not 100% farbon ciber..

I'd rather have SPEC side latches on a Hard top anyway... Ask Hustler why (Sorry man!!!! :( Shitty story..)

Admittedly it'd be kinda cool, but the seller is WAY overstating the back window as so "easy." *shrug*
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For that kind of money you can make your car more than fast enough to make up for a claimed 20lb weight reduction!
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well still is the extra 500 bucks worth loosing 20 lbs? And plus for that 1200 your not getting oem fitment because alot of those tops still need finishing work, plus having a lexan rear window on a oem top would shave some weight there too so it' not the best option in the world like I said mainly for the people with cash to blow.. or people who really need to loose that extra few lbs.
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well still is the extra 500 bucks worth loosing 20 lbs? And plus for that 1200 your not getting oem fitment because alot of those tops still need finishing work, plus having a lexan rear window on a oem top would shave some weight there too so it' not the best option in the world like I said mainly for the people with cash to blow.. or people who really need to loose that extra few lbs.
good OEM top average $1000...... New Carbon Fiber $1200. Chaser says it is a plug play, no finishing. He is a reputable dealer.


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Admittedly it'd be kinda cool, but the seller is WAY overstating the back window as so "easy." *shrug*
Writeup from a dood at FM seems to say it is easy.....no bending needed.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:20 AM   #11
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1000? when I was in the market not too long ago you could pick up a nice one for 800. Either way ir doesn't matter this thread is to help those who want to purchase one..... But 1 last point
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:49 AM   #12
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My car came with a hard top. I figure I can sell the stock one and get this bad boy on there for minimal investment. Any older top would benefit from new seals anyway. This is win win as far as I'm concerned. Better sealing than I have now, carbon look, carbon/lexan weight, and spec latches are something I probably should have done in the first place.

All these miata owners complaining about a couple hours worth of hot rodding leaves me scratching my head. I thought we were the guys scraping together subaru turbos, saab intercoolers, and home made efi?

deposit getting sent today.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:47 PM   #13
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If you guys are going to spend this kind of coin on a hardtop(or any hardtop for that matter)I suggest you invest in these badboys.

The TopLoc - Security for your Miata HardTop - Made in the U.S.A.
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I'm in for a plug-n-play hardtop. Deposit sent.
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There are 11 people on board as of now. New Price, If we get to 16+ then that makes $750 shipped for a Carbon of kevlar HT or $1250 for a fully assembled HT with lexan window, seals and brackets.
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seals off an old top, leave back window out, $30 spec latches, track day top only. and it's not just 20lbs. it WHERE the 20lbs. are coming from that makes a difference, especially handling. ever heard of an evo mr? that car only lost 8lbs. from it's roof and it made a difference. on our little cars 20lbs from the roof should make a noticeable difference, especially in transitional manuevers. i'm tyring to come up with the cash as we speak.
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There are 11 people on board as of now. New Price, If we get to 16+ then that makes $750 shipped for a Carbon of kevlar HT or $1250 for a fully assembled HT with lexan window, seals and brackets.
Now $1250 isn't soo outrageous for a complete top. If I had the money and didn't already have a top, I would probably join in. I wanted to get a CF top before but after shipping, seals, back window, etc, I was looking at over $2000.
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This is very tempting! I could sell my black HT for $800 and end up with a $500 CF hardtop. Someone make my decision for me!
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This is very tempting! I could sell my black HT for $800 and end up with a $500 CF hardtop. Someone make my decision for me!
<decision>

20lbs weight reduction is not worth $500. $500 is also about halfway to a Shanghai.

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20lbs weight reduction is not worth $500. $500 is also about halfway to a Shanghai.

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