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Old 11-25-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Hardtop theft season is upon us, as we all know too well. I have hardtops on all of my miatas and the ONLY reason I haven't secured my tops yet is because I live in hillbilly country where nobody even seems to know what kind of car I drive, so they are relatively safe, well and I have been lucky no doubt. That said, last winter I was quite nervous with all the thefts being reported around the bay area and I contemplated replacing the side latches with SM plates and security hardware.

The only problem is the standard security fasteners can be removed with readily availble security hardware tools. The only feasible options were custom made fasteners and tools, but they are VERY expensive and it still does little to prevent a thief from overlooking the fasteners when he busts your side window and then gives up.

I strongly believe the BEST solution to not only prevent hardtop theft, but to provide a visual deterrent that will likely prevent busted windows is the TopLocsolution. I met the inventor of these locks @ the [email protected] event back in March and I was amazed with the ingenious product. At the time I wanted a set, but I was not crazy about the only available color, which was purple, however perhaps purple is the best for visual deterrence?

Note, I am NOT affiliated with TopLocs, I am merely trying to get enough buyers so that I can get 10% off my locks. I am good for two pairs, so we only need 8 more pairs to qualify. I compiled some FAQ's as I know many people will have questions.


FAQ's

Q - On the order page you have a drop down menu for “Year of your miata”, but you only list 1999 through 2003, which is confusing because I believe the side latches are the same for all years up to 2005, right? Is there a difference for those of us with 90-97’s?
A - That is a mistake. The locks should work for all makes through 2007.

Q - Are the TopLoc's compatible with my rollbar?
A - If your factory latches work normally or as the manufacturer intended then the TopLocs will work fine.

Q - Are Black, Purple and Clear anodized the only colors available?
A - Yes, however if there is enough interest he will make other colors for us - thus my poll. He said he needed ~25 pairs of the SAME color to do new/custom colors.

Q - Instead of ordering a pair of locks, if I order a single lock(either pax side or driver's side) do I get the 10% discount?
A - It depends on how many requests for pax side locks and driver's side locks there are. TopLoc's makes an even number of passenger and driver locks so he needs to sell them in pairs. Also,using only one lock theoretically will do the job however making it easy for a thief to damage the top if they try to pry the locked side off the car.

Q - I live in California, am I subject to CA state sales tax?
A - Yes, those of us who live in Cali will be subject to CA sales tax.

Q - What is the cost of shipping?
A - Shipping will be $8 for single or pair

Q - Is international shipping available?
A - TopLoc will ship them anywhere but the shipping cost will be passed on to the customer. Shipping to Canada was about $15 fwiw.

Q - When will we be able to order them at the discounted rate?
A - When we have at least 10 people with commits to buying a pair the owner will provide me with the discount code, which I will pass on to each of the GB participants.

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  1. MiniMe - Clear, Burnt Orange, Red or Blue
  2. FRT_Fun(Mturbo.net) -Black
  3. RunninOnEmpty(Mturbo.net) - Red or Clear
  4. Eunos R(NCR.net) - Burnt Orange or Red
  5. Saphire NB8C(NCR.net) - Blue or Black
  6. b00staholic(NCR.net) - any
  7. Papa Smurf(NCR.net) - any


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Old 11-25-2009, 07:00 PM   #2
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looks like it would work on the front latches, right?
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:24 AM   #3
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I'm not sure. Assuming the bolt spacing is identical on the header strikers then it should bolt up, but it might be an eyesore.
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Interested in black if we get the 10% discount.
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In for GB, Red or Clear.
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Can't edit my original post for some reason (admins, can you help?)

Adding one more to the list:
  1. MiniMe - Clear, Burnt Orange, Red or Blue
  2. FRT_Fun(Mturbo.net) -Black
  3. RunninOnEmpty(Mturbo.net) - Red or Clear
  4. Eunos R(NCR.net) - Burnt Orange or Red
  5. Saphire NB8C(NCR.net) - Blue or Black
  6. b00staholic(NCR.net) - any
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  1. MiniMe - Clear, Burnt Orange, Red or Blue
  2. FRT_Fun(Mturbo.net) -Black
  3. RunninOnEmpty(Mturbo.net) - Red or Clear
  4. Eunos R(NCR.net) - Burnt Orange or Red
  5. Saphire NB8C(NCR.net) - Blue or Black
  6. b00staholic(NCR.net) - any
  7. Papa Smurf(NCR.net) - any
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Any installed pics?
What's a regular price w/o discount?

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Old 01-07-2010, 09:21 PM   #9
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Im my first post I made the Top Loc in big red font hyperlinked to the website - prices and pics are there.
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We didn't get enough for a group buy, but Blake is honoring the discount PLUS free shipping. CA sales tax added for us west coast guys.

NOT only free shipping he also is giving us a 17% discount, which equates to $40 under retail...

For the couple guys on this forum that were on the group buy please email or pm me for the link to the discount page. Blake does not want the link posted publicly so please do not share this link with anyone or post it publicly. If you do he will shut down the group buy because he does not want to **** off the vendors that resell his product.

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and still no takers? I know you guys are cheap, but this is twice the deal the original GB was supposed to be. I just spoke with Blake from TopLoc and he said aside from me and one other guy from NCR, nobody has ordered.
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It's a bit late for me since I got my Miata last month but I'd be interested in picking up 2 of these.
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Some for the front are needed. Roll bars get in the way of the side bolts......
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Some for the front are needed. Roll bars get in the way of the side bolts......
Which rollbars? I have the Hard Dog Hard Core Hard Top. I'm already having to grind off part of the side hard top latch in order for it to clear the rollbar.
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I have a Kirk 6 point bar which can't fit any kind of side latch.
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Yes, I know responding to a thread from a year ago. Just wondering if they are still offering a discount to west coast folks? I live in the Bay Area and have a 2005 MSM w/flyin' miata full intake, harddog roll bar and just put a titanium grey HT on my ride.
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