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Old 11-18-2007, 04:52 PM   #21
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I have lived with my miata for this entire summer like that. No garage parking. Longest stretch hardtop was off was around 2 weeks. You can't go anywhere with the top off if it is threatening to rain, you can't do any long roadtrips without the hardtop on. Blah Blah Blah. You get the idea.

However. The rear parcel shelf looks awesome with no top. The added storage space is a bonus. And you save something like 50lbs.

Your choice. I have been living with it for 6+ months now, The softtop (with fixed back window) is going back in next season for sure.
I know what you mean, but I didn't buy the Miata to have a convertable. I actually LOVE the hard top. The only reason it comes off is when I clean the interior. IMO the car is a much better DD with the hardtop.
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I know what you mean, but I didn't buy the Miata to have a convertable. I actually LOVE the hard top. The only reason it comes off is when I clean the interior. IMO the car is a much better DD with the hardtop.
I love my hardtop too. If I didn't I would have fixed the softop a long time ago. The security and the looks kick ***. However, I am planning on some long roadtrips next year, and I will want the top down and that is impossible taking a hardtop with you.

I didn't buy my miata because it was a convertible either, but I must admit, It is a nice thing to have sometimes.
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:37 PM   #23
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The way i slanted mine it was almost fully behind the seat and cut off no visibility. I had to widen the holes a little on my bracket to get the bolts to line up right though.
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:55 PM   #24
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The way i slanted mine it was almost fully behind the seat and cut off no visibility. I had to widen the holes a little on my bracket to get the bolts to line up right though.
Post a pic. or send me a link or something Magna.
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Ok i will get a good pic tomorrow i put the car up for the winter when i bought the pontiac and, there is no light in the garage i put it in. Try my cardomain i sent you a link when i first got it updated http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2257729/2 the last pages
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:58 PM   #26
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i liked the convertible thing but as i got more and more into track driving i ended up bolting the hard top on and ditching the soft top altogether
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I took mine out because it had never been used by the PO and smelt funny. It is in awesome condition though. :P
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I don't car how much my car becomes a race car along the way, I'll always have a stereo.
I Pod weighs less:gay:
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I think its crazy to remove the soft top, the weight savings and extra "space" you gain is not worth it imho.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:43 AM   #30
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patsmx5-while you have the top out, its time for a roll bar...
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My soft top has been gone for over a year now, BUT my car is not daily driven.

If I were driving my car daily, I would have left the soft top. I still regret not having it periodically when I it's a nice day and I want to drive the car into work. I hate having to make a choice between: 1. running a hardtop or 2. chancing getting soaked by an afternoon shower.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:34 AM   #32
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trust me
aftermath of a bottle explosion:



install bottle in passenger compartment at your own risk..
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:13 PM   #33
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Aw come on now Kotomile, what's wrong with bolthing a bottle with 10 pounds of liquid oxidizer above my gastank?

Ok I might think about it before I do it.
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hey Pat here are the pics from overhead
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to show you how high the bottle sits. Kotomile that is why there are blow down tubes and who wouldn't want to go down in a blaze of glory
Anywho i hope this helps you.
+ this is a ideal location to use the defroster circiut to trigger a bottle heater
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Thanks for the pics Richard, I'm gonna have a look at that and see if it looks like mine will fit there. My bottle is narrower and longer than yours, so I don' know. If I had saw that kit on Ebay before you told me you were bidding on it I would have bidded on it. You got a hell of a deal man. That kit was new too, cause all the threads on the Aluminum AN fittings were'nt scratched up.
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Two of the big ones, and harry, I need them by tonight.
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srsly? 2 pages about removing a ******* soft top?
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srsly? 2 pages about removing a ******* soft top?
..and NOS explosions.

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If your gonna mount the bottle in the cabin you should really consider routing a vent tube to the outside.I have my bottle in the trunk and it has the vent tube venting to the outside.
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It has been on my list of things to do. And pat that is why i waited till after i won to tell you about it.
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