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      11-15-2007, 02:07 AM   #1
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Hard-top E46?

I wonder how it folds the top down.
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      11-15-2007, 02:31 AM   #2
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you dont fold it...you just take it off
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      11-15-2007, 02:37 AM   #3
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oh wow, never seen that before.
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      11-15-2007, 02:37 AM   #4
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what would be the purpose/reason behind getting a hardtop rather than a convertable that can be put on for reasons such as rain or other necessary times for a cover?
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      11-15-2007, 03:12 AM   #5
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Its an option on the E46. They have hardtops for other ragtop verts, like the S2k and the Boxster.
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what would be the purpose/reason behind getting a hardtop rather than a convertable that can be put on for reasons such as rain or other necessary times for a cover?
For winter use. The winter salt is very rough on the soft top fabric.
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      11-15-2007, 09:19 AM   #7
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You need to use a cable hoist to lift it off and you need to store it while not in use.
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      11-15-2007, 09:27 AM   #8
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A buddy of mine has that top.

Not too heavy - just bulky. Need 2 people to take the top off and store it for the summer time.

Pretty useful - A coupe in the winter and nice convert in the summer/spring.
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They have it for most all models. Theres a guy by me who has a z8 as a daily driver. During the winter he puts on the hard top.
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i've seen plenty of e46 m3's like this in miami. I dont like the concept.
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i've seen plenty of e46 m3's like this in miami. I dont like the concept.
I don't much see the point of it in Florida unless you're expecting a hurricane, but like the others have previously mentioned, people who live and drive their convertibles in the snowbelt absolutely need a hardtop.
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      11-15-2007, 03:52 PM   #12
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You need to use a cable hoist to lift it off and you need to store it while not in use.
You don't need a cable hoist, and there is a rack that you can store it on when not in use.
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I had it on my E46. It was a $2500 option that really wasn't worth the hassle. Especially since I rarely drove it in the winter anyway. It really didn't help the resale value either. Looked cool (gave it a nice coupe look) and offered some interior lighting which the softtop did't have - that's about it.
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If you look at just the top of the pic, it looks like the roof of an old town car.

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      11-15-2007, 10:18 PM   #15
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i saw one a few months back on a m3 down here is s. fl
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be honest...it's ugly on the car, and in California, this is the first one I've seen.
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that particular sample does not seem like it fits well. normally they are a bit more flush.
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