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Old 12-30-2012, 12:42 PM
mhopper mhopper is offline
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When I ordered my top a question nobody could answer was what is the big difference between a 229$ top and a 329$ top. I just took,off a 329$ and replaced it with a 229 one. Now I feel qualified to answer. What's the difference? Not much. There are a few places that the more expensive top has plastic tabs that the cheaper top has cloth tabs. I felt that the cloth tabs would not be as durable. So, in those spots I glued the tab with contact cement before putting the screws in. There is also one set of straps at the back that are not present on the cheaper top. It does not seem to be any different in the operation. I am sure the tabs in plastic would have made it easier to pull the top into place. Is it a one hundred dollar difference? In my humble opinion, probably not. I will keep you updated on the longevity issues I find, but for now I am perfectly happy with the cheaper top.
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