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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 04-04-2016, 06:52 AM
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Convertible Headliner OEM or aftermarket?

With spring starting I'm looking to remove the hard top I've got and go back to the vert. Only issue is that my headliner is shot on the soft top. Dog ears are broken, some of clips that hold the headliner to the top are starting to break to, giving it a real nice sag too. So should I drop the cash on a new OEM headliner or will an aftermarket do the job. I've looked around a few different sites for aftermarket ones, wondering what the best one is, if I decide to go with aftermarket.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:17 AM
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The majority of the aftermarket top/headliner suppliers use the same materials that the OEMs specify. I think you'll find what's sold aftermarket in the US is either made by Robbins or Sierra and both are good quality. I bought a Sierra top and head liner for my Z4 through Autotops direct.com because they had it in stock, but you can buy through Amazon also for the E36. Don't forget to get the lacing kits also, and you may need to buy new batwings too.
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