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Old 11-24-2012, 02:33 PM
Jortiz96 Jortiz96 is offline
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Hardtop

A couple of years ago my father bought the hardtop for my 96 Z3 roadster and now all we need is the equipment to install it in my car. The only question i have is what exactly do i need to install the hardtop, and can somebody give me to a link of where i can buy the install kit.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:57 PM
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http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-13...-bmw-part.aspx
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:48 AM
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what is in the kit that makes it so expensive? I just want to put the hardtop on for winter and then ill take it back off in the winter. If it is worth it i will be more than willing to lay down the cash.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:34 AM
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You'll find some info in this thread, scroll down to post #19 (picture of the install kit)

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=425252
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:17 AM
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thank you so much.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:52 PM
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Alright, so i have been looking over at ecs tuning to get my parts. What parts do i need if i just want the minimum? ( when i say minimum i am just talking without the defroster and what not)
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:58 PM
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Left hardtop support 1 54218410457
Right hardtop support 1 54218410458

You also will need the two torx bolts for the front, don't have part numbers for those, sorry.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:17 PM
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Thank you for helping so much, and being patient with me. But i have one more question.....how many torx bolts do i need for the front?
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:58 PM
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:55 AM
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The two torx bolts that secure the top to the brackets are M8 x 18 and they have an 0-ring on them. Part # 54218410534. They are pricey.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:29 AM
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Hard top for Z3 - selling

Hello!
I wont buy hard top for Z3, 1996, did anybody know who selling hard top? Thank you very much.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:15 AM
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Hello Iggy. An OEM hardtop will fit any model year Z3. You are in Croatia? If you look through German eBay, there are several for sale right now. Would be a cool roadtrip for you!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:13 AM
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z3 hardtop

Is OEM the only maker of hardtops for the z3?
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:33 AM
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Hamann also makes them but, good luck getting one for less than $4K

https://www.google.com/search?q=hama...w=1024&bih=653
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