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E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:21 AM
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Cockpit top vs full cover

Hi. 2007 Z4 usually garaged. Taking a trip to Maine in July for a week where it might rain. Thinking about getting a cockpit cover rather than a full cover since it will take up less space in the trunk and I'm mostly concerned about the interior getting wet. I'm looking at the Covercraft weathershield covers. Any opinions on cockpit vs full covers? Thanks
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:38 PM
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I found a used BMW full cover for my Z on craigslist. I paid $75. Brought it home and it had stains a bird crap on it so I took it to the laundromat . Sprayed the stains with Simple Green, then put a cup of simple green into the washer. It came out looking brand new. My Z stays covered in the garage and only comes out on the weekends. I will be taking a trip to Dallas TX and certainly not worried if it gets wet. Not sure what the purpose would be of just having a cockpit cover. Seems more of a PIA rather than being a functional cover.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:55 AM
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The drain holes get clogged over time with dust and trash, so a cockpit cover keeping rain out and off the top can prolong keep the holes clear of issues. If you get them filled up, water backs up into the motor area and you will find several threads about replacing top motors in here. Mine motor was replaced by the dealer with the 1st couple of years of the 1st owner.
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:17 AM
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What area does it exactly cover? I wished Z4 had a tanau cover like my old TR6 did.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:34 AM
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The red car on the right has one on.



You can cover with or without your top up.

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Old 03-17-2014, 04:17 PM
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Thanks.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:27 AM
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What area does it exactly cover? I wished Z4 had a tanau cover like my old TR6 did.
Always loved the Toneau covers on my TR6 especially on cold spring mornings driving with the heat on and the passenger side zipped up! Classic looks too!
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:44 AM
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Always loved the Toneau covers on my TR6 especially on cold spring mornings driving with the heat on and the passenger side zipped up! Classic looks too!
Exactly. My biggest regret in car ownership is selling my yellow '76 TR6. Bought it new when in college back in good ol Austin, Texas, and drove it to New Jersey when I moved in '81. Just seemed too impractical as a single car in NJ while living in an apartment. Been looking for another....One of these days...Love the white one in the picture. Looks nice with white tire stripe vs. the standard redline.

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