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Old 01-06-2013, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm brand new to the site so please excuse me if I do something wrong or I've overlooked information that's right in front of me!
I'm considering buying a hardtop for my '08 White Redline and was wondering about the experiences others have had. Smooth Line is a website I've looked at and I'm just shopping for some information right now.
Any advice? Warnings? Been there, done that stories?
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Save your money.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The convertible top is what makes a sky fun... why would you want to take one of its greatest perks away?
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The convertible top is what makes a sky fun... why would you want to take one of its greatest perks away?
I get the most attention and comments when the top is down.
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If you want a hardtop, Smoothline is your only choice, and if you want one, go for it.
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Looks like you won't be able to open the trunk with a hardtop.
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To answer your question from experience of two members that were active on this forum ...it was not the best fit...and u need 2 people to remove or put on this top...if u wish to do it alone, u will need a hoist....save your money.

You may wish to contact XMicroRL...he is now living in Vegas. He has one of those tops. He bought it from the original owner in Conn or Pa...I believe.

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Thanks for the responses and opinions, good points. Was hoping that the hard top would be easy on, easy off and maybe just a nice additional option for my car. I love that it is a convertible but I previously had a 350Z (coupe) and it was fun too ... thought it would be nice to have the best of both worlds!
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Its to bad the reviews for this top are not very promising, I had a hard top for my 325i bmw and for the winter it was a great option. The bmw is a 1995 and has the orginal rag top. It does extend the life of the cloth from the bad weather.
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Hi ! go see the pic of the hard top i made on NO TALKING POST, and i can open my trunk if i want.

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Hi ! go see the pic of the hard top i made on NO TALKING POST, and i can open my trunk if i want.
That looks good!
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There are a few on the Sol forum who have a Smoothline top and like them

Some links

Smooth Line Solstice Hardtop - Page 2 - Pontiac Solstice Forum

New Smooth Line Hardtop Prototype - Pontiac Solstice Forum

And from the Sky forum

My new Smooth Line tan vinyl hard top

Talk with BuzzardT. He has had his installed for a couple of years and is a strong proponent

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Hi ! go see the pic of the hard top i made on NO TALKING POST, and i can open my trunk if i want.
Very nice! Looks great!
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The tan top looks great on the black! I love it.

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