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2003 Porsche 991 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:18 pm    Post subject: C4S Cab, overwinter question Reply with quote

Hi, so I am probably going to cover the cab for a few months over winter. It has a removable hardtop so which is in your opinion the best way of doing this, bearing in mind I have a brand new soft top just fitted.

1, cover car with hard top fitted, as soft top folded for a couple of months, it will obviously crease a bit.

2, cover car with soft top up, no creases but is it as effective if we get some really cold weather

Your feedback great fully received.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting one, Personally I'll be putting my hardtop on when the clocks go forward.

However if I wasn't driving it, or only occasionally when the sun was out would probably just stick to covering the car.
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1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If my folder Elise canvas roof is anything to go by I'd invest in a really good securable cover and let the canvas roof breath and be taught. My Canvas roof looks like crap being folded away... (I prefer my Elise with its hardtop on as it's a track car, I don't use the softtop unless taking the kids out for fun).

Noticed a C4s Cab around the corner uses a cover on his, his car looks brand new and the roof factory fresh, don't believe I've ever seen a hard top on it..

Added bonus is when you get one of those crisp clear sunny days you'll be able to jump in drop the roof and enjoy your car! Worst thing we do to our cars over the winter is not drive them, at least a few heat cycles a month keeps the seals healthy... Unless you put a car into a heated, vented storage facility I reckon you'll save money in the long term by using it for at least 30 mins every couple of weeks over the winter. Maybe be a bit careful not to open the roof if it's freezing just in case? Question
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't fit your hardtop unless you're using your car daily over the winter and want to benefit from the heated rear window and improved insulation. If the car is going to be left dry (inside or undercover) then the best option is to just leave the roof up and keep your hardtop for "a rainy day".

BTW - how much did it set you back for the new soft top?
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