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Old 12-09-2011, 08:53 AM   #1
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convert top liner

In checking for new top w/ glass, I see liners offered, but only for after 2000 (except the 2000 "S").
What is different to the frame/top that allows for liners post 2000, but not before?
Does a liner really help for noise reduction or for holding in the heat / cool depending on the season.

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Old 12-09-2011, 12:29 PM   #2
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The original headliner trim must be reused. There was a problem with the front headliner plastic retainer warping. You can get the acoustic top in black from GAHH which will absorb some noise.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Peter.
I guess what I'm trying to ask is - what is the difference between the tops and/or frames that allows for a liner to be used post 2000, but not before.

ie: I have a 2000 base that doesn't have a liner, but the 2000 S has a liner, as does all subsequent Boxsters. A liner supposibly can't be used with any 97-2000 Boxsters, except the previously mentioned 2000 S.
What is different, and can it (the frame?) be modified to take a liner??

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Old 12-09-2011, 01:26 PM   #4
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I asked the upholstery shop about it when they were putting new top in.

You CAN put a liner in pre-2001 boxsters.. the only problem, you need new plastic pieces that hold the liner, earlier cars (I have a 2000 base) have the plastic piece (the one in the middle of the frame) that doesn't have "holes"/clamps (or something like that).
New plastic trim costs 200$++ at the dealer, that why shops usualy say it's not doable.

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Old 12-09-2011, 03:32 PM   #5
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I am in the same situation as Bengalfan...

sasha055 (or anyone else with a later car with a liner) - can you post a pic so those of us with earlier cars can see what plastic pieces and/or holes/clamps we're missing?

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Old 12-09-2011, 05:16 PM   #6
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I have a 2000 base and I have old style plastic trim.
I didn't want to pay for new trim.
New trim with headliner would've been another 500$, so I passed.

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