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Old 06-03-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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986 hardtop fitting

Hi, does a hard top fit all the 986 or is there a difference by the year? I saw an ad saying for sale a 2000 and up and I have a 99 so I wonder what's the biggest difference, thanks

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Old 06-03-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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Any hardtop for the 986 will fit any year, meaning a 97' will fit an 04'. There are two versions of the hardtop MkI, which has "ears" for a transport system, and MkII, which has no ears.
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Any hardtop for the 986 will fit any year, meaning a 97' will fit an 04'. There are two versions of the hardtop MkI, which has "ears" for a transport system, and MkII, which has no ears.
Thanks! Looking forward to get mine !
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:52 PM   #4
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Any hardtop for the 986 will fit any year, meaning a 97' will fit an 04'. There are two versions of the hardtop MkI, which has "ears" for a transport system, and MkII, which has no ears.
Do u mind if u attach any pictures of the ears and show me the difference? Because I totally have no clue what it is haha
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Boxster Hardtop "Ears" - 986 Series (Boxster, Boxster S) - RennTech.org Forums

Is this what you are looking for? Supposedly only on 1997 and 1998 (Google is your friend).
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Is this what you are looking for? Supposedly only on 1997 and 1998 (Google is your friend).
Yea now I get it, I'm gonna buy the one without the ear I assume since it's for 00-04. And can I remove the whole soft top completely to save weight?
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You could remove the soft top to save weight, but I don't think most people do. You would only be saving about 45 pounds and you would give up the flexibility of having the convertible top available.

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