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Old 02-19-2010, 10:41 AM   #1
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Smile Hardtop Adjustment ?

How do I adjust the tension at which the hardtop closes ? I.E How do I adjust the closing latch to make a tighter seal when I lock the top down ?
Also is it possible to adjust this latch for the convertable soft top closure to be a tighter fit too ? Or should I not make this seal overtight ? I have had a water intrusion problem, which I have solved, but now find myself obsessed with preventing any water ever getting into my car ever again !


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Old 02-19-2010, 11:24 AM   #2
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This is not my field of expertise, but I would say that if it work.. don't play with it.. a seal overtight is not better than a seal with the proper fitment..
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:12 PM   #3
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I do not know of any way to directly adjust the main latch above the shifter on either the hardtop or soft top. However, you can adjust the hardtop to sit more forward by having someone push the top forward as you adjust the screws above the latches. I am not sure about the soft top but you can adjust it. If you have a good fit and seal, but are just concerned with making it better a lot of people (including myself) like to use Gummi Pfledge to protect and 'puff' up the seals and keep water out.
Do a search for more adjustment details, I have described adjusting the hardtop in more detail before.

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