Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?

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Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?

Post by Z3Mroadster » Thu 01 Jun, 2017 09:03

Hello!

Does the latest design of OEM new soft have a side relief pockets,or no?

Is this written down correctly?

"Early Z3 hoods were made with a relief pocket behind the main seam accross the car on both sides, later cars did away with this pocket".

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Re: Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?

Post by deni2s » Thu 01 Jun, 2017 23:37

"They were not fitted on the early cars and were added to reduce tension and wear on the hood when it was folded." and "This link" explains what the pockets do."

I know that aftermarket soft-tops usually don't have them - one of the reasons why aftermarket soft tops are cheaper.

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Re: Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?

Post by g8jka » Fri 02 Jun, 2017 09:37

deni2s wrote:I know that aftermarket soft-tops usually don't have them - one of the reasons why aftermarket soft tops are cheaper.
Mine aftermarket one still has them and it was the cheapest available in the UK, £300 fully fitted. I have had aftermarket ones with and without and didn't notice any difference at all. Every roof I've had never wants to fold properly first time.
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Re: Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?

Post by Z3M_Max » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 21:30

g8jka wrote:
deni2s wrote:I know that aftermarket soft-tops usually don't have them - one of the reasons why aftermarket soft tops are cheaper.
Mine aftermarket one still has them and it was the cheapest available in the UK, £300 fully fitted. I have had aftermarket ones with and without and didn't notice any difference at all. Every roof I've had never wants to fold properly first time.
May I ask where you had your roof replaced? Mine is wearing thin!


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Re: Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?

Post by g8jka » Sun 04 Jun, 2017 15:07

First one on my old zed was from Soft Tops in Croydon at £325, but I think they are £400ish now. The one I had last year in December was from Jack Smith Trimmers in Swansea at £300. Both prices are supplied and fully fitted.
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Re: Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?

Post by Z3M_Max » Sun 04 Jun, 2017 19:13

g8jka wrote:First one on my old zed was from Soft Tops in Croydon at £325, but I think they are £400ish now. The one I had last year in December was from Jack Smith Trimmers in Swansea at £300. Both prices are supplied and fully fitted.
Great thank you. Any difference in quality? I'm much closer to Croydon than Swansea!


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Re: Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?

Post by g8jka » Mon 05 Jun, 2017 16:24

Same quality, both recommended. Croydon one didn't come with relief pockets, but I think he makes them himself so it could probably be done but would probably cost more.
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Re: Z3M soft top -relief pockets ?

Post by bertiejaffa » Mon 26 Jun, 2017 22:35

I used croydon as well - very good
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