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The E46 vert forum. Talk about dropping your E46 top here.

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Old 11-25-2014, 03:57 PM   #1
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Hardtop or Rims???What would you do?

I have the hartop for my vert thought about selling it and using the money for rims. I love the hardtop look tho, hard decision for me.

What ya think? I live in Atlanta so winters are not that brutal.

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Old 11-25-2014, 09:19 PM   #2
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Hardtop. If you drive year round. Reduce the wear on the soft top in the winter months. Rims are nice but you can save up for them, not like you don't have wheels on the car..
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:07 PM   #3
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Hardtop all the way!!! I'm not biased!
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Old 11-27-2014, 03:21 PM   #4
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I sold my soft top 330Ci, but if I were to get another one, I'd get a hard top and get a sunroof cut into it for the winter months.
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:21 PM   #5
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Why do you need a hard top in Georgia? Seriously dude, sell the top and get some nice wheels.

Just use a good soft top cleaner and treatment, it will be fine.

I live in Montreal, Canada and sold the top that came with my car, but to be fair I store my car all winter
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:43 PM   #6
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I think I'm gonna keep top its a unique look for sure. Thanks for the input! Just wanted to see what the thoughts were.
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:44 PM   #7
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:49 PM   #8
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Hardtop all the way!!! I'm not biased!
Hey man on your hard top the interior lights in the rear I wanna change to LED. I was trying to pop the cover off but its kinda hard to get off. I know it comes off cause you have to be able to change the bulb if its blown.
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Old 11-29-2014, 03:15 PM   #9
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hmmm.........keep a fairly uncommon (not really rare) hardtop or sell it & buy a set of rims from a plethora of rims which anybody can go do. (also, mentioning that a hardtop clinches ANY future sale.)


Tough decision.
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:53 AM   #10
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Looks like you already decided. I'd go rims, you don't really need an HT in the ATL.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:02 PM   #11
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Looks like you already decided. I'd go rims, you don't really need an HT in the ATL.
I'm back an forth tell you the truth. I might go wheels its a tough decision. Like you said here in the ATL weather is not harsh like up north.

If I can sell the HT locally it might seal the deal I don't wanna ship it.

HT and no wheels=Cool
Soft top and wheels staggered=Very cool
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:51 AM   #12
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Hardtop all the way! Also saves wear & tear on the vert roof.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:00 PM   #13
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Sold my hardtop. Dont regret it at all. It virtually never rains here, but it is right now
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:24 PM   #14
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Get the wheels.. Drop the hard top....
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:43 PM   #15
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Hey man on your hard top the interior lights in the rear I wanna change to LED. I was trying to pop the cover off but its kinda hard to get off. I know it comes off cause you have to be able to change the bulb if its blown.
I have not changed the bulbs back there. When the guys were replacing my headliner, I saw them pop off the entire light assembly and it looks like the access is on the back side. Hope this helps!
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:08 PM   #16
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Hardtop is probably not worth it in Atlanta...Up here on PA on the other hand, totally worth it

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Old 12-11-2014, 10:30 PM   #17
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When I bought my m, the guy gave me the hardtop for free. Car was 14k, 98k miles, 6mt.
I love my hardtop. It actually sits a littler lower on the roof line than the coupe. The only thing better is having the top down.
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Old 12-12-2014, 03:04 AM   #18
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Dibs if you sell the top, lol Chicago winters are brutal

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Old 12-12-2014, 04:35 PM   #19
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Keep the hardtop it looks so much nicer
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:46 PM   #20
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Realistically... how cold does it get down there? 50? 45? I really don't see the need for a hardtop if you don't get snow, which you don't I'm assuming.
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