The top is manufactured using premium Haartz German (Sonnenland) A5B/DS acoustic canvas. Haartz, the convertible topping material supplier to Porsche and to the convertible top aftermarket, developed an acoustically enhanced material that is noticeably quieter.
ABOUT THE GLASS WINDOW: The convertible top window bonding system provides an exceptionally clean look and extremely secure bond guaranteed to not fail for the lifetime of the original purchaser. Upgrading from plastic to glass is not going to be a problem. This top comes with additional tension straps and an electrical harness to plug into your existing defroster system. The window size is smaller to allow it to fit into the boot area when open.
ABOUT THE MATERIAL: This top is unique because it is manufactured with A5B/DS German Acoustic Topping material, which is noticeably quieter than standard A5. We are one of only a select few in the country offering this material to the aftermarket currently available in black only. The German A5B/DS is an incredible new technology that effectively seals out road noise.
|Manufacturer||Sierra Auto Tops & Seats|
|Vehicle Models||Boxster, Boxster S|
|Material Type||German A5 Acoustic Cloth|
|Window Type||Heated Glass Window|
|Year(s) Fit||1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002|
|Product Type||One-Piece Convertible Top|
|What's Included||Convertible Top w/Htd Glass Window|
Product arrived very quickly in perfect condition. Installer said the quality is the best ever seen. He is just slightly concerned about no middle tie down that could cause the window not to store correctly and shatter (something I will have to watch for during first usage after a month of stretching).
Greatly reduced road noise, far more than expected. So much noise reduction that I can actually now hear slight wind wistle for other areas in the car.
I changed from an old gray top with plastic to black with glass and it makes the car look better then when it rolled off the sales floor.
I had the local Porsche dealer install my top, the installer was impressed with the quality. The service manager said they wold be utilizing these tops in the future. The top is much quieter than the factory original. Thanks again Tops Direct!
took the installers a little longer than they thought but top works fine, looks good.
Fits great. Wish you had sent more directions for DIYers. Had to look up directions on-line.
fit like a glove - quiet on the road - color is great
The Top installed without any problems and it works well.
Just had top installed fits perfectly looks great delivered within 1 week to Australia
The top is first quality and the directions were excellent. It does take some time and patience, but that was as expected. What a difference in sound level! The glass window is awesome - smaller than the plastic for sure, but big enough to see. The defroster works well and makes a big difference on a cool morning.
Upgraded the original Boxster top with the plastic window to one with glass. Material looks identical to the current Porsche tops (because it is), and noticed the advertised reduction in interior noise immediately upon driving it home from the auto upholsterer. Great product. Arrived well-package and protected. Thanks Auto Tops Direct!
Top was manufactured and delivered as claimed. Very satisfied as is the customer!
The top was shipped to an upholstery shop and arrived undamaged (glass window in tact). The upholsterer was impressed with the design of the top and we were both impressed with the quality and workmanship. My car looks new now and it is much quieter inside.
Ordered the top for '99 Boxster and it arrived within days. Installer had no problems putting on the top. It looks great and very sleek. Similar, if not the same as GAHH top, but more than $300 less. Only had on car for a couple of weeks, so far, so good
Replaced the top on a 2002 Boxster. The top looks really good, but there are a few issues with the fit. There is a 1/4 inch gap behind the driver and passenger side windows where the top will not fully stretch to cover the area. Not a huge problem, but it doesn't necessarily fit well. Also, the "A5 Acoustic" treatment doesn't really block that much noise...I would go with the cheaper version next time and save some money. Overall I am satisfied with the look of the top.
Excellent prompt service.
Very good price.
Once installed the top looked as if it had just come out of the showroom.
great fit, the glass window looks so much better than the old plastic one.
I bought a German A5 Acoustic Glass Window for my 2001 986 S.
The quality of the fabric is excellent (better than the original OEM).
I am not a mechanic but I was able to complete the installation on my own in about 10 hours. It is not a difficult installation as long as:
- You follow carefully the instructions
- You have the right tools
- Someone is available to help you for the specific steps where you have to apply an adhesive and where you are as a consequence under time constraints!
The delivery was very fast: ordered on Tuesday - delivered on Thrusday in France!
Finally, there is an excellent customer support.
I will recommend to anyone willing to change a Boxster convertible top!
Top quality hood,Fabric was an exact match for OE.
Good fit and finish using supplied instructions.
Highly recommend upgrading to the glass window as old hood had no wear other than the plastic screen after 10 years! This one should see us through another 10 or more.
Product was as described if not better. I am especially impressed by the ingenious way the glass was attached to the fabric. According to the people who installed it, everything was top notch quality. Thank a bunch. Aloha
I took the car to my local Porsche dealer to install the top. It has come back with about 1/4'' gap behind each side window where the cable pulls tight. Have you any solutions to this problem? The top looks good but the fit is poor in that area.If it can be made to fit right I would be extremely happy.
I received the product promptly as advertized. I was a bit disappointing no instructions were included at all. I previous had done much internet research and the instructions from Pelican 101 projects for Boxster were very helpful as was the DIY artical from Fred Adler. Between the two the instructions were excellent. The 500 bonus pics at Pelican were also helpful. The instal was difficult as advertized. The eye holes for the cables had to be enlarged and the plastic sliders were a real delicate pain. The top indeed was of high quality and very tight. I finally had to use quick grip clamps with capability of 600 pounds of pressure to close the final 1 cm gap. I assume this is close to how a professional would stretch the top. All in all, very satisfied. It took me @ 15 hours so I am way above average from those reporting 8-10 hours but I think breaking it up avoids additional mistakes caused by fatigue and frustration.
Shipped quickly. Had it professionally installed by a mobile installer from Riverside. Perfect. Actually an upgrade from the cr**py plastic window that originally came with the car. Looks great. Fit on closing is a bit tight, I have to give it an extra little pull, but it's already improving, and I understand this is normal and will go away soon with a little use.
Quick shipping, awesome product, great installation manual! Thanks!
Local installer listed on the website installed it quickly, looks great, and it really reduced the cabin noise compared to the old plastic back.
Visibility is significantly reduced, but it's still better than the old hazy look on the old top.
It's still very snug (assuming it will stretch out over time), and as such it's a bit of work to get the latch opened/closed.
All in all the top looks great and I could not be happier.
I bought Porsche Boxster's top.
Only 5days reached to Japan from US.
And Glass window is very good rear view.
Installed top myself, took about 8 good hours. There were some small minor problems in the installation, but got thru them. Looks great with the Glass Window.
I can't believe what a difference this top makes to the appearance of my car. The glass windows is considerably smaller than the plastic but the improved visibility due to the glass vs plastic is worht it. Also the noise is noticeably reduced with the new top.
My expectations were high, and they were met. The top looks like a new Porsche top, which is a pretty good standard. The questions I asked were knowledgeably answered and the top came quickly. My recommended installer was great.
Terrific top at great price. Actually best price. Glass window is much better than plastic. Just got it and haven't got a chance to try out defrost feature. Also "Locate an Installer" feature from this site helps me locate people who knows how to do the install. Thanks...
I did a lot of research before purchasing a replacement top for my Boxster and I couldn't be more pleased than I am with the Top I received from Auto Tops Direct. If you need a replacement top for your Porsche this is the place to buy it. No Bull. You can't beat this deal. Fit and Finish are excellent.
Replacement top fit perfectly and directions we easy to follow. I'd highly recommend an Auto Tops Direct replacement!
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