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Old 10-08-2003, 12:06 PM
DavidSoine DavidSoine is offline
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The body stiffness increase is significant and noticeable when a hardtop is added to any convertible.

Getting the body stiff enough to avoid real bad shake is one of the primary problems when designing and developing a convertible. You will always see significant reinforcements and often add-on braces, and it usually adds up to a LOT of weight. Ever notice the boilerplate underneath the trans on the 107s? Added for stiffness.

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Dave
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