ive only seen hardtops in my area. altough ive only seen one other mk3 than mine
supraracer01 said:how about the strectural support it offers. im sorry but i cant see how a targa top on is any match for a hard top. i still would see flex being a factor here. plus hardtops are 250lbs lighter. so that helps with acceleration. and handling, braking, gas mileage, etc. so how is that the true sprots car if the hardtop would slightly out perform the targa. So besides the sun burn you get from the targa wheres the benefit? if my car had been a targa i wouldnt have bought it.
hmm, ever driven a pontiac sunbird? At any rate, my MR2 has t-tops, but there are only about 5 weeks a year where the weather is suitable for its use. Summer its too frickin hot, and winter its too wet. I think the extreme heat/cold probably causes more leaky targas cause every Targa I've been in has leaked and/or made wind noise. And for all who talk about picking up chicks, I'm sorry but the MKIII has pretty much lost any pimp status it may have once had. Most girls I know couldn't tell the difference between a mkiii, a 2nd gen RX7, and a mid 80's firebird. And none of them would look twice at any of the aforementioned cars. They're all after BMW's and porsches...OneWingedAngel said:Body flex, if excessive, is dangerous, and can cause a major recall, but like I said, they saw no problem.
Mine never leaks on me, and if I want to get rid of wiggle I put the top back on. Mine does not flex at all with the roof in. When I want the free air experience the top comes out. Looks, well that's your personal opinion, I think the Supra looks best with the top off.ma71supraturbo said:
And my car has no wiggling without the above mods, is lighter, and never pisses rain on my pants. i had a targa, it still flexed with the roof in (not nearly as bad), and whenever I'd tap the brakes in the rain, I'd get a little dribble of water on my thigh. Plus the car looks plain goofy with it off IMHO
So I've been told T-top was never available for the Supra. Targa (sport roof) was availabe in every year and added a couple extra hundred pounds of bracing. Sunroof was a dealer installed option from 86.5-90 and the factory started adding sunroofs in 91-92. Since the sunroof adds virtually no weight it would be your best choice. 86.5 is definitely the lightest year.....
Hey, everyone is wrong at least once. I was originally informed the targa added a couple hundred extra pounds (by a hardtop owner of course), but recently found out that was incorrect.supraracer01 said:i belive i was told that by bishop. someone was asking what year was the lightest mk3 caus ehe wanted the lightest one. he said he was goin to get it with a targa just for the added weight loss of the section of the roof. but then he said that the 86.5 hardtop was the lghtest cause the targa has a couple extra hundred sounds of added bracing. then saw the differance in weight from some web site and the targa was 246lbs heavier. that was in an 87 though. heres the convo.
Well if that be true, then shit, I better get on it and sell my turbo hardtop and buy an N/A targa!Bishop92T said:
Even if it did add a couple hundred extra pounds buying a hardtop Supra is like buying a hardtop roadster. Defeats the whole purpose of the car.
Just like they saw no problem with the head gasket?OneWingedAngel said:Body flex, if excessive, is dangerous, and can cause a major recall, but like I said, they saw no problem.
LOL! I could not agree more!vtecsux said:Supras are fat pigs which makes them handle like shit anyways