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Old 08-26-2018, 01:25 PM
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So, I recently noticed that Topsonline.com began to offer their own brand of tops. I was also pretty badly in need of one and wanted to switch to Canvas anyway.

https://www.s2ki.com/forums/s2000-bo...t-top-1186218/

The Topsonline brand is about $190 cheaper than Robbins, but is made of the same material. This was my first soft-top install, and as most people recommend, I set aside a weekend to do the job. It took me about 10 hours, working slow and reviewing the video from Topsonline. Only a few things differed from OEM:
  • 2 stud holes in the back that were not marked in the correct place. I put the top on the studs to either side and punched a hole in the correct place.
  • The passenger side tab that fits under the weatherstrip at the back of the door didn't have a hole marked. I put it in place and punched my own hole.
  • The velcro-ed band that goes from the 4th bow to the 3rd is pretty tight. I could not get the top closed at first, so I un-ddid the pinch and gave it some slack by overlapping less of the velcro. It is still tight as you can see in the photos, I may get some 2-sided velcro to add another centimeter of slack if it doesn't stretch on its own.
And that it it. It was of impresively high quality for the price; and although I cannot compare to a Robbins or New OEM because this was my first install, the couple mis-placed holes were worth the $190-$600 I saved over those options.




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Hey, did it have patches of extra material in the top rear corners where we typically get tears?
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Old 09-20-2018, 12:09 AM
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Did they by any chance say that Ace Headliners in Cali were their supplier? They made my custom TwillFast soft top for me and did a great job of it.
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Answer is no to both questions above.
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Looks oem clean... How has it been with fitment so far?
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:23 AM
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Enhh. The space between the 3rd and 4th bows is pretty slack now, and the rear window area is still overly tight. I am not sure that it was worth saving the money over a Robbins top.
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Your top looks better than my Robbins, I’m having trouble keeping the front edges wrapped around the metal frame.
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:55 PM
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The top definitely does not look this good anymore. This was RIGHT after I installed the top, it was drum tight. Any new install should be.
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I'm about to order a new top for my MY00 with glass and the topsonline brand certainly is temping to save so much money... but my current top from previous owner was a replacement top and aside from the glass separating... it's in perfect condition.

I don't know what brand my top is but I am leaning back to the robbins brand after seeing your opinions after only a couple months. But if the fabric is the same brand... i wonder why performance installed would be different.

what year is your car ?
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My car is a 2007.
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