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Old 01-23-2013, 04:59 PM   #18
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I'm not sure if my dealer will just replace it. Since I'm not sure it will stay on, I don't use it much and it looks new.
It's hard for them to refuse since they're the one's that engineered a solution to the clip problem in the first place...
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:30 AM   #19
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My dealer had a upholstery shop sew another bungee loop onto my cover - but instead of in the center, they did it on the left edge of the center flap. Once they have the shop put the bungee loop in the middle of the center flap, they are going to mount another one of the factory bolts in the center of the wall. This wway, it will look like the factory did it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:12 AM   #20
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My dealer had a upholstery shop sew another bungee loop onto my cover - but instead of in the center, they did it on the left edge of the center flap. Once they have the shop put the bungee loop in the middle of the center flap, they are going to mount another one of the factory bolts in the center of the wall. This wway, it will look like the factory did it.
Nice let us know how it works out... My only concern is the long term use of the same bungie.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:34 AM   #21
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I'm not sure if my dealer will just replace it. Since I'm not sure it will stay on, I don't use it much and it looks new.
Throw it upside down on your driveway, scrape it up really good then take it in and tell them it flew off while you were driving and they will probably get you the new style...
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:36 AM   #22
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I have yet to have a problem losing my tonneau cover. And I've had that sucker up to over 100. I have the elastic lanyard-type loops on it. Do you people that have issues have the two retainer bolts installed that go on the back of the rear seat?
I have the 12 style cover and had zero issues either...
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:11 AM   #23
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I have a 2011 and my vert has cheapo plastic tabs to snap on to the metal posts. I think that Cruuzin LV's method is a lot more secure then these tabs.

As soon as it is nice enough out I plan on modifying mine cover the same way. However ... Let me give some tips to anyone who might also want to try this.

First. I went to our local sporting goods store and got a Grommet kit. You will need the KIT not just the eyelets because you will need tools that come with the kit. Below is a picture of the Grommet kit I picked up the other day for $8.99.

Next, here is a really good basic and short video on HOW TO actually add a Grommet to something. You need to punch a hole, then use the tools in the grommet kit. I will be using a grommet and washer when I do mine.

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Here is a picture of what my grommet kit looked like and the contents. 20 grommets and washers, the punch, the anvil (round thing) and the hammer tool.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:09 PM   #24
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:00 PM   #25
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Yes! K90! I love the keyboard, once of the best I have ever had. On #2, they don't like swimming in Rye & Ginger! ROFL!
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:29 PM   #26
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:15 AM   #27
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Hello camaro owners I have a 12 SS convert no tonneua cover I want one but with the new design, does anyone know the part number of the 2012 one.( Tia)
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:44 AM   #28
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Does anyone go without the cover? What are the repercussions from doing so?
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:01 AM   #29
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Hello camaro owners I have a 12 SS convert no tonneua cover I want one but with the new design, does anyone know the part number of the 2012 one.( Tia)
Part #22931371

This is the '13 part number which should give you the revised cover.

Check out shopchevyparts.com. They typically have the best prices on things like this.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:16 AM   #30
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Does anyone go without the cover? What are the repercussions from doing so?
I don't.

Many will argue, but I believe the cover helps reduce wear on the top.

Without the cover, the folded top flaps up and down at normal driving speeds from air going in and around the side rails. I've seen no other convertible top do this flapping except the 5th gen Camaro. In my opinion, Chevy should include the tonneau cover on ALL trims -- not just the 2LT and 2SS.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:44 AM   #31
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I don't.

Many will argue, but I believe the cover helps reduce wear on the top.

Without the cover, the folded top flaps up and down at normal driving speeds from air going in and around the side rails. I've seen no other convertible top do this flapping except the 5th gen Camaro. In my opinion, Chevy should include the tonneau cover on ALL trims -- not just the 2LT and 2SS.
Imho this has to be causing *some* wear - how much, I don't want to find out. So I use the tonneau unless its a short trip around town.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:27 PM   #32
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:53 AM   #33
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I'm glad I found this forum. I just traded in my BMW Z4 for an '11 Camaro SS. The Z4 didn't have a cover. I just took the top down and never worried about anything. Now, when I leave my office, I have to go stand out in the parking lot trying to put on this stupid cover. Then, it almost blows off. (I drive 80+mph , 75 miles a day round trip). When I don't use the cover which is often, I see the top blowing all around. I don't like that I spent thousands of dollars and I most likely need to do a work around on my cover, or be replacing the top.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:01 PM   #34
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I just did this to mine, and it looks great. Thanks Cruuzin LV
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