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Old 02-12-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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Question for those with 5th bow problems?

I was wondering if folks with bent 5th bows often drive with their windows down? The reason I ask is that I have noticed my top buffeting in the wind when I drive with the windows down (w/top up) and my thought is that the movement of the top could cause the 5th bow to bend given it's at a tension point?

I've had my top replaced but I don't want to experience a 5th bow failure given that my car is now out of warranty. I was just trying to figure out a possible cause for the bow failure.
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:00 PM   #2
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[QUOTE=hworth18;7417117]I was wondering if folks with bent 5th bows often drive with their windows down? The reason I ask is that I have noticed my top buffeting in the wind when I drive with the windows down (w/top up) and my thought is that the movement of the top could cause the 5th bow to bend given it's at a tension point?

I've had my top replaced but I don't want to experience a 5th bow failure given that my car is now out of warranty. I was just trying to figure out a possible cause fo
r the bow failure.[/QUOTE


No it was a poor design by GM. I replaced mine and the new one is reinforced and a lot stronger.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:42 PM   #3
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I know the reason mine bent the second time is because my little brother put the top down one night when it was like 8 degrees outside. The bow gets stiff in the cold and bends easily. I thought there were systems in place that didn't let the top go down if its colder than like 40 degrees, but I guess not...

If I remember correctly I received a letter a couple years ago saying that my top had a longer warranty than the car because of all the problems.
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