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This is a discussion on T-tops within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; My 02 Z28 is a t-top car and the GVWR tag claims it weighs 4,200+ lbs. Sorry crappy pic....

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    My 02 Z28 is a t-top car and the GVWR tag claims it weighs 4,200+ lbs.
    Sorry crappy pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davebowtie View Post
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    My 02 Z28 is a t-top car and the GVWR tag claims it weighs 4,200+ lbs.
    Sorry crappy pic.
    Thats maximum weight with 4 occupants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silplu83 View Post
    Thats maximum weight with 4 occupants.
    Really?, are u sure? I always thought GROSS meant "before" and NET was "after". Anyone else care to set me straight? I should clean out the car and get it weighed...

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    ITs like gross earnings and net earning. Your gross is pretaxed so the value is higher. So gross weight will be maximum weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkSS98 View Post
    I hope this is the right forum to put this in.

    I probably sound like a dumbass but...
    Are our cars stronger w/ the t-tops in? Somebody tried to tell me that there was less likely of a chance for our cars to flex w/ the t-tops in then out. It doesn't make sense to me because they are only engaged w/ 4 little hollow pins so...
    I think the only time these cars flex enough to wrinkle anything is when you're making serious power and hooking-up with a set of slicks.
    And I think with the tops in, there's an extra bit of support. I have a 1986 Monte Carlo SS with T-tops, and when driving over railroad tracks, I can hear a little squeak from the tops. So even with a full-framed car, there's some flexing going on.

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    "Gross Weight" is the vehicle carrying capacity. You don't want more weight
    than that or handling and safety are compromised.

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    Can someone explain Stress Dimples?

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    Stress dimples are the little body imperfections on your car gets on the rear fenders after you drive it hard, and the power flexes the body. It happens over long periods of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkSS98 View Post
    Stress dimples are the little body imperfections on your car gets on the rear fenders after you drive it hard, and the power flexes the body. It happens over long periods of time.
    Thanks, is there a certain area to focus on?
    I see two spots, but I'm not sure if it's just the way the rear quarters are meant to be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02SOMZ View Post
    Thanks, is there a certain area to focus on?
    I see two spots, but I'm not sure if it's just the way the rear quarters are meant to be...
    Mine are only on the drivers side. I have a circle of dimples about the size of a quarter, below about the middle of the sail panel that were there since I bought the car. And 2 wrinkles, 1 is about a foot before the end of the fender and, 1 is about 4in from the end of the fender. Those two both happened after I got my KB weld-in DD SFC's.

    And if anybody has a question abou the SFC's I was told that he sold the rights to his products and I haven't been able to find the company that makes them now. I really like them too.

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