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This is a discussion on T-TOP noise within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; He guys i was woundering if anyone knows any tricks on getting my t-tops to stop making noise. They just ...

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    T-TOP noise

    He guys i was woundering if anyone knows any tricks on getting my t-tops to stop making noise. They just started doing it after i installed my SFC's. any ideas? Thanks

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    Thats odd.. mine stopped after I put my sfcs on...
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    My wifes car does the same thing over some of the more bumpy roads.

    I honestly haven't had them off to check but if it's anything like my wifes 71 454 vette, there are little adjustments under the arms that squeeze the top down. I've had to adjust them on the vette before.

    I hate to mess with her 4th gen though, although they rattle a bit it's the first T-top car we've had that doesn't leak
    I know as soon as I start adjusting the damn things will start leaking

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    The gaskets maybe shrinking due to being dried out, try some silicone dressing on them.

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    did they load the suspension before welding in the sfc's? I've heard of people not doing that and then having trouble with the doors closing. The suspension should be loaded when welding those in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    did they load the suspension before welding in the sfc's? I've heard of people not doing that and then having trouble with the doors closing. The suspension should be loaded when welding those in.
    ya i put them in. they are bolt-in and since i didnt have a lift, the suspension was never unloaded.....

    if i push up on the top while i am driving, it stops so i dont know what it could be.

    i will check the seals. thanks guys, hopefully i can get this figured out.

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    use baby oil not silicone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    ya i put them in. they are bolt-in and since i didnt have a lift, the suspension was never unloaded.....

    if i push up on the top while i am driving, it stops so i dont know what it could be.

    i will check the seals. thanks guys, hopefully i can get this figured out.
    Damn,,,how did you squeeze under the car to put them in???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Damn,,,how did you squeeze under the car to put them in???
    that's what I'm saying. Mouse farts will barely fit under mine and that's at stock height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    that's what I'm saying. Mouse farts will barely fit under mine and that's at stock height.




    Mine are at stock height too,,,I have a hard time getting an arm in there.

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    Maybe he has some 22's on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    Maybe he has some 22's on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Damn,,,how did you squeeze under the car to put them in???
    ya mine is lowered to!!! i just drove it up on some 6inch blocks. it was kinda hard but worth it in the end. there was a HPF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    i would shoot my self in the face if i did that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    i would shoot my self in the face if i did that
    There 28's!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    i would shoot my self in the face if i did that
    I hear ya. I use a 2 post lift for most work but it's useless for loading the suspension for any kind of work like that.
    My neighbor though has a drive on lift I can use if I ever get the gumption to do subframe connectors or something of that nature.

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    can you weld them in with jack stands holding the rearend up? i really don't think it would hurt

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    I personally wouldn't. I prefer the car to be on level ground when doing chassis work.

    What might work better is having the car on a set of drive on ramps. It's best to have the suspension resting on the tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I personally wouldn't. I prefer the car to be on level ground when doing chassis work.

    What might work better is having the car on a set of drive on ramps. It's best to have the suspension resting on the tires.
    Well I only had it up on blocks to get them under there. I didn't tighten them up untill it was back down on the ground. The car does handle slot better, more like it's on rails. I'm going to try to baby oil today. Thanks for the help

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    [QUOTE=Dr.Crash;1815409]Well I only had it up on blocks to get them under there. I didn't tighten them up untill it was back down on the ground. /QUOTE]

    Thats the way to do it. I'm just not sure if I could get in there far enough to do that

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