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    hey all...I am still in my s..haven't been active due to the birth of my son couple of years ago..car is hardly driven, when I do drive it i still enjoy it like the day I got it.
    anyway, they got into the complex garage and diverted the cameras and took the top, [email protected]
    its NFR with 2 very small dings on the top of the top :rolf: near the back before the glass.

    at least they didn't take the car or anything else inside the car. feel very violated.

    sorry haven't been around but my son is way better than hanging with you guys
    when he can ride in the car I will show up to some gtg's or drives.

    thought I would give a heads up...kinda bummed but on the bright side they didn't damage anything.

  • #2
    Happy to hear that you still have your seats and that there was no other damage.
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    • #3
      That sucks!!! Are you in Houston?? Seems to be a a rash of theft's in Texas on S2000's here lately.

      Sounds like they knew what they were doing or had inside information, turning camera's etc.

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      • #4
        This is insane. Does a company sell hardtop locks? Makes me scared of getting one. It's almost like people are required to bring their tops inside, but the that leaves for your seats to get stolen! There's no winning anymore!

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        • #5
          See link Below. There is also a "How to" on locking down the rear handles/mounting points for the top as well on this site. Both my tops are locked down at all four mounting points.

          http://www.heeltoeauto.com/fastline-...roductid=65828


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          • #6
            Man that really sucks, sorry to hear. It sounds like they will pretty much steal anything they can on these cars nowadays. I'm running the Heel and Toe hardtop locks on my HT.

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            • #7
              Sorry to hear about this theft. Now do what you can to avert them returning for the rest of the car!

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              • #8
                Damn that sux! Frackn thieves.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by s2kx2 View Post
                  See link Below. There is also a "How to" on locking down the rear handles/mounting points for the top as well on this site. Both my tops are locked down at all four mounting points.

                  http://www.heeltoeauto.com/fastline-...roductid=65828
                  1. Very interesting. How many have used these?
                  2. Is this approach the best, or just an easier, therefore, more expensive fix; meaning less labor intensive, so you pay for the privilege.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by doddg View Post
                    1. Very interesting. How many have used these?
                    2. Is this approach the best, or just an easier, therefore, more expensive fix; meaning less labor intensive, so you pay for the privilege.

                    1. Me
                    2. Short of a pitbull in the car, I would say these are pretty effective. Someone with a crowbar could probably find a way around the locks though depending on how much damage they want to do. They give you security screws for the upper striker plates as well , which is a good idea. There are other locking systems out there, these look the best IMO, the others seem very industrial looking IMO. Never 100% though, a professional that travels with lots of tools could theoretically get them loose, but how many of those are out there ?. I didn't find them to be expensive. I would say installation time is the same as other locking systems.

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                    • #11
                      [QUOTE=zeroptzero;982680]1. Me
                      2. Short of a pitbull in the car, I would say these are pretty effective. Someone with a crowbar could probably find a way around the locks though depending on how much damage they want to do. They give you security screws for the upper striker plates as well , which is a good idea. There are other locking systems out there, these look the best IMO, the others seem very industrial looking IMO. Never 100% though, a professional that travels with lots of tools could theoretically get them loose, but how many of those are out there ?. I didn't find them to be expensive. I would say installation time is the same as other locking systems.[/QUOTE

                      1. Bingo! Exactly what I wanted to hear, especially from someone who's not afraid to throw an occassional stone at me,
                      2. Actually, I recgonize you moniker, and just figured I'd irritated you over some innane comment of mine; I really don't know, not keeping score, unless it's Ken or Dave:rolf:.
                      3. Thanks!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gegege View Post
                        at least they didn't take the car or anything else inside the car. feel very violated.

                        sorry haven't been around but my son is way better than hanging with you guys
                        when he can ride in the car I will show up to some gtg's or drives.

                        thought I would give a heads up...kinda bummed but on the bright side they didn't damage anything.
                        Well, this pretty much sucks. But I am glad to see that you are still around, though. You will have to come out to one of our (rare) events, though... Bring teh kid with you; never too early to tell him stories about his old man.
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                        • #13
                          All I know is that if I want to take the tops off of my cars with the way they are locked down it takes about 45 minutes. Need to remove interior panels etc. To do so any other way when pressed for time (such as a thief or thieves) would severely damage the top and all the mounting hardware rendering the top useless. With a silent paging alarm the only sound the thief will hear is my racking a round in the Mossberg or the Sig Sauer! Yea I said that!
                          Last edited by s2kx2; 04-15-2014, 03:38 PM.


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by s2kx2 View Post
                            With a silent paging alarm the only sound the thief will hear is my racking a round in the Mossberg or the Sig Sauer! Yea I said that!

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                            • #15
                              [QUOTE=doddg;982684]
                              Originally posted by zeroptzero View Post
                              1. Me
                              2. Short of a pitbull in the car, I would say these are pretty effective. Someone with a crowbar could probably find a way around the locks though depending on how much damage they want to do. They give you security screws for the upper striker plates as well , which is a good idea. There are other locking systems out there, these look the best IMO, the others seem very industrial looking IMO. Never 100% though, a professional that travels with lots of tools could theoretically get them loose, but how many of those are out there ?. I didn't find them to be expensive. I would say installation time is the same as other locking systems.[/QUOTE

                              1. Bingo! Exactly what I wanted to hear, especially from someone who's not afraid to throw an occassional stone at me,
                              2. Actually, I recgonize you moniker, and just figured I'd irritated you over some innane comment of mine; I really don't know, not keeping score, unless it's Ken or Dave:rolf:.
                              3. Thanks!
                              Honestly I don't remember you irritating me Gary, there isn't much in life that gets me upset. My two favourite sayings that accurately describe my lifestyle are: "What other people think of me, is none of my business" , and "Happy people are hiding something" , lol. It's all good with me Gary.

                              Pic of my hardtop lock can be seen in this pic if you look closely, it looks pretty close to oem. I went with the black aluminum locks, they were sold out of the red ones when I bought mine. They (HeelToe) give you some hardtop lock decals but I didn't find the decals to be very effective as they weren't very visible. It would be nice to have a high visibility decal to help avoid potential thefts much like the seatlock decals many of us have been running.

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                              • #16
                                [QUOTE=s2kx2;982665]See link Below. There is also a "How to" on locking down the rear handles/mounting points for the top as well on this site. Both my tops are locked down at all four mounting points.

                                http://www.heeltoeauto.com/fastline-...roductid=65828[/QUOTE

                                can you find that how to? I cant find it anywhere. Thanks

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                                • #17
                                  Here's a rear hardtop lock thread.https://www.s2kca.com/S2000/showthre...=hardtop+locks

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by doddg View Post
                                    1. Very interesting. How many have used these?
                                    2. Is this approach the best, or just an easier, therefore, more expensive fix; meaning less labor intensive, so you pay for the privilege.
                                    Got set number 1 from HeelToe when they first came out. Simple to install, even you can do it, Gary. Takes about 5 minutes per side to install.
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by kgf3076 View Post
                                      Got set number 1 from HeelToe when they first came out. Simple to install, even you can do it, Gary. Takes about 5 minutes per side to install.
                                      1. When you speak, I listen; after all, you were the first person I bought anything off of for the S.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by doddg View Post
                                        1. When you speak, I listen; after all, you were the first person I bought anything off of for the S.
                                        They're well worth the money (pretty cheap for peace of mind). Very easy installation and they don't rattle or make noise.
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