The only problem is the standard security fasteners can be removed with readily availble security hardware tools. The only feasible options were custom made fasteners and tools, but they are VERY expensive and it still does little to prevent a thief from overlooking the fasteners when he busts your side window and then gives up.
I strongly believe the BEST solution to not only prevent hardtop theft, but to provide a visual deterrent that will likely prevent busted windows is the TopLoc solution. I met the inventor of these locks @ the Miatas@MRLS event back in March and I was amazed with the ingenious product. At the time I wanted a set, but I was not crazy about the only available color, which was purple, however perhaps purple is the best for visual deterrence?
Q - Instead of ordering a pair of locks, if I order a single lock(either pax side or driver's side) do I get the 10% discount?
A - It depends on how many requests for pax side locks and driver's side locks there are. TopLoc's makes an even number of passenger and driver locks so he needs to sell them in pairs. Also,using only one lock theoretically will do the job however making it easy for a thief to damage the top if they try to pry the locked side off the car.
Q - I live in California, am I subject to CA state sales tax?
A - Yes, those of us who live in Cali will be subject to CA sales tax.
Q - On the order page you have a drop down menu for “Year of your miata”, but you only list 1999 through 2003, which is confusing because I believe the side latches are the same for all years up to 2005, right? Is there a difference for those of us with 90-97’s?
A - That is a mistake. The locks should work for all makes through 2007.
Q - Are the TopLoc's compatible with my rollbar?
A - If your factory latches work normally or as the manufacturer intended then the TopLocs will work fine.
Q - What is your flat ship rate to the lower-48?
A - Shipping will be $8 for single or pair
Q - Do you offer international shipping?
A - I have only shipped to Canada and I think it was about $15. I will ship them anywhere but the shipping cost will be passed on to the customer.
Q - Are Black, Purple and Clear anodized the only colors available?
A - Yes, however if there is enough interest he will make other colors for us - thus my poll.
Q - When will I be able to order them at the discounted rate?
A - As soon as I give the owner the thumbs up that we have at least 10 people with commits to buying a pair I will ask him to provide me with the discount code, which I will pass on to each of the interested GB participants.
GB List as of 1/7
- MiniMe - Clear, Burnt Orange, Red or Blue
- FRT_Fun(Mturbo.net) -Black
- RunninOnEmpty(Mturbo.net) - Red or Clear
- Eunos R - Burnt Orange or Red
- Saphire NB8C - Blue or Black
- b00staholic - any
- Papa Smurf - Burnt Orange or Purple