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Hi,

Just read on another well known bulletin board you can lower the hood frame on the S3/S4 Spiders. Does anyone know how to do it please?

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Lower?!!! I can hardly get in the car as it is without creaking my neck!
Thats why I bought a hard top, has a couple of centimetres more clearance getting in the bloody thing!
 

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You're right but fortunately I'm only 5'9" and don't have a problem with the head room!! I just noticed from seeing some pics of other S4 roofs that my roof seems to sit slightly higher over the windows.

Can I just loosen a couple of bolts and lower it a bit do you think?
 

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I think there might be more to it than that.

If you lower the frame the material won’t be tight.

I don’t know if it’s possible, but if it is, you will probably need a smaller hood made.

Expensive!
 

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I am not so sure about that. The roof is quite complicated, and changing it might mess up the seal with the side windows.
Post a photo of your car side on, so we can see what you mean...
 

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It's a convertible, the roof should only ever be up if it is raining. Honestly I don't think it will be worth the hassle for what will be a minor effect. If you want a nicer roof line the optional hard top is actually quite smart.
 

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What they said:confused:
 

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Thanks for your replies chaps. I don't think I will be lowering the hood frame now if it's that involved! Thought it might help with window overhang and possibly, with the loosening effect, close up a couple of very small gaps in the stitching at the back where it's pulling. Looks like I'll have to use elephant tape for now!

Chris
 
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