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i want to know if and when slk stopped making the retractable top without hydraulic sylinders and went totally electric motors. i sak as my 98 in florida continually wears the hydrulics out and i wont buy another with hydraulics and i do want to buy one. i asked the dealer and they didnt know. help:x:x>:D:smile:
 

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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
 

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I didn't know they ever stopped using hydraulics... perhaps another member that knows more will reply to confirm either way.

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Welcome from Wirral, England.

If you go to all electric there would be a high demand on the battery.
Hydraulics are one way around this.

I've yet to see an electric only system at the meets.
 

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Welcome from central Florida. Where in Florida are you located?

If I am not mistaken, they continue to use the hydraulic cylinders. What sorts of problems are you having? Who is doing the repairs? What exactly are they doing? How long is it lasting? They can be rebuilt, and if you do it yourself, it is very reasonable.

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Not MB.

Mazda MX-5 has a lightweight plastic "hardtop" and is an all-electric motor operated system (12 seconds to close, IIRC), Mods4cars also has a SmartTop for Mazda MX-5.

Link: Roadster-NC.com: The Retractable Hardtop
 
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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