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What are your thoughts on the transparent roof? Worth the money?
 

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What are your thoughts on the transparent roof? Worth the money?

I bought and sold mine but many love them. Just didn’t want 3 roofs. But yes if you enjoy the experience it’s a good quality for a decent price new and there are used ones around for less. Just make sure they are not scratched up too deep and have the upgrade done on the lockdown pins (14 through Early 16 cars required this) You are looking for white pins if you buy used. Lots of google info on this.
You should get plenty of feedback. 👍
 
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I have a transparent panel and enjoy it for drives where views above are as spectacular as through the windshield. Went transparent from Calgary to Winnipeg (MITM) and back through the Northern States for the Going to the Sun Road … Awesome.
It helps on those very sunny days where getting sunburned might be an issue when going topless. My C7
has a solid colour panel and I also picked up a used exposed carbon fibre panel. Should you get two panels, I would recommend the GM accessory storage bag for your spare panel - it protects the panel really well when leaving it behind for when you need the extra space under the back hatch on a trip.
As far as "worth the money" … it's a personal call for what one considers "worthy".
Our second C7 came with two panels (solid & transparent).
 
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Thx, I didn’t order 1 with the car. Might try to get a used 1
 

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Thx, I didn’t order 1 with the car. Might try to get a used 1
Yup usually plenty around for sale and easy to re-sell if you don’t like it. 👍
The world has a blue tint with it on. 😁
 

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Thx, I didn’t order 1 with the car. Might try to get a used 1
You made the right choice, personally I wouldn't bother with it.
When I bought my 2015 had no choice but to get the transparent roof, as the colour roof was on constraint. Found that on long drives the sun shining through became uncomfortable for both of us, finally got a linear for it and never removed it. The car does get hotter when sitting in the sun and on hot days even with the A/C on we found it a bit warm inside while cruising.
 
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That’s a different take, I had been looking at mostly from a cosmetic stance...
 

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That’s a different take, I had been looking at mostly from a cosmetic stance...
Purely from a cosmetic stance, the colour match with exposed carbon fiber roof is by far the nicest looking roof. I have both the exposed CF and the Lexan for my DSOM. Have had the Lexan on once and easily decided the CF looks way better. I had both the Lexan and the painted roof for my C6 and never had the painted roof on once. But that exposed CF roof looks so sweet. Here's what it would look like on yours.
Plus it's only half the weight of the Lexan roof.

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Purely from a cosmetic stance, the colour match with exposed carbon fiber roof is by far the nicest looking roof. I have both the exposed CF and the Lexan for my DSOM. Have had the Lexan on once and easily decided the CF looks way better. I had both the Lexan and the painted roof for my C6 and never had the painted roof on once. But that exposed CF roof looks so sweet. Here's what it would look like on yours.
Plus it's only half the weight of the Lexan roof.

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Oh no!!!!!!!!!! I really like that,
 

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Oh no!!!!!!!!!! I really like that,

I got rid of my lexan roof for this. I prefer the full carbon fibre and no painted sides.
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I chose to hunt and found an exposed carbon fibre roof panel with Black Painted Rails that match and look continuous with the windshield A pillar. Our bonus is that both of our C7s can sport this CF panel and the other the transparent panel (or each their own solid colour). The colour match rail is what the car would have come with and does/would look awesome. I do like the look of it being different from the norm with the black rail on either our SBM or LBR. Not all may agree ... just my out-of-the-box thing ... and because I could not find a similar priced fully exposed carbon fibre roof. 🤔 Besides CF gives a Corvette a little bit of a growly attitude 😂 (hood vent next)
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I think you guys are selling me on the exposed carbon roof
 

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I think you guys are selling me on the exposed carbon roof
The good thing about the see through roof is you can buy one used and sell it for what you paid if it turns out to be not your thing.
So it’s not a big gamble. 👍
 

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Personally I love the tinted see through roof on my C7... It looks like a painted black roof from the outside but adds some
light to the inside. I give it a must have on my list but I'm glad we all don't have the same opinion or we'd all be driving the
same cars lol
 
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So really what I’m getting is the C7 is Veratile and I need to see what work Sunday best for me and my situation... god I like all of you but I don’t think my bank account will, lol
 
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I have the painted top and the clear top. Ive rarely used the clear top. One big advantage for the clear top though, is it makes the interior have a nice ‘airy’ and open feeling. I use the painted top because I like the look of having the painted colour on my roof. My last Vette was a c6 z06, so I’m used to the closed in feeling of a fixed roof. It’s great to have choices! Can’t go wrong either way. I’m actually selling my clear top.
 

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I have the painted top and the clear top. Ive rarely used the clear top. One big advantage for the clear top though, is it makes the interior have a nice ‘airy’ and open feeling. I use the painted top because I like the look of having the painted colour on my roof. My last Vette was a c6 z06, so I’m used to the closed in feeling of a fixed roof. It’s great to have choices! Can’t go wrong either way. I’m actually selling my clear top.
Where are you located ??? and what's your price ?
I know many looking for one ... including our friend here
(you can message me if you want or just answer here)
 

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That one is a bit pricey ☝️But if it’s in perfect condition within the range.
 

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