Originally Posted by ala_xfire
No confusion here, I am quite familiar with the straps and the two tension cords and springs.
I have done 4 top replacements and never seen any strap deterioration.
Must be that hot Arizona sun.
The Hot "Inland Empire"/ Riverside County sun in So. Calif. did ours in also. The shop that installed our Gahh top called them fabric stays and used new parts from the "stealer".
Being wife's daily driver, it was parked in the Heat usually 4 days per week during our Long summers. Overall she wears her age extremely well and still gets lots of compliments.