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what?
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I'd be curious the decibels my car makes at 70...I do know if you pull over after 2 hours of driving interstate with the top down you can't hear ****. Then again...about the same with the top up...
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I can tell you, top up is worse than top down in the jeep.
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Top up is definitely worse than top down in my car...20+ hours of top up was real interesting.
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i hate driving with the top up. its just as loud and blind spots galore.
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mine is louder with the top down since my exhaust is not painful (aka I have cats) since no cats is simply to much.
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I usually can't here anything over the music anyway.
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by music you must mean exhaust note?
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by music you must mean exhaust note?
Actually the music in the car is loader than the exhaust music.
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if its stock i believe it, my car stock was SUPER low
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Re: Convertibles may make you hard of hearing, study finds

ha, good one, spec!

top up = , unless you've been in the car for a realllllly loooong time.

i think it's more the exhaust then the wind that's bad on the ears. haha

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Re: Convertibles may make you hard of hearing, study finds

i listen to the music loud as well.

i screwed up my ears big time in my younger years. spent too much time playing in a band in a 10x10 room with half stacks.

convertible would be rehab for me.
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i listen to the music loud as well.

i screwed up my ears big time in my younger years. spent too much time playing in a band in a 10x10 room with half stacks.

convertible would be rehab for me.
I figure mine is already screwed as well. Used to have large systems and listened to it extremely louder than any person should ever listen to music (when classical makes you sick to the stomach it's too loud). Now I have loud vehicles, also use hammer drills on at least a weekly basis in encloses areas. Rarely use any hearing protection firing weapons.

You can ask Tiff, I can't hear ****.
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the only danger in normal driving with the top down to me is:

A: People talking to you... you get to hear stupid things they say and it can lower your IQ
B: Cigarette buts people toss out, they can end up in your back seat (I HATE when people toss their **** out the window... LAZY)
C: Sun Burn
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Re: Convertibles may make you hard of hearing, study finds

id turn around and hunt down any ****er that threw something in my car while the top was down. Never had that problem.
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some tool bag (got baned on the forums for ripping off a member on another forum) threw their own cig out the window (mistake one smoking in a sonic blue cobra) and it came back in and burned a hole in the rear seat lol

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Smoking in with the top down is just dumb. With the wind it is very easy for the fire to end up on the floor, seat, or on you.
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