BMW E36 CONVERTIBLE TOP TENSION STRAPS
Fits the 1994-1999 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 328i and M3 Convertible
MADE WITH SUPERIOR GERMAN ELASTIC JUST LIKE THE ORIGINAL
This item is for one pair of black replacement tension straps that fit all models of the 1994-1999 BMW 3 series convertible. Your original tension straps will lose their elasticity over time and the front or rear loops may break. Failure may cause damage to your convertible top and void your warranty. Therefore, we recommend replacement when you change your BMW convertible top.
In the example drawing above you can see where these straps are installed. In this rendering the strap labeled "A" on the left has lost all of its elasticity and is no longer working as designed. This is typical over time and it should be replaced. The more you open and close the top, the faster these will wear.