I purchased mine from Convertible Top Guys. They fit fine and the new lines I bought with them were great. The only problem I have is that the top goes up and down slower. It now takes about 15 seconds to fully open when it used to take 9. When I called about this they said this is normal and designed this way so the top does not slam against the header when you close the top. I'm not so sure I agree. As far as the mechanics and fitment, I have no complaints. Tell your friend it is a very messy job and to spend the extra money to get new lines. Hope this helps.