Date Added: Saturday 11 February, 2006
Received this as a present for Christmas and I guess have been putting off fitting until now due to the scary instructions!!!!! Bit the bullet today and went for it!!
I followed the instructions carefully and they are very informative. The photo's on the other hand are a waste of space and surplus to requirements!!! Must agree with many of the other reviews, definitely start with a small drill bit and work your way up to the 8mm bit as the boot hinge is thicker than you expect!!! I started with a 1mm bit and ended up following with a 2, 3,4,5,6,7 all the way to 8mm!!!! Took longer but did the trick, despite breaking 3 drill bits along the way!!! Also as others have mentioned, make sure you tighten the bolt where the strut joins the bracket at the lower end of the lifter before you fit the assembly as it will make life a lot easier!!!!
All in all probably took me an hour, hour and a half to fit and was easier than anticipated. Now for the test........certainly works a treat but gave me a shock as to how fast the lid raises now!!!! I wasnt sure what to expect as some reviewers describe a gentle, graceful rise whereas others describe an impressive swoosh!!!! Well swoosh is what I've got and I have to say I like it and it does look impressive!!!! Just need to remember to move your chin, head, any damageable body part out of the way first if unlocking the boot manually from the outside!!!!!
Great mod and as ever great service from the guys at MX5parts.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]