Date Added: Monday 16 May, 2005
Firstly, I ordered this product and the hard top storage system from the website at 2.58pm and still took delivery the following morning. Fantastic service!
Secondly, installation of the blocker took considerably longer than 10 minutes! I was installing the blocker in my Mk2.5, which has the factory fitted windblocker (the sort that folds down and has a mesh pocket attached). I had seen nothing that suggested this be removed.
MX5Parts' instructions (online) tell you to remove the hood cover fixings and reuse those fixings to fit the blocker. I tried this, but the screw I removed was not long enough to catch the thread so used the additional screws supplied with the blocker (which are a little too long).
There are two hood cover fixings on each seat belt tower. The tonneau press stud was in the bottom fixture and the factory fitted blocker was in the top. The only way I could get the blocker to sit on the parcel shelf as suggested, was to sway these over and switch the tonneau press stud from the bottom fixture to the top and then install the new blocker in the bottom fixture. Not in itself a probelm, but it took a good 40 minutes of trying to fit it in the top holes before realising this was the only way to do it effectively.
The benefit of using the blocker outweighs any frustration I endured trying to fit it. I have long hair and found it a bind having to faff about tying up my hair before dropping the roof. I tried the blocker on country roads over the weekend, on a windy day, driving at around 70mph and with my hair down. I could see! No more chewing on hair and sudden blindness!
I would definitely recommend this product.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]