Date Added: Monday 28 January, 2008
Where do i start? Delivery was fast and that is where the good stuff ends. in 25 years as a fabrication engineer ( 5 of which in design and quality inspection )this bar was the worst piece of metalwork I have ever seen. not even close to fitting the car side mount plates not even close. polished finish terrible, instructions useless, design could have been better weld quality was that bad it was difficult to tell if MIG or TIG had been used. It was only that fact that it was the last one in stock and it was my girlfriends birthday present that stopped me from throwing it straight back. The bar I recieved had clearly been sent out before as it had many assembly marks on it.
I phoned to complain and was promised new parts. Expecting new side plates that where actualy made to within half an inch of the car how suprised was I to recieve 2 tiny steel powder coated brackets ( still don't know what they are for)
so to sum up, although these bars are from IL Motorsport MX5Parts need to at least open the boxes before dispachting such rubbish, value for money? I costed this job out of interest and figured they would be worth around £80 given the quality.
As mentioned earlier I am an Engineer and it still took me four hours of reworking AND refinshing to get the bar in place to an acceptable standard and I have equipment most garages don't have THIS IS NOT A DIY FIT FOR THE INEXPERIENCED
I will purchase from MX5 Parts again as the service was great but IL motorsport won't see any of their scrap on this mx5 again
I will give the bars 2 stars one because the bars look fantastic and the second is for me as they only look fantastic due to my hard work
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!]