Date Added: Sunday 14 December, 2008
I recently splashed out and bought myself one of these style bars for my '97 MK1. I live in the Netherlands and ordered Sunday pm and goods turned up Thursday pm which was pretty impressive. I was also able to very easily track my package all the way via the link sent with the order confirmation E mail. When I opened the box one of the plastic windblocker straps was broken and one of the rubber spacers was missing but a very quick reply back from MX-5 Parts has organised a replacement.
Like some of the other comments the instructions are a wee bit confusing in some places and my arrangement of washers and spacers was a bit different to that shown. It does say that so just be aware. I used a 16mm socket for the tower bolt (it was a wee bit fiddly) and a 10mm socket for the tonneau stud and this worked fine. Once fitted the bar looks great and I would recommend this if you are looking for some extra chrome in the back half of the car. I should also mention that the fit is not 100%, and there is a gap of around 1/8 inch between the side supports (where the tonneau stud goes through) and the side of the seat belt tower. I added a few flat washers to prevent just bending the steel and to be honest this looks OK. Not sure what the impact of this will be on the cover itself, so will just have to wait and see. If it hadn't been for the fit and one or two minor marks on the chrome I would of given it 5 stars and I might just be a bit picky!! Looks great though...
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]