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Bonnet Lifters, Chrome, MX5 Mk1/2/2.5

SKU: IL0069

Chrome Bonnet Lifters

Doesn't your MX-5 deserve the best? A pair of chrome lifters to raise the bonnet at a touch! These lifters will protect the bonnet from distortion and allow improved access to the engine bay. Supplied with fitting instructions.

Fits all Mk1, Mk2 & 2.5 models, 1989>2005


Based on 11 reviews

Andy Gardner
Superb and done the job, but there are a few tips that are not clear in the instructions. 1. Take of the bolts by unclipping the wire retainers. 2. The short ones fit to the bonnet due to metalwork clearance. 3. If you don’t have taps then you need to drill a 6.1 mm not 4.8mm and then use the supplied nut. However to do this you need to un bolt the bonnet for access.Finally when the four bolts are fitted don’t try and compress the struts, just lift the bonnet up higher and then struts should pop on.
22/02/2021 12:16:03
David Symons
I fitted these to my MK1 around 3 months back. Initially was really pleased with them. Easy to fit and work well. However they have corroded Badly and look awefull. Very dissatisfied. I was under the impression IL Motorsport products were of good quality. Buyer's be aware!!
08/11/2020 12:16:04
Geoffrey Robins
Not easy to fit.Having drilled the holes in the bonnet hinges in the correct position, the struts were about half an inch too long, which necessitated compressing them in situ.Not easy! I had already used a vice to compress them as I had read that they can be stiff at first But even after doing that a few times they were difficult to compress by hand that final half an inch. Got there in the end and they work very well but a bit of a ball ache to fit.
14/07/2018 12:16:11
James Cox
Had these for a few months now so I feel like I can make a full reviewPro's fitting was easy and is fairly idiot proof.So great having all the extra space to work on the car with out the factory support getting in the way.Con'sfirst set had an incorrect ball joint. probably for a different car however MX5parts did swap the set for me.they do like to push up the bonnet however as they don't fully compress despite me going by the instructions for drilling the holes. However you can just push it the rest of the way.But the deal breaker and the reason for the 2 stars.... They rust. Really badly as well. Within a month the chrome finish was starting to flake.
21/02/2016 12:16:18
Richard Knight
Brilliant. Prompt next day delivery and fitted without hassle. Worth reading all reviews for fitting tips.
26/03/2015 12:16:21
Russell Hart
I would just like to say the Customer service, and delivery is nothing short of Brilliant. I ordered these late (15.30) Friday, and received them Saturday Morning as promised. Great piece of equipment, and low delivery charge, what more could you ask for?
24/01/2015 12:16:21
Mike Coltart
Certainly hold the bonnet up and lift the last 3rd of travel quite nicely in the cold tooTime will tell as to how long they remain effective as I've seen bigger, but certainly seem up to the jobWith regards fitting........ i took another reviewers idea of drilling out the hinge and just bolting the top ball joint on and holding the nut in place with a cable tie until the thread started.Basically because the cheapo 6mm tap I had bought was'nt up to the job.Oh ! and I sprayed the main body of the struts black too , to give a more factory look
29/11/2012 12:16:31
Ian Cumming
Hi, just a couple of comments having read some previous reviews. If you have just bought some lifters recently then the instructions are right; use a 5mm drill for the holes in the hinges then tap out to 6mm. The photos on the Gernam side of the fitting instructions are much clearer than those on the English side. Slightly worried about Roy M's comments about throwing away the locking pins.......why would you need to do this? I kept mine and have no problems. Also he talks about using the second hole instead of the hole that has a bolt in it helping locate the wing; I simply took the bolt out of here and replaced it with the strut bolt. It is a straight swop! The second hole is too big and requires the use of washers to locate the strut bolt. All that said the struts work perfectly and look good, got it all fitted in about an hour, not rushing it! Another Ronseal type product, "It does what it says on the Sales Blurb!"
14/06/2012 12:16:33
Steven Bassioukas
Very shiny product. Very Good function. Very poor instructions... I had to remove both ball fittings from the shaft in order to screw them on the wing and the bonnet hinge. The hinge must also be removed to secure the ball fitting with the nut. A washer must also be added on the upper side of the wing as the existing hole is a little larger than the ball fitting bolt. Take your time and be patient. Drilling and tapping has been mentioned by other reviewers. Very pleased with the outcome of these lifters, adding a classy aspect on the bonnet. Delivery from mx5parts prompt as usual.
03/04/2011 12:16:43
David Hotchkiss
HiOrdered them Friday dinner...arrived 9.30am the following morning, fantastic delivery, good quality and good total price including P+P.I decided to go against the instructions and NOT drill and tap the bonnet bracket, I thought it would be very difficult, if at all possible, to screw the bonnet ball into the tapped hole and then get the nut on an tightened on the back of the bracket, so I drilled it out 6.2mm as the "old" instructions and then hold and feed the nut down the gap with a plastic tie wrap, small drop of nut lock in the thread and after 2 or 3 attempts to get the nut started and it was sorted, took about 15 minutes from start to finish.Very pleased with the finished job, really opens up the engine bay now the bonnet stay is not there to keep getting in my way.
11/07/2009 12:16:55

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