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Bonnet Lifters, Chrome, MX5 Mk3/3.5

SKU: NC0-5161

IL Motorsport have worked together with one of the leaders in hydraulic lifters world wide to produce this new system for the Mk3/3.5. The system is installed using all the existing mounting points, no drilling is required. The lifters themselves are chromed and come with a 2 year waranty.

The result is superb. The bonnet lifts with no effort, with the lifters even having a 'slowing' effect as the bonnet reaches the fully open position. The lifters are strong enough to hold the bonnet open even in strong wind, yet have minimal resistance when closing :-)

Now available in Black!

If you have a 2008> Mk3.5 model fitted with the OE resonance chamber, you will also need this bracket for a perfect fit.

Fits all Mk3 & 3.5 models, 2005>2012.

Please note: These will not fit Mk3.75 models from chassis number 350000 on wards that have the DHS system.



Based on 12 reviews

Garry Dring
Only thing stopping me giving a 5 are the instructions. Not enough text to explain and the pictures are not helpful at all, nee to be bigger and in colour.The product it self its very good I have had no problem with the plastic panel clips which other reviewers have. The worst part for me was trying to get the backing bracket into the bonnet hole very fiddly and awkward. Very happy though with final outcome, they work great and look good in the bay.
19/09/2019 12:16:07
Simon Trotter
ok, my initial review was pre install. Product looks good quality, i found decent instruction on ILmotorsport webpage. No problems during install. Once moved through range of movement a couple of times the bonnet opens effortlessly and closes as it should. i’d probably give them a 10 / 10 as a initial assessment. I’ll return in 6months and give an update.
06/07/2019 12:16:08
Simon Trotter
instructions in english are a joke, gobbledeegook. !!!
06/07/2019 12:16:08
Kelvin Kellond
I purchased a set of these Bonnet Lifters in September 2014. Its now June 2015 and the cylinder outside diameters are rusting badly. The "chrome" is of very poor quality.They come with a 2 year warrantee...I wonder if this applies to the chrome?
13/06/2015 12:16:20
Kelvin Kellond
Recently fitted these to our Mk3.5 and posted review which has not appeared for some reason. Overall the product fits and functions well. Fitting is rather a fiddle especially the elongated backing component that inserts into the bonnet. Be careful not to loosen the set bolt too far as you will risk loosing it!! Also the tiny pin/spring clips that retain the bracket balls in the lifter sockets are fiddly and mine needed de-burring in order to fully insert the pins. Yes the plastic "bolts" that fix one end of the lower brackets to the side of the engine bay do not fill one with confidence but after a couple of weeks they seem to be holding up well. Finally the instructions. Oh dear, what on earth can one say that is printable!? I contacted I.L. Motorsport who advised the translation from German had been done by a computer programme. They have now been re-written in plain English and will, I hope be of use to those who buy this product in future.
14/09/2014 12:16:23
Dennis Childs
Long time customer of MX5 Parts, on my 4th MX5, a 3.5, in general very happy with parts but do get annoyed with stupid little things that could be fixed. These lifters are very nice, my second time I've bought them and would buy again, but doesn't anyone read these reviews or take any notice. Without wanting to be picky the plastic " bolts" are corner cutting, the lower mounting brackets when tightened cause the bottom lifter socket to scrape the paint. As a tip for anyone who has the facility replace the plastic fittings with RivNuts, this cures both gripes.
11/07/2014 12:16:23
Richard Wilson
I've had them. On my Mk3 for about 3 years now and they have been flawless. Very easy to fit from what I can remember too.
08/02/2014 12:16:25
Barry Excell
Have just fitted these and took about 30 minutes. They look good and do the job well. The only minus point was the two plastic pegs supplied that locate the bottom bracket. They were useless. I purchased some trim panel nuts(Part no HFX 365) from halfords and used self tappers. These gave a really rigid fixing. Would have scored five if not for this.
06/01/2013 12:16:31
Robin Burr
The quality appears good, and the instructions are also in English. The fitting of the bonnet mounts is straightforward, as is the fitting of the body bracket on the right hand side. I agree that the plastic fixers are not the strongest and used alternatives. On a 3.5 the left side body mount is not easy at all. The equivalent mounting point for the bolt is hidden behind the bracket that support the induction extension. Thus as well as following the instructions first remove the bracket - the body mounting fits below this, but the bracket will need a cutout in it at the front end to allow both to fit. Use the bolt from the right side to fit the body mount, rather than the supplied bolt. Loosely fit the bolts for the body mount and the bracket then tighten both - it is very fiddly. The bundle of cables needs both fixing points removing - but as it is quite rigid then it didn't require refitting. Finally a little silicone lubricant on the arms & it's a job well done. Looks good, very happy - don't know why Mazda don't fit them as standard!
19/10/2012 12:16:32
Paul Murphy
Note to all 2.0i mk3.5 owners(check with supplier before ordering) these will not fit our cars which is a big shame because they look like a nice piece of kit.Lets hope they bring something out soon that fits
09/09/2011 12:16:40

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