Date Added: Saturday 23 July, 2005
So far, the best mechanical item I have bought from anywhere for my MX5. Worth the money (whisper: for once)
The instructions are detailed, accurate and in English! The only small gripe is that the 2 photos are poor photocopies. In this day of cheap printers you would think that manufacturers could produce decent illustrations and photos.
Some things to note:
1. In my MK1 there was no aluminium plate in my boot, as described in the instructions. This isn't a problem, but don't worry if your model lacks this as it has no bearing on the assembly.
2. The thin end of the strut is bolted to the supplied bracket. The thick strut-end is bolted to the corner of the left-hand door hinge via a hole you drill. When I came to assemble the hinge-end my ball/bolt, that threads through the newly created hole, was pointing the wrong way. No problem. Just finger turn the strut bolt - it moves easily. I thought that I had a faulty unit until I simply rotated the bolt.
3. When drilling, start with a 1mm drill, then 4mm, then 6mm and end with 8mm. "I don't need to do that" I hear you say - errrr OK then just remember you have been warned!
4. Don't forget to fully tighten the bolt that connects the thin end of the strut with the supplied bracket. I fitted the assembly to the car then realised that you can't get in to that small boot space to tighten it.
5. Invite all your friends and family to watch. For added kudos, fit the automatic boot release mechanism as well. Ohhh the feeling to sit inside, push a button and the boot gracefully rises - Is this a penis thing?
Oh yer - usual shout to my boyz at MX5parts for fast delivery etc...
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]