by Barry Smith
Date Added: Sunday 10 June, 2012
A real pain to fit. Insufficient holes made compared with the original, so had to make a new one, and one hole in the wrong place. as a previous reviewer stated there is far too much material to fit between the two mouldings which clasp it. No matter what I did, it refused to fit correctly (almost flush) back in the car. At this point considered returning it to MX5 parts, as there was a risk of breaking the small plastic clips which hole the leather in places. Trimmed some pieces off to make it slightly thinner. In the end the only way I could get it to fit was with the stitching reversed (Yes! There is a front and back!). Handbrake now has to be pushed down to ensure it is off, and gaiter very tight on exposed part. Part of the problem is that the leather gaiter is equidistant all the way around from the hole to the base, the original plastic one is not, it is quite a bit longer to the rear.
Needs a redesign to make a really good fit.