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Top 10 Summer Modifications

Top 10 Summer Modifications - Tuning

The Mazda MX-5 comes into its own like no other during the (often all too brief) British summer time. Our twisting B-roads are so perfect for the roadster’s supple chassis and thrilling, rear-wheel drive handling it’s almost comical, and when the sun finally decides to make an appearance, well, you’ve got a small slice of driving heaven right there! There are ways of making your MX-5 just that bit better though, a range of small, easily fitted parts that will complement your car’s character and help you enjoy it even more, and all of them are available via MX5parts, the UK’s biggest and best MX-5 supplier.

A genuine Mazda part and one that promises to make your MX-5 that bit easier to live with and use on a regular basis
A genuine Mazda part and one that promises to make your MX-5 that bit easier to live with and use on a regular basis

Mk3 Replacement Mohair Hood with Frame and Rainrail
Maybe it’s bad form to start a list of summer parts with a brand new roof, but let’s face it, there are few things less predictable than a British summer and few things more annoying than a leaky roof! Available through the MX5parts online store, this genuine Mazda replacement mohair hood will fit all versions of the third gen MX-5 and contains everything needed to fit, including the cover, the hood frame, rainrail, catch and all required seals and trims. This product is also a massive bargain when you consider that it’s a genuine Mazda item.
Price: £1170 inc VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/mohair-hood-with-frame-rainrail-mk3-35-p-1259.html

Bigger, better brakes will give you added confidence when driving hard
Bigger, better brakes will give you added confidence when driving hard

Ultimate Sports Brake Upgrade for Mk2/2.5
While brakes are safety critical components and their upkeep should be of paramount concern all year round, it’s hard to deny that good weather generally goes hand-in-hand with an increased enjoyment of driving in general, and what better to celebrate than with a set of bigger, more capable brakes? Developed for both the facelift and pre-facelift Mk2, this Ultimate Sports brake kit contains drilled, slotted and vented EBC Turbogroove discs (270mm front, 276mm rear) and Greenstuff pads for the front and rear, Hel Performance brake lines, and two bottles of high performance fluid.
Price: £426.26 inc VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/discs-pads-package-ultimate-sports-mk2-25-brake-p-3057.html

Add a touch of retro class to your MX-5
Add a touch of retro class to your MX-5

Stainless steel Style Bar with Windblocker
Ideal for those summer evening drives with the roof down, our stainless steel style bar is both stylish and cost effective, and it even allows the OEM windblocker or ‘sound board’ to be retained on Mk2 cars – the only board currently commercially available than can claim this. Sporting a classic ‘V’ shape and fitting simply and swiftly, the stainless steel style bar will, as the name suggests, add a touch of drop-top style to your MX-5. Fits all models built between 1989 and 2005.
Price: £129.95 inc VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/stainless-steel-style-with-windblocker-p-143.html

Top 10 Summer Modifications - Tuning

ND Carbon Fibre Luggage Rack
The Mk4 MX-5 has already spawned an extensive list of aftermarket parts, but this carbon fibre luggage rack from Mazda has to be one of the coolest so far. Boasting stunning looks and a build that manages to be both lightweight and ultra strong, the boot rack comes with all necessary fittings and instructions, including the wiring harness needed to integrate the third brake light. It should be noted that the Mk4’s equally lightweight boot lid is made from aluminium and there is therefore a 10kg weight limit when using this boot rack. MX5parts will not be held responsible for any damage caused by putting items that are too heavy on it.
Price: £515.66 inc VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/boot-luggage-rack-carbon-fibre-mk4-p-3864.html

Ideal for weekend breaks that require a few extra suitcases
Ideal for weekend breaks that require a few extra suitcases

Stainless Steel Boot Rack for Mk1, 2 and 2.5
Proving that you don’t have to break the band in order to bolt some much needed practicality onto your MX-5, this stainless steel boot rack fits both Mk1 and Mk2 MX-5s, looks great and has a handy 35kg carrying capacity. Custom made to fit the MX-5, this rack can be fitted within minutes and requires no drilling of the bodywork and comes with all fixings and fittings needed. Those with rear spoilers should note that these may need to be removed for the rack to be fitted.
Price: £142.3 inc VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/boot-luggage-rack-stainless-steel-mk1-25-p-154.html

The wind blocker's high quality finish means that it can pass as an OEM part
The wind blocker's high quality finish means that it can pass as an OEM part

Classic Windblocker
Perfect for when the wind element in ‘wind in your hair motoring’ becomes a tad too much to bear, this classic Windblocker fits all variants of Mk1 and Mk2 and bolts into place on the seatbelt towers. Its aluminium frame and nylon mesh centre section means that it can be used with or without roll bars and ensures that it doesn’t interfere with the windows, while the pivoted design means that it can be folded flat to the rear shelf when not in use. It’s available in black or Mk1 tan and ships with comprehensive, easy to follow fitting instructions.
Price: £115.45 inc VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/classic-windblocker-p-137.html

IL Motorsport exhausts are noted for their longevity and subtly aggressive sound
IL Motorsport exhausts are noted for their longevity and subtly aggressive sound

IL Motorsport stainless Steel Exhaust
Another one of those seemingly insignificant aspects of roadster ownership that becomes much, much more enjoyable with the roof down and some nice weather, your car’s exhaust note and performance can be improved by fitting a high quality, stainless steel system. Designed for the first gen MX-5, this IL Motorsport exhaust oozes German style and build quality and runs from the cat-backwards, before splitting into a pair of 78mm rolled and polished stainless steel pipes which exit the car midway along the rear bumper. A truly stunning product which promises to deliver a suitably aggressive note, the IL Motorsport twin centre exit exhausts comes with a 5 year warranty, a kit of fixings and fittings and a fiberglass panel to fill the existing exhaust cut-out. It fits all 1.6 and 1.8 engined cars built before 1996. If your car is a 96 or 97 please measure the length of the catalyst, if it is 475mm long this will not fit.
Price: £423.58 inc VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/stainless-steel-exhaust-motorsport-twin-centre-exit-mk1-p-319.html

Gaz Gold coilovers will allow you to fine tune your car's suspension setup
Gaz Gold coilovers will allow you to fine tune your car's suspension setup

Gaz Gold Coilovers for Mk1 and Mk2 MX-5
Gaz has established itself as one of the best manufacturers of suspension around, and MX5parts is proud to stock the firm’s highly regarded Gold coilovers for both Mk1 and Mk2 MX-5s. Boasting both height and damping adjustment, the coilovers are impressively versatile, able to lower a car by 40mm all round and even featuring a knob for fine tuning damping rates. The threaded bodies are made from high tensile HE15 alloy and are fitted with a low friction banded piston, a self-lubricating bearing in the bottom of the loop, and are specially valved front and rear to optimise performance in all conditions. There are three distinct spring poundages available, one for fast road use (350lb front/250lb rear), one suited to both track and fast road (400lb front/300lb rear) springs, and a third designed purely for track use (500lb front/300lb rear).
Price: £645.14 inc VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/gold-professional-coilover-mk2-25-p-1927.html

Perfect for summer tunes while on the move
Perfect for summer tunes while on the move

Audiolink for MP3 player to Mazda Modular/Bose Mk2/2.5/3
What’s better than cruising around in your MX-5 with the roof down? Cruising round with your roof down and your tunes cranked right up, that’s what. The best way to go about this via the use of MP3s, and the best way of going about this on Mk2 and early Mk3s is via this Audiolink USP MP3 integration kit. Plugging into the USB flash drive or USB external hard drive, the unit will play any stored MP3s through your car’s OEM speakers, will turn on when you start the car, and will even resume playing right where you left off. It allows you to use your steering wheel controls to change songs and it also features a 1/8” stereo jack to allow you to input other sources, such as satellite radio. This newer version also features a built in SD card slot.
Please note, these units will not work on the new Mk3.5 Facelift. A compatible version is currently in development.
Price: £82.25 inc VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/audiolink-player-mazda-modular-bose-mk2-25-p-971.html

Head over to out website to check out the amazing choice of wheels on offer
Head over to out website to check out the amazing choice of wheels on offer

Alloy Wheels
Few parts have as great an impact on the overall look of your car than a well designed and well chosen set of alloy wheels, and MX5parts stocks dozens of different styles, sizes and wheel and tyre packages. Not only will new alloys lend your car a dose of style, they’ll reduce overall weight, particularly if you plump for one of the many race inspired designs offered. Our team of engineers and MX-5 experts are on hand and will be only too happy to furnish you with advice about wheel fitment, stud patterns and offsets, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you feel we can be of help.
Price: various
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/wheel-tyre-packages-c-376_184_190.html

We’re proud of our range of parts and the service we’re capable of offering to MX-5 owners across the UK, hence why we’re able to offer free fitting on many of our more complex, labour intensive offerings. Get in touch to find out more:
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk