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Enhancing Your MX5

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Enhancing Your MX5

Postby John&Luke » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:30 pm

The purpose of this post is to engender some good discussion, ideas and debate. There is likely to be no one right answer, just personal experience and taste.

I'm guessing we all are here because we enjoy the drivability, reliability, cost of ownership and maintainability of MX5's, and because we like to tinker with our pride and joys.

So for up to £1000, what 'enhancements' would you choose to make/ have made and would recommend for your 5?

A few 'givens' lets accept for the purpose of this post;
1. We aren't talk basic service/tune up maintenance
2. The £1000 can be on one item or several items
3. Can be spent on the following catergories;

a) Handling inc suspension, wheels and tyres
b) engine/ power train enhancements
c) interior enhancements
d) exterior enhancements
e) braking
d) safety and security

I accept that this may vary across the 4 Marks of car, so it would be useful to specific the Mk you are referring to. Also suggest people are realistic with their budgets, so saying a supercharger for £1000, even if its possible for an specific individual, is not possible for the majority.

So over to the Menders.
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Re: Enhancing Your MX5

Postby Mazda Mender » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:42 am

Brakes...rims....tyres...suspension... alignment...zorst/de-cat..manifold. etc...air intake........full major service...HT leads...rust cut out....new hood if needed...better head lights...temp gauge that works...undersealed and box sections protected..
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Re: Enhancing Your MX5

Postby GlennyGills » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:22 pm

For £1000 what meaningful upgrades would you get for the engine ?

Hence My thoughts
a.
c.
d.
d(f)
e
b

Don't really know on what I would spend the money apart from tidying up the body work after fitting ubiquitous Meister R's
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Re: Enhancing Your MX5

Postby blackyb » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:55 pm

Just spent £750.00 having our original cloth seats, completely refurbed and covered in black leather with red stitching to virtually match the old design and pattern and while we at it had door cards and gaitors made to match.

So if I had a spare £1,000 that would go on a set of Miesters and a decat pipeor

or

I would leave the car at Waynes and get him to spread some Mazda Menders love on her.
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Re: Enhancing Your MX5

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:17 am

blackyb wrote:Just spent £750.00 having our original cloth seats, completely refurbed and covered in black leather with red stitching to virtually match the old design and pattern and while we at it had door cards and gaitors made to match.

So if I had a spare £1,000 that would go on a set of Miesters and a decat pipeor

or

I would leave the car at Waynes and get him to spread some Mazda Menders love on her.


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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 ,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

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Re: Enhancing Your MX5

Postby blackyb » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:38 pm

No need to worry Mm, aint got a spare grand at the moment, but if I sell the motorbike !?!?!?

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1993 1.6 Eunos Roadster (gone)
1998 UK Mk 2 1.6 (gone)
2003 1.8 SVT Sport (Why did I sell it!!!!)
1991 1.6 Eunos Roadster with a bit of bling.

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