Stainless Steel Style Bar With Windblocker, MX5 Mk1/2/2.5 Reviews

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For the budget conscious looking for style over function we now offer a classic 'V' shape style bar in stainless steel. Fits all Mazda MX5 Mk1 & Mk2 models, including the Mk2 with the factory windblocker. Allows full rearwards movement of the seats (including the new facelift model). This is the only bar available that allows you to retain the factory windblocker or 'sound board' (the windblocker with speakers in it!) on Mk2/Mk2.5 carsFits all Mazda MX5 models 1989>2005Supplied complete with matching Plexiglass Windblocker FREE OF CHARGE!   

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My wife bought me this for Christmas. Just got round to fitting it today. I think I must have been sent one of the older rejects as it doesn't even come close to fitting. The holes don't line up. the bar seems twisted and the hood frame snags on the blobby welds on the mounting bracket. This will be another Christmas present returned (along with the musical socks!)
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Posted 14 years ago
Purchased this bar from an MX5 Club member who originally purchased it from MX5Parts.My advice (fitting to MK2.5 with soundboard)Read all the previous reviews.Do not worry about negatives.Extract from the reviews snippets of intel to make life easy such as1/. Throw away instructions2/. Ask a friend to help3/. Be prepared to modify seat belt caps (they break easily so have a spare set (MX5 Parts sell them)4/. The bar incorporates a guide tube for the seat belt bolt this is likely to be sufficiently long enough to seat the bar without spacers or washers underneath. But remember a washer and spacer above the bar are important because without them the seat belt anchor will not pivot.5/. Keep and re-use the lower soundboard fixing (with tonneau press stud) you will need to refix this one6/. Any gap between the bar side supports and soundboard will be taken up once all fittings are tightened. But make sure the bar is dead centre and gradually tighten (alternative) the side fixings to keep it centre.5/. Torque the seat belt bolt to 50nm each side first. Check the position of the soundboard to make sure that when the centre section of the windbreak is lifted up it does not touch the style bar (if it does it will sqeak). Adjust the soundboard if the centre section does touch the bar. Tighten the soundboard fixings fully (alternative sides). Then torque the seat belt bolts to 79nm.6. Seat belt caps may need a slight adjustment. I shaved about 1/4" off the side which was fouling the bar and didn't allow seat belt guides to rotate.7/. Be careful when fitting the seat belt caps as the lugs are likely to be brittle (see 3 above).8/. Check that the roof opens and closes without severe rubbing of the bar. It is likely that the bar will rub a little when lifting the roof but the clearance is sufficient when the roof is fully up.Verdict. Easy job. Great bar. Stiffens the rear of the car. Looks brilliant. Enjoy.Grant (Bigmaz)
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Posted 14 years ago
Chris Gibbons
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excellent product fits ok ,just rattled on the sound board,used sticky back foam to curethrow away the instructions! and just fit it
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Posted 14 years ago
Sharon Rutherford
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Ordered this on Sunday night and it arrived Tuesday dinner, amazing service. took it home and it took me and my boyfriend less than 20 minutes to fit. Would have managed it myself if i had known what any of the tools needed looked like.Perfect and does wonders for blocking the wind.
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Posted 14 years ago
Christine Claypole
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This is a classy piece of kit!! ordered with other stuff tuesday arrived thursday morning..fitted thursday afternoon..looks fantastic!
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Posted 14 years ago
Hi usual fast service. it looks fab on my 5 easy to fit no problems this time.
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Posted 14 years ago
Only problem i had with this was a small blob of welding in the tube that the seat belt bolt goes through..two mins with a round file and it all fitted together fine...looks great on the car...not sure about the wind blocker as it looks a bit cheap! :(
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Posted 14 years ago
Terence Smith
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Read lots of rewiews before i purchased this product, some good and some not so good, you must have taken notice of the bad reviews regarding fitting problems and having to modify the seat belt cover caps, my style bar went on in under half an hour with no problems at all, the instructions are in English and are ok to follow, with a bit of common sence and trial fitting you should be able to fit this item without any problems. It looks fantastic fitted to my mk1, will have to fit a proper wind blocker later as the perspex one will not be good enough on it own. Well done mx5 parts delivery was prompt as ever and the product is brilliant
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Posted 14 years ago