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Mazda MX-5 Miata Accessories & Modifications

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  • done37done37 Posts: 64
    That settles it. I am gettin the zipperless window. It seems to me those are all minor nuisances compared to zipping and unzipping the window every time. My wife wants cloth as well, which might help with fit during cold weather.

    Thanks Juice! ;)
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Not sure if you can see them here, but just to the sides of the glass, they're kinda minor I guess. See how they flare out juuuuust a tad? I think I am being picky...

    -juice
  • done37done37 Posts: 64
    Barely noticeable. Actually it looks great.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Thanks. Did it myself.

    Took a day to remove the old one, a day to put that on. Not an easy job! Get help if you do it yourself. Get a cordless drill to help, too.

    -juice
  • I am all but set on buying an '07 PRHT.

    I love almost everything about the car, but the Bose stereo in the GT was very disappointing. The speakers are clearly in need of an upgrade, but it is difficult to tell if the head unit will drive a good set of speakers effectively.

    It also looks like it would be pretty difficult to add aftermarket units that would fit cleanly.

    Any recommendations on audio upgrades?
  • Hi,
    I have an 06 MX-5 Miata, my question is, can the head light beam be adjusted-cars at night are flashing there lights.
    Can't get an answer from the dealer.
  • done37done37 Posts: 64
    Hi James, I can't figure why the dealer can't give you an answer. If you spoke with the salesman that sold you the car about the headlights and he didn't have or couldn't get the answer, then I would go straight to the service department. If its a safety issue, they have to provide resolution to your issue. I am sorry that I don't have an answer, I am bewildered as you. Good luck

    Don
  • manybmwsmanybmws Posts: 347
    I would not bother. I own a 2006 GT and with the right audio source - i.e. CD or Sat - it can sound pretty good. Believe it or not the Bass needs to be turned down to near 0, then you can crank volume up to 20+.

    I have done many high-end, aftermarket audio upgrades from ADS etc. but I am pleased without an upgrade in the GT. I moastly listen to Sirius Sat.
  • I've been waiting for the factory IPOD integration unit to be available for last couple months for my 2007 Mazda Miata w/PHTP, unfortunately because I also have Sirius installed the current version of this is not compatible.

    Evidently, both the Sirius and IPOD integration unit use the same input so you can only use one or the other.

    The dealer says that a new version for the IPOD integration unit that is compatible with a Sirius installation has currently just released in Japan and will be available soon.

    Bummer, really looking forward to playing my IPOD in my new car but I guess I have to continue to wait.
  • manybmwsmanybmws Posts: 347
    Will Mazda offer one?
  • :cry: I just totaled my '95 Miata and have purchased a '00 as a replacement. A few years ago, I purchased (online) a factory type, permanent mounting, chrome luggage rack. I loved it, because it was functional, looked nice and allowed much more visibility (because of the low profile). Now, I can't find them anywhere. Can anyone help me?
  • erics6erics6 Posts: 684
    Miata.net has a lot of vendors... Moss, GoMiata, etc. I assume someone still makes one.
  • dcrislerdcrisler Posts: 118
    the reprogram the advanced keyless options... the owners manual was very clear about it. I had mine done and I love the feature.
  • Anybody know of a reputable source for a decent used hardtop for a '99 Miata? They seem to be hard to find.....
  • erics6erics6 Posts: 684
    Miata.net classified, Craigslist or your local junkyard. Prices range $800-$1500.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Used, definitely. Even an 8 year old top was probably not used most of the time, so it's relative "age" is far lower.
  • I have seen people add an air horn to the cars. The stock horn is kinda wimpy. One blast of the air horn and people will move out of your way.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Some of those have a slight delay before you have sound.

    I did replace my horn, but with a slightly louder "honk" rather than the wimpy OE "beep".
  • I have a bicycling buddy whose only vehicle is a 2006 miata. There are very very limited options for bike racks. He has purchased what is apparently the only rack that specifically states it's for a miata. It's by Allen. Don't know the model.

    Due to the flimsy fiberglass bumper, the clips will not hold on, ast he bumper flexes and releases the clip. It also sits the bike quite low to the ground.

    Has anyone encountered a rack tha works better or have a solution? Our guy at the regular local bike shop advised the easiest solution may be to have a mechanic DRILL from underneath the vehicle into the steel/aluminum under the fiberglass bumper and affix some sort of eyelet to allow a stabe strong clipping to occur.

    Apparently a hitch rack and of course a roof rack is not an option.

    Please email directly with any known solutions.

    ggusta@gmail.com
  • erics6erics6 Posts: 684
    I'd suggest getting a hitch and adding a hitch bike rack. I think a couple of companies sell a hitches that fit the Miata.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I've seen them, too, but I'm a bit torn.

    Why? Well, officially, the Miata isn't rated for towing. A rack and a couple of bikes will probably put a good 100-120 lbs or so of tongue weight. Payload for mine is only 360 lbs to begin with, so with 2 people inside it's already overloaded.

    Any how, companies do make hitches that fit. The tie-down hooks come off, and the hitch bolts in their place, behind the bumper.

    I still would not recommend this. I'm 205 lbs, add the wife and we're over 300, add a bike rack and two bikes and we'd be well over the rated payload.
  • I have a 90 Miata with the original stereo in it - I bought some speakers for the headrests hoping that would solve my problem - that being that the stereo is very tinney and sharp - well that didnt really help - I'm thinking that my next move is to install an aftermarket radio/cd changer - but my question is this - Is it possible to get good sound from a stereo in a convertible with the top down?

    thanks
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Yes.

    The OE stereo sends very little sound to the headrest speakers. They get much less wattage than the door speakers do. I've seen mods where people change that on Miata.net.
  • Are splash guards necessary? If so, does the dealer have to order and install them or can you get them to match from someone other than Mazda and install yourself?
    Thanks
  • I have a Brompton folding bike that sits on the passenger seat. Seat belt secures it. Check out http://www.foldabikes.com/ in the Bay area.
  • wilzapwilzap Posts: 107
    I'm going to order a set for mine,I asked the dealer about them and was told if I order them through him they will be covered on the warranty,My brother in law gets special pricing W/mazda through the Miata club he is with,I'm going to see if there is a big price difference and if there is I'm going to get them through my bro and put them on myself. when he gets back in town this weekend I'm going to have him look into this I will let you know the difference,I think its a good deal through him,I might join the club,always thought it would be kinda geeky but last weekend I took a fall colors drive with them and having 50 MX-5's on the roads together was kinda cool,unfortunately it rained.Oh and I think they are necessary to help against rock chips and other road trash/oils
  • Thanks. I look forward to hearing from you!
  • I wanted to know what I can do to a miata (performance) for a cheap price. Just wanted to get 20 or so horsepower out of the engine. Any advice?
  • wilzapwilzap Posts: 107
    A K&N air filter ( which doesn't need to be replaced, just cleaned ) will get you a couple more HP and a little better MPG,they run about $45,and a higher preformance exhaust system may get you a few more, other than that, to get that much HP out of it I don't think it would easy or cheap..
  • Thanks for the advice. I'll look into that. :)
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