This bar for the ND MX-5 also connects to the firewall. The end plates are powder coated in traditional Cusco blue for a long lasting beautiful finish. Installation is easy and all necessary hardware is included...if your Miata came with factory shock tower brace and has the necessary connections from the firewall (otherwise you need the OEM bracket with those connection we offer here as our part number 60-1238F "Cowl Mounting Bracket for Shock Tower Brace").
I like this brace. My wife was insistent we go with the automatic after having a stick Mustang. I still tend to drive aggressively and this brace helps tremendously. Having said that, I can't thank Brian enough for his help with the installation. The directions came in Japanese and a couple emails to him got me where I needed to install both the top brace and the mounting bracket needed. Thanks!