PART NUMBER: 61-1959
No more fumbling with a hood prop or spare jack handle at the track. Our double hydraulic lift gently raises your hood - hands free. Installation requires no drilling or riveting on your hood and is completely reversible.
I love this thing!! Easy to install and makes me look good! Works great! Best money I've ever spent. Thank you!!
Absolutely a breeze to install. I like that I did not have to drill for the installation of this kit. Struts hold the hood up perfectly. I was concerned about the hood bending where the strut bracket bolted to the top hood bolt but these have the correct tension for this application. The entire install time was an honest 10 minutes. I highly recommend this for anyone who does regular maintenance on the Mx-5 that require you to lift the hood.
61-1959 RoadsterSport DUAL Hood Lift Kit Works like a charm. Very easy to install.
This is a feature I didn't need but, I wanted to add. I'm not currently tracking or auto-xing the NC so, adding the weight didn't bother me. I like not having the hood bar in the way for the regular inspection and maintenance. The only issue I had was the bracket of the hood end (both sides) contact the cowl (just in front of the gasket) and it lifted the plastic up a little when opening. I used a round file to notch the plastic about 2-3 mm to stop the catching. Its possible that the bracket would eventually wear a groove in the plastic but, I was concerned the plastic might crack so, I took matters into my own hands. The NC will become my daily driver in a couple of months and this is a nice addition to a GT.
YOooo this is the jazz right here fellas 5/5!!!! however I'm wasn't really happy with the price due to Moss Miata having the same one for 40 dollars cheaper but they only offer one strut as a "hood lift kit" but this comes with two so I know I feel a little more secure with this product purchase! I've seen complaints about not having instructions well maybe you need to ask an adult to hold your hand and have them install it cause this is super easy if you can't figure it out sell your car. lol jk ... I was skeptical at first but I figured it out after taking a few dabs (tehe) but also if you don't want to look in the forms I made a short video on how to install THIS VERY KIT RIGHT HERE!
also gave a shout out to gooodwin on the tube (COUGH product placement, hmmmmmm??????!)
if this link doesn't work; look on youtube under my account name "zchsomething" or just copy and paste "Roadster Sport DUAL hood lift kit" the video will appear
RoadsterSport DUAL Hood Lift Kit
I went to a car show and saw a Miata with the hood up and there it was, the hood lift kit.
This little mod makes so much sense, I never really liked the factory hood rod.
The single rod located just about center of engine bay seemed to always be in the way.
I installed the GWR aluminum coolant tank and working around that single hood rod to me was a bit of a danger should I bump into the rod knocking it free, the hood could come down on my head, even with the hood up like at that car show, a strong wind could lift the hood up just a little more and come unattached from the rod and fall.
This should have been included on the car from the factory, my trunk has a set of trunk lifts from the factory, they work well.
Installation was so simple, as noted by another Miata owner, it took him longer to remove the single hood prop than to install the dual lift kit, ha,ha, well it is not that quick of an installation but it is well under a half an hour.
All the hardware you need comes with this well thought out kit. It does require you to replace factory fender bolts, one on each front fender with supplied kit bolts. I placed the two stock bolts in a baggie, marked what they are and put them in the glove box.
Now when I pop the hood, I let the lift kit do its job, and the hood slowly raises.
No more hood support rod in the way.
Yes, I'd say this kit was worth purchasing.
Needed a second kit for the second NC. This kit is a must have for these cars!
This is the easiest install ever using a 10mm and a 12mm socket, and a torque wrench. It works extremely well and fits perfectly. One lift is enough to keep the hood elevated. Two just makes it more sturdy and reliable. Love it!
I actually like the online instructions, but I think that Goodwin can place a direct link to the forum instructions on the product page so that I dont have to go searching. But with Goodwin having such a great customer service overall, I found it a minor issue. I actually download the instructions as a PDF on my phone so that I can look up on the spot.
Good product. Allows you to work under the hood without the hood support rod getting in the way. My only gripe is all these companies not including instructions in order to save a buck. Having to search online through forums to install a simple product SHOULD NOT BE NECESSARY!
Great product, fit well, holds hood up very nicely. Didn't care for the hardware provided, I tossed them and used some stainless bolts and washers I had in my stash, also changed out the hood bolts for stainless since I had them.
A few comments:
* No instructions provided. Had to go looking on the forum to find them, then I had to install the kit with my laptop sitting on top of my engine since they weren't in an easily printable format. C'mon, guys... print some instructions and toss them into the box.
* VERY minor interference with the plastic cowl cover and the hood bracket when I closed the hood. Had to take a sharp utility knife and cut a couple of notches in the plastic, about 2-3 mm deep.
Would buy again.
This kit is the nicest kit I have seen, and far more support than the single strut kits .
Kit is simple and to the point. It offers exactly what I was looking for (i.e. no more need for the hood prop rod). The only reason for not giving it 5 stars is I am comparing the quality to the kit I put on my Mustang YEARS ago... while yes this works exactly as advertised it just feels a little more "flimsy" by comparison to the mustang kit... (different manufacturer, car, MUCH bigger heavier hood... I know)
The short of it... this kit works great and I am being high maintenance...
Ok I'll give it five stars because it is lighter than the mustang one and that is really the point of the Miata!
Now we move onto the go fast bits!