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Designed for the most serious competitors, the Karcepts ND Front Sway Bar Kit leaves no compromises on the table. Hundreds of hours of design time have gone into this kit utilizing CMM technology and FEA analysis. The end result is a 2016+ Mazda MX-5 Miata Front Sway Bar Kit that offers super quick adjustability, an enormous adjustment range, maximum stiffness with minimal weight, and an installation time of just 30 minutes (after the stock bar has been removed).
Sway Bar Rates:
OEM ND Front Sway Bar = 132 lbs/in
Karcepts ND Front Sway Bar Kit - 0.120" Wall:
Hole 1 = 429 lbs/in
Hole 2 = 478 lbs/in
Hole 3 = 538 lbs/in
Hole 4 = 610 lbs/in
Hole 5 = 695 lbs/in
Kit Weight = 9.5 lbs
Center Section Recommendations: For an all around great performing bar, we recommend the 0.120" wall thickness center section. It really hits a nice range of adjustment for this chassis. It can get close to the softness of the other conventional ND bars on the market, yet has the ability to sweep to a much stiffer range (something that is very necessary to provide speed in quick transitions). For SCCA CS trim vehicles, we recommend looking to our other listing for this same kit with the 0.095" bar, since you cannot upgrade the rear sway bar in CS that 0.095" bar tends to balance better with stock rear bar.
View the installation instructions for any potential install/fitment questions you may have:KFSB-ND-XX Installation InstructionsBrian's Application Notes: I admired and admired this setup but we did not start to carry it until I watched an STR competitor change both his front and rear sway bar settings BETWEEN RUNS at an SCCA event. Took him under a minute to change the rear sway setting, and just over a minute at the front...which is amazing. No other sway setup empowers you to change settings as fast as this setup in my experience, making this setup unique for the hardcore racers who want to dial their setup on the fly. Nonetheless, recommended for the REAL Racers, not the average daily driver because the solid links so good for racing can and will eventually rattle.
Just installed this .120 sway bar with the reinforcement kit, instructions for installation were detaled and easy to follow. Can easily be adjusted on the ground. Still setting up a new MX5 GSP with 17" RE71's on Enkie PF01 17X7. Ride height is 14.5 but seems to be settling so have made a few adjustments on the ground. Have only a done 1 autocross event so still fine tuning, have it set in center adjustmment hole and very little body roll. Highly recommend this product.
Dave and Heidi (2020 MX5 GSP)
Best sway bar out there for the ND. Has a huge range of adjustment points that allow this bar to be a true dual purpose piece. Adjustments can be made with the car on the ground (mine sits 12.75" high) and each side can be adjusted and tightened without loosening the other side. Only complaint if I were to make one is that its built on imperial fasteners not metric like the rest of the car.
This is a really great sway bar. Easy to install, looks gorgeous and performs fantastic. I track my car, no autocross to date, and this bar really helped the infamous lean. When I'm not racing, I adjust the bar to the "lightest" setting so my wife still enjoys riding in the car. Very happy with this purchase!! Highly recommended.
This is a very high quality item. The instructions were easy to follow. I cut out the old bar using a cut off wheel. Took all of 10 seconds to make one cut. Then pulled through. I haven't had a chance to try the adjustability yet but will next year when I autox. Easy to install, adjustable while on the ground, high quality and provides a bit of jewelry under the car. Don't debate it. Just get it!