Planning some track days or autocross? Looking to add power with a supercharger or turbo? Don't make the classic mistake of forgetting to upgrade your cooling system to handle the heat!
We added an oil temp guage to our Blue 2016 MX5 and were surprised to record oil temps over 250 F with just four autocross runs. Unlike the NC2 generation Miatas, there is no sandwich heat exchanger for the coolant to cool the oil on the ND1 generation Miata, Mazda didn't add that until ND2 came along. We recommend upgraded oil cooling and upgraded coolant radiators for any customer planning track use of their ND generation MX5 Miata, and any customer planning future use of a turbo or supercharger. Note that all Global Cup Cars built on the ND Miata platform combine big radiators, oil coolers, and our Spyder ND Miata grills to get more air through the Miata front for better cooling on track. Installation Tip: You MUST check clearance to AC condenser when installing a new radiator, factory condenser installs not real consistent and you want to make sure nothing will rub a hole in the new radiator, bend consendser brackets for clearance as needed.