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RoadsterSport ND V1 Front Shock Tower Brace for MX5-ND
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RoadsterSport ND V1 Front Shock Tower Brace

2016-2020

PART NUMBER: 61-1838

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DESCRIPTION

One piece is MUCH stiffer than the multi-piece alternatives! LIGHTEST Shock Tower Brace on the market for ND Market...featuring an ultra stiff honeycomb aluminum construction. Just 3.5 pounds! Finished with a durable powder coat finish. The aluminum bar possesses high rigidity and resists flex while stiffening up your engine bay for better steering response and less front cowl shake. Most easy way to reduce NVH. This bar for the ND Miata also connects to the firewall.

Made in the USA, carries a lifetime warranty!

Strong AND lighter!
Factory steel shock tower brace: 4.5 lbs
RoadsterSport honeycomb aluminum shock tower brace: 3.5 lbs

If your ND Miata came with a factory steel shock tower brace this is a nice upgrade designed to include access for adjustment knobs when you add adjustable shocks or coilovers.

INSTALLATION NOTES: No hardware included, uses the stock hardware. If your ND Miata did not come with factory shock tower brace note you need to add the Mazda Cowl Mounting Bracket for Shock Tower Brace, our item 60-1238ND. Install of 60-1238ND is a challenge for average DIY owner, typically a mechanic will install the 60-1238ND bracket. If your ND Miata already has a stock tower brace then the cowl bracket is factory installed and swapping out just the shock tower brace is very easy, just 14 ft/lbs please on the shock tower and firewall nuts.

As used on our own 2016 BLUE Race ND, shown below with our famous OHLINS coilovers.

YES, fits with our Edelbrock Supercharger Kits!

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Customer Reviews

RoadsterSport ND V1 Front Shock Tower Brace

Felt a difference almost immediately. I'm on Koni Sport adjustable shocks with Progress RF springs. I had my front suspension set to firm prior to the brace install, because the car would get pretty sensitive at low speed. After the first drive with the brace, I could feel that the front was sensitive again so I dialed back the firmness. This pretty much confirmed for me that the brace added rigidity.

Install was fairly easy after doing some online research. No instructions were included, but I had downloaded instructions for a Cobalt brace on a competitors website, which also included installing the OEM cowl that my car didn't have. The included fasteners for the electronics were odd. One pair was your usual nut/hex bolt, the other pair was nut/torx screw. Similar to the OEM mounting, I mounted both pairs upside-down with the nut side up.

This brace will have to come off come time to replace the spark plugs; something I didn't notice prior to purchase.

My MX5 Sport did not come with mounting bracket, so I had to purchase one before mounting the tower. Installation is easy, just go by the torque spec Brian has posted. The tower is very light and seems very sturdy. After 300 miles of driving, I inspected the torque on all the bolts and to see if there was any damaged. The tower, engine bay, and under the hood looked flawless. Overall, this is a great item to have for aesthetic and performance.

Installed this a few weekends ago, largely to gain access to incoming adjustable shocks. Piece is great, looks super and fit perfectly. Install in place of the existing Club bar was not too bad. I did not have an ideal extension/knuckle for the lower bolt by the ECU so that was fairly painful to loosen. I figured out when I was re-assembling that you can pull the battery and its container and have direct access to it. Much easier.

Installed the brace this week end. The brace is made well. All of the holes aligned very well. My only complaint is they don't supply any instructions or torque spec's. I had to email for torque spec's. They include a bag of hardware with no instructions as well. Other than attaching the modules on each shock tower is pretty straight forward.

Necessary upgrade for adjustable coilovers. Install is simple. Definitely high quality product. Highly recommended.

Received quickly. Roughly 15-minute.

The good: love it, no-brainer upgrade if you have adjustable shocks (I have the GWR "easy button" Konis set up). Beautiful craftsmanship and much more substantial/attractive/functional than OEM Club brace.

The bad: none.

Highly recommended.

My RF already had the factory brace so I didn't need the piece that sits behind the engine. Overall the installation of the brace is fairly simple. I have the Edelbrock S/C and it clears that fine (looks great too). The one PITA during the installation is the surge tank/evap unit installation. On the stock brace, the screws are a part of the cover plate. On the RoadsterSport brace you use screws and bolts. Sounds simple until you realize you have very little working room to hold the bolt while trying to attach the Surge and evap unit. I had to loosen all connections to the brace on the car to get some working space finally attache the bolts securing those two pieces. This only is an issue on the passenger side. The ECU on the driver side has plenty of space to work with. There is an install thread in the GWR forum and I also posted pics of the bolts I'm describing in that thread. Overall... I really like the look of the brace. It is super light and very sturdy. My main reason of swapping out the factory was to get access to the front adjustable struts (soon to be getting). The factory brace does not give you access.

Fitment was perfect. Definitely seems more rigid than factory, and much lighter. Installation was fairly maddening however sans instructions. Could be much easier once you know that the allen screws on the passenger side must be installed before bolting down, and come up from the bottom for the harness bracket. Also, the one strut nut on the driver's side must be tightened with a box wrench, painfully slowly. With these things in mind ahead of time it wouldn't have been a big deal. It's a great piece, and install a second time would be a breeze.

Once again a great component from Good-Win, hard too believe a part this big can be so light weight and stiff at the same time!
As i had no cowl-bracket in my RF, l needed to install the 60-1238 ND support, which I didn't think was as difficult as Brain's comments suggested. Just take your time, cover yout fenders, and put components removed off to the side, not on on top off the engine.
An additional benifit is the finish of the brace exactly matches the engine cam cover. (at least to my eyes)
jj

Update: As the only modification, this part significantly reduced the cowl shake that was very apparent on bumpy roads. I can't wait to install the rear bar as well!

Very nice quality piece, almost fits like stock. However, it would help tremendously to braze on studs to attach the accessory parts. Wasted over 45 minutes with fumbling around. Tip: attach these before installing the bar.

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