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A su­perlight front up­per strut brace for your MX-5, thanks to our friends at IL Mo­tor­sport

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Win an IL Mo­tor­sport strut brace for your MX-5

Want your MX-5’S sus­pen­sion to work to its op­ti­mal best? Then you need to at­tach it to a bodyshell that’s as stiff as you can make it. Now, Mazda’s done a great job over the years in mak­ing the MX-5’S shell as rigid as pos­si­ble within the dual con­straints of the pre­vail­ing tech­nol­ogy at the time and the need to pro­duce the car cost-ef­fec­tively, but if you’re a hard driver then you know that all four gen­er­a­tions can ben­e­fit from a lit­tle struc­tural as­sis­tance.

Which is where an up­per front strut brace can come in handy. Par­tic­u­larly one like this great ex­am­ple from Ger­man MX-5 spe­cial­ist, IL Mo­tor­sport. Con­structed from ex­tremely light, high qual­ity alu­minium al­loy, it sub­stan­tially im­proves the front-end tor­sional rigid­ity of your MX-5, bring­ing ad­van­tages in steer­ing re­sponse, road­hold­ing and chas­sis agility.

The ver­sion pic­tured here is for the mk4 road­ster and RF, but there are braces to fit all gen­er­a­tions of MX-5: they bring the same ben­e­fits, but look slightly dif­fer­ent.

If you hap­pen to end up as the lucky win­ner of one of th­ese ex­cel­lent strut braces, then you might also want to look at the Mx5­parts.com web­site to see if there are other, com­ple­men­tary fron­tend braces that bring fur­ther per­for­mance ben­e­fits: you’ll have to buy those, though!

And please be aware that you might also need to or­der some gen­uine Mazda mount­ing pan­els for the brace.

Mean­while, good luck with your en­try.

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