ANDY’S TOP SPRING DRIVING ESSENTIALS
Mx5parts’ Andy Pearson on how to perk up your Spring motoring www.mx5parts.co.uk
KONI STR.T LOWERING KIT, MK3
Lowering your MX-5 reduces its centre of gravity, helping enhance its handling and improve its looks. This lowering kit for the mk3 comes from German spring and damper specialist, Koni.
SMARTTOP RETRACTABLE FASTBACK ROOF CONTROLLER
Smarttop’s programmable module allows you to take full control of your RF’S roof, meaning you can open or close it at speeds of up to 31mph at the press of a button. It can be installed within an hour.
MK4 TRACK ROD END KIT
An essential purchase for owners of lowered mk4s, Roll Centre’s track rod end kit has been designed to restore the car’s OEM geometry settings, crucial for tackling body roll and that most irksome of chassis imperfections, bump-steer.
MK4 REVERSING CAMERA
It might seem a little unnecessary on a car so small, but in our congested urban areas where parking space is at a premium, this IL Motorsport reversing camera gives you extra confidence to squeeze into really small gaps.
OIL COOLER & FILTER RELOCATION KIT, MK2/2.5
Maintaining an optimal oil temperature enables your engine to perform in a reliable fashion for extended periods of hard driving. This oil cooler, filter and relocation kit is from Hel Performance.
HEADREST SPEAKERS (x 4), MK1
If your mk1 still has its headrest speakers then they’ll be getting on a bit by now. Best to replace them with this quartet of easy-to-install modern units that should produce louder, punchier sound. Perfect for roof-down motoring.
PIPERCROSS V1 CARBONFIBRE AIRBOX
This Pipercross V1 intake, complete with a carbonfibre airbox, is proven to funnel an increased volume of air into the inlet of the mk4. Gives you enhanced performance without having to open the engine.
ISE REMOVAL KIT, MK3
Don’t get on with the standard-fit Induction Sound Enhancement kit in your mk3? Then get rid!
The Mx5parts ISE removal kit leaves space for you to fit an alternative induction system and makes your engine bay look far neater