When building a Mazda MX-5 turbo, there are some essential parts that you'll need to pull your build together. Some of them are obvious, such as a turbocharger, a turbo manifold and downpipe. Other parts are often overlooked, but they
Let’s start this off with a little bit about MX5 brakes and the goals we have for the cars, the approach to almost all modifications to an MX5 is about making the car more precise, responsive and better dialled into
Experiments in Structural Rigidity – Best Bang for Buck Bracing With the crash of the peril it really highlighted the need for a roll bar and frankly not just any roll bar, I’d want the biggest, widest one I could get
How to bed in your new Brake Pads It is important to bed in new brake pads to ensure the resins used to bind and form the pad are burned off. In doing so, some of the pad material is transferred
Overview If you're into your MX5s the word Torsen should sound familiar, this refers to one of the types of Limited Slip differential that were available on special editions and as a dealer upgrade for new MX5s. We're specifically talking about 89'-2005 cars
The rear bumper of an MX-5 is effectively a large parachute. The way it hangs down behind the exhaust silencer means it traps air. At best the trapped air will slow you down and at worst it will generate lift.
We're a little bit obsessed by differentials here. Its one of those dark arts that people rarely touch and when they need to be rebuilt, you send it off somewhere. We like building stuff, clearly we were the kids that took
When purchasing any car, there are always certain shall we say, personality traits that you should be aware of. The MX-5 is certainly no exception. Follow the BOFI Racing buyers guide to help you avoid any gremlins that may come
Most MX5s left the factory with an open differential. Obviously, this is no good if you want to drive fast, race or drift. Fortunately, there are options to fix this.
A little backstory here, I've been driving, reading about and wrenching on MX5s for over 4 years now. In that time there has been a few modifications that everyone has gone a little mad for. A craze, a fad so to