The gear lever biushes on the MX5 and Eunos Roadster can be unpredicatable.
They can be very difficult to fix and often cause poor gear change and gear change feel.
The tradition Mazda gear lever cup fits to the ball at the bottom of the gear lever.
Our radiacal new design fits directly into the gearbox.
Here's an example of a standard gear lever bush or cup.
These type of bushes or cup easy to fit to the gear lever BUT are very difficult to fit back into the gearbox as the bush/cup needs to fit precisely into the top of the gearbox. If you get it wrong, you need to start all over again.
The new design of cup/bush is completely different.
You simply place the cup/bush into the hole where the gear lever goes and then put the gear lever in place. That's it!
As an added bonus we have found that the re-design helps in missed gear changes.
We compete in UK Hill Climbing with different MX5's, both five and six speeds. We and many other competitors have issues with missing gears, changing second to fifth instead of third OR just missing the gear gate completely. Typically, we would suffer this issue during half of our runs.
After fitting the new cup/bush, we didn't have a single issue over eight runs on the hill. We would have expected at least four!
Currently, we are selling these on Ebay, we have the following versions available:
- Five Speed Mk1 - Item # 224506686963
- Five Speed Mk2 and Mk2.5 - Item # 224506691883
- Six Speed Mk2 (1998 to 2000) - Item # 224506695570
- Six Speed Mk2.5 up to chassis # 214807 - Item # 224506696757
- Six Spped Mk2.5 from chassis # 214807 - Item # 324686869995
- Short Shifter for Six Speed Mk2.5 from chassis # 214807 - Item # 224506709942
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