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#4350 of 4364 Re: get more leg room in your mazda mx-5 (91-97) can this be done ? [bubbacus]
Nov 29, 2011 (7:49 am)
Try simply removing the dead pedal. That takes care of the left leg. I modified mine (2008 model) to move it about 3/8" back.
For the right leg, some people cut the pedals and add spacers to move them back, and away, but I never tried it.
#4351 of 4364 Replacement Tire Advice
Aug 21, 2013 (5:20 am)
I've just purchased an used 2002 Miata LS with about 70,000 miles and the car came with a well worn set of Dunlop Direzza DZ101 tires, and I'm looking to replace them with all-season tires. I've visited Tirerack.com, and there are only two all-season tires came up in the size 205/45/16: Continental Extreme Contact DWS and General G-Max. I'm an avid Michelin tires fan, as I have them on my other three cars, but Michelin do not make this size tires.
Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated.
#4352 of 4364 Re: Replacement Tire Advice [navyguy1990]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Aug 21, 2013 (9:27 pm)
You might also want to ask the folks in the Tires, tires, tires discussion.
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#4353 of 4364 Re: Replacement Tire Advice [Claire@Edmunds]
Aug 22, 2013 (2:35 am)
Thank you. . . Will try the Tires discussion board. Based on lack of maintenance related discussions on this board, I guess I've made the correct choice in buying a Miata over any other convertible.
Oct 10, 2013 (10:47 am)
Test drove a NA (first generation miata (95) and it was a little balky going into 2nd gear. Is this normal or could it be a problem. I don't think the transmission fluid has ever been changed - would that make a huge difference even if the car has relatively low miles?
Oct 10, 2013 (11:36 am)
You might want to try to replace the inner and outer gear shift boots first. When doing this they tell you to top off the transmission with fluid. These inner shift boots are notorious for breaking apart and making shifting a little more difficult. I picked up a NA (1991) a couple of years ago and replacing these boots was the first thing I did to the car; what a difference it made in the ease of shifting. The inner boot is available from any Miata dealer for around $15.00 $20.00. It's very easy to do from inside the car. Here are detailed instructions.
Oct 10, 2013 (12:18 pm)
Excellent info - thanks. These boots along with original fluid may very well fix everything.
Oct 11, 2013 (6:52 am)
Just use regular gear oil, 75w90 IIRC.
It's usually liquid smooth because...well, because it's literally bathed in oil.
Oct 11, 2013 (8:10 am)
That is what I was expecting. It gets better when warmed up. Must be low on oil or wrong viscosity or gummed up or something.
My '13 Accord has never felt so smooth and silent and gigantic as it does after driving a Miata for a few days. The Miata sure is a lot of fun though - basically a time machine.