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#85 of 114 Re: Where to find an affordable Removable Hardtop? [tallcooloneny]
Aug 07, 2007 (6:49 am)
Used, definitely. Even an 8 year old top was probably not used most of the time, so it's relative "age" is far lower.
Sep 08, 2007 (5:32 pm)
I have seen people add an air horn to the cars. The stock horn is kinda wimpy. One blast of the air horn and people will move out of your way.
#87 of 114 Re: air horn [terrypm1]
Sep 10, 2007 (11:01 am)
Some of those have a slight delay before you have sound.
I did replace my horn, but with a slightly louder "honk" rather than the wimpy OE "beep".
#88 of 114 Bike Rack for Miata 2006
Sep 16, 2007 (3:45 pm)
I have a bicycling buddy whose only vehicle is a 2006 miata. There are very very limited options for bike racks. He has purchased what is apparently the only rack that specifically states it's for a miata. It's by Allen. Don't know the model.
Due to the flimsy fiberglass bumper, the clips will not hold on, ast he bumper flexes and releases the clip. It also sits the bike quite low to the ground.
Has anyone encountered a rack tha works better or have a solution? Our guy at the regular local bike shop advised the easiest solution may be to have a mechanic DRILL from underneath the vehicle into the steel/aluminum under the fiberglass bumper and affix some sort of eyelet to allow a stabe strong clipping to occur.
Apparently a hitch rack and of course a roof rack is not an option.
Please email directly with any known solutions.
#89 of 114 Re: Bike Rack for Miata 2006 [ggusta]
Sep 16, 2007 (8:08 pm)
I'd suggest getting a hitch and adding a hitch bike rack. I think a couple of companies sell a hitches that fit the Miata.
#90 of 114 Re: Bike Rack for Miata 2006 [erics6]
Sep 17, 2007 (10:10 am)
I've seen them, too, but I'm a bit torn.
Why? Well, officially, the Miata isn't rated for towing. A rack and a couple of bikes will probably put a good 100-120 lbs or so of tongue weight. Payload for mine is only 360 lbs to begin with, so with 2 people inside it's already overloaded.
Any how, companies do make hitches that fit. The tie-down hooks come off, and the hitch bolts in their place, behind the bumper.
I still would not recommend this. I'm 205 lbs, add the wife and we're over 300, add a bike rack and two bikes and we'd be well over the rated payload.
Sep 18, 2007 (6:11 am)
I have a 90 Miata with the original stereo in it - I bought some speakers for the headrests hoping that would solve my problem - that being that the stereo is very tinney and sharp - well that didnt really help - I'm thinking that my next move is to install an aftermarket radio/cd changer - but my question is this - Is it possible to get good sound from a stereo in a convertible with the top down?
#92 of 114 Re: Audio Question [guitardave]
Sep 18, 2007 (6:39 am)
The OE stereo sends very little sound to the headrest speakers. They get much less wattage than the door speakers do. I've seen mods where people change that on Miata.net.
#93 of 114 Splash guards
Oct 14, 2007 (5:51 pm)
Are splash guards necessary? If so, does the dealer have to order and install them or can you get them to match from someone other than Mazda and install yourself?
#94 of 114 Re: Bike Rack for Miata 2006 [ateixeira]
Oct 15, 2007 (12:15 pm)
I have a Brompton folding bike that sits on the passenger seat. Seat belt secures it. Check out http://www.foldabikes.com/ in the Bay area.