Spare wheel relocation

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Colin Francis

Spare wheel relocation

Post by Colin Francis » Sun Jan 25, 2004 12:03 pm

Hi

Has anyone any eperiences they can relate re moving the spare wheel to under
and MX5 . mainly related to heat from the muffler etc ..
I am located in Ch-Ch. Which Muffler Co is the recommended one to carry out the
work ?

Regards


Col


Colin Francis
Krenford Holdings Ltd
P.O. Box 18547
Christchurch
New Zealand
Ph (64) 3 3387-450 or (64) 0 274 321-737

www.westmorland.co.nz

Grant
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Spare wheel relocation

Post by Grant » Sun Jan 25, 2004 1:08 pm

I had mine done here in Blenheim more than a year ago. My car already had an
aftermarket exhaust system on it with a small rear muffler, so all I had to
get done was the rear muffler moved and the pipe relocated to make room. The
original MX5 muffler is too big to do this. A heat shield was fitted to the
muffler as well at the time. This work cost me just less than $100.00 from
memory. It's well worth the effort to probably double the usable boot
capacity!
I can email you photos of mine if you like.

Grant.
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joanie
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Spare wheel relocation

Post by joanie » Sun Jan 25, 2004 1:51 pm

I am also interested in shifting my spare... Grant, if you could email me the
pics of your job too I would be most grateful.
Cheers Joan H

Dez Cross

Spare wheel relocation

Post by Dez Cross » Sun Jan 25, 2004 3:15 pm

Weve done this mod to both of our 5's as well, but included a new muffler
each time. Total cost was $145 each car. No problems with the heat near the
spare either. A thoroughly recommended, if not essential mod.


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Subject: Re: Spare wheel relocation
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 13:08:59 +1300

I had mine done here in Blenheim more than a year ago. My car already had an
aftermarket exhaust system on it with a small rear muffler, so all I had to
get done was the rear muffler moved and the pipe relocated to make room. The
original MX5 muffler is too big to do this. A heat shield was fitted to the
muffler as well at the time. This work cost me just less than $100.00 from
memory. It's well worth the effort to probably double the usable boot
capacity!
I can email you photos of mine if you like.

Grant.

Colin Francis

Spare wheel relocation

Post by Colin Francis » Sun Jan 25, 2004 6:41 pm

On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 13:08:59 +1300, you wrote:
I had mine done here in Blenheim more than a year ago. My car already had an
aftermarket exhaust system on it with a small rear muffler, so all I had to
get done was the rear muffler moved and the pipe relocated to make room. The
original MX5 muffler is too big to do this. A heat shield was fitted to the
muffler as well at the time. This work cost me just less than $100.00 from
memory. It's well worth the effort to probably double the usable boot
capacity!
I can email you photos of mine if you like.

Grant.
I would appreciate your sending me the pictures Grant. Thanks for the offer .


Col

Paul Broomhall

Spare wheel relocation

Post by Paul Broomhall » Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:01 pm

I too would like to get this done b4 we travel to Sth
Island.
Can you email me photo?

Thanks,
Mrs Laurie Broomhall

David & Judy Kerr

Spare wheel relocation

Post by David & Judy Kerr » Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:39 pm

Grant I would love a photo and a brief not on how it is done if possible.

Cheers,
Dave.

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Spare wheel relocation

Post by zorruno » Sun Jan 25, 2004 11:58 pm

I assume you've all seen this? There are pics and instructions
http://www.mx5club.org.nz/maintenance/spare_relocation/

cheers
H
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Paul Broomhall

Spare wheel relocation

Post by Paul Broomhall » Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:16 am

Thanks very much.

Laurie

Grant
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Spare wheel relocation

Post by Grant » Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:30 am

Thanks for this, zorruno.
I had forgotten this was on the web site.

Grant.
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Colin Francis

Spare wheel relocation

Post by Colin Francis » Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:55 pm

On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 08:30:07 +1300, you wrote:

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Edney

Spare wheel relocation

Post by Edney » Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:21 pm

miata.net has a photographic example which I used to show the guy a Pit Stop
when I had mine relocated.

I had a high flow muffler fitted at the same time which I recommend.

Also, I recommend using threaded rod and bolting this with large washers and a
lock nut inside the boot. I used a 10mm rod. When I went for my WOF they asked
me to put an r-clip through the threaded rod as they thought the nut I had
might vibrate loose.

Hope this helps!

Got a lot more room now, a throaty exhaust with better performance and a lower
centre of gravity at the rear. A worthwhile thing to do!

Ross

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