Racing Beat Nose Type II

[4/22/2003] Reviewed by: Juarez Ernesto

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

The Racing Beat type II nose is a nose kit looks a bit more agressive than the type I nose. It has two air ducts on both lower sides. It's lower than the stock OEM nose, so its makes it makes the Miata have a more lower agressive stance. Comes very clean hardly any modifications for preping it for paint.

I originaly ordered the type I nose from Racing Beat but they sent me the type II by accident, or so it seemed (prob out of stock on type I). At first I was dissapointed with the look. I had originaly figured it was just to agressive for my tastes. I particulary didn't like the two air intake design. After a while I noticed that it didn't seem to bad at all in person, unlike what I saw in the pictures on the net, so I decided to keep it. Easy to install in about 20 minutes once you know what you are doing.

I am planning to purchase the side skirt kit from Racing Beat to go with the nose. It sort of looks a little undefined with out the side skirts. It's a requirment for the type II nose.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Racing Beat type I nose

Reviewed by: Nathan Keysor -

a half shell design front nose piece that covers the lower half of the the miat nose. Unlike the type II nose which I considered this product fits over the stock nose.

I special ordered this product from PBC. A picture can be seen at the Racing Beat website. The product was well constructed but did rquires minor fitting to install. It attaches via two screws through the edge of the wheel wells and 3 1/4 inch bolts that attach near where the front license plate bracket attaches. The upper edge fits into the groove in the bumper just below the turn signals. It was necessary to do a little filing around where the side marker lights installed in order to get a good fit. It is a very very good idea to take the time to fit this part right before you get it painted. This cost about $80 to get painted. Included in the design of this nose are brake cooling ducts. In order for these to be functional it is necessary to mark and cut the stock nose underneath. It is a fairly easy task with a dremel tool but slightly scary to do to a perfectly good bumper.

once painted and installed this provided a much lower and aggresive look to the car without being as extreme (or as expensive) as the type II nose. It also looks good with or without side skirts unlike the type II. And it looks really cool with my factory wing spoiler!

Racing Beat Type II Nose

[12/31/2001] Reviewed by: Rami Cerone -

Applicable to: '90 - '97

Fiberglass replacement nose for the M1 miata.

This is exactly what makes my miata stand out from the crowd. My girlfriend thinks the stock nose looks "pointy" - she loves the new look. Beware though - my miata is lowered and now sits very close to the ground - driving caution is required. However, to me, it is well worth the extra care I need to take on bumps, entryways, etc.

Had it installed by a bodyshop - everything lines up perfectly after installation. They did need to sand and fill a bit - but nothing major. This will add a "droopy" look to the front end from a side view - I painted my lower panels (they are black originally) to match the car. This made the car appear much more balanced from the side.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

Reviewed by: Peter -

Fiberglass front nose peice.

My car was in a accident and this nose peice was the perfect ticket for covering up the front end. Bolt on is a breeze because theres plenty of play in the fitting of the parts, exact fits are difficult if you have ever tryed one. Now the nose is not a finished product, it needs to be sanded, and some of the corners do not but up perfectly. Any auto body can fix that since you have to have it painted any way. Definitely worth the money. My TSI indutions fit with no problems as well. Any questions, just e-mail me.

Agressive, and awsome looking! Well worth the money.

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