Roadster Performance Trunk Lift Kit

[7/15/2002] Reviewed by: Armand MacMurray -

Applicable to: '90 - '97

Gas strut and hardware replace one of the stock trunk lid torsion springs in order to provide more support/lift for trunk lid.

Instructions were clear and included photos; materials were high quality and showed attention to detail. Installation was straightforward -- longest part was drilling mounting hole for strut end (be sure to drill hole in two stages as instructed; applying machine oil helps keep the metal shavings localized). Unlike some reports of other kits, it is easy to correctly position the mounting hole to be drilled; this ensures that lid opens all the way once strut is installed.

Finally, no more holding my trunk lid up with the top of my head! Kit works great, seems very sturdy; now I can install my trunk lid saddlebags. The new hardware is unnoticeable behind the back fuel filler pipe shield. Given the excellent function and low price, I plan to put it on any future Miata I get, too. Don't understand why Mazda didn't design this in.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

[10/12/2001] Reviewed by: Tim Wasilewski -

Applicable to: '90 - '97

A gas charged lifting arm for your trunk from Roadster Performance.

I installed the Roadster Performance Trunk Lift Kit on my '94R last week and it's been working great. The instructions were very easy to follow and understand. All the needed hardware is included and is of very good quality. As stated in the instructions it only takes about 15 minutes to install. The fit was great and it looks like it was installed from day one at the factory. It interferes in no way with trunk space and is actually barely noticeable when the trunk is open. (besides the fact that the trunk stays open now)

Overall I am very pleased with the Roadster Performance Trunk Lift Kit. If/when I buy another Miata it will be a definite addition to it as well. I would recommend it to anyone looking for this type of product for their Miata.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

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