ND RF Launch Edition No.207

Picked up my 2017 RF on Monday after selling my 1.8 2006 NC
The drive back was great, so much more refined than the NC and loved the handling even though I was careful due to the damp conditions.
Looking forward to the weekend when hopefully it will be dry and go for a real drive.
Interesting about the Mods and so far my plans are for CarPlay, Boot Tray from MX5PARTS, Passenger airbag light cover, Steering wheel from Royal wheels( just waiting for an old ND steering wheel to pop up on eBay at the right price) and would love the centre exit exhaust.
Exciting times

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Royal wheels is who I was looking at getting a custom steering wheel done by.

I keep debating a boot tray, currently have a bag that pretty much lives in the boot!

Just fitted a battery cover too :smiley:

Think I may have just saved a load of money with your idea of a bag, think it will be the boot liner only then on Black Friday
Thanks Ian

Fitted a SmartTop roof controller today.
Also had a Front Air Dam Skirt arrive, just need to get it fitted.

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Try NWG Parts 0208 996 5560 for boot liner for ND
TOTAL COST including delivery £59.99

Finally got round to updating my progress, fair few bits a pieces fitted (see original post)
Booked in with Rodders on the 13th or a rather long list (alignment, ride height, etc)
Then onto the National Rally!

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@MX5RF I am going to reply here to keep the photo thread focussed on photos :slight_smile:

Thanks! And no, you haven’t missed those, they haven’t been done.
I have never been worried about the rear view so never bothered with a camera :man_shrugging:
I also use a USB for all my music and have a phone holder as I prefer portrait maps, don’t know why, so never got round to doing the CarPlay retrofit.
Even if I did I would still use my USB because I don’t have music on my phone! (I still use multiple iPod Shuffles for all my music :upside_down_face:)

Milestone reached today!


I noticed you have the CarbonMiata Spyder Grille fitted to your car from the following thread:

If I remember correctly, the active bonnet sensors has to be re-installed elsewhere with this grille. May I ask where and how you did it, please? :+1:

I managed to find places behind the grille to fit them
I know of others that just taped them out the way too
I am not aware of a perfect method to refit them with the grille unfortunately

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Did you also tape the sensors or did you use a more secure method?

I seem to remember some owners drilling their bumpers which is something I’m not keen on. I would rather keep it 100% reversible, if possible.

Also, how did you mount your number plate onto the grille?

As my grille didn’t have the lights in it there were sections I could attach the sensors to (screw into).
I used those which has meant mine is fully reversible which was a requirement at the time for me.

My numberplate is on clips which have a velcro strap attaching them to the grille:

They don’t seem to make this anymore so I looking at the twist-lock style clips used by the aftermarket to attached on Audi honeycomb grilles:

I used these on my brother’s A1 when my RF was off the road for a while and I got a little carried away…

They have held up for a year now no issue and come in a few different sizes so can hopefully find one to fit the spyder grille.

Where are you based, happy to show you and talk in more detail if you would like :slight_smile:

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Thanks for links and photos. I’ve just added the grille onto my mods wish list :slight_smile::+1:

Did you buy your grille from CarbonMiata direct or Racing Beat Europe?

I’m based in the North East.

I bought mine from here:

Cheaper than Racing Beat and closer than CarbonMiata

I am Manchester based but could probably meet somewhere in the middle.
Or, if you can wait, I will be at the National Rally :slight_smile: