Installation instructions for the GWR 2006-2015 MX-5 Hood Lift Kit
1) Open the hood of your MX-5 and use the factory hood prop to support the hood. Remove the 6mm bolt located on the fender in the image below.
2) Install the lower bracket using the include hardware (bolt and washer) with the long end of the bracket pointed towards the front of the car. Torque to 7-12ft/lbs. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite side of the car.
3) Next, remove the top 8mm bolt that attaches the hinge to the hood.
4) Install the upper bracket using the factory 8mm bolt as shown below and torque to 15-20ft/lbs. While tightening the bolt, hold the bracket in place so it stays centered on the top stud.
5)Begin by pressing the hood strut to the lower bracket and ensure the retaining ring snaps onto the ball.
6)Press the other end of the strut to the upper bracket and ensure the retaining ring snaps onto the ball. You may need to lift the hood off the hood prop in order to attach the strut. Repeat steps 3-6 for the opposite side.
Before closing your hood completely, verify there is adequate clearance for hood struts and brackets. Please note that on our Project Blue, used for demonstration purposes, the fender bracers prevent the hood from closing with the hood lift kit.