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NC '09+ upgrades?

Postby CHeavin_2006 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:25 pm

I was wondering what all Mazda upgraded on the NC starting in '09?
I know they threw in the oil cooler kit, what are all the internals and whatnot they upgraded?

Thanks,
Cory
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Re: NC '09+ upgrades?

Postby skeeler » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:14 pm

This topic is covered on Miata.net. Do a search there and you'll find the info you want.

Short version:
  • Stronger engine internals allowing readline/reve-limiter increase of 500 RPM and 1 more BHP. (This is why I bought an '09.)
  • 6MT gets taller 6th and carbon-coated gears.
  • 6MT gets Induction Sound Enhancer to make you think you are driving a sports car.
  • Revised front suspension with 25-mm-lower roll center.
  • New front and rear facias and rocker panels reduce drag very slightly.
  • New tail lights are also said to reduce drag.
  • Revised interior with more fake aluminum and retracted bottle holders.
  • Touring trim (at least) gets auto-dim mirror.
  • Competition yellow available. No more Highland Green. Yellow gone for '10.
  • Galaxy Gray and Sunlight Silver replaced by Liquid Silver and Metropolitan Gray (not available in US).
  • in '10, Marble White replaced by Crystal White (not available in US).
  • All Touring 6MTs seem to be bundled with the suspension package.
  • Lip spoiler, if you have it, is different.
  • AP, if you have it, is different.

BTW, the oil cooler was added to some cars in 2008.
2009, STR & DD. 1995, HPDE. 2004 MSM, sold. 2010 Mazda3, hers.
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Re: NC '09+ upgrades?

Postby CHeavin_2006 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:30 pm

Thanks skeeler!
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Re: NC '09+ upgrades?

Postby skeeler » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:39 am

Also:
  • New, squintier headlights.
2009, STR & DD. 1995, HPDE. 2004 MSM, sold. 2010 Mazda3, hers.
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