The later Miatas have swaybar mount fatigue problems as well,
especially with the way-stiffer-than-stock swaybars that autocrossers
typically use. I don't know about the earlier ones. Mazda
Competition makes a replacement mount for the Miata, too. And Racing
Beat (makers of the aformentioned swaybars) sells a kit to pre-tension
the stock brackets so they won't fatigue. I don't know if there is a
comparable part for the MR2. Sounds like an excellent welding
On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 10:01:14AM -0800, Michael R. Clements wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Kelly, Katie
> > Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 09:45
> > To: Todd Stiers ; firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: RE: 91-95 MR2 Comments?
> > but one thing I learned is that sway bar
> > bracket mounts, or whatever they're called, break A LOT.
> I had no idea how common this problem is. The 3rd gen RX-7s were also
> prone to it. Mazda competition made a swaybar mount reinforcement
> bracket that many people (including myself) installed. I thought it was
> just an RX-7 thing but apparently not.
> I've known a few people who've had MR-2s, all of whom drove the cars
> hard on a regular basis, and none of them had any complaints. They're
> not tremendously powerful but the turbo would seem a great buy because
> turbocharged cars tend to make a lot more power with only simple mods.
email@example.com John Stimson
http://www.idsfa.net/~john/ HMC Physics '94