Racing Beat Mazda Miata Lower Control Arm End Link Bracket Reinforcement Flanges
With the 1999 Miata, Mazda has made a change to the end link attachment bracket on the front lower control arms. The 1990-97 Miata was produced with a U shaped end link attachment brackets. The 1999-03 Miata is produced with a single-sided L shaped end link attachment bracket. Our observations have led us to believe that this L shaped design may not be strong enough to handle the demands of a stronger aftermarket sway bar. We STRONGLY recommended the addition of these Lower Control Arm Reinforcement Flanges. This modification will convert the L shaped bracket into a U shaped bracket, and while this modification requires some minor welding, we believe this effort is worthwhile. After completion of this modification, the stock end links can no longer be used.
Note: If the Lower Control Arm Reinforcement Flanges are added to the lower control arm attachment bracket, then our Heavy Duty Sway Bar End Link Kit (Part No. 154-201) MUST be used.