Garage Vary

Garage Vary Spoiler

[3/30/2007] Reviewed by: Steven G -

I am associated with a company that sells this product.

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Garage Vary polyurathane spoiler - product hangs about 1/2 an inch lower than the Mazda piece and about 3 inches forward compared to the Mazda piece. To me the material this made from seems nearly identical to the factory plastic and the fit is great.

I love it. I had a factory spoiler installed for about 2 years before I got this item. Installation was not very difficult. About the same as the Mazda spoiler. I think it looks great and if you paint the side sills on the car it gives a very aggressive look without the "ricer" feel. The car defineately feels more stable at high speeds. It used to float a little at 110+ mph. Not any more.

The reason I went from the factory spoiler to this one is I broke my factory item. There was an item that fell from a truck I was following... The spoiler didn't have a chance so I thought it would be a good time to upgrade. I have used both the factory and the Garage Vary item for Autocross & Track and have killed many cones with no damage to either spoiler. I painted mine to match my car and when I hit cones the paint will flake off. I just keep a can of white in the garage and fix it when I get home.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Garage Vary Front Lip Spoiler

[9/18/2003] Reviewed by: Fabio Carneiro -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

The lip spoiler is made of urethane and is very light and strong, but still allows for good flexibility.

After installing it today, I totally love it. I keep going out to the garage to gawk at my Miata. The lip creates a great "dropped" effect. The car certainly looks lowered. Installing the lip took a long time, but I strived for perfection. It is, however, relatively easy. The lip comes pre-drilled, so all you do is clamp it in place to the Miata's front facia, adjust, and drill accordingly. The middle of the spoiler is the easiest part to line up, drill, and bolt on. The corners took a good deal of adjusting, and new holes for the existing prop rods of the original urethane bumber needed to be drilled so that the nose was not bent in an unusual way. Adjusting the lip so that it's "perfect" is what takes the longest. Other than that, the install is super easy. Getting it perfect took me about 2-3 hours of stopping and checking the alignment of the lip and chatting with a buddy. I wasn't in a hurry.

The nose adds a much more aggressive character to the Miata's front end. It looks great, and if your Miata is black, it doesn't require any painting at all. The urethane is glossy and all.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage

Garage Vary Urethane Front Lip Spoiler

[5/7/2002] Reviewed by: Michael Hagerla -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

VERY STRONG polyeurethane spoiler- attaches to the lower section of the front bumper cover with 10 stainless steel bolts/nuts/washers. Installation requires drilling holes in bumper.

Installation was a snap. raised front end up on some car ramps and used small spring loaded hand clamps to assist with the install. Drilling holes is not a big deal as everything lined up perfectly, once the outer holes were attached to the bumper cover. Performance is ASTOUNDING!!! I took it out on the freeway and it really keeps the front end planted, even at 90mph(wink wink). I plan to run some tubing from the two scoops to my brake assemblies to assist with brake cooling when I hit the track.

even if the spoiler was removed, the drilled holes would not be an eyesore as they are not visible. The only downside is that it is impossible to not rub the underside of the spoiler because my car is lowered with FM springs and this took an additional 2-3 inches of ground clearance away.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage

[1/19/2003] Update by: Michael Hagerla -

Applicable to: '90 - '97

This is a follow up to my 5/02 review of this product:

Here are my thoughts after owning it for some time now: I broke mine in several spots, so it is NOT as durable as it should be. I first damaged the center part when I was parking and I got too close to the curb- shattered into 3 pieces which I collected in hopes of reguluing them back into place later(never happened). Then, about a month later I was backing out of my driveway and I caught the right part on the curb slightly which again shattered into several pieces. I only found a few pieces, so I just said "oh well". Then, the straw that broke the camels back was when I was parking and I again was too close to a parking burm that was low enough that I managed to wedge the lip over the top of the burm. When I went in reverse to get it off the burm, it snapped the spoiler in half and blew the entire center section into about 5 pieces. Strangely enough, it was still strong enough that I left it in that condition for several weeks until I had time to remove it.

I would not recommend this piece because it is NOT durable like abs plastic(ie, the OEM Mazda front and rear lower spoiler pieces). I loved the looks of it, but that soon faded when it started to decay from damage. I tried to be very careful wherever I went, but it was a major hassle entering and exiting driveways and parking lots. Also, it was virtually impossible not to have it scrape on anything but the gentlest of angles, however scrapes it can handle well(it is no big deal). But, doing so at an angle is a PITA sometimes, especially with a lot of traffic around you. The thing it cannot take is stress flexing. I am very disappointed that GV doesn't make this piece in ABS plastic, because I would buy one for each of my cars if they did. Polyeurethane is definitely stiffer and is better functionally, it just cant stand up to the abuse that ABS plastic can.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage

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