Miata Top Source

Mazda OEM Front Mask

OEM Mask

[11/15/2009] Reviewed by: L. Smith

Applicable to: '99-'05 1.8 liter

OEM mask for 2001 Miata LS

Fits pretty well.

I purchased the OEM Miata Mask instead of the after market masks based on the feedback from others that the non-OEM masks did not fit properly. Even though my top is tan and the OEM only seems to come in black, I preferred to be safe and a little mismatched than sorry. The OEM mask looks good. It took about 40 minutes for two people to install (who did not know what they were doing). Except for a slight bit of gapping on the sides, it fits really well and I would recommend it for a good fitting bra.

Not an installed item


Mazda Front Bra

[6/12/2002] Reviewed by: Dave A - bustamiata@earthlink.net

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Mazda black nose mask.

No brainer to install. Have to swing the wheels in and out and remove a few of the wheel well fasteners but other than that, no problem at all. And it's compatible with the high flow grill.

This is a must for any highway driving. Had my M2 for a month and have already picked up a small nose divet so this was a must. With the mask installed I can now confidently ease onto the highway with no fear of taking road debris head on.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


[3/3/2002] Reviewed by: Lee Friedman - krayzihorse@yahoo.com

Applicable to: '99 +

The Miata nose bra comes with hardware that provides easy installation of snaps in the wheeel well (a 20 minute easy installation). The actual mask is a two piece affair - one that effectively covers all exposed areas of the nose, and another that covers the forward portion of the hood.

While I did not purchase this for its looks, it certainly does not detract from the appearance of the car, and in fact looks a bit snazzy. The first time you put the mask on will take about 15 minutes just to get the hang of where all the snaps and hooks go. When I first put the mask on, it seemed like it was way too small, and I was amazed at the amount of stretching that was required to get all the snaps and hooks lined up properly. After a couple of dressings and undressings, it now takes me exactly five minutes to either install it or remove it, working at a leisurely pace. It also takes less effort to stretch the material after the first couple of installations. I tend to struggle a bit undoing the wheel well snaps, since pulling them off takes more effort than snapping them on - and the wheels crowd the working pace (I haven't tried doing it with the wheels turned, and that may help!).

The Miata bra (nose mask) is a smart investment, in my opinion. The protected area, from the nose to about a third of the way to the windshield, is substantial enough to provide real protection from road debris. The five minute investment to install the mask is certainly worth it before a long road trip, especially with all the non-mudflapped pickups and SUVs on the road. I highly recommend this product to anyone wishing to minimize the effect of high-speed particle impact on the painted nose of their Miata.

Not an installed item


[7/7/2001] Reviewed by: chris tran - cxc44@yahoo.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97

OEM nose bra that does not interfere with barndoors

I've always liked the look of these bras on cars. and it does a great job of protecting the front from road debris. installation was pretty easy; just takes a while to find the places for the hooks.

the miata logo really looks cool! and it looks good on my white Miata w/black top.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Reviewed by: Lawrence Hill - lawrence@skantech.net

Black nose bra for Miata.

Nice looking and fairly easy to install. Had a little of a tough time finding a place for the top hooks to fasten on to inside headlamp area.

Nice tight fit. Looks good with Miata logo on front. Very pleased. I was looking for the function of the bra only but it looks good as well.

Under 5 minutes to remove


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