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Zoom Headlight Lid Intakes

[8/5/2004] Reviewed by: Rich Little - relittle@carolina.rr.com

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

Fiberglass replacement headlight lids with a large air scoop built in. A wire screen is attached inside the lid after painting to keep debris out. The screen was included by Zoom.

I e-mailed Zoom directly and soon got a response from Mr. Koga at Zoom. He said the headlight lids were going to be in stock soon, he had changed manufacturers. I faxed my information to him and a few weeks later had a box from Japan. The headlight lids are well made and very light, probably lighter than the stock lids. I test fitted the lids, no problems. A local shop painted the lids, along with a set of TSIs. Installation is a snap, remove the old lid, install the new one. You have to be careful an not overtighten the screws or you'll crack the fiberglass tabs. No problems with the lids coming up at 90+ mph. They lids give the front end a more aggressive looks, especially with the TSIs, R-model air dam, lowered and painted wheels. Performance gains - hard to tell. With the Goodwin air intake tube the filter sits right behind the headlight. The combination of the Zoom intake and TSI must be dumping lots of air right onto the filter. Can't hurt, right?

Zoom headlight lids can be purchased in the US from MetroMotorsports - http://www.metromotorsports.com Zoom's web site: http://www.zoom-eng.com/ - it's in Japense, so you'll need to use a translator like AltaVista to read the site. Photos of my headlight lids: http://public.fotki.com/relittle/miata/zoomintakes/ http://public.fotki.com/relittle/miata/laguna/

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Zoom intake light lid

[5/16/2001] Reviewed by: Jesse Lee - jesseclee@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97

Zoom intake lid. 98000yen purchased direct from Zoom of Japan. The king of intake lids- this one is a full width air scoop. Made of fiberglass with metal mesh grill. Available for both sides. (I only used one)

The finish of the product is decent. The fit is only mediocre. If you just install it as is, the front edge will not sit flush w/ the body. I removed the weatherstrip between the front edge of the lid and the bumper with a sharp razor blade. This allows the light lid to sit much more flush. (Still not 100% flush though) The correct approach would be to grind down the bottom of the front edge of the lid, as it is quite thick. However, due to the hazards of fiberglass dust, I chose not to do this.

Also, the fiberglass is translucent enough that some light will shine THROUGH the lid at night- very disturbing. I'll probably stick an aluminum foil under there.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


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