The Miata underwent a major redesign for the 2006 model year
2006 MX-5 Trim Lines and Packages
|Premium Package 1 (only available in GT
This link will take to you a site with detailed instructions and pictures.
Its an NC forum favorite.
It is believed that Mazda over inflates the tires so they do not develop flat spots during the long shipping period from Japan. Likewise, dealers leave them over inflated because they may sit on the dealers lot for a long time. Dealers often forget to release the excess pressure when delivering the car. The correct pressure is 29PSI.
See our garage article for NC R&R instructions.
What is the difference between an NC and an NC2 (and an NC3 and an NC3.5 and an NCx.x)?
There is no such thing as an NC2 or NC3 or any other sub-designation. NC refers to the VIN prefix of the third generation MX-5 Miata. It has not changed. They're all NC. Some people choose to refer to the mid project cycle face lift that began with the 2009 model as an NC2, and other cosmetic changes that some like to refer to as NC3 or what have you, but that is not official in any way and is not acknowledged by Miata.net. Like any vehicle that has a long design cycle, mid-cycle updates are common.
What is the Cougar Ace and why should I be aware of it?
The Cougar Ace was a ship that was involved in an incident in 2006 causing the loss of over 7,000 Mazda vehicles. More info about it on Wikipedia. If you're concerned about your MX5/Miata, you can check the list of VIN numbers that were involved.