Erebuni hood

[6/18/2005] Reviewed by: Will -

Applicable to: '90 - '97

This review is on the Miata Erebuni hood you might have seen on EBay. It is the Evo style with the exhaust area just forward of the valve cover.

I got the hood in really qucikly, less than a week. At first I thought it was a really good hood, however, after fitting it on my car I changed my mind. It leaves large gaps between the quarter panels and the hood. The bowed area aft of the headlight covers doesn't match up with the headlight covers very well. Worst of all, when I put the hood on it came to rest on the valve cover and was sitting up about an inch. They caveat their advertisement that it might need some trimming, however this took A LOT of trimming to fix. One thing I didn't think about before ordering the hood, and I wish I had, was the exhaust area sits right above the accessory belts, so they will get soaked in the rain. Poor fitment and a bad idea. Doesn't waste your money like I did!

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Erebuni Hard Tonneau Cover

[7/19/2002] Reviewed by: Mark Sherwood -

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

A fiberglass hard boot with great style. This product is as seen on the Erebuni project Miata

This product looks very sharp. The quality is excellent. The fiberglass construction is nice and durable. Installation is easy. It is simply a matter of putting the cover on and securing it with two small screws. Off/on in no time. I have recieved many compliments on the cover. It really adds a lot to the look and style of your Miata for minimal expense.

I do not have a roll bar or style bar (yet) so I cannot comment on compatibility. Also, don't expect this thing to fit in the trunk or anything. It hasn't happened to me yet, but you might get yourself wet if you have it on and get caught in the rain. As such, if its ugly out or rain is in the forecast I tend to leave it home in the garage.

Under 5 minutes to remove

Erebuni (Shogun)

[12/1/2000] Reviewed by: Mark Price - 

Applicable to: '90 - '97

The body kit was shipped to my friend that owns a body shop. I was present for most of the installation/fabrication process. The body kit itself is very cheap looking. Not by any reason "cheap" when considering the price you pay for it. The pieces are not smooth. They need to really be worked on by someone that has fiberglass/body work experience. A novice would really do your new kit an injustice. A lot of the pieces are not uniformed. One fender flare will be longer than the other or one side of the roof cover will be higher than the other. VERY shoddy workmanship. About half way through the installation, we figured out that we were shipped two (2) of the same fender flares (both were left rears). After a huge ordeal with Erebuni, we were finally shipped the missing piece. They wanted BOTH duplicate pieces before they did anything though. This caused quite a delay in the installation process.

After all was said and done, the kit looks great. You always have to answer the same question from people..."what is it?" This kit took about twice as long as expected to install because almost 90% of the pieces have to be re-formed to fit and to be uniform with the rest of the body kit. There were even points where we had to improvise as far as fitting correctly. What's strange about this is that this is the third kit that my friend has installed and each one has been DRASTICALLY different than the other. I actually bought the same kit that he has on his Miata. He (having been in business now for 20+ years) was very unhappy with the quality of the product and the fit of the entire kit. That goes for both cars that he did.

Overall, I would not recommend this kit for everyone. Definitely think it through before going through with it and definitely have a experienced guy do the work for you. Expect to pay nicely for his work though.

Best of luck to you.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage

[8/18/2000] Reviewed by Himansu yapa - 

Applicable to '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Erebuni Body Kit Front Bumper replacement, side skirts, rear bumper add on.

I have mixed reactions about the product. Considering looks wise, it is to die for. Gives a sporty and VERY agressive look and feel to it. (Check out the site for there show room car- ) As a product it is very poorly made especially for the amount of money it costs. It has a tendency to crack a bit during installation, but nothing some resin can't cure. It arrived promptly as quoted by them. It's a very big box and neatly packed to avoid damage. Installing it it was the more difficult part. I wouldn't recommend you install it since there's some epoxy and filling work to do. The front involves removing the bumpers and any other support or attachment to it completely and for good. So there's nothing anymore between you and a semi.

It took me about 2 hours to remove, dry fit and to drill holes (and no it's not pre drilled) and an added 30 minutes to tighten everything. The side skirts and rear bumper attachments need to be epoxied so I took it to a local installer (Street Beat in AZ). It took them a few days and the end result is very eye catching. I've already gotten a several looks and honks from passers by. Added bonus is that it comes ready for a dual exhaust. I must say it no longer resembles a Miata, for the better or worse, but it's exactly the look I wanted. If you are going to do this then I suggest repainting the whole car to match finish since the texture is very different. I'd also recommend some sort of a Fiberglass primer coat before the paint. If you were very fond of your side markers, you won't be any more. There are no cut outs for them, if you want you can cut through the FG to make the slot. You'll either have to replace or figure out how to get the front turn signals on the car.

I bought several holding clips from home base and stuck them to the FG, then drilled a whole through the open end of the clip and then using factory screws reattached the lights. It looks a bit awkward and most likely I'll replace it with some after market signals, but for the time being and to keep the cops at bay it'll do just fine. Only time will tell how it will survive twigs, pot holes and rocks. If you have any questions about the product and if you live in AZ, I could make some recommendations where to go, contact me. Overall I like the look and I can live with the product.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage

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