Bushings Fit: All Miata and MX-5 5-Speed's from 1990-2015 and 1999-2001 6-Speed Miata (Up To 08/01/01 Production) transmissions! Choose from our 1990-1997, and 1999-2005, and 2006-2015 versions using the drop down menu on the right.
2001-2002-up 6-SPEED OWNERS PLEASE NOTE: Mazda changed the design of the 6-speed transmission somewhere in-between the 2001 and 2002 model years. If you have a 2001-2002 6-speed, please check your VIN nameplate on the transmission to determine what shifter bushing it needs. If the last six digits of your VIN are below 220739, order the standard bushing (this product page). If the last six digits of your VIN are above 220738, order the modern 6-speed bushing we offer HERE.
ATTENTION!Please understand before purchasing this bushing that our bronze bushings DO NOT have a snap-in fit like the OEM plastic bushings! Metal does not flex like plastic, so our bushings are designed in such a way to eliminate the "floating" nature of the OEM bushing. Our bushings will not be the same as the OEM bushing except for the material, they are completely redesigned to replace and improve on the OEM plastic bushing's design. If you line up our bushing next to the OEM plastic one, it will look different, and it's supposed to. Also, PLEASE reference our instruction guide we made on how to rebuild your Miata's shifter assembly before you venture into this project. While the process is simple, it is difficult to understand before you get into it. Referencing our guide will help you become familiar with the process before you begin. The guide was written for the 99+ Miata, however the process is the same for the 90-97 models. Please click the link to see the guide:INSTRUCTION GUIDE.
The plastic shift bushing that comes in Miata transmissions from the factory is easily the weakest link, and if you're taking your Miata to the track, this is something that should be addressed before you break it during track use. We essentially solved the "Miata bushing problem" with our aluminum bushing, and while we never found the strength limit of our aluminum bushings in our 5XR Miata racecars, there were those select few out there that needed more in terms of strength for their Miata racecars. This lead us to look into making an even stronger bushing for the hardest of the hardcore!
Bronze is a super tough metal that is used in high stress, high wear automotive applications, such as: springs, bearings, bushings, automobile transmission pilot bearings, fittings, small drive gears, and valve guides. Bronze also has very low metal-on-metal friction characteristics, which makes it a prime candidate for a shifter bushing. Bronze is also a heavy metal, and you'll feel the weight of our bushings when you hold them in your hand! The density of bronze is much higher than that of aluminum. When strength and toughness is of importance in your Miata racecar, you've worn out an aluminum bushing before, you're really hard on your Miata's transmission, or you just simply never want to worry about the OEM plastic bushing breaking, pop one of our bronze shifter bushings in your transmission and slam away!
Reviewed by: Aaron07/05/2016 03:39AM
Product ownership: Less than 1 year
Purchased from: 5X Racing
I've had some difficulties shifting through my 6th gear -- couldn't seem to find it quick enough. So I decided to have a go at this based on a little bit of internet search and previous experience on a different platform.
It worked so well and I am so satisfied! I had wanted to do a short-shifter, but was hesitant as it's expensive and stock already throws short and such a stiff price for 6speeds... this product by itself improved it significantly that I no longer want to go that way - the shifting is swift and crisp.
I had some challenges installing, as most online sources are in 5-speed. But 5x Racing staff was very helpful in pointing me to the right direction to do a proper install.
Kudos to 5x folks for good price and customer service!
Reviewed by: Cramer07/19/2016 05:59AM
Product ownership: Less than 1 month
Purchased from: 5X Racing
I have nothing bad to say about the bushing. Everyone should get one! It is very much worth the extra money if you are already in there doing a shifter rebuild. The shifting is very tight and precise! I love it!
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