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 Installing Chrome Miata Handles 
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Installation is a bit of a no-brainer on these handles, but it's important to know the differences between the two handles.

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The Differences between the handles:

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# Thicker, stronger handles (look closely, you'll notice they're very subtlely different)

# Different plastic composite (stronger, not as flimsy)

# Triple Chrome Plated (will not chip/rub off. Scratches will not penetrate chrome plating)

The swap consists of a set of handles from the '99-'05 Miata. They will look extremely similar to each other... Except for that extra bracket extension on the end (as shown in the picture)
That must be removed before installation.

Very simple. There are two weld points for the bracket.

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Weld Point

I simply drilled through the weld points on the top and bottom

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Bent the bracket back and forth

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And voila!

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they're plug and play! Everything will match up perfectly!

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*Update Feb 06*

The alternative handle upgrade besides chrome is the Mazda grey handles. I recently sold this set to Mooneggs. Pictures are actually courtesy of Mooneggs:

#Grey Miata handles are simply chrome handles repainted grey, nothing more. Call them Gunmetal, call them Brushed Aluminum, it's just a repainted Chrome handle. But only much, much more rare.

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April 03 2008, 9:48 AM
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Hey great job SuperK ! This should be FAQ!

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:bowdown: SuperK

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They look awesome, good job.


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Its funny that you had to do any drilling at all. I bought mine and just installed them without any mods. Have a look on my cardomain.

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You bought yours used. Whoever owned the handles before you already removed the extra bracket. If you do not have holes on the weld points, it's very probable he heat removed them or such. However, if you buy the miata handles in their original stock form, you will HAVE to remove the bracket.

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April 27 2008, 6:07 PM
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I am planning to install chrome handles from Mazda 626 GF (2000-2002 - facelift). It was sold in Europe and I think it has the same handles as MX-5, but maybe without that alu part which you had to remove. Thank you for the post, I can see now how it looks, it is perfect!! :)


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Very nice, where's a good place to buy the handles aside from eBay?

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Rekognize you can come to my work and pick them up for a nice price! :welder:

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sweet! thanks :mrgreen:

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Hey aren't those the chrome covered plastic ones ... HAHAHA :freak:

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Well after further inspection of these........... (I ordered a set yesterday here at work) They are indeed PLASTIC and NOT metal. :shrug: So you can paint your exsiting ones with chrome spray paint.....

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Well, you can always paint them, but result will never be even close to factory plated handles. :wink:


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How much did you pay for those handles? and also... do you have a picture of your whole door panel so we can see how it fits into the interior as a whole?

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wow those would look amazing in my car :shock:

where did you get 'em? I looked on Ebay but all I saw was brushed alluminum


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