Garage Star Delrin door bushings
- Product Review (submitted on December 24, 2015):
Unfortunately, these bushings would not fit the door cups on my 2005 Miata (build date 09/04). I made sure to align the bushings so that the door closed smoothly without hitting the bushing, but the doors still would not latch.
The problem seemed to be that the curve of the Garage Star bushings curved sooner toward the middle than the door cups do, which keeps the bushings from seating completely in the door cups. The door cups appear original and undamaged, and the car doors have no history of damage or repair (I am the original owner).
After careful installation and reinstallation, and checking hints and tips online, I contacted Ken Raif, owner of Garage Star and the maker of these bushings. Photos of the bushing/door cup fitment problem were sent, and troubleshooting discussions ensued, but a solution could not be found and the bushings were returned for a full refund. I give top marks to Ken Raif for taking time out of his very busy schedule to try to help me with this issue.
Based on positive customer feedback found here and elsewhere, my problem seems to be an isolated incident. However, be aware that there is at least a chance that these bushings may not fit your Miata.