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2008 - MX-5 - Suspension

SUSPENSION TECHNICAL DATA

Front wheel alignment [16-inch wheel]

Item

Specification

Total toe-in

Tire [Tolerance ±4 mm {0.15 in}]

(mm {in})

2 {0.08}

Rim inner

(mm {in})

1.2±2.4 {0.05±0.09}

degree

0°11′±22′

Steering angle [Tolerance ±3°]

Inner

38°42′

Outer

32°54′

Steering axis inclination (Reference value)

10°39′

Camber

[Tolerance ±1°]

Vehicle height: From the end of the front fender to the center of the wheel (mm {in})

356—365 {14.1—14.3}

-0°41′

366—375 {14.5—14.7}

-0°22′

376—385 {14.8—15.1}

-0°06′

386—395 {15.2—15.5}

0°09′

396—405 {15.6—15.9}

0°21′

Caster

[Tolerance ±1°]

Vehicle height: From the end of the rear fender to the center of the wheel (mm {in})

354—363 {14.0—14.2}

6°27′

364—373 {14.4—14.6}

6°13′

374—383 {14.8—15.0}

5°59′

384—393 {15.2—15.4}

5°45′

394—403 {15.6—15.8}

5°31′


NOTE:

Front wheel alignment [17-inch wheel]

Item

Specification

Total toe-in

Tire [Tolerance ±4 mm {0.15 in}]

(mm {in})

2 {0.08}

Rim inner

(mm {in})

1.4±2.8 {0.06±0.11}

degree

0°11′±22′

Steering angle [Tolerance ±3°]

Inner

38°42′

Outer

32°54′

Steering axis inclination (Reference value)

10°47′

Camber

[Tolerance ±1°]

Vehicle height: From the end of the front fender to the center of the wheel (mm {in})

351—360 {13.8—14.1}

-0°51′

361—370 {14.3—14.5}

-0°31′

371—380 {14.7—14.9}

-0°14′

381—390 {15.0—15.3}

0°02′

391—400 {15.4—15.7}

0°15′

Caster

[Tolerance ±1°]

Vehicle height: From the end of the rear fender to the center of the wheel (mm {in})

349—358 {13.8—14.0}

6°34′

359—368 {14.2—14.4}

6°20′

369—378 {14.6—14.8}

6°06′

379—388 {15.0—15.2}

5°53′

389—398 {15.4—15.6}

5°39′


NOTE:

Rear wheel alignment [16-inch wheel]

Item

Specification

Total toe-in

Tire [Tolerance ±4 mm {0.15 in}]

(mm {in})

3 {0.12}

Rim inner

(mm {in})

1.8±2.4 {0.071±0.094}

degree

0°17′±22′

Camber

[Tolerance ±1°]

Vehicle height: From the end of the rear fender to the center of the wheel (mm {in})

354—363 {14.0—14.2}

-1°33′

364—373 {14.4—14.6}

-1°18′

374—383 {14.8—15.0}

-1°04′

384—393 {15.2—15.4}

-0°54′

394—403 {15.6—15.8}

-0°45′


NOTE:

Rear wheel alignment [17-inch wheel]

Item

Specification

Total toe-in

Tire [Tolerance ±4 mm {0.15 in}]

(mm {in})

3 {0.12}

Rim inner

(mm {in})

2.2±2.8 {0.083±0.110}

degree

0°17′±22′

Camber

[Tolerance ±1°]

Vehicle height: From the end of the rear fender to the center of the wheel (mm {in})

349—358 {13.8—14.0}

-1°42′

359—368 {14.2—14.4}

-1°25′

369—378 {14.6—14.8}

-1°11′

379—388 {15.0—15.2}

-0°59′

389—398 {15.4—15.6}

-0°49′


NOTE:

Wheel and tire

Item

Specification

Standard tire and wheel

Wheel

Size

16 × 6 1/2J

17 × 7J

Offset

(mm {in})

55 {2.17}

Pitch circle diameter

(mm {in})

114.3 {4.50}

Material

Aluminum alloy

Tire

Size

205/50R16 87V

205/45R17 84W

Air pressure

(kPa {kgf/cm2, psi})

Front

200 {2.0, 29}

Rear

200 {2.0, 29}

Remaining tread

(mm {in})

1.6 {0.06}

Wheel and

tire

Wheel and tire runout

Radial direction

1.5 {0.06} max.

(mm {in})

Lateral direction

2.0 {0.08} max.

Wheel imbalance

(g {oz})

Adhesive‐type*1: 13 {0.46} max.

Knock‐type*2: 8 {0.28} max.

Adhesive‐type*1: 11 {0.39} max.

Knock‐type*2: 7 {0.25} max.


*1
Total weight exceeds 160 g {5.65 oz}.
*2
One balance weight: 60 g {2.12 oz} max. If the total weight exceeds 100 g {3.53 oz} on one side, rebalance after moving the tire around on the rim. Do not use three or more balance weights.


Item

Specification

Front upper arm ball joint rotational torque

0.3—2.2 N·m {4—22 kgf·cm, 3—19 in·lbf}

Front lower arm ball joint rotational torque

0.4—2.9 N·m {5—29 kgf·cm, 4—25 in·lbf}

Front stabilizer control link ball joint rotational torque

0.2—2.0 N·m {3—20 kgf·cm, 2—17 in·lbf}

Rear trailing link (upper) ball joint rotational torque

0.4—3.3 N·m {5—33 kgf·cm, 4—29 in·lbf}

Rear lateral link (upper) ball joint rotational torque

0.4—2.8 N·m {5—28 kgf·cm, 4—24 in·lbf}

Rear lateral link (lower) ball joint rotational torque

0.4—2.8 N·m {5—28 kgf·cm, 4—24 in·lbf}

Toe control link ball joint rotational torque

0.3—2.2 N·m {4—22 kgf·cm, 3—19 in·lbf}

Pull scale reading: 3—22 N {0.3—2.2 kgf, 0.7—4.9 lbf}

Rear stabilizer control link ball joint rotational torque

0.23—0.47 N·m {2.35—4.79 kgf·cm, 2.04—4.15 in·lbf}




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