Mazda MX5 MK4 Luggage Rack : Revo-Rack £229.95 / $319 / 265€
Revo-Rack is a completely new type of Mazda MX5 MK4 Luggage Rack that eliminates the risk of paint damage, caused by steel clamps or straps on the boot/trunk lid edge. It fits every model of MX5 NA NB NC PRHT & RF
With the Revo-Rack car boot rack no metal touches your MX5/Miata only soft rubber vacuum cups these use the pressure of the atmosphere to secure the rack to your Mazda's boot or trunk, the rack sits on air. We are of course aware that Mazda suggests a maximum load of 10kg for their carbon fibre rack on the MK4/ND because of the cars aluminium boot/trunk lid. This clamps on like a conventional rack with the weight of the rack and load spread over a very small area, approx 40 centimetres square or 16 inches square ; the footprint of the clamps on the edge of the boot/trunk.
With the Revo-Rack the load is spread over a much greater area over three hundred centimetres square / 120 inches ; the footprint of the vacuum cups. Its spread load not a point load like a conventional rack, hence the rack can carry a greater load ( 25kg/55lbs ) with no risk of damage to the boot/trunk lid.
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Why a Revo-Rack Mazda MX5 MK4 Luggage Rack
- No clamps
- No bolts
- No drilling
- No Straps
- No paint damage
- Conceived, designed and engineered for the MK4/ND MX5/Miata and its aluminium boot/trunk lid
- Due to the 3-4mm panel gap on the MK4 its too small for a traditional clamp to fit, the 45 degree lip inside the boot/trunk makes this almost impossible.
- Revo-Racks load carrying capacity has been rated at 25kg / 55Ibs
- No fiddly bolts clamps or straps to do up and fitted without tools
- Not immediately obvious how to release the rack from the boot/trunk lid - Impossible to pull off, therefore theft is difficult.
- If you do stop for a prolonged period and are concerned about your luggage we suggest you remove the rack and luggage and place it inside your car, a 30 second task.
The Rack Frame :
This MX5 MK4 luggage rack is manufactured from 25mm/ 1" 6063-T5 tubing this is an aluminium and magnesium alloy ( it will never rust ) As a result the rack frame weighs only 1.672kg / 3.6lb perfect for the MK4's aluminium boot/trunk lid. The cross bars are machine welded in place to ensure consistency, the rack is powder coated black. The rack measures 900x420mm / 36"x17"
If you have a US Miata ND with the shark antenna fin on the trunk lid, you will have to move the single vacuum cup to one of the cross rails to centrally mount the rack, this only means drilling an 8mm hole.
The Supports :
The rack is secured to your MX5's boot/trunk lid using three 120mm vacuum cups, rated by the manufacturer as capable of holding an 18kg/40lb load each.
Vacuum cups employ the force of atmospheric pressure to grip a surface: When a vacuum exists between the cup and the surface on which it is attached, the weight of Earth's atmosphere holds the cup in place with incredible force. Unlike suction cups that produce a vacuum as they pull away from the surface, Revo-Racks vacuum cups use a hand-actuated pump to efficiently remove air from between the rubber pad and the attaching surface thus creating a much more reliable hold. Because the full face of the pad is brought into contact with the surface, distortion is reduced, allowing the cup to be used with very little risk of damage.
The Revo-Racks vacuum cup's pump feature a plunger with a red line, which serves as a vacuum indicator. Introduced in the1960's, this safety device is still recognized as one of the most reliable warning systems available. A few strokes of the plunger evacuate the vacuum pad, causing it to seal securely to the attaching surface. When the cup is attached completely, the plunger stops moving and the red line is hidden within the pump. A visible red line indicates if air has leaked back into the pad, making vacuum insufficient to use the cup. However, if the red line becomes visible while the cup is in use, a check valve allows the user to re pump the cup without losing the remaining vacuum.
Lifting on the release tab near the edge of the pad allows air to refill the evacuated space, so that the vacuum cup detaches completely. The racks sits 7.5cm / 3" off the boot/trunk lid
We are back in Holland after a trip of nearly 5000 KMS through France and Spain....You can see how we packed.
As you can see I used straps for extra safety. The rack was doing very well only one time I had to pump one cup extra.
Revo Rack Mazda MX5 MK4 Luggage Rack ; Fitted in 30 seconds
Revo Rack Mazda MX5 MK4 Luggage Rack ; Secure, Stable, Safe