I stumbled across a great deal on a set of slightly used (installed 1 week) NC Racing Beat "black" end links (ie, with the ball joints) -- $100 for both front and rear link sets, shipped -- and grabbed them. Once they get here, I will use these with the Flyin' Miata anti-sway bars on my '04 NB.
However, I have run into a snag.
Racing Beat does not list these endlinks for the NB, but only for the NC.
Good-Win Racing has the NB front bar using the NC front (longer; 4.2"-4.6" length) endlink and the NB rear bar using the NC rear (shorter; 3.4"-3.8") link. See: (front) http://www.good-win-racing.com/Mazda...rt/54202a.html
and (rear) http://www.good-win-racing.com/mazda.../61-1077b.html
Flyin' Miata has the NB front and rear bars both using the NC rear (shorter; 3.4"-3.8" length) endlink. See: Flyin' Miata 1 800 FLY MX5s
Description: "ball joint, fits 99-05 front & rear and 06+ rear"
Track Dog Racing has the same application as Flyin' Miata. See: http://trackdogracing.com/heim-joint...90-05-1-1.aspx
Description: "99-05 Front or Rear"
All the other parts houses I checked just listed the "red" RB end links for the NB (as does Racing Beat).
So three reputable Miata parts suppliers, but two different answers. According to Good-Win's website, I am good to go. According to Flyin' Miata and TrackDog, the front links are too long.
Will the longer NC endlinks work with the NB front bar? If not, can I just cut down the longer shafts on the front NC links to match the shorter NC rear links, or do I need to source a couple of shorter studs*?
(*applications not being accepted at this time; watch this site for further information)