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Just saw this Benny, looks really good!

Some info from someone who actually bought a whole new map pocket NEW for my car....

The original design of the map lid is crap. As stated, it's thin, it's the standard crappy Mazda plastic, and I imagine that putting your weight on it will crack the lid and that's how many have died. The '94+ textured lids (and all the '94 plastics) are of better material and are less prone to breaking/cracking/coming apart.

The spring tension on the lid on my new map pocket was quite high, you really felt like you were straining the lid opening and closing it, and this is uninstalled holding the pocket in your hand. I bent the spring down a bit to ease the tension on it and that helped a great deal.

With it installed in the door panel and the door panel off the car, it opened and closed fine. After installing the door panel on the car, it became tight and hard to open. Just having the door panel installed loads the back of the pocket.

Frankly, I've given up using it as a pocket, I just leave it closed and enjoy not having something broken in the car .

Benny, are you bringing some to Deal's Gap for sale this year? I have a feeling they'll go quick .

Good job on this!

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Old 03-23-14, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by DaleClark View Post
Just saw this Benny, looks really good!

Some info from someone who actually bought a whole new map pocket NEW for my car....
Great info! I will just add to your comments

The original design of the map lid is crap. As stated, it's thin, it's the standard crappy Mazda plastic, and I imagine that putting your weight on it will crack the lid and that's how many have died. The '94+ textured lids (and all the '94 plastics) are of better material and are less prone to breaking/cracking/coming apart.
I completely agree, by just holding the 93 lid you already get the feel of it being brittle. For ours, I beefed it up the thickness over 50% and filleted the edges, thus adding more material and acting like a "rib cage" There are a few who have held our lid and were impressed. Our lid weighs 3.4oz and has beefy feel.


Filleted "rib cage"


The spring tension on the lid on my new map pocket was quite high, you really felt like you were straining the lid opening and closing it, and this is uninstalled holding the pocket in your hand. I bent the spring down a bit to ease the tension on it and that helped a great deal.
Never owning a working map lid I was un-aware of this until i got my hands on one, I was blown away with how much tension it had! While modifying/replacing the spring with a softer one makes sense, its just a PITA to take the door panel off just to install a lid. So, we took a different approach and designed our lid to be installed without removing the door panel. We accomplished this by re-shaping the cam the lid rotates on. In addition, we are using a metal screw pin which is installed by simply opening the lid!


Also, here is the "stock" cam with its "cut out" design


Our design, fills in these voids and widen it slightly- more mass, rigidity, and strength



With it installed in the door panel and the door panel off the car, it opened and closed fine. After installing the door panel on the car, it became tight and hard to open. Just having the door panel installed loads the back of the pocket.
This is very interesting info! IIRC the back of the lid actually hits the door panel when it swivels open

Frankly, I've given up using it as a pocket, I just leave it closed and enjoy not having something broken in the car .

Benny, are you bringing some to Deal's Gap for sale this year? I have a feeling they'll go quick .
Yes, I will be going to DGRR with a few lids only to try and convince you to use our lid so you can store stuff in that precious door vault


Maybe this video will help persuade you Mr Clark
Weigh load test

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Nice stuff Benny. This will definitely be on my list for purchase.
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Pre-order is open for the 93 version!
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What can we expect shipment? I'm only curious because I'm moving in the very near future and need to know which address to put down.

Thanks Benny!
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Let's start a new, more relevant list, to show actual purchases where the buyers can update their respective arrivals:

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Did I miss the pictures of this installed? I just want to see how it fits on the map pocket itself.

Any gaps and/or does it sit higher than the sides of the map pocket since it's thicker?
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Did I miss the pictures of this installed? I just want to see how it fits on the map pocket itself.

Any gaps and/or does it sit higher than the sides of the map pocket since it's thicker?
I think you can find the fitment in the video he had made (posted on the first page).
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Originally Posted by str8ryd View Post
Did I miss the pictures of this installed? I just want to see how it fits on the map pocket itself.

Any gaps and/or does it sit higher than the sides of the map pocket since it's thicker?
We did do a video a few weeks back on fitment, I will try and get those pics for you later tonight. Fitment is to be expected as the same. We thickened the lid from the underside so it wouldn't throw off the fitment

The list arent necessary on our end but youre more then welcome to continue the list for those who have paid and received their item. We have everyone check out through our site because it helps me keep track and organized with orders

Will Post updates as they come! Our packaging materials have been slowly trickling in
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