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Old 11-28-2018, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Americancosworth View Post
This is what you get with using just the rear 2010-2014 Honda Insight Springs on the Honda Fit.

http://imgur.com/gallery/R86kAR3
That looks sweet, got any more pics of the rally lights setup?

@Davis I haven't noticed any issues with alignment or tire wear so far.
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:40 PM
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to reiterate....
 
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Here is another better pic of the car with the lift on it. It handles very well on ice and snow now... Waiting to install the rear antisway bar as well as the front skid plate...
 
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Looks like your still running stock tire sizes right? Iím planning on going 195/65/15 with mine.

My rear insight springs came in, just waiting on my Mr Gasket spacers for the front.

Please share youre skid plate design when you get around to doing it. I need to make mine as well. Should I go 1/8Ē steel or 1/4Ē aluminum? I need to find a shop that can bend it for me once I figure out how I want it.
 
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Davis2001r6 View Post
Looks like your still running stock tire sizes right? Iím planning on going 195/65/15 with mine.

My rear insight springs came in, just waiting on my Mr Gasket spacers for the front.

Please share youre skid plate design when you get around to doing it. I need to make mine as well. Should I go 1/8Ē steel or 1/4Ē aluminum? I need to find a shop that can bend it for me once I figure out how I want it.
please post pics. I'm following and planning on trying the insight springs on my 2017 Fit
 
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by SFL_Fit View Post
please post pics. I'm following and planning on trying the insight springs on my 2017 Fit
Sorry I failed to get a before and after pic. I'll post the after pic tomorrow. The rear insight springs are nice, and clearly more heavy duty. They are probably 30% thicker than stock.
 
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by degnaw View Post
"Tema4x4" on eBay sells strut spacers for the front and spring spacers for the rear.

I installed universal spring spacers in the front (Mr Gasket 1285, for a 1" lift) a few weeks ago and have been driving around without any noticeable negative effects. I also ordered the 30mm rear spacers from tema4x4, which I'll report back on when I have them installed.
How did you install the front spacer? Did you have to remove the whole strut? We tried just using a spring compressor without removing the strut but couldn't slide it under there. Any tips?
 
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Davis2001r6 View Post
Sorry I failed to get a before and after pic. I'll post the after pic tomorrow. The rear insight springs are nice, and clearly more heavy duty. They are probably 30% thicker than stock.
does the car sit higher?
 
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27 1/4Ē to the rear arch with insight springs.

New stance. Rear springs only at this point.
Yeah itís definitely an increase for the rear. I forgot to measure prior to, but my wheel arches are sitting at about 27 1/4Ē. My fronts at 25Ē. Can someone measure theirs to see whatnot the back sits at stock?
 
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Originally Posted by Davis2001r6 View Post
How did you install the front spacer? Did you have to remove the whole strut? We tried just using a spring compressor without removing the strut but couldn't slide it under there. Any tips?
Yes, I removed the strut and removed the spring to install the spacer. I did have to use a spring compressor to get the top of the strut back on afterwards.

Also you may have already done this, but I believe I also had to trim the spacer to give it a smaller diameter.
 
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Thanks. I figured you had to actually remove it. I just ran short on time yesterday. My bolts are pretty rusted some Iím going to soak them for a week or so and try it again.

Looking at your picture I could see it was trimmed a little. I didnít realize it was because it was too large or to help with the lower rubber gasket/silencer to seat.
 
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Any updates here?


Originally Posted by Americancosworth View Post
Spacers similar that push the spring down or that length struts. There are two that I am aware of, one is sold on eBay from Russia (look for seller Tema4x4) and another I believe is sold from spaccer.com... Pro's with this approach is that it can be cheap and you aren't changing the springs... Cons are that your not really increasing the capacity of your suspension so much as just pushing your car up...


2010-2014 Honda Insight OEM springs, they have been confirmed to fit and provide not only about 1.25" lift they also increase your carrying capacity by about 200-300lbs due to them being designed for a car that is about that amount heavier...

The part numbers for the springs are:
51401TM8A03 <= front springs
​​​​​​52441TM8A03 <= rear springs

Things I do no know but could be potentially useful: 2010-2014 Honda insight uses in effect Honda Fit suspension, now it would be interesting to see if there are any length differences for the front struts as then one could potential be able to do a 2" lift using both spacers and springs in the rear...

One could also look at doing insight springs in the rear and spacers in the front...
AmericanCosworth, how's your Insight spring lift doing? Any pictures/news on the skid plate?

Has anyone who done springs or spacers done alignment? I'm curious how the lift effects handling with the rear toe not being adjustable.

Where are we at with shocks? I'm not in love with the fact that the stock suspension is already pretty rough...do the Insight springs ride even rougher? I actually want to soften up my suspension a little bit.
 

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Old 03-13-2019, 02:12 PM
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My rears are in and running 185/65/15 tires. I didnít like the 195ís I test fitted.

I tried the front spacers but have a strut with a seized/stripped hex bolt. So new strut assemblies are in order. Should have it in within 2 weeks.

I like the ride better already. It just feels more solid, fully in a good way though. Iíll update when the fronts come in.

By by the way these look better than the spacer lift, just wish they werenít this much and sold them as front only.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F283372281775

 
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:14 PM
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Honestly I'd sooner cut a coil off the Insight springs than run 30mm rubber spacers that cost $100/pair.

My biggest worry about the Insight springs is an increase in spring rate, making the already stiff Fit very harsh without proper shocks. Hence why I wonder what kind of shock options are out there, especially for the Insight.
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:58 PM
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They stole my photo for the eBay listing LOL

The fronts only are available from tema4x4: https://tema4x4.ru/catalog/prostavki...oliuretan.html
It's on eBay as well, but quite a bit more expensive.
 
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