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Thought I would start a thread dedicated to affordable, easy to install, "upgrades" for the Insight. I know there are "performance" based threads that are addressing major upgrades (i.e. stabilizer bars, etc.), but thought I would see what people are adding/modifying on their cars that are more "accessible" to the average Insight owner (think floor mats).

So what have you installed/replaced in your Insight lately?
 

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I have the all-black Cup Holder Hero liners as well. My keys no longer rattle when I place them in the driver's door pull! I did keep the stock phone and console liners in place since they seemed more sturdy.

The best upgrades I've added are splash guards (really make a difference), Husky Liners (great floor coverage) and the Honda trunk tray ('cause muddy kids' soccer and lacrosse gear).
 

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Got the original trunk tray from College Hills Honda, and very happy about it so far: https://www.collegehillshonda.com/product/08U45-TXM-100.html

Plus, got windows tinted on the second day I purchased the car. Dealer also sold me the sealant protection on the paint and interior of the car, it made sense that I got ivory color seats, so in case any spills, I am fully covered that no stains will stay, same for the exterior.
 

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Got the original trunk tray from College Hills Honda, and very happy about it so far: https://www.collegehillshonda.com/product/08U45-TXM-100.html

Plus, got windows tinted on the second day I purchased the car. Dealer also sold me the sealant protection on the paint and interior of the car, it made sense that I got ivory color seats, so in case any spills, I am fully covered that no stains will stay, same for the exterior.
Nice setup! Debating on the trunk liner as well. Already got interior Tuxmat setup, and their trunk mat is $150 vs Honda's for $100 (after shipping). Will wait until the Tuxmats show up tomorrow to decide which to get. Suspect Tux will be lighter weight than the rubber Honda trunk mat (less weight the better with the hybrid). Also need to think about fabric protection. Didn't get it at the dealer. Maybe I can find something like scotchguard I can put on myself (I used Klasse All in one and Klasse Sealer on the paint already).
 

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Nice setup! Debating on the trunk liner as well. Already got interior Tuxmat setup, and their trunk mat is $150 vs Honda's for $100 (after shipping). Will wait until the Tuxmats show up tomorrow to decide which to get. Suspect Tux will be lighter weight than the rubber Honda trunk mat (less weight the better with the hybrid). Also need to think about fabric protection. Didn't get it at the dealer. Maybe I can find something like scotchguard I can put on myself (I used Klasse All in one and Klasse Sealer on the paint already).
Hmm I don't believe the weight difference will be huge between the Tuxmats and Honda trunk tray but Tuxmats looks cool (y)
Never heard of the scotchguard or Klasse ones, but I can give you a little more info. on the one I purchased:

It's called Finishing Touch (just watch this guy's 2 min show and you'll be impressed:
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PAINT PROTECTION: protects against weather induced fading, oxidation, loss of gloss, permanent hard water, etching, industrial fallout, bird droppings, tree sap, and acid rain.

INTERIOR PROTECTION: against fading and permanent staining caused by food, drink, and oil based stains through normal use.

and this is the platinum package which comes with 5 years warranty and it cost me $595. I'm sure if you wax it once a year for 5 years, it will be shiny enough but with this you don't have to worry about wax (they actually don't recommend waxing it with this protection because it will remain shiny at all times after each wash). Not only for wax, but it also protects the interior as I mentioned before, so it made sense when I first bought it but some may find it pricy.

Hope this helps!..
 

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Okay it's up for anyone who wants to see what it looks like in living color and full motion😉. Sorry for my fat fingers intruding on the video. Title: "2019 Honda Insight trunk tray review"
Great youtube video Verdier! Appreciate the thorough review of the trunk liner. I assume your subwoofer is secured somehow in your trunk so it doesn't slide around on the liner? I'll be getting a trunk tray at some point. Not sure yet if I want to splurge for an expensive one, or just get the one you got for $50 and be done with it.

I bought the rear silver bumper guard as well but haven't installed it yet. I too was uncertain as to how it would look on a dark colored car, but I'll be trying it out anyways (my Insight is Modern Steel Metallic). I really like the look of your Crimson red color. Wanted a mocha interior though which is why I went for the MSM color. Hope your arm is feeling better.
 

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Well I followed your link and ordered the same one. It should arrive today and I plan on filming it and putting it on my YouTube channel for anyone who wants to see a video of what it looks like in a touring model. Channel name is verdier 400 and I'll try to post later the name of the video once it's up.
Thanks for your video. May want to mention in the title and/or video description the extra accessories you show, so you can get 'credit' and people can find you in youtube search. You covered a lot of ground with trunk tray, spoiler view, and rear bumper guard (plus inquiry for local Insight owners) in your 11 min video. :smile_big:
 

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Well I followed your link and ordered the same one. It should arrive today and I plan on filming it and putting it on my YouTube channel for anyone who wants to see a video of what it looks like in a touring model. Channel name is verdier 400 and I'll try to post later the name of the video once it's up.
Thanks for your video. May want to mention in the title and/or video description the extra accessories you show, so you can get 'credit' and people can find you in youtube search. You covered a lot of ground with trunk tray, spoiler view, and rear bumper guard (plus inquiry for local Insight owners) in your 11 min video. [img= class=inlineimg]https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/images/NO_BRAND/smilies/tango_face_smile_big.png[/img]
Yeah😉 in case you haven't noticed I haven't a clue what the heck I'm doing.😄
 

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The one in the bottom of the center console (which has an "Easter Egg" on the bottom of it), and the one for the phone tray.
Got curious about my center console liner and found that it was slightly different from my Touring. Looks like the same size - so its interesting that there are multiple versions for LX, EX, Touring?
 

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Got curious about my center console liner and found that it was slightly different from my Touring. Looks like the same size - so its interesting that there are multiple versions for LX, EX, Touring?
The GenX Civic has 4 "easter egg" designs for the center console liner, and I think they were randomly placed (e.g. not the same for each Touring). It looks like you have "design #4" from the Civic set shown here. With the Insight and Civic being built on same platforms, not surprising that this is common between the two.
 

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Hmm I don't believe the weight difference will be huge between the Tuxmats and Honda trunk tray but Tuxmats looks cool (y)
So I just got the Tuxmats for the Insight and out of curiosity I decided to weigh them. The front set (both driver's and front passenger) weigh 3.6 lbs combined. The rear set weighs 2.6 lbs. Both combined are 6.2 lbs. They feel light as a feather but also very sturdy. You can see in the attached photo that Tuxmat has added a notch in the back seat set to prevent the air vent for the Lithium-Ion Battery from being blocked (probably the only difference between the Insight and the Civic floor mats). Still on the fence on the rear cargo tray. Light Tuxmat vs the Honda tray. Will install my Tuxmats in the morning (still haven't received my factory floor mats from the dealer).


I bought the protection package (all season mats and trunk tray)........ In hind sight I should have held off and got the Tuxmat. Not that there is anything wrong with mine but the Tuxmat look nicer (6 of one, half dozen of the other).

As for other things I have planned:

1. K&N filter....my friend has for his.....not for performance persay......but he did find the engine breathed better and bit more responsive.

2. Tinting the windows

3. Eventually when it's time to change the tires..... Lighter rims......same 16" diameter....... Just lighter so less sprung weight and lighter means engine does not work as hard

4. Change the"H" emblems to JDM Red or Blue ones........ Just like the look.

5. Maybe a rear seat cover so my daughter does not destroy the seats LOL
 

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5. Maybe a rear seat cover so my daughter does not destroy the seats LOL
If you don't mind the logo (tone-on-tone, almost unnoticeable) and are a little splurgy on price (~$125)... the Civic OEM rear seat covers are AMAZING quality and GREAT custom fit. See this thread for info on the Civic rear seat cover. There's also suggestion of an aftermarket CoverKing / NeoSupreme seat cover in this separate thread.
 

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1. K&N filter....my friend has for his.....not for performance persay......but he did find the engine breathed better and bit more responsive.
2. Tinting the windows
3. Eventually when it's time to change the tires..... Lighter rims......same 16" diameter....... Just lighter so less sprung weight and lighter means engine does not work as hard
1. BIG K&N Fan myself. I have always bought one for each Honda I've owned. I'm going to wait until the 2nd oil change to buy one.

2. I just got my Tinting DONE! SEE attached. It was almost a toss-up between LLumar Formula One Pinnacle 15 (PI15) vs Rayno S-9, and both are excellent ceramic films. I chose Rayno because I found a Rayno S-9 Tint shop who really gave me some comparison numbers and it was -$100 less than LLumar Pinnacle 15. I'm in Sunny California and Heat Rejection was a higher priority this time around with high quality ceramic tint.

3. Lighter Rims sounds great, but the ones I've seen are 20lb each. How light are the OEM stocks?
 

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I'm eyeballing a new Insight and so far am only thinking of a few changes:
-K&N air filter
-nitrous in the tires
-Bosch Icon or NeoForm wiper blades when needed
-Mobil 1 on my first oil change
-good tint (30 all around, FL here)
-trunk tray
-cargo hook(s)

Basically the same stuff I do to any car. Outside of that, I think I'll be good.
 

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I'm eyeballing a new Insight and so far am only thinking of a few changes:
-K&N air filter
-nitrous in the tires
-Bosch Icon or NeoForm wiper blades when needed
-Mobil 1 on my first oil change
-good tint (30 all around, FL here)
-trunk tray
-cargo hook(s)

Basically the same stuff I do to any car. Outside of that, I think I'll be good.
Which trim are you looking at? Are leather/chrome finishes on your list (Touring)?
 

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I recently has the windows tinted @ 15%........it looks sharp and keeps the interior a little cooler. Main reason is to prevent people or prying eyes from looking in.

Also had a dashcam installed.....first time but found it quite easy. I was able to run the wire along the inside of the camera box on the windshield, in the upper liner, through the A pillar, inside the weather stripping of the door sill and under the glove box. It is all neatly tucked away....the only visible spot is the cord when it comes from under the console to the power outlet.

Also had a K&N filter installed......just to help it breath a bit better. I will update if there is any real results it difference.

Also just cleaned my EX this weekend......finally some good weather.
 

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since the insight and the 10th gen civics are essentially similar, are there any other parts from the civic that fits the insight?
 
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