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I also already tinted the windows 35% all around but what I'm waiting to find out is if the aftermarket suspension mods for the honda civic sedans would work on the insight since its the same platform. I would like to upgrade the suspension to make it handle a little better.
 

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I also already tinted the windows 35% all around but what I'm waiting to find out is if the aftermarket suspension mods for the honda civic sedans would work on the insight since its the same platform. I would like to upgrade the suspension to make it handle a little better.
Start with tires & wheels. Lots of unsprung weight in the wheels (27 pounds each on the 17's) and the tires are terrible for going around a corner.
 

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I also already tinted the windows 35% all around but what I'm waiting to find out is if the aftermarket suspension mods for the honda civic sedans would work on the insight since its the same platform. I would like to upgrade the suspension to make it handle a little better.
I just posted a thread about this... Shared Suspension Parts List
 

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My experience with my 2012 EX Civic coupe has been that upgrading the stabilizer (sway) bars can make a huge difference in handling. While the Insight starts out much tighter than the Civic did, I suspect that oversized sway bars will work some magic with it, too.
 

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If you want to improve the handling, the biggest bang for the buck is to beef up the sway bars. The front sway bar and attachment hardware is the same as on the Civic, so that should be easy and relatively inexpensive to do. See this: https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/161-tires-wheels-suspension/132-shared-suspension-parts.html

You can start with that and see how much difference it makes for you before whether you decide to look for a rear bar as well.
Thank you i will look this over more and ask questions. Any thoughts on an eibach pro suspension kit for the 2019 insight?
 

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Thank you i will look this over more and ask questions. Any thoughts on an eibach pro suspension kit for the 2019 insight?

Do you have a link for the Eibach pro suspension kit? The Eibach web site doesn't show any 2019 vehicles.
 

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Do you have a link for the Eibach pro suspension kit? The Eibach web site doesn't show any 2019 vehicles.
here are some links i have saved regarded the suspension kit I'm planning (i have no idea what fits so i haven't spent any money although i would like to get a sport set of springs shocks and sway bars.) the last two look the most promising.

eibach.com/us/c-91-products-street-performance-suspension-systems-pro-system-plus-performance-springs-shocks-and-sway-bars.html

https://www.autoanything.com/suspension-systems/61A6569A0A0.aspx

https://www.amazon.com/Eibach-4-1035-680-Sport-System-Plus-Suspension-Kit/dp/B000Q0TYEM/

https://www.jegs.com/i/Eibach/369/4.1740.680/10002/-1
 

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Akai: None of those links show that the Eibach kit is available for the 2019 Insight, at least not yet. I was suggesting primarily sway bars, but if Franko1927 is right, the OEM front sway bar @ 25mm is fine. However, the 16mm rear bar is anemic and could be upgraded to advantage -- if you can find something that fits. It is certainly possible that Eibach will have a rear sway bar for the Insight in due time.

Franko1927: Where do you find that kind of technical information about the car?
 

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Akai: None of those links show that the Eibach kit is available for the 2019 Insight, at least not yet. I was suggesting primarily sway bars, but if Franko1927 is right, the OEM front sway bar @ 25mm is fine. However, the 16mm rear bar is anemic and could be upgraded to advantage -- if you can find something that fits. It is certainly possible that Eibach will have a rear sway bar for the Insight in due time.

Franko1927: Where do you find that kind of technical information about the car?
I found these websites and im not sure where to go for measurements on sway bars shocks and springs:

https://www.hondapartsonline.net/au...ariable-engine/chassis-cat/front-knuckle-scat

https://www.hondaautomotiveparts.co...ourin--variable/chassis--front-shock-absorber

and maybe this site too ?

https://www.carid.com/universal-suspension-systems/?vehicle=125922
 

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All that you will get from Honda are replacements of what are on the car.



You might call up or email Eibach and ask them about developing a rear sway bar for the Insight. That is probably your best bet. It is possible, however, that one of their rear bars for the Civic might be adapted to work on the Insight -- but that's just a guess.
 

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Okay so here is what Eibach is saying:

"We normally cater to other companies that purchase them in quantities of 50 or more. Its possible to do a one-off set of springs but the price is roughly $2,000 dollars and takes about 10 weeks."

So i was thinking maybe we could get 50 people that would like eibach pro kit suspensions system and get these guys to manufacture them. Should lower your car about an inch. Sway bars shocks and springs, anyone know how i would go about gathering people who might be interested?
 

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Okay so here is what Eibach is saying:

"We normally cater to other companies that purchase them in quantities of 50 or more. Its possible to do a one-off set of springs but the price is roughly $2,000 dollars and takes about 10 weeks."

So i was thinking maybe we could get 50 people that would like eibach pro kit suspensions system and get these guys to manufacture them. Should lower your car about an inch. Sway bars shocks and springs, anyone know how i would go about gathering people who might be interested?
With all due respect, good luck. This is a hybrid car and many contemplating buying this car are doing so for simplicity, low maintenance, no mods necessary, efficient. Me coming from a Wrangler, if I do pull the trigger on either Insight or Accord hybrid I have zero plans to modify like Jeep. I’m looking to have reliability and fantastic mpg.
 

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Okay so here is what Eibach is saying:

"We normally cater to other companies that purchase them in quantities of 50 or more. Its possible to do a one-off set of springs but the price is roughly $2,000 dollars and takes about 10 weeks."

So i was thinking maybe we could get 50 people that would like eibach pro kit suspensions system and get these guys to manufacture them. Should lower your car about an inch. Sway bars shocks and springs, anyone know how i would go about gathering people who might be interested?
I don’t think I’d be comfortable lowering the car any more than it already is. I’m already a little concerned about the clearance being enough for a Minnesota winter.
 

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Strut bar via fk7 genX

Has anyone else thought about putting a strut bar from a fk7 gen x on the insight? I have a 2020 insight and feel like the front end is a bit sloppy compared to the cgen x sport touring hatchback I had. I know there's going to be less performance than the cicvic, but I've heard the front end of the insight is basically the same as the fk7 gen x, right? I'm thinking suspension is the only place that'll be truly beneficial as far as upgrades go; compared to engine enhancements... those justvseem to be a wasteful endeavor.
 

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Wasn't familiar with "FK7" but google says it's the identifier for a Honda Civic Hatchback (like ZE4 is for the Insight).

From what I've read, sway bar upgrades make more of a difference than strut bar. Strut bar can help stabilize body flex to keep the car feeling planted/rigid, while sway bar helps with steering/feel/roll by resisting the independent motion of the two sides.

Here are some forum links to sway bar upgrades for quick reference:
Sway Bar reco - https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/5...8-performance-upgrades-mods-2019-insight.html
Sway Bar install - https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/5...e-upgrades-mods-2019-insight-9.html#post12862
Sway & Strut comments - https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/5...ies-add-ons/88-staying-stock-modifying-2.html
 

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Anyone make coilovers for the insight or can we use ones made for the Civic sedan?
I actually thought about doing this too. I think there is a way you can find out if the civic coil overs will fit with the insight by buying one piece of the suspension for the insight and buying the coil overs and measuring to see if the if the bolting positions (or other parts of the suspension) for the suspension on the Insight line up with the civic coil overs..

That way you won’t have to install anything and lose money. You can just return everything if they don’t lineup and you’ll know right away that they don’t fit..
 
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