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Old 09-10-2009, 12:00 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Cobb, I sent you a PM on the Tanabe lowering springs. Do you have any additional pics?? Did you notice a 1" or greater drop?
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:21 AM   #22 (permalink)
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It was about an inch, but not that noticable unless you try to walk under the rear hatch. Of course the rear has an extra 100lbs from the stereo upgrade.

The ride is a bit choppy. Are you looking for max drop df or max drop with some comfort nf? I am sure the ride will improve with better shocks.
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My NF210s came in. Plan to have them installed by the end of the week...pics to come. Thanks again for your help Cobb.
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Airgate, I'll be curious to hear how your drive changes? With Cobb's info, I'm now considering the Tanabe springs too.. the Mugen suspension kit comes with shocks too, but the whole thing is $1300, yike!

How much are you paying to have your Tanabes installed?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:40 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I installed in my car, had my mechanical check the aligment a few weeks later... no change. but good to make sure. i have extra springs...

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My NF210s came in. Plan to have them installed by the end of the week...pics to come. Thanks again for your help Cobb.
Airgate, you got your springs installed? How's the ride like? Got pictures before and after?
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:44 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Hey Cobb, do you think this will fit our 2nd generation insight? looks like a really good setup. I called Bilstein and they are not sure... since the 2010 fit shares the same suspension and chasis, I don't see why not. the only thing that i am concern about is the the curb weight (2617/2756), and weight distribution difference (62:38 / 58:42) (insight/fit*sport) because they valved the shocks and set the coil according to the fit.

tell me what you think... im looking for a BMW like ride on my insight.

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Old 12-24-2012, 07:44 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Id go with the nf over df. The df will let the car bottom out with a sub box or several passengers.

I am not really a suspension expert, but if it fits the Fit it should fit our car. To an extent I think the CRZ as well.

Unlike the mercedes 240 d I owned, this car just doesnt corner as good with the rear end loaded down. It does this 3 wheel thing and causes you to constantly correct the steering. The mercedes I loved loading down the rear as it allowed me to take corners at 70mph.
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