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Old 01-10-2013, 12:12 AM   #31 (permalink)
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has anyone thought of just turning up the radio ????

very cool idea! I will hopefully get my 2010 by this saturday. i put a deposit on one earlier this evening.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:26 AM   #32 (permalink)
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My radio causes the windows, wiper blades and anything else loose to rattle.


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Old 01-10-2013, 12:29 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Cobb,

is there a thread for mods to improve MPG's on these bad boys! ?

thanks alot, i just joined last night....late.

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Old 01-10-2013, 04:25 PM   #34 (permalink)
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There are lots of them including some fails and cosmetic stuff. The best bang or your buck is a phev kit, but those were discontinued in October. You got the other eco mods like grill blocks, lowering, removing the rear bumper cover, pre charging the 12 volt starter battery, inflating your tired to the sidewall psi to name a few.


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There are lots of them including some fails and cosmetic stuff. The best bang or your buck is a phev kit, but those were discontinued in October. You got the other eco mods like grill blocks, lowering, removing the rear bumper cover, pre charging the 12 volt starter battery, inflating your tired to the sidewall psi to name a few.


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what is a PHEV kit? is there a reason they were discontinued, and can they be found used?
removing the rear bumper cover...wtf! lol...
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:15 PM   #36 (permalink)
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has anyone thought of just turning up the radio ????
Yeah, removing rear bumper cover helps withthe aero and something with the boundary layers as the air goes over and under the car.

Enginer.us made them and sold them in the US. I think Eric Powers of Powers EV sells them if you really want one. They were made in the wrong side of China and were prone to failures and problems. I think I lucked out getting a later kit and stopped using it til I can get the converter looked over and or rebuilt. They used lifepo4 batteries and some of the BMS had problems as well as the batteries.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:21 PM   #37 (permalink)
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now that is a way to move some air in the cabin.

does someone make an aftermarket deck that drops in? or is it like most and adapted with a plate/bezel ?

i shouldn't look to you for any ideas. i have enough stereo gear collecting dust right now that if i decided to drop it in the wife might kill me, lol!

where did you mount your amp? is it on the back of the box?

all i would need to do is drop a few bucks on a half decent deck and i already have everything else to make it boom. unfortunately i used my other deck to upgrade the p.o.s. Xplod deck that wasn't working in the RV.

that can be a summer mod. as I don't feel like freezing my butt off outside at the moment.

so has the bumper cover removal netted a negligible gain in mpg's? what are the downsides to removing the lower bumper cover ( i am assuming it is under the back of the car)
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:09 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I couldn't see the pictures when I first tried this fix and I thought I was supposed to put the weatherstripping where the window comes out of the door... no wonder it didn't work LOL. Somewhere I got the info to buy 3/4" wide x 7/16" frost king weatherstripping but this was too thick. Fortunately I read here that someone cut their weatherstripping down so it wasn't so fat or I would have thought I'd have to go out and buy more. 1/4" would have been right and 3/4" wide was correct. It seems very snug. The window strains a tiny bit going up but I imagine over time it will squash down and the windows will go up with more ease. I'm going on a trip tomorrow and will be able to see if the windows still rattle. I will post here if there is still an issue. I'm looking forward to a quiet ride again!
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:31 AM   #39 (permalink)
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After a little looking at how the window fits in the channel, I came up with a fix for the rattle.
Thank you so much. I found equivalent 'outdoor' weatherstriping from Ace, applied it to the channels of our 2010 Insight's front passenger window, and am about to take it for a ride.

It irks me that Honda was working on this under warranty, but now refuses to touch it becuase the car left warranty last year. But I'll take a $3-and-15-minute fix any day. ^_^
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:28 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I don't see how to update my post except to reply, so here I go. I just wanted to report that in fact this fix did not end up working for me. Although I applied the weatherstripping, my windows still rattle! I want to get rid of my car because of it!!
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