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Old 03-07-2017, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rear Shock Replacement: can a Civic rear shock be used?

I just purchased a 2010 after daily driving a 2000 for many years. Very excited to step forward. I'm about to lower this new 2010 on Tanabe springs. While it is apart I'd like to change the rear shocks. I believe I heard some Civic rear shocks will work in place of the factory 2010+ Insight rear shocks. Is this true? Does anyone know the exact part number (KYB, Monroe, factory), or the Civic year range?
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure about Civic-shocks, but KAYABA success install on Insight G2 in Russia (Forum Honda-hybrid.ru - Shocks Numbers)

KAYABA NEW SR Special:
Front 1. NST5423R 2. NST5423L
Rear NSF1110
KAYABA Lowfer Sports Front 1. WST5423R 2. WST5423L
Rear WSF1110

Front: Bilstein 22-213808, 22-213815
Rear: Kayaba 348016

https://www.carid.com/kyb/excel-g-fr...pn-338002.html
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just to confirm, I have a 2010 Insight and I just changed my rear factory shocks for the "KYB 343460 Excel-G Gas Shock" which are normally used in Civics, and they are perfect. Swap took about 20 minutes, nothing to modify, really simple.

Again, if you need rear shocks for a 2010 insight, you can use KYB 343460 Excel-G Gas Shock which run for about $90 for both on ebay.
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The KYB 343460 has a compressed length of 15.48 in. and and extended length of 21.46 in. it's designed for the 06-11 Civic.

The 348016 has a compressed length of 15.51 in. and an extended length of 23.75 in. it's for the 09-13 fit.

Both use an E2(12.239.5) lower mount and an S1 stud upper mount, so they should both bolt on. I would go with the Civic shocks like Madmath said, it's a heavier car so they should work better with the Insight, plus they're cheaper.
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