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Old 03-05-2015, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2013 EX Suspension Upgrade

My 2013 is a daily driver, not a racer, but I want to improve the handling and cut down as much of the leaning, jittering, and swaying as I can.

From what I've found, there are 3 pieces that can be added (2 in front {1 top, 1 bottom} and 1 rear) to lock things down.

So, a few questions:

1. I'm not opposed to installing all 3 parts, but is that overkill?
2. I've seen at least 2 different designs of the front lower 4 point arm, is there a design (trapezoid vs X-shape) or mfg (Cusco vs Ultra-Racing) better than another?
3. Where are some good reputable outlets to buy from as well as Juiced?

Thanks guys.
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tire psi plays the biggest role next to the brand of tires.

What bars are you referring to? Upper and lower front strut braces?

I use a rear sway bar, rear strut brace and tien lowering springs. For tires I like yoko envigor avids at sidewall psi.

The front upper strut brace I cant tell if it helps nor the rear center 2 point brace.



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Juiced has them on this page: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Honda Insight Hybrid Suspension Upgrades | JuicedHybrid

I'm looking to stabilize the ride beyond the tires, so I'm set with the psi of my tires. Changing to low profile is not an option in the snow-bound Northeast USA, so I'm also not going to lower the car to the ground.

If strut braces/arm bars/sway bars don't affect the handling, I'll skip it.
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I wasnt referring to low profile tires, but the same size tire by different manufactures can give a whole new ride and handling charastics.

Anyhoo, the Dunlop tires are one problem thats only fixed by replacing them. Second problem is the 0 toe honda recommends. Adding some toe helps and some negative camber for cornering.

The rear sway and strut tower brace helps the rear of the car to follow the front. The front bars you mention help with cornering and steering.

Here are a few threads that may help. Ebay, juicy are just a few places you can buy them from.

https://www.insightcentral.net/forums...-type-2-a.html

https://www.insightcentral.net/forums...tower-bar.html



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Old 03-06-2015, 10:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I see that now.

Thank you for your reply. It's very helpful.
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