You mention the shocks are 5mm longer, which I think is probably fine if the spring is well-seated. Do they compress as short as the original shock? E.g., do they have about the same travel until they hit the bump stop inside?
Also, what model year Insight do you have and for what model year Jazz/Fit are the replacement shocks you got? What brand?
FYI, at 70k miles the shocks on my '11 are still good, though I think they are probably just slowly aging (no failure, just feel a little softer than I think they were when new, but still good damping overall).
Originally Posted by darock
My name is Bernhard and we have four Honda Hybrids in our Family. Two Insight2, a Jazz Hybrid and my CRZ.
On both Insights and my CRZ the left rear shock is leaking. All within 40-60tkm.
There is no aftermarket rear shock available for the Insight but many for Fit/Jazz.
Anyone ever tried replacing an Insight shock with one for a Jazz/Fit?
I ordered TWO Jazz aftermarket shocks which are exactly the same price as ONE OEM Insight shock from Honda. Will try it on the weekend.