Hey Scott. Hung out with several fellow Insight owners as the mid-atlantic maintenance day a few weeks back. A few of them had your underbody panel, and it looked great. Just posting here to "get on the list" or order one, whichever is appropriate. Gonna need the whole kit with hardware . . . and any tips for renewing the side fastener mounts. My front and back mounts are great, but all 4 side mounts were torn out completely.
Scott sent me two panels last week, one for my 2000 red insight and another for my dad's. They came in great shape and fit perfectly.
The biggest issue with installing them is fixing all the mounting points.
1. The front bumper brackets (x2) seem pretty rugged I just had to bend mine out so they would align with the mounts. Also my bumper wasn't fastened to these two mounts so I needed two extra push fasteners to attach the bumper back on the frame mount.
2. The interior wheel well covers (black plastic) were pretty beat up at least at the mounting holes and any existing fasteners had to be cut off (they were seized). That being said there is plenty of material here to either shift the mounts slightly or glue on new plastic and drill new mounting holes.
Also my car didn't have the front strakes but I purchased and installed new ones (~$35 each from majestic honda) prior to installing the underbody panel. You need these to mount Scott's underbody panel.
3. I am not sure what the rear is supposed to mount to. There are two metal brackets with holes on the rear corners but they are about 2 inches away from any mounting holes on the underbody panel Scott made. I will eventually fabricate a couple of brackets that extent these mounts so they hold up the rear of the panel but even without the rear fastened the panel is very sturdy.
Thanks, tracking down every missing bracket on the underside of these things requires persistence. I now find myself looking in the ditch everywhere I go hoping I will find a aero panel or bracket I am missing. I didn't mean Scott put the holes in the wrong spot, just indicating my mounts were not where they should be.
Installed Scotts panal a month ago and I am very pleased with the difference it makes on my 2001 Insight. Had no front panals before. Car coasts better. Quieter. Better gas mileage (best ever). Consistantly 65-70 mpg here in New Mexico. Thank you Scott!
I am currently working on a batch of 15 panels that will be available late this week. Ten of them will be available for shipping 5 of them are for current orders.
The current price for a panel shippped with hardware is $120.00 USD. This price is for USPS Priority shipping to a US address. Shipped to Canada UPS is $145.00. Other shipping to other international addresses is available however is by quote.
I figured I'd add to the list. I bought from him a few months ago. Panel is great all hardware was included, was missing the strips for the manual transmission part, but havnt noticed any issues. Looks great!