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Civic? Fit? Thx in advance. 2010 LX.

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Would the front and rear dampers work from a 2009 Fit? I'm looking at Koni STR.T streets on tirerack for the Fit and they are very reasonable and should hold up well with the Eibach Pro Kit.

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Bump for help

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I'm going to order the 2009 Fit setup of the STR Street Konis and just see what happens with the fronts. From reading online it seems the Jazzy and Insight front struts are interchangeable, fingers crossed.

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Keep us posted. I might be up for replacement shocks in the not too distant future. I might go with adjustable coil overs, I am not sure if I will like the ride of a new fixed setup, so would like to have the ability to adjust preload, compression, rebound, and height until I like it.
 

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Fit rears installed with noted difference in shaft travel in pics. Immediate improvement in handling with mild harshness but these are the great mates for the rear Eibach Pro Kit rates I was looking for. I will have time week after next to install the fronts and get her aligned for a full review.
 

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Fronts in without drama. Off to get her aligned tomorrow. Identical strut body. Did not drive it but will give feedback after alignment. I love the rears.
 

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Can you tell if this spring / strut combination tend to let the tires get closer to the wheel wells vs. stock? I mean when you go over a hump on the road and the suspension compresses, are these more likely to compress fully than stock?

My guess is that due to the stiffer shocks there will be more damping. The springs are shorter but stiffer near full compression I am guessing, so that too might result overall in less likelihood of bottoming out...
 

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Bottoming out issue is gone with the dampening matching the progressive spring rate better. The ride is mich improved but keep in mind my OEM dampers were killed by the Eibach springs. Handling is significantly improved with slight harshness over railroad tracks, etc. I think this is a perfect match for the Eibach Pro Kit considering it is an insight. Now I just need to get the Progressive rear sway and it will be well sorted.

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Thanks! I know exactly what you are talking about. On a '00 Camry that I used to have before the Insight, I did just what you did - Eibach-based TRD lowering springs and Tokico blue shocks (yes, both were specific for the Camry, but slightly more stiff spring rates and higher damping than stock).

I liked the ride, but it was a bit too harsh on poor city roads with potholes. I went back to the stock springs and kept the aftermarket shocks - great ride and much more controlled than stock, but not harsh. The Tokicos lasted 100K miles by the time I sold the car and were still in good shape.
 

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I had STi springs and Tokico D Specs on my Forester but the best ride was with my Miata with 650/400 springs but tge Bilsteins were revalved for those rates. OEM springs with upgraded dampers are always best for the street unless you can get the valving to match the spring rates. That is a bit much in my opinion for an insight.

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Pics with Koni Oranges, Eibach Pro Kit and Mini Imola super lite rims.
 
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