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I started collecting parts to turbo my insight since last year, got most of the parts ready... i hv alway do brake and suspension mods be for i move on to power mods for all the cars that i have/had...not excecption to the insight.... so i gave wilwood all the measurement that they need to put together a 4pot caliper brake kit.... didn't took them too long ...hehe
I just got the kit today and test fited, everything was as i wanted ^^...
it too late and im too tired...i will put the kit on at my shop tmr
 

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oops... i guess that didn't work for the the pics....
can someone help please !!!
 

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First please review the rules regarding pics in posts.

http://www.insightcentral.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42
(specifically rule #7)

And please note each individual pics size limits too. Remember many members are still on dial-up and one too large with too high a resolution can take several minutes each to load for viewing.

The number you apparently tried to post would have likely resulted in their removal to links only. And since you only posted the paths as they exist on your harddrive I edited your post above to remove the invalid use of the img function.

The pics must already be uploaded to the web somewhere first for the img function to "work". See the link in my sig for one domain choice. Then see:

"Sticky" (top of the list)
General Discussion
F.A.Q.: Adding Pictures to Your Post
http://www.insightcentral.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=453

HTH! :)
 

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Thanks for the info John, I wondered why It took so long for pictures to show up on my screen...........I'm still using rotary dial. :p


Willie :oops:
 

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Thanks for the info Trek... im gonna install the kit at work today, i'll take more pics of it... then upload them to cardomain so everyone could see da bigger pics....

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I uploaded some pics from lastnight on CarDomain just now.
I got the kit install at work ... pretty straght forward... can't wait till after the run in period for the real test ^^

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2380505/1

cheers
John
 

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Nice, very nice. I look foreward to the new pics. A turbo too? Thats going to look and perform great! 8)
 

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i just updated my cardomain page...
got more pics from after the brake kit put on...
enjoy!!

cheers
John
 

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hi dloop...
i m glad that you ask... i've been researching for suspension upgrade for a long time now...not that easy indeed....

these is not much shocks travel for insight’s suspension, so I was just concentrating on finding short stroke shocks for fixed height springs and shocks combinations, or full length adjustable coil-over system, which you don’t adjust the height from the perches that the spring that sitting on, instead you adjust the height from the shock sleeves that where the spindle is bolted on to…

the only compatible front coil-over is the Megan (China mainland parts, not the Mugan) front coil-over set for 2002 up civic, that’s a full length adjustable and the arms for the steering tie rod are lowed by 2 inches then the factory one, which will compensate the change of toe when you low you car. (comment excessive toe-in problem when lowering the new civic w/ McPherson syspension)

for the back, I hvn’t frond anything yet…cuz the shock only hv like a inch of travel, plus the shocks themselves are only 13inches long …maybe I should start looking into motorcycle rear shocks…
and the insight spring weight is 110 bls/in front, and 90 bls/in back...
it will be a challenge for find the right spring weight for the insight since its so light…

I would love to hear more comments on syspentions if anyone hv found any info…

Cheers
John
 

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Somebody on this forum got a shop to install Koni inserts into the front struts and Koni race shocks in the rear. He used the OEM Insight springs because he wanted to stay in the H-stock class for autoslalom competition.
Another guy that rally races his Insight in the UK got custom made coil-overs for his Insight (and a full roll cage).

Many companies make adjustable shocks for open wheel race cars that can fit in the rear. In the front you would need Koni inserts or a custom fabricated shock. Spring rates are easy because there is no point in getting suspension unless you go all the way and get suspension that is 3 to 5 times stiffer then stock :badgrin:
 
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