It's been several months now since I had Scott install a set of his new front springs and I have to say I'm extremely pleased with the results. The car feels sportier and tighter. It's definitely a worthwhile upgrade.
Full disclosure. I have a completely new suspension now. GAZ shocks and Scotts springs in the rear, brand new Honda struts and Scotts springs in the front. Did the rears first and the fronts later. Significant difference both times. Even with RE92's overinflated the car sticks to the road when cornering.
If you love your Insight, you'll love it even more with these improvements!
I've had the fronts for several thousand miles, and I love them. There is a big difference between this car and my other cars with stock front springs. I haven't noticed any change in mileage or tire wear. There are no negatives to these front springs.
I finally had the opportunity to make it out to Jue Motors in California last week and visit Scott during the Honda museum visit event. I had purchased these springs back at Stars & Cars last year but had never gotten around to installing them since it was a semi major maintenance. Boy howdy, I had no idea what I was missing! I already had Scott's rear Springs and Gaz shocks, but this is another order of magnitude better overall.
In a nutshell, the car now feels like it has a modern suspension under it. Gone is the ALB chatter after every single small seam I hit in my neighborhood. Gone is the front end dip when you hit the brakes. Bumps that used to make me preemptively grimace now make me smile. The car rattles less overall and is tighter feeling in the corners for sure. Gone also is the "boaty" rocking feeling of the stock springs, replaced by stout responsiveness after a quick correction in direction. From the perspective of upgrading just the rear springs for a couple years (which was also a big change), then adding these, I will say the addition of the fronts changed the entire feel of the car for me.
On a side note, I also installed Scott's prototype 1/2" spacers on the rear suspension while I was in California. I was loaded heavy and riding low even with the upgraded springs when I pulled in. I didn't think I needed them but Scott suggested them and I decided to give them a try. Surprisingly to me, these made a huge difference for me in the overall feel of the car. Again, no bottoming out, no bump stop teeth jarring hits, and a general feeling of a more modern suspension that can actually maneuver to fit the road. it is also nice to see the Honda emblem again on my rear wheels.
If you enjoy crisp responsiveness from your vehicle, ever have passengers, haul anything in the back, or have a wife that almost matches your weight, I highly recommend all of the above suspension upgrades.
Hey Scott, first post! Could use whatever springs+struts are still around. Have had my red g1 since super bowl day, and that’s been long enough to realize a need for new springs/struts. I’m especially looking for stiffer specs as i plan to lay some heavy sound insulation in soon. I plan to call when i am out of work hours.
On a separate note, any relation to the HybridRevolt site? They seem to have their own share of the rear goodies you have available.