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I've seen mention on other threads of the front wheel fairings that dealers often don't install. Well, guess what I found in the trunk of the 2000 that I just bought? Two bright, shiny plastic pieces, still held together with a couple of cable ties :)

(At least I think that's what they are. They look much like the drawing in the encyclopedia, and have part numbers SOKRR-R and SOKRR-L molded in them.)

So the question is, just how DO you put those sokrrs on? I've tried them every which way, and can't find anything that looks right, or where the bolt holes line up with anything.
 

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It's a 3-D shape, so it is somewhat hard to describe. I installed mine on my 2000, but I did it in 2000, so my mental image is not so clear that I can easily verbalize it, especially since I do not have an Insight I can walk out and look at, since mine was destroyed, and I'm still waiting for my new one to arrive.

Anyway, I'd advise you to lay on your back, looking up at the space in front of your front wheel well. Take both of these farings with you until you figure out which one goes on which side. Note that the edges all point in a way that makes one side more concave and the other side more convex. The concave side faces up. The most curved corner traces along the back-side corner of the bumper. The faring covers that air space between the bumper and the wheel well.

Once you have it oriented roughly the right way, you should be able to find the holes that line up for the screws to hold it in place. I'm told there's also two-sided tape, but I don't remember that part.

I hope this helps. I remember that it took me a while to figure out exactly where these things were supposed to go, but when I realized that they are supposed to be parallel to the ground, convex side up, curved corner toward the front-outside corner of the car, the rest sort of fell into place.

I just looked at the encyclopedia here. There's a drawing pointing to one of them, calling it a "Front air dam" at:

http://www.insightcentral.net/encyclopedia/enaero.html

You can also see them in the "exploded" view at:

http://www.insightcentral.net/encyclope ... anels.html

Good luck.
 

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Yeah, that's the picture I was looking at. So they go horizontally, with the thicker end towards the wheel? I'd somehow gotten the impression that they went vertically, and attached inside the wheel well.

I think I may be missing a couple of the underbody fairings, though, right in that area around the front. Anyone know of a good reference to what's supposed to be there? And a good online junkyard if there are indeed pieces missing?
 

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James they were already on my car when I got it, but with the paper work there was an instuction sheet for there installation. I can e-mail it to you if you want to contact me at [email protected]. I think they are not put on at the factory so as not to have them damaged during shipping if the car is strapped down on on a car carrier.
 

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The strakes that fit in front of the tires are not shiny plastic - they're rubber, and they probably would come in plastic bags with part # and part name on the label - not connected with a cable tie.

The part #'s for the left and right strakes are: 71120-S3Y-000 (634787) and 71110-S3Y-000 (634786).

Can you better describe the parts you're looking at? Or post a picture? If all else fails, you can take them to the friendly parts guy at your local friendly Honda dealer and have him figure out what they are. Parts dept. should also be able to help you figure out if there's anything missing. They should also be able to print out pix from their computer if you need any.

Good luck,
 

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Don't have a way to post a picture. You might easily say these are made of rubber: it's a stiff but flexible composition of some sort, much like the material the underbody fairings are made of.

They're roughly rectangular in shape, a bit over a foot in the longest direction, maybe 7-8 inches wide, and about 3 inches deep. Two sides of that smallest dimension are obviously aerodynamic, the rest is more angular. There are a couple of brass? bolt holes in the interior...

Don't recall anything in the way of part numbers other than what I mentioned: SOKRR-R and SOKRR-L. Puzzling.
 
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