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I've spent hours today researching this forum trying to get an idea of all the available modifications. I thouhgt it would be helpful to list all modifications on one thread by name. This way you can search this forum by the title of the modificaiton if you are interested.

Please add any modifications I have missed and title it so that when searched it will retrieve as much information as possible.

Modifications you may want to consider:

1. MIMA
2. PIMA
3. FAS
4. Warm Air modification
5. Radiator block
6. Increased tire pressure
7. Engine block heater
8. EPS disconnect
9. Thermos modification
10. Muffler modification
11. Cruise control
12. Dead pedal
13. Speaker replacement
14. Seat covers
15. Window tint
16. Arm Rest
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Of course ANY Mod risks voiding warranty and or breaking the car.

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#1> DC-DC keep alive , for during FAS operation , etc....

#2> V-Boost, extra secondary battery to add plug in hybrid grid charging ability and to increase Electrical on board storage.

#3> Top off charge.... for topping off the stock battery over night.

#4> Turbo

#5> Can be run on E-85 modification. ( I remember someone in Europe doing this. )

#6> Disabling power steering

#7> Although I don't know of anyone having done it on an Insight , but other ICEs have been converted to run on Hydrogen.

#8> Insights have been modified into full EVs

#9> Seat cooling system to reduce the need for AC

#10> 5th Wheel / Wheel motor to add a pure EV mode while keeping the rest of the stock hybrid system.

#11> Extra Monitoring equipment to keep track of when the car is in Fuel Cut, Battery and sub-pack Voltages, Current, etc....

#12> Adding 12VDC Exhaust fan for the rear air exit vent to reduce temperature increase while parked in a sunny parking lot.

#13> Routed AC ducting to the IMA Stock Battery Air intake behind the passenger seat to increase Stock IMA Battery Cooling effect.

#14> Adding a Trailer for towing.

#15> Adding a bike Rack.

#16> Adding Air Springs.

#17> Replacing / upgrading stock springs / Shocks.

#18> GPS

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off the top of my head those are the ones I recall..
 

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those are most of the ones i can think of

theres also:

removal of all or just rear windshield wipers for better aerodynamics

addition of fins on trailing edge of roof for better aerodynamics

removal of antena for better aerodynamics

removal of front liscence plate for better aerodynamics

addition of a subwoofer(shoebox or otherwise)

replacement of spare tire donut with a full size spare


and one im surprised noone has added:

DRIVER ATTITUDE :!:
 

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Remove fuse for rear defroster. It runs for about 10 minutes every time you start the car, even in summer, and uses quite a bit of electricity.

At least that's the theory. It's easy to take out the fuse, though...
 

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- rear anti-sway bar/torsion bar.
- Winter tires
- Summer performance tires
 

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Great list guys, A few more I remember:
Corey's brake light full regen switch

Billys rear view TV camera replacement for the rear view mirrors

Remember my rear LCD MPG display?

Randalls engine blanket


What I always thought would be nice to have is a common problem list.
Some starters:

1.Recalibrations what it means and the different types

2. Driver window track needs lube. How to and materials.
3. EGR stutter and cleaning procedure
4. O2 sensor issues
5. Cat issues
6. Autostop Issues
7. Water in cabin
8.
9.
 

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1. raising the seat(s)

2. modifying the aero cover under the engine.

3. Halogen lights.

4. improved horn.

5. Adjustable lumbar support.
 

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1. ScanGauge 2

2. a decent stereo

3. sun shades front and rear, plus one for the side facing the sun when parked.

4. nice, dark window tint to help avoid a/c use.

5. a good, fitted car cover to keep it cool in the summer, and snow-free in the winter, or

6. a garage! that it could actually fit into! (barely room to walk in mine...)
 

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Don't forget sunroof, was a must for mine as I don't have AC.

Things I have done to mine to date:

1. Stereo with speakers in factory locations, amps, 2 X 8" subwoofers.
2. Sunroof
3. Mima
 

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Solar powered ventilation fans. (Figgy's idea)
 

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Nice list!

My own mod:

Installation of a double-din Navigation system (Pioneer AVIC-D3).

-fly
 

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Saris roof rack with bicycle tray that clears the rear hatch, and a ski rack which does not.

The hit on the mileage in a year has been about 5mpg on average. Keep in mind that I'm a short-trip, stop-and-go Insight driver. I got 53mpg driving to my sister's on Christmas Day. :lol:
 
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