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Old 12-27-2012, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Red Devil - '11 Honda Insight Elegance
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RedDevil's 2011 Honda Insight

Hi from Holland!
I bought a 2011 Honda Insight with just 1400 miles on it last October.
Did about 5 l/100 km or 48 mpg US unmodded in the first 3000 miles.
Aiming for 4l/100km or 60 mpg US with mods and sub-wheel-nut tightening.

My ecomods and plans:
- Fully blocked lower grille with insulation tube (done)
- 35W 5000K HID kit for the lows (done)
- LEDs in the front fog, parking, license plate, hood and door exit lights (done)
- block heater (will order soon, did some experimentation with a 1000W hair dryer... yeah)
- Aerodynamic covers for my steel rims (stock cheapo's on, will modify soon)
- Covers for the gap under the Insights front indicators (soon)
Rear antenna redesign; longer and horizontal, aero foot sleeve (soon)
- Front wiper cover/gurney (very likely, as the leading edge of the ridge between the hood and the windscreen has the right angle so it can support it)
- Rear bumper corner ridge to break the Coanda effect curling the airflow from the side to the rear (needs experimentation and verification)
- Regulated lukewarm air intake (need to be able to monitor intake temp for that: already tested removal of the air snorkel to draw air from the radiator)
- Rear wheel well covers like the Insight mark 1 has (just maybe)
- Air intake turbine&dynamo to harvest energy from the intake vacuum on partial engine load, maybe combined with a compressor for better torque when accelerating (in my dreams)

I added this on my sons request: its the little bugger impersonating Cookie Monster on my avatar btw. Yeah, my DNA too.)

2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.17 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.

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For education go to people unlike yourself.

Last edited by RedDevil; 01-21-2013 at 05:05 PM.. Reason: Added another mod
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