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Old 12-25-2016, 10:51 AM   #421 (permalink)
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My main concern is that the spring force isn't high enough to make a difference. It's not going to make any difference when pressing the brakes, the idea is that there'll be a little bit of force trying to push the pads back off of the disk after the pedal is released. With the design of disk brakes there isn't anything normally.

I might put a bit more high temperate grease on the pad tabs to encourage them to slide back.

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Old 01-01-2017, 09:12 PM   #422 (permalink)
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Just got a refund on my purchase of the NEXT oil, almost 2 months after purchase. Guess it didn't make it over the border, not sure what I'll try next.
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:55 PM   #423 (permalink)
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I ran double sets on my Festiva, and that car would coast farther than my Insight!
Why didn't you put them on your Insight?!
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:48 AM   #424 (permalink)
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I'm having trouble figuring out which drag reduction clips to get. I'm on Ebay and there's lots of listings by Raybestos, but when I use the drop-down car selection they all say not compatible with an Insight.
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Old 01-04-2017, 12:26 PM   #425 (permalink)
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That's why I never installed them on my Insights
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:45 PM   #426 (permalink)
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This is the set I used:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B5...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I need to slightly bend and reshape them, but they seem to do the trick.
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:18 AM   #427 (permalink)
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Lol, I knew when I pulled them up that it would say "this does not fit your Insight"
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I'm having trouble figuring out which drag reduction clips to get. I'm on Ebay and there's lots of listings by Raybestos, but when I use the drop-down car selection they all say not compatible with an Insight.
I bought a pair for my 1998 Civic which has very similar hardware to your insight in this category. The Reybestos site said not compatible. I bought anyway for the experiment, guessing that maybe they would anyway because how many diff vehicles could they really test. They fit, but they made light contact with the discs. So close, but still soooo far. So I removed them. FAIL!
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:30 PM   #429 (permalink)
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I want to eventually figure out a better way to do this, but it's too cold for me to be outside for hours at a time, so I built a simple relay bypass of the temperature sensor, with a 3.3k ohm resistor to simulate 60F.

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Old 01-08-2017, 10:12 PM   #430 (permalink)
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I just permanently soldered my resistor in and the sensor is in my parts box.

It's been 2 years and I haven't noticed any real downsides.

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