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Old 05-24-2018, 12:17 PM   #541 (permalink)
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Chances are good I won't pull them off and weigh them for a while, but they're slightly less thick than the no-name rotors I had installed before. Having held them both I don't think there's a significant difference in weight, but if anything it's on the lighter side.

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Old 05-24-2018, 06:35 PM   #542 (permalink)
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They are iron rotors that are plated with aluminum/zinc. Not aluminum coated with zinc.
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They are iron rotors that are plated with aluminum/zinc. Not aluminum coated with zinc.
That makes much better sense, given the heat and stress. I thought the 10 lbs I saw for a similar seeming Bosch rotor was a bit heavy for aluminium & zinc!
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:40 AM   #544 (permalink)
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Installed some new creature comforts.

8" sub hidden in some dead space in the rear:






Infinity Kappa speakers all around. These are a lot more efficient, so I was able to delete my amplifier.




Honda CR-Z seats:






Ever wonder what the inside of a seat looks like? I pulled them apart for cleaning and removed the airbags and what appeared to be a controller for heating the passenger seat. They were still probably twice as heavy as the Insight's seats.




The new seats weren't quite drop-in replacements, and required that I make adapters.



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Old 07-02-2018, 07:43 AM   #545 (permalink)
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Windshield wipers had been making a "clunk clunk" for the last few months. Pulled things apart and found one of the plastic bushings (?) had broken apart, and the rod was bouncing around a bit whenever I turned them on.



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Seats look great. I couldn't bring myself to double seat weight in a G1 Insight, myself!



Did you replace the wiper mechanism bushing? Where'd you get the bits?


I had a bunch of worn ones in the MPGiata (so worn, one would sometimes pop off the ball). I filled it with epoxy and dremeled out the socket.
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Seats look great. I couldn't bring myself to double seat weight in a G1 Insight, myself!
The added weight is a bummer, but my back thanks me. It feels like riding in an entirely different car now.



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Did you replace the wiper mechanism bushing? Where'd you get the bits?


I had a bunch of worn ones in the MPGiata (so worn, one would sometimes pop off the ball). I filled it with epoxy and dremeled out the socket.
I ordered the entire arm from G1 Parts. I think it was ~$20? Replacement took ~10 minutes.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:11 PM   #548 (permalink)
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Looks good!

I'm sure those seats will make it a lot more enjoyable to drive, even though they'll probably rob you of a quarter mile a gallon

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