****caution to all djm****

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by lamecargo, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. lamecargo

    lamecargo Active Member

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    Well i was just pulling up the driveway and my drivers side lower control arm snapped. here all the pictures. now it looks like it was corroding for a around the weld so here are some pics....i will post up pics next weekend when i get it in the driveway and get these off an put the stock ones on. but i would suggest everyone look at their control arms to see if there are any hairline fractures. Believe me if this would of happened on my commute going 70 the truck prob would of flipped on me.

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    Luckly i had just a few hours ago bought the 97 civic next to it for a commuter
     
  2. jwg256

    jwg256 New Member

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    could it have been a bad weld? any warrentees on the djm drop kit? i have broken a couple bike frames and they get replaced no questions but it takes a min
     
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    It looks like to much heat on the weld, it cristalized the surounding steel. Definitely manufacturing defect
     
  4. STONER-X

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    wow lucky you were not driving down the street when that happened.... looks like it had a crack before it broke... that is a lot of rust. looks like almost 50% of the top part...

    the first pic looks like a bada$$ low drop :)
     
  5. lamecargo

    lamecargo Active Member

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    Ill call djm on Monday see if they can get me a deal
     
  6. Gators Taco

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    That should be replacement with no IF or BUT.
     
  7. trd_sport

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    thats not good............glad you were able to post this!
     
  8. K2

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    Damn, having just gone DJM - this is certainly concerning. Like you said, if that had happened at speed the result would have been very bad indeed. I have noticed surface rust already on some of the DJM parts and am pretty sure that during the winter months I'm going to pull all the parts and have them blasted and powder coated.

    I'm going to sticky this thread - at least until we hear from DJM and/or DJM Direct.
     
  9. lamecargo

    lamecargo Active Member

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    I'm doing a 160 mile commute round trip...just bought the civic today...all the driving to look at the car saved me or else I would have been driving it at the soonest monday
     
  10. Rat Rod

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    hella flush ;D oh wait :c glad your ok dude
     
  11. K2

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    Make sure to get more pics from different angles once you get it jacked up. Also, would LOVE to hear a response from DJM (especially directly here on the forum - but at least post what they say).
     
  12. lamecargo

    lamecargo Active Member

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    Yes I wish there was a way to tag him directly from here. But I will get resolution
     
  13. Murderface

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    Call Tony from here if u haven't already(phone# in his sig)
     
  14. K2

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    From his sig:
    DJM 3/4 OR 3/3 FOR THE X RUNNER $595 SHIPPED LOWER 48 STATES. If you see it for cheaper shoot me a link ill beat anyones prices. Call or text me 24/7 415 519 2432 with any questions and yes I'm around 24/7. email at tony@tbssowners.com. All parts ship directly from DJM to you. My name is Tony.
     
  15. *IrunnIt*

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    yea give him a call if he doesn't answer leave a message, he always calls back very quick.
     
  16. RedXRunner

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    glad you're okay! When did you move to NC?
     
  17. sdxrunner619

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    You JUST went DJM, and its all ready rusting?!?!?!?! f-that. High quality right there...:rolleyez:

    OP, i've had suspension/brakes catastrophically fail before, thankfully its all ways been at low speeds when the fail....:ahhhhh:
     
  18. JiNsEiGaNaI

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    wow, wanna hear more about this, glad to hear ur alright, and like everyone else, wanna hear wat DJM has to say
     
  19. K2

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    I haven't checked the front arms but the rear C-Notch definitely has surface rust in some spots where the coating is flaking (below is the only pic I took - there are other places that are slightly larger). I did buy the kit used - but it was never installed. It literally sat in the box for 18 months before it made its way to me. But I was surprised as well that the coating was already failing. I know that its minor at this point but it makes you wonder what it will look like in a few years.

    OP - how long was your kit installed before this failure?

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  20. lamecargo

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    2-3 yearsi had it installed 2-3 years
     

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