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Old 07-10-2009, 02:54 AM   #16
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Three months plus and I still don't have my rear shocks. Almost a decent product but for all the fitment issues and the front end sproinging occasionally when I turn. The top bearing really doesn't want to turn easily, so the torington bearing seems to work great.

Dave: 2.5" is the right size if you put it over the rubber pad which has a sleeve that goes between the shock body and the bearing and washers. They will quickly chew up the rubber and because my wheels were just about touching to begin with, the washer has cut a groove in side of my tire. That's why I need to make one out of aluminum or steel..

..patching up this suspension kit is getting old and I'll likely never see the rear shocks since the charge was put in dispute and they have blocked my email instead of wanting to take care of the problem.
Sounds like a great product backed by spectacular customer service


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Three months plus and I still don't have my rear shocks. Almost a decent product but for all the fitment issues and the front end sproinging occasionally when I turn. The top bearing really doesn't want to turn easily, so the torington bearing seems to work great.

Dave: 2.5" is the right size if you put it over the rubber pad which has a sleeve that goes between the shock body and the bearing and washers. They will quickly chew up the rubber and because my wheels were just about touching to begin with, the washer has cut a groove in side of my tire. That's why I need to make one out of aluminum or steel..

..patching up this suspension kit is getting old and I'll likely never see the rear shocks since the charge was put in dispute and they have blocked my email instead of wanting to take care of the problem.

Wow, I am sorry man. You need to start a thread on bf.c, bring this public and make DDM own up to their mistakes. There is a thread in the DDM forum now where a guy with a Z3 is having issues and all the DDM fanbois with "regular" E36s are telling Z3 guy that he is wrong. This really is complete BS.

Did you see the issues with the E39 coils a while back? The strut body was the completely wrong diameter to even fit in the receptacle. Only after several people posted publicly that there were huge problems did DDM do anything about it.

Now they are magically "redesigning" all of the coilovers because of inner seal issues...they claim they will replace everyones blown shocks, of course making them look like the good guys.

sigh...you are right Jess ...people should stick to buying bumpers and headlights from DDM, if that.


Oh and turbo5s (Mike) is referring to the fact that DDM coilovers have no bearings in the front strut assembly so when we make a turn the spring doesn't spin back to neutral, it stays in the same place, this awesome feature makes the car pull in the direction you just turned in! Fantastic...He found that putting some bearings under(?) the spring will help the issue. I need to buy some now.

Thanks Mike, you have been helpful, I really do hope you find some kind of resolution with all of this.


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well you said you put in a charge back, you should have no issues.

DDM does suck. I bought their bumper, thats all I will buy.
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I think I was one of the first on this forum to get dicked around by them when I bought my headlights. Needless to say, they won't get anymore of my business.
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I don't think I realized that DDM and Apexcone are the same company until a friend told me. That explained a lot to me..

And Spidertri, the way that spring mount is sitting is not flush. It should not be like that. I would be afraid that that spring alignment nipple would fail. It probably isn't as strong as if that mount was sitting down on the bottom of the control arm. I didn't realize that they never fixed that for you.

Other people saying to "adjust the shock." Yeah, because those shocks are height adjustable.. hehe..
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I haven't seen too many pictures of that trailing arm issue, but the way it looks to me is that the whole spring assembly could flex in directions its not meant to flex, all of the weight is being transferred onto that cone in the arm instead of the spring seat itself, will it work?? Probably, is it safe? NO!
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