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Old 11th August 2009, 18:01   #1
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Hi Freinds,
While servicing my NHC at Honda service station, it was brought to my notice that the SUB FRAME on the left side has been damged which would require to be changed completly along with the left lower arm.

After inspecting the car personally it was noticed that the Sub Frame was indeed damaged, not really sure how?? and it was also mentioned, if the sub frame & the Left lower arm are not changed soon it will damage the right lower arm of the car as well.

The price quoted to me for the Sub Frame is Rs8500/- and the lower arm Rs 3500/- each.

What I need to know, does it require to change the lower arm or just changing the Sub Frame would be sufficient and are the rates quoted justified.
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Old 11th August 2009, 18:07   #2
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Did you hit any potholes at high speed? Extreme shock damages the suspension and frame components.
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Old 11th August 2009, 18:40   #3
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Did you hit any potholes at high speed? Extreme shock damages the suspension and frame components.
@I_Z : can't really recollect, but guess that could be the cause for the damage, keeping in mind the conditions of road during monsoon.
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Does anyone has a clue if changing the Sub Frame would be enough or should the Lower arm need to be replaced as well.
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I guess both needs to be replaced if the damage is noticeable.
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Does anyone has a clue if changing the Sub Frame would be enough or should the Lower arm need to be replaced as well.
It is difficult to say, depends on the nature of the damage. But it is highly likely that your lower arm is also damaged because when you hit a hump or pothole it is the lower arm that takes the hit before the Subframe.

Did you check other suspension components? A SubFrame will not get damaged so easily unless you hit something really hard in which case I am sure there would be some damage to the Strut, BumpStop, Strut Mount, Coil Spring or Drive Shaft as well.

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I had hit a upscaled drainage cover , and when I mean upsized, it was like almost 1 foot above the ground. Maybe to prevent people from going in during the monsoon floods, but I couldnt see it while I took a U turn and consequently had the same problem. I suggest you replace it asap since it is a driving hazard too.
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I had hit a upscaled drainage cover , and when I mean upsized, it was like almost 1 foot above the ground. Maybe to prevent people from going in during the monsoon floods, but I couldnt see it while I took a U turn and consequently had the same problem. I suggest you replace it asap since it is a driving hazard too.
Yeah!! guess I will have it replaced ASAP.

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It is difficult to say, depends on the nature of the damage. But it is highly likely that your lower arm is also damaged because when you hit a hump or pothole it is the lower arm that takes the hit before the Subframe.

Did you check other suspension components? A SubFrame will not get damaged so easily unless you hit something really hard in which case I am sure there would be some damage to the Strut, BumpStop, Strut Mount, Coil Spring or Drive Shaft as well.
@novice; the damage to the sub frame is more towards the left rather then the centre of the car but seems I'll have it re-inspected with an authorised dealer again and may be get it changed.

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I guess both needs to be replaced if the damage is noticeable.
@SCH: The damage is noticable to the Sub Frame but I didn't notice any damage to the lower arm inspite of standing below the car when it was raised to evaluate the extent of damage to the car
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