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Finally got around to doing the banana arms,  I had already had superpro bushes fitted around 4-5 years ago but had noticed a slight knocking noise more recently especially after a run so decided to replace the arms as the ball joints are known to cause this issue too, so the plan originally was to remove the old arms and swap the superpro bushes over to the new ones2926B2B1-840C-47EE-8F37-8345C6520D38.jpeg.a891f102b0e091dda2e708e7fcfd1973.jpeg129A43EB-40C9-4057-94E6-929DBF0E56CD.jpeg.97f86045a091c4d27bc8a2a578b53956.jpeg845B616B-790A-4715-8A15-3F39BA756BD6.jpeg.5f86c948844529867f0ffb60598fcdc2.jpegF127A5BE-8E03-442C-991F-DBBF644F6B8A.jpeg.1637f9bcd2ae02e1f39d4bba2d0bf61f.jpegAs you can see the sleeves are completely shot and unfortunately you can’t buy these separately and I wasn’t prepared to spend another £200 on something that in my opinion perhaps shouldn’t have rotted so badly in the first place, so just installed the new arms with the standard bushes

77187C9C-3021-4FE2-99D9-E46261530864.jpeg.ff838f6e080b5f6017444a1843e55bd0.jpegThe chassis bolts were rusted as well but I half expected this after reading other threads260562A2-24E7-47C7-A7F4-A7791A9C9699.jpeg.b9ac72f2a33d9934b5e754af51203b19.jpegCleaned up with some scotch brite and a smear of grease

i also purchased new cones for the ball joints 

DC4C8302-9F04-401B-83BA-ABE00506AFBF.jpeg.2eb359a0b32b8ccadc8a3bfc8b98ba82.jpegNew arm and cone fittedA4CC2D7B-EE15-4704-973C-911E89A54570.jpeg.52bdff42c1f4310bec46aa49bd733fe5.jpegre installed the sub frame, and then it was time to fit the freshly refurbished wheels

before pics655D20AC-E6AE-47DD-AD94-61A3E03D3503.jpeg.c062b5c7e3f546a16713370b4626b784.jpeg2056FE6B-B60E-4339-89E0-76777421D887.jpeg.58fe47ec8c2b576f05e8450703c0c62f.jpeg233403AC-51C5-414F-A37F-1E4F8BF690BA.jpeg.c4e62d30f5ce31e98c820c290f788155.jpeg2F9B3FC7-F4BE-4356-A9B0-91D11804D5F9.jpeg.b6d400ff45ea806b3c8c80e525dd9af2.jpegA99F221B-6C44-4E72-8399-1DA6F0C2388B.jpeg.ebae127b3f71cc8f5058e1be0aad5a6f.jpegas you can see they were pretty rough so I had them refurbed in sparkle silver at the wheel genie along with a fresh set of Mps4

afterF37C939C-D600-4F17-9831-98CBED347D79.jpeg.eadbcf8f0305cb1b72dab16dbcb282af.jpegF1944385-E48C-4BBA-A931-48CE936458ED.jpeg.9bb7f352d81b37af68f37e977d285714.jpeg09702BC4-C9E2-459D-B7E6-CA9067B7C290.jpeg.0980522bcdaf90c6b4c0c57f45e6e032.jpegE073695C-A103-4843-9B3E-BE613931E736.jpeg.e2cdd225070bba4338ad14fd337d96d9.jpegthey are 100 times better than before but I can see pitting where the corrosion was and they have just powder coated over the top, not sure if this is standard practice DC3C0523-A178-450C-91E9-0AAB79A903A0.jpeg.157f29b298b7f200d9b31073d45140cc.jpegwill get some pics up fitted once I have given the car a clean

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Nice job! How hard was it to replace the bananas? 

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It really is quite straight forward get the car jacked nice and high as you need to remove the front brace which is only 12 bolts then undo the ball joint nut and that’s pretty much it, but you can run into problems if they are seized to the chassis bolts 

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Call me a brand whore, but I love the raised branding on these.

Seeing "RAYS ENGINEERING" & "FORGED" in raised letters just makes my inner me nod with a reassuring smile :teeth:

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Looks brilliant. I am hoping to do the same thing shortly.

 

Are these OEM banana arms? I know you have the standard bushes so just curious.

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Your wheels should not look like that straight after powdercoating.

They should have taken the pitting away first. I'd be taking them back

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On 08/04/2019 at 15:45, bizizl said:

Your wheels should not look like that straight after powdercoating.

They should have taken the pitting away first. I'd be taking them back

Me to! Your paying for a professional job.

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On 08/04/2019 at 15:45, bizizl said:

Your wheels should not look like that straight after powdercoating.

They should have taken the pitting away first. I'd be taking them back

Had my Ray's powder coated in Dark Gunmetal came out sweet....until I kerbed it later LOL.

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On 02/06/2019 at 14:58, davey_83 said:

Powder coating can be bad for forged wheels :dry:

 

It's alright, you just have to let them know that they're forged, and they need to cure at a lower temperature, it'll take longer to cure that's all.

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'sir did you remember to treat my wheel different to batch of the other 10 sets you did that day?" 

 

"Yes of course customer, I told the lad and he made sure to run the oven at a lower temperature for longer after all the other wheels just for you"

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Good work. I don't know what it is about zeds, but when I swapped the exhaust over on mine at 20,000 miles & 4 years old the underside of my zed looked like it had been dragged out of the sea, it was mega rusty. I was quite shocked as the 174,000 mile 11 year old golf it replaced still looked brand new underneath.

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5 hours ago, davey_83 said:

'sir did you remember to treat my wheel different to batch of the other 10 sets you did that day?" 

 

"Yes of course customer, I told the lad and he made sure to run the oven at a lower temperature for longer after all the other wheels just for you"

I luv sarcasm 

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