Bearings reduce friction between two parts, allowing parts with low resistance to move relative to each other. There are two types, an anti-friction bearing and a sliding bearing. An anti-friction bearing is a wheel bearing in which a rotating shaft can rotate in a stationary housing. Sliding bearings, such as crankshaft bearings and connecting rod bearings, are often used in the engine block. Slide bearings contain no rotating parts and require an oil supply to be lubricated in order to reduce frictional resistance. When there is insufficient oil pressure or an incorrect type of oil is used, sliding bearings can wear out extremely quickly and therefore fail. If this happens with connecting rod bearings, and the crank pins are damaged, you should have the crankshaft ground before fitting new bearings. If new bearings are placed on an imperfect component, the new bearing will also wear out within a very short period of time. Note that, when the crankshaft is ground, an oversized bearing is installed due to the changed clearance.
In this category you will find all kinds of bearings for your vehicle, ranging from engine block bearings and pin bush bearings to differential bearings and oil pump bearings. Brands such as ACL, Clevite, Dura-Bond, KING Engine Bearings and Engine Pro have different types of bearings for your performance vehicle. Interested? Questions? Or looking for advice? Our performance product specialists are of course at your service.
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