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Old 07-07-2010, 09:05 AM   #1
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Default King Engine bearings? Anyone use them? If not what do you use?

I have used ACL duraglide and race bearing on about 95% of the engines i have built. I used a set of kings about 5years ago with good luck. With the whole ACL failing at life with the price jump and the intergalactic back order on b18/b20 bearings i need to get some and would like to hear what every one is using out there.

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I used a set of kings in a factory rebuild.
Worked ok.
As far as I know its still driving.
That was 4 years ago
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Clevites have worked well for me so far.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:53 AM   #4
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Why not just order ACL bearings from an online store that has them in stock?
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Why not just order ACL bearings from an online store that has them in stock?
Who carries them? I've been looking and noone carried them in stock I guess.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:20 PM   #6
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http://www.maperformance.com/honda-a...gine-bearings/

Plus Im sure there must be a number of H-T sponsors that have them in stock
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King is a really good bearing if you ask me, I used them in my B18C build.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:27 PM   #8
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Why not just order ACL bearings from an online store that has them in stock?
I called and emailed over 60 companies in and out of the US no one has them.

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Who carries them? I've been looking and noone carried them in stock I guess.
yep!

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http://www.maperformance.com/honda-a...gine-bearings/

Plus Im sure there must be a number of H-T sponsors that have them in stock
They dont have them.
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and the intergalactic back order on b18/b20 bearings
are you talking about OEM?
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:13 PM   #10
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http://www.maperformance.com/honda-a...gine-bearings/

Plus Im sure there must be a number of H-T sponsors that have them in stock
nope already checked. I guess everyone drop ships them only.I'm just going too get OEM and be done with it. I can't wait 11weeks
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Clevites have worked well for me so far.
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Yeah the ACL thing sucks. we do have mains/thrust acl race but are out of the rod bearings for B16 and LS motors. I believe I have a few sets of B18C HX rod bearings too.

ACL Says end of July. I also have the full set of Clevite in stock with the H rod bearing. Been having to use that with the whole ACL fiasco.
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are you talking about OEM?
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there duraglide and race bearings like i stated in the OP.
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Any of the Outlaw and SFWD guys have any certain bearings you like???
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:17 PM   #15
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I have used King in my last motor they held up great and are still holding up in a friends chassis
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they do not make them hardened like the ACL bearings are (1925h)

If they would actually have them hardened, they would sell a lot better. For race motors, they are not too good. they cant take a beating especially at high rpm.
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king bearings here....making over 400whp with them. no problems. actually the last 3 or 4 engine setups i went thru all used king bearings...never a bearing related failure/problem. they seem to work just fine...they can take the abuse...
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they do not make them hardened like the ACL bearings are (1925h)

If they would actually have them hardened, they would sell a lot better. For race motors, they are not too good. they cant take a beating especially at high rpm.
I dont know were you got your info but according to king there HP bearings hard just like the ACL Race.
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Contact Laskey Racing I got a full B-Series ACL Bearing set for $100 shipped, cant beat that!

My old motor had King's in it, never had a problem with them.
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Why not just use OEM Honda? That's all we use in our motors.
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My father used to sell their bearings in the late 90's. He swears by them. He has them on a 800hp 460 that was built ten years ago, has at least four hundred passes on it and still going strong.
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Only OEM Honda here! I have used others, but none compare to Honda! Period.

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OEM bearings are what I hear most people use, I have never heard any bad things with the oem honda bearings.
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i use oem in my higher hp car 800whp and clevites in a 400hp sohc both i have had good luck with prefer oem tho, recomend playin with the colors to get proper clearances for high hp if useing oem, good luck
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Why not just use OEM Honda? That's all we use in our motors.

that is what i was thinking.. theyre the best to use in my opinion and the only ones i use in engines i build.
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