ABOUT US

King Engine Builders specializes in high performance and OE replacement engine internasl whether it be for the street, strip or track!

WE ARE BEARING SPECIALISTS

King Engine Bearings was founded in 1960 with one objective: to supply the highest quality bearings available in the marketplace.

By specializing in engine bearings, King has built an extensive product offering that includes a wide range of engine bearings for automobiles, light-duty and heavy-duty trucks, marine, aviation, standby power and many other types of internal combustion engines. Every King bearing utilizes the highest quality materials and the most advanced designs to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

From concept to final product, everything is done under one roof. This allows King to produce bearings more efficiently and with more accuracy in order to keep up with the needs of our customers. During production, all bearings must pass rigorous quality control checkpoints throughout the entire process. This stringent system of multiple quality checks ensures that only the highest quality bearings ever make it into our customers’ hands.

King is the first choice in the extremely demanding aviation and racing industries due to our in-depth understanding of the specific needs of those industries. This knowledge and experience is then applied to every aftermarket bearing we make.

To achieve our goal of supplying the highest quality bearings, we had to reinvent the entire manufacturing process from the ground up, making King a pioneer in developing proprietary manufacturing machinery and multi-function, high speed production lines.

From concept to final product, everything is done under one roof. This allows King to produce bearings more efficiently and with more accuracy in order to keep up with the needs of our customers. During production, all bearings must pass rigorous quality control checkpoints throughout the entire process. This stringent system of multiple quality checks ensures that only the highest quality bearings ever make it into our customers’ hands.

KING PLATING PLANT

King plating plant performs deposition of various overlays.King R&D actively develop innovative coatings to meet the challenging demands of the existing and emerging engine applications.

Automatic electroplating lines produce leaded overlays (including King proprietary pMax Black™), lead free tin based and silver based overlays.

King utilizes PVD technology (physical vapor deposition) to produce lead free sputter overlay and anti -friction polymer coating developed by King TechLab unit.

KING METAL STRIPS PLANT

King’s production process begins with in-house casting of our unique alloys. King R&D department adapts the technologies for developing and implementation of innovative bearing materials such as high strength aluminum alloys, lead free and extremely strong bronzes.

King Engine Bearings has 2 principal technologies:

Steel-aluminum strips- the technology includes continuous casting of various aluminum bearing alloys in form of coiled strips, which are then rolled, bonded to steel strips and annealed for ensuring adhesion and strength.
Steel-bronze strips- the strips are produced in continuous sintering furnace of tunnel type.

KING FACTORY

As an OE supplier for the aerospace industry, our entire approach to quality is based on the strategy of zero mistakes. The same principle applies to our automotive bearings. Producing a quality product is our primary objective.

In order to achieve this, we control our product’s entire supply chain from within our factory. Our production process starts with basic raw materials and ends with packaging and delivery of the final product. This ensures total quality and logistic fluency throughout the entire process.

KING TECHLAB

Today, King’s research & development department (TechLab) is recognized as a leading technology authority in bearing science.

Bulls Eye™
Bull's Eye Tolerance
PERFECT CLEARANCE IN EVERY SET

Outperforms the industry’s wall thickness tolerance, ensuring the least thickness variation shell-to-shell.

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U-Groove™
u-groove
Greater load surface

A 90⁰ oil groove shape, keep oil flow intact, increases bearing load capacity by expanding the surface area.

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Elliptix™
Elliptix
Improved oil ingress

A newly designed oil slot/oil hole hybrid that improves oil ingress, without affecting the bearing’s surface.

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Radialock™
Radialock
Optimal crush height and heat transfer

An optimal crush height value obtained from an optimization process of each performance bearing crush height

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Eccentrix™
Eccentrix
Superior hydrodynamic lubrication

An optimized eccentricity value reached through elasto-hydrodynamic analysis and dynamic calculations.

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SmartLug™
SmartLug
Optional lug design

Prevents lug generated oil leaks while achieving better load capacity and oil film distribution.

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Dowel Hole
Additional Stability for the Shell

Enables adding a locating pin, thus improving bearing stability particularly in aluminum housing, that may be compromised by excessive housing expansion and loosing bearing press fit, that occurs in extreme heat conditions.

Force-105
Force 105 Polymer
Extreme Load Capacity

Silver based overlay containing solid lubricant additives distributed throughout the silver matrix. For extreme load engines.

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pMaxBlack™
pMaxBlack
Superior load capacity

Overlay features proprietary nano-scaled hardening process producing superior load capacity.

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Narrowed
Narrowed
Narrowed Bearing Length

Enabeling to clear large filet cranks.

NitroKote™
nitrokote
Top Fuel polymer composite matrix

Polymer coated bearings, designed to withstand the metal-to-metal contact and extreme loading from 10,000 HP Top Fuel engines.

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Lead free
Lead Free
Environmentally safe composite

A lead-free bearing material prioritizes environmental sustainability and safety, utilizing alternative compounds to achieve optimal performance in diverse applications.

pMaxKote™
pMaxKote
Factory applied polymer coating

Inhouse developed Polymer coating for race applications, enhances seizure & wear resistance, with no added thickness.

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Aluminum Based
aluminum base
Bi Metal Aluminum material

Lead free Aluminum based material used for low to heavy load engines

Copper Based
Copper Based
Tri-Metal Copper based material

Leaded or Lead Free tri layers bearings for low to heavy load engines.

SilverCore™
silvercore
Extreme Load Capacity

Silver based overlay containing solid lubricant additives distributed throughout the silver matrix. For extreme load engines.

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ManganX™
ManganX
StrengthenedAluminum

An aluminum alloy strengthened by addition of Manganese and Chromium (Mn, Cr), Used for high load applications.

Alecular™
allecular
Bi Metal high Performance

HP-developed mainly for drag race and monster truck applications using nodular cast iron crankshafts.

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XPC
SUPERIOR WEAR RESISTANCE

XPC features a nano-composite polymer coating, applied over the pMaxBlack™ overlay, enhancing wear resistance without changing the bearing’s original precision wall thickness dimension.

Polymer Coated
Polymer Coated
Polymer coating

Factory Applied Nano-composite Polymer Coating – With No Added Thickness.

Tri-M™
babbit
Babbit Based overlay

Classical Babbit overlay for medium load engines

Tri-M+™
babbit plus
Enhanced Babbit Overlay

Strengthened Babbit overlay for medium and high load engines.

Sputter
PVD Coating

Lead free material plated by Physical Vapor Deposition for extreme loads.