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Wicked Big Meet 2024 Presented by Subaru
Wicked Big Meet 2024 Presented by Subaru
How to Check and Set your Rod Bearing Clearances
How to Check and Set your Rod Bearing Clearances
How To Check and Set Main Bearing Clearances
How To Check and Set Main Bearing Clearances
XPC Rebate - Save Up to $300!
XPC Rebate - Save Up to $300!
How Much Clearance Should My Engine Bearings Have?
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How Much Clearance Should My Engine Bearings Have?

In order for bearings to maintain a stable oil film, which is vital to their life, there must be a perfect match with clearance size, oil viscosity, engine operating  temp, crank surface finish and geometrical alignments. General rule of thumb for determining oil clearance is .001 of clearance for every inch of shaft dia. Ex .001 x 2.00 shaft dia.  = .002 oil clearance.  For clearances smaller and larger than the rule of thumb ,refer to the factors listed below:

XPC Rebate - Save Up to $300!
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XPC Rebate - Save Up to $300!

King Engine Bearings is thrilled to announce the “Experience the XPC Advantage” campaign, that offers customers the opportunity to experience the superior quality and advanced technology of XPC bearings while enjoying substantial savings through a mail-in rebate program. During the two-month duration of the campaign, customers can take advantage of a rebate of $10 for every $100 spent on qualifying pMaxKote™ (XPC) products by King Engine Bearings, up to a remarkable $300 rebate.

How to Check and Set your Rod Bearing Clearances
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How to Check and Set your Rod Bearing Clearances

Running the proper clearances for your rod bearings is a very important factor when building an engine. It is critical to get your rod bearing clearance right. Too much clearance and the spinning crank will fling all the oil out of the area between the bearing and the crank journal making the engine suffer from low oil pressure. This will cause metal to metal contact between the two which will result in spinning a rod bearing, destroying the rod, crank and possibly the whole engine. Too little clearance and the rod bearing might make hard contact with the crank journal and bind, damaging the bearing, causing it to spin, with possible terminal consequences to the engine.

How To Check and Set Main Bearing Clearances
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How To Check and Set Main Bearing Clearances

Running the proper clearances for your main bearings are some of the most critical things to control when building an engine. Having the correct clearances means the difference between premature wear, friction, failure and having a long-lasting, power-producing engine.

It is critical to get your main bearing clearance right. Too much clearance and an engine will suffer from low oil pressure. In severe cases, the oil pump won’t be able to keep up with the oil bleeding from the large bearing gap due to centrifugal pumping, the hydrodynamic film will break down. Too little clearance and the crank might bind and make metal-to-metal contact due to runout in the crank. This will result in a lot of friction and damage to the bearings and crank as well.

World Cup Finals Import VS Domestic 2024
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World Cup Finals Import VS Domestic 2024

You've all heard about it... Experience it in person in 2024! The 28th annual Come see us at Haltech World Cup Finals Import vs. Domestic presented by Wiseco. WCF will take place at Maryland International Raceway on October 30 - November 3, 2024. 1/4 Mile Heads-Up Racing! 12 Countries Competing! $200K+ in Cash Purse! 300+ Heads-Up Racers! See you there.

Holley LS Fest East 2024 at Beech Bend Raceway
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Holley LS Fest East 2024 at Beech Bend Raceway

Come visit us at LS Fest East 2024! On Sept 6-8, Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky is host to three full days of Autocross, Drifting, Drag Racing, Off-Road, Donuts & Burnouts, a HUGE Car Show, and our Dyno Challenge. We will be there all weekend long with King gear and racing bearings on-hand! The beautiful rolling hills of southcentral Kentucky are overtaken with wild cars while bringing out some of your favorite drivers, industry celebrities, and online influencers. All of the weekend's events lead up to the crowning of Segment Champions along with an overall "Grand Champion" for the participant who performs best in multiple specific segments. What are you waiting for? Get your tickets now!

Wicked Big Meet 2024 Presented by Subaru
HDAY Spring 2024
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HDAY Spring 2024

Join us April 12-14 at Maryland International Raceway for HDAY Spring 2024! Experience 3 days of car shows and drag racing, all Honda-specific at HDAY, the largest Honda & Acura enthusiast event in the world. Swing by the King Racing booth for new King gear and special deals on racing bearings.

TX2K24 Presented by Summit Racing Equipment
King & AMS Performance Announce the Alpha Line
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King & AMS Performance Announce the Alpha Line

King Engine Bearings and AMS Performance are proud to announce King’s new “Alpha” line of bearings. These two leading performance companies have collaborated for years innovating a new series of engine bearings that now proudly carry the “Alpha” name, AMS’ premium component brand.