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Old 08-13-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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European Parts Solutions / Vertex Auto IMS bearing

Just saw this in my new Excellence.

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The roller bearing makes sense to me in the application.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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Intresting. Hopefully I'll be waiting a while longer before I need an IMS repalcement (when I do my clutch) and maybe by then there will be some feedback on how well it works.
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In my (humble) experience, the roller bearing will carry far more load than an equivalant sized spherical ball bearing, but its limiting function is it's ability to sustain high revs.

I'm pretty sure that the IMS bearing revolves at crankshaft speed (up to 7,200rpm), so some of our more qualified members might like to comment on this new style of bearing.....
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In my (humble) experience, the roller bearing will carry far more load than an equivalant sized spherical ball bearing, but its limiting function is it's ability to sustain high revs.

I'm pretty sure that the IMS bearing revolves at crankshaft speed (up to 7,200rpm), so some of our more qualified members might like to comment on this new style of bearing.....
The IMS spins at half crank speed, as that's how Porsche did the reduction to cam speed eons ago.

That said, I'd just as soon not have anything but a shell bearing in there, and now that there's an option for that.....
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I wonder how they control thrust on it. Looks like a 901 transmission bearing to me.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:10 AM   #6
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Pedro's garage has a new IMS solution too, as well as 4 types of replacement bearings for sale. A single row steel bearing, single row ceramic bearing, and double row steel and double row ceramic. The ceramic bearings are only $199 and $219.

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PS I have the LN Engineering Double Row ceramic bearing in mine
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:58 AM   #7
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I wonder how they control thrust on it. Looks like a 901 transmission bearing to me.
Someone might know better than I do, but I don't believe the bearing is supporting a thrust load.
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