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Old 03-23-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
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IMS bearing LN or Roller ?

Hi Guys, I am dreading that one day I will be driving along and see a cloud of blue smoke in the rear view mirror and my motor will be destroyed.!!
I am therefore considering replacing the existing Porsche IMS bearing.
What is the best replacement to use. The L and N ball type or the roller type marketed by Design 911 UK ?
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:07 PM   #2
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For sure go with LN Engineering all the way!
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:27 PM   #3
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If you have a single row bearing car that was made before 2006, i.e., the car uses the original single row design, the best choice is the LN's IMS Solution. It is an oil fed plain bearing design. It completely eliminates the weaknesses of roller and ball designs. A new alternative is LN's newly available Gen 2 dual row ball bearing for single row bearing cars.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:39 PM   #4
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Can this Gen 2 set up be used regardless of the original bearing being single or double ?
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Can this Gen 2 set up be used regardless of the original bearing being single or double ?
Gen 2 is only for single row cars.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:32 AM   #6
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Gen 2 is only for single row cars.
Correct.

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