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King HIGH PERFORMANCE Rod Bearing Set All 4.6, 5.0, and 5.4 Engines

King HIGH PERFORMANCE Rod Bearing Set All 4.6, 5.0, and 5.4 Engines

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Product Code: KNGCR868HPN

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King HIGH PERFORMANCE Racing 4.6, 5.0 Coyote and 5.4 Bearings are the best choice for STREET or RACING Modular engines. Sold in sets of 8.

Tri-metal vs. Bi-metal Bearings

Traditional rod and main bearing construction is based upon a three layer configuration composed of a steel backing, a copper-lead layer and a very thin overlay of babbitt material only .0005" - .0008" thick.

Kingís bearing uses just two layers, a high strength steel backing plus a bonded layer of "Alecular" bearing material .012" - .015" thick.

Alecular material is used exclusively by King. It is an alloy of aluminum, tin, copper and several other elements. Because it is an alloy, it maintains its properties throughout its entire depth, delivering consistent and reliable performance.

Benefit No.1 - Particle Embedability

More than half of engine bearing failures are caused by metallic particles which scratch crank journals and tear or weaken thin babbitt overlays such as in the tri-metal bearing.

Since Kingís Alecular bearing layer is much thicker than the babbitt overlay (.015" vs. .0008"), it provides eighteen (18) times more embedability than a tri-metal bearing to catch and hold particles so they donít scratch the crank journals. This is especially true for particles over .0004" in diameter which cause most of the damage.

Benefit No. 2 - Conformability

The much thicker layer of Alecular bearing material (.015" vs. .0008") allows the bearing to conform to problems such as metal to metal contact when there is mis-alignment present or the connecting rods stretch. Greater conformability means fewer bearing failures.

Benefit No. 3 - Temperature Resistance

The Alecular materialís melting/fatigue point is over 11000 F, almost three times that of the thin babbitt overlay in a tri-metal bearing (400OF). This means added protection against localized overheating due to mis-alignment, detonation, overloading, loss of coolant, etc.

Benefit No. 4 - High Load Capacity

Alecular bearings successfully withstand the stresses of blown, nitro-methane burning Top Fuel dragsters generating 5,000 hp at 8,000 rpm and in 700 hp circle track engines running for extended periods of time. The same metallurgical alloy is used in Kingís street bearings that is used in Kingís High Performance bearings, so the regular bearing user gets the advantage of the alloy developed and used in race engines.

Benefit No. 5 - Control of Wall Tolerance

Bearing -to- journal clearances on main and connecting rod bearings can be affected by several variables, all of which the engine builder must try to control. King has removed concerns about inconsistent shell to shell bearing wall thickness by the use of statistical control methods to keep wall thickness to very limited variation.

Other manufacturers produce bearings whose wall thickness at the crown can vary by up to + .00025". King bearings are produced using "Bull's Eye" specs which set a higher standard of controlling the wall thickness, permitting no more than + .00010" variation of the desired thickness.

The benefits of tight control of wall thickness tolerance are:

  1. Improved consistency of bearing to journal clearance. No more trying different bearings within a set to get the "right" fit.
  2. Superior eccentricity and crush relief values for a better oil "wedge" and less journal wear.
  3. Less taper across the bearing face, meaning superior wall stability, a more parallel wall and better oil film development.
  4. Crankshaft grinder does not need to grind cranks "fat" or "thin" to compensate for bearing variations.
  • High Performance Bearings

  • Our racing sponsorship involves more than supplying money, product and technical help. And our motivation is more than just the thrill of winning.

  • Racing is the ultimate laboratory for testing our bearings. The loads engine bearings experience in pushing a ground - shaking race car down a quarter mile in four seconds, or launching 10,000 lbs. of truck 15 feet in the air, are enormous.

  • At KING Engine Bearings, we learn from these racing experiences, and we apply what we learn to help us make better bearings -- for race engines and for your everyday station wagon, too. Racers like Eddie Hill and Jay Payne have benefited from KING innovations like:
  • Alecularô Bearing Material -- KING developed this alternative to the traditional tri-metal bearings construction. KING bearings have a single deep (.012" - .015") layer of Alecular material, an exclusive alloy of aluminum, tin, copper and other metals, on the steel backing. This gives us superior embedability.
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5 of 5 King Rod Bearings December 5, 2021
Reviewer: SD Wheeler from Crosby, TX United States  
One of the leaders in bearing technology. Always on point size wise right out of the box.  Never have we needed to "juggle" bearings from different sets to establish the needed bearing clearance like other brands.  They're dead on every time. Excellent bearing life too. We have beat on them in N/A trim, blowers and turbos. Never hurt a bearing or crank with King bearings.

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5 of 5 May 31, 2021
Reviewer: Anthony Angel from Hickory, NC United States  

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5 of 5 Look great June 13, 2019
Reviewer: Austyn Burfeind from Sioux Falls, SD United States  
Quality looking bearings however I have not gotten around to installing them yet.

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