IMS Bearing Kits
What do you know about IMS Bearings?
Fact 1. The M96 and M97 Engine is wet sump - the IMS is submerged in oil. No forced oiling or direct oil feed is required for any ball or roller bearing when an open bearing is used.
Fact 2. Ceramic hybrid ball bearings only need 1cc of oil per minute.
Fact 3. The dual row bearings used in the Patented Single Row Pro and Classic Dual Row IMS Retrofit have load ratings equal to similarly sized cylindrical roller ims bearings.
Fact 4. A ball bearing was originally chosen by Porsche because of its ability to handle both axial and thrust loads evenly.
Fact 5. The IMS Solution is the only permanent fix that backdates your IMS to work like the IMS in an aircooled Mezger flat 6 engine.
Fact 6. With over 30,000 sold and installed since 2008, the IMS Retrofit and IMS Solution are trusted worldwide as the first and best ims replacement option.
Fact 7. To date, there are no reported failures of the dual row bearings used in the Single Row Pro or Classic Dual Row IMS Retrofit kits or of the IMS Solution.
IMS Retrofit. The First. The Original.
The IMS Retrofit™ and IMS Solution™ are registered trademarks of LN Engineering LLC - the original ceramic hybrid ball-bearing and only permanent oil-fed plain bearing replacement for the M96 / M97 engine - the only IMS kits trusted by hundreds of independent mechanics and used by dealerships worldwide. All other bearing replacements are just imitations.
All genuine LN IMS Retrofit kits come laser etched, engraved, and serial numbered to validate their authenticity and feature custom-made, ceramic hybrid ball bearings made exclusively for LN Engineering using Japanese 52100 bearing races, polyamide or steel cages, and genuine Cerbec sintered silicon nitride ceramic balls that are made in the USA.
The IMS Solution: NO MOVING PARTS. NO BALL BEARING. NO PROBLEM.
Prevent costly engine failure by eliminating the problematic ball-bearing by backdating your IMS with a pressure fed oil lubricated plain bearing, just like in an aircooled Porsche. This patented design is the last IMS bearing you will ever need.
RND RS Roller IMS Retrofit: The only IMS roller bearing retrofit kit with true thrust control.
Cylindrical bearings provide great lateral load capacity, sacrificing their maximum load cap in thrust (axial movement). That’s why precise thrust control is crucial for bearing’s longevity and reliability. RND Roller Bearing IMS Retrofit kit is the only cylindrical roller bearing IMS fix on the market that uses a Genuine Koyo bearing featuring proper heat treated, 52100 bearing steel thrust surfaces on both sides to handle thrust load both fore and aft with increased number of roller elements for added load capacity. Manufactured by RND Engines for and distributed exclusively by SSF Imported Auto Parts.
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