RS Roller Bearing Kits
The only IMS roller bearing retrofit kit with true thrust control
Manufactured by RND Engines and distributed exclusively by SSF Auto Parts, RS Roller Bearing Kits sport 2-year/24,000 miles limited parts warranty provided by SSF Auto Parts with professional installation and proper IMS procedure pre-qualification. Recommended service interval 4 years or 50,000 miles.
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. Other competitors make claims of being many times stronger than a ball bearing or that their patented thrust control is superior, but the RND Roller is the only kit that uses a bearing designed to handle these thrust loads with actual ratings you can verify and quantify as provided by the manufacturer of the NUP204E bearing supplied to RND by Koyo.
Unlike other commercially available cylindrical roller bearing IMS kits, the RND RS Roller does not require any oil system modifications, so there is no risk of compromising the intermediate shaft or oiling efficiency due to pressure losses. Additionally, the bearing uses positive retention via external snap ring or spiro-loc, where other bearings omit any method of positive retention.
Available for M96 engines originally equipped with single- and dual-row intermediate shaft bearing as an economical alternative to more costly ceramic hybrid bearings.