When building a high horsepower performance engine, every new part has a role. Parts like a high lift, long duration camshaft and high flow, big valve, cylinders heads are the power producers, while the primary job of components like a forged crankshaft and connecting rods are to enable the engine to stay together while making that power. And just like the crank and rods, the engine bearings must also be upgraded to handle the increased load.

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      # sp21734
      Performance Engine Bearings by Manley®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Manley features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $57.56 - $148.29
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      # sp15848
      Camshaft Bearing by Dart®. Comes in a kit. Bearing made from Solid cast Aluminum alloy. Dart block parts kits include the same quality components we use in our performance engine blocks. Each small block Chevy SHP kit includes...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $81.68 - $120.74
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      # sp32603
      A Series Connecting Rod Bearing Set by Clevite®. Clevite is an American brand with one of the oldest pedigrees and supplies pistons, assemblies, cylinder liners, bearings and valves for American commercial vehicles as well as...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $3.63 - $144.91
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      # sp32604
      A Series Crankshaft Main Bearing Set by Clevite®. Clevite is an American brand with one of the oldest pedigrees and supplies pistons, assemblies, cylinder liners, bearings and valves for American commercial vehicles as well as...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $30.48 - $289.86
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      # sp32605
      A-Series Main Bearing by Clevite®. Clevite is an American brand with one of the oldest pedigrees and supplies pistons, assemblies, cylinder liners, bearings and valves for American commercial vehicles as well as construction and...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $62.56 - $111.91
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      # sp32606
      AL-Series Main Bearings by Clevite®. Clevite is an American brand with one of the oldest pedigrees and supplies pistons, assemblies, cylinder liners, bearings and valves for American commercial vehicles as well as construction and...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $37.02 - $152.95
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      # sp32607
      B Series Connecting Rod Bearing Set by Clevite®. Clevite is an American brand with one of the oldest pedigrees and supplies pistons, assemblies, cylinder liners, bearings and valves for American commercial vehicles as well as...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $36.95
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      # sp32608
      Camshaft Balance Shaft Bearing by Clevite®. 1 Piece. Size: Standard. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $25.81 - $51.43
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      # sp32609
      Camshaft Bearing Set by Clevite®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $9.22 - $158.08
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      # sp94607
      Connecting Rod Bearings by Clevite®. Set of 8. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $47.56
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      # sp32610
      Crankshaft Main Bearing Set by Clevite®. Clevite is an American brand with one of the oldest pedigrees and supplies pistons, assemblies, cylinder liners, bearings and valves for American commercial vehicles as well as construction...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $128.88 - $133.42
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      # sp94608
      Crankshaft Main Bearing Shim Set by Clevite®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $159.61 - $164.33
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      # sp32612
      Engine Auxiliary Shaft Bearing by Clevite®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this product will last a lifetime....
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $29.38 - $37.08
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      # sp32613
      G Series Main Bearings by Clevite®. Set of 5. Bearing made from Tri-metal, TM-77. Clevite is an American brand with one of the oldest pedigrees and supplies pistons, assemblies, cylinder liners, bearings and valves for American...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $114.56
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      # sp32614
      H Series Coated Main Bearings by Clevite®. Clevite is an American brand with one of the oldest pedigrees and supplies pistons, assemblies, cylinder liners, bearings and valves for American commercial vehicles as well as...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $103.61 - $222.96
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      # sp32615
      H Series Coated Rod Bearing Set by Clevite®. Pair. Bearing made from Tri-metal, TM-77. Coated Rod Bearing. Narrowed. These bearings are identified by a letter H in the part number suffix. Part numbering is based on the same core...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $23.33 - $30.94
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      # sp32616
      H Series Connecting Rod Bearing Set by Clevite®. These bearings are identified by a letter H in the part number suffix. Part numbering is based on the same core number as the standard passenger car parts for the same application....
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $12.43 - $41.47
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      # sp32617
      H Series Crankshaft Main Bearing Set by Clevite®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $79.07 - $295.70
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      # sp32618
      P Series Connecting Rod Bearing Set by Clevite®. These are not to be confused with the standard passenger car and light truck parts for the same retention applications which also have a "P" suffix letter. These high performance...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $5.24 - $151.43
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      # sp32619
      P Series Crankshaft Main Bearing Set by Clevite®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $33.90 - $298.31
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      # sp32621
      P-Series Main Bearings by Clevite®. These are not to be confused with the standard passenger car and light truck parts for the same retention applications which also have a "P" suffix letter. These high performance parts have...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $41.99 - $264.88
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      # sp32623
      Thrust Washer Bearings by Clevite®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $9.62 - $31.96
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      # sp32624
      Thrust Washer Set by Clevite®. Size 0.28mm Undersize. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs...
      Material Grade OE ReplacementExpertly crafted from premium materials
      $12.54 - $37.73
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      # sp32625
      V Series Connecting Rod Bearing Set by Clevite®. Pair. Tri-Metal/Lead-Indium Overlay. These parts essentially duplicate the former Vandervell parts under the Clevite part numbering system. (Same core part no. as standard passenger...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $14.48 - $25.62
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      # sp32626
      V Series Crankshaft Main Bearing Set by Clevite®. These parts essentially duplicate the former Vandervell parts under the Clevite part numbering system. (Same core part no. as standard passenger car parts but with a suffix letter...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $140.28 - $146.75
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      # sp32628
      V Series Main Bearings by Clevite®. These parts essentially duplicate the former Vandervell parts under the Clevite part numbering system. (Same core part no. as standard passenger car parts but with a suffix letter "V"). V-Series...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $97.63 - $140.99
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      # sp12220
      Bearing by SCAT®. Get the most out of your racing experience with Scat. Manufactured using only premium materials and advanced technologies, this product will provide you with the quality and power you need. It is subjected to...
      Made from high-grade materialsProvides efficient performance
      $93.79
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      # sp32630
      Aluglide Connecting Rod Bearing Set by ACL®. Aluminium Tin materials have been around since the 1960s. They have traditionally been the choice of Japanese and European manufacturers for low load, gas, passenger cars. As the loads...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $9.42 - $60.98
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      # sp32631
      Aluglide Main Bearing Set by ACL®. Aluminium Tin materials have been around since the 1960s. They have traditionally been the choice of Japanese and European manufacturers for low load, gas, passenger cars. As the loads developed...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $11.99 - $64.02
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      # sp32632
      Camshaft Bearing Set by ACL®. The unique combination of design, metallurgy and engineering come together to deliver what drivers expect from high performance camshaft bearings. One of the largest ranges of automotive engine...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $20.61 - $72.18
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      # sp32633
      Connecting Rod Bearing Set by ACL®. The unique combination of design, metallurgy and engineering come together to deliver what drivers expect from high performance engine bearings. One of the largest ranges of automotive engine...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $5.27 - $76.50
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      # sp32634
      Duraglide Connecting Rod Bearing Set by ACL®. One of the largest ranges of automotive engine bearings in the world is produced by ACL Bearing Company, which is an approved supplier for original equipment bearings to all major...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $10.14 - $45.84
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      # sp32635
      Duraglide Main Bearing Set by ACL®. One of the largest ranges of automotive engine bearings in the world is produced by ACL Bearing Company, which is an approved supplier for original equipment bearings to all major vehicle...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $24.53 - $118.97
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      # sp32636
      Main Bearing Set by ACL®. The unique combination of design, metallurgy and engineering come together to deliver what drivers expect from high performance engine bearings. One of the largest ranges of automotive engine bearings in...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $11.99 - $100.20
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      # sp32638
      Race Series Connecting Rod Bearing Set by ACL®. The unique combination of design, metallurgy and engineering come together to deliver what drivers expect from high performance Race Series engine bearings. ACL Race Series...
      High strength overlay plate with reduced thickness for improved fatigue propertiesHardened steel backs on all rod bearings to improve the support of the bearing lining and assist with bearing retention in the housing
      $13.50 - $198.16
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      # sp32639
      Race Series Main Bearing Set by ACL®. The unique combination of design, metallurgy and engineering come together to deliver what drivers expect from high performance Race Series engine bearings. ACL Race Series performance engine...
      High strength overlay plate with reduced thickness for improved fatigue propertiesHardened steel backs on all rod bearings to improve the support of the bearing lining and assist with bearing retention in the housing
      $52.85 - $244.73
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      # sp86489
      AM-Series Main Bearing Set by King Engine Bearings®. Standard aluminum based material, equivalent to SAE-783, used for low and medium load engines. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by King Engine Bearings...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $95.23
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      # sp86491
      BB-Series Camshaft Bearing Set by King Engine Bearings®. Designed with precision and functionality in mind, this accessory ensures outstanding performance and easy use which makes it the perfect deal for your ultimate satisfaction.
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $50.02
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      # sp86493
      Camshaft Bearing Set by King Engine Bearings®. Designed with precision and functionality in mind, this accessory ensures outstanding performance and easy use which makes it the perfect deal for your ultimate satisfaction.
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $54.05
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      # sp86498
      HP-Series Camshaft Bearing Set by King Engine Bearings®. Bearing Size: Standard. Quantity of pairs in set: 5. Micro Babbitt chill cast & burnished construction The HP Series featuring the Alecular metal structure used for high...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $38.52 - $65.01
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      # sp86499
      HP-Series Connecting Rod Bearing Set by King Engine Bearings®. Quantity of pairs in set: 8. The HP Series featuring the Alecular metal structure used for high loads for short durations. Suitable for race applications such as drag...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $78.80
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      # sp86500
      HP-Series Main Bearing Set by King Engine Bearings®. The HP Series featuring the Alecular metal structure used for high loads for short durations. Suitable for race applications such as drag racing which can benefit from a harder...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $64.39 - $107.83
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      # sp86501
      HP-Series Narrowed Connecting Rod Bearing Set by King Engine Bearings®. The HP Series featuring the Alecular metal structure used for high loads for short durations. Suitable for race applications such as drag racing which can...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $68.18 - $102.55
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      # sp86502
      HPT-Series Camshaft Bearing Set by King Engine Bearings®. Bearing Size: Standard. Quantity of pairs in set: 5. HP construction with fluoropolymer coating. The HPT Series featuring the Alecular metal structure used for high loads...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $74.79 - $98.07
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      # sp86510
      XP-Series Connecting Rod Bearing Set by King Engine Bearings®. pMax Black™ is a unique tri-metal structure for race applications. The overlay is strengthened by a proprietary nano-scaled hardening process that modifies the...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $37.61 - $180.39
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      # sp86511
      XP-Series Main Bearing Set by King Engine Bearings®. pMax Black™ is a unique tri-metal structure for race applications. The overlay is strengthened by a proprietary nano-scaled hardening process that modifies the molecular...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $48.64 - $242.56
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      # sp86512
      XP-Series Narrowed Connecting Rod Bearing Set by King Engine Bearings®. pMax Black™ is a unique tri-metal structure for race applications. The overlay is strengthened by a proprietary nano-scaled hardening process that modifies...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $67.15 - $98.65
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      # sp86490
      AM-Series Trust washer set by King Engine Bearings®. Bearing Size: Standard. Standard aluminum based material, equivalent to SAE-783, used for low and medium load engines.
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $6.98 - $28.02
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      # sp33843
      H-Series Connecting Rod Bearing by Calico Coatings®. Bearings are coated with our CT-1 Dry Film Lubricant coating. This coating helps reduce friction and abrasive wear. It provides intermittent dry lubrication and is not affected...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $32.20 - $33.50
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      # sp33844
      H-Series Engine Crankshaft Main Bearing Set by Calico Coatings®. 5 Pieces. Bearings are coated with our CT-1 Dry Film Lubricant coating. This coating helps reduce friction and abrasive wear. It provides intermittent dry lubrication...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $139.50 - $245.10
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      # sp33845
      H-Series Narrowed Connecting Rod Bearing by Calico Coatings®. 2 Pieces. Bearings are coated with our CT-1 Dry Film Lubricant coating. This coating helps reduce friction and abrasive wear. It provides intermittent dry lubrication...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $20.42 - $31.29
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      # sp33846
      H-Series No Dowel Hole in Cap Half Connecting Rod Bearing by Calico Coatings®. 2 Pieces. Bearings are coated with our CT-1 Dry Film Lubricant coating. This coating helps reduce friction and abrasive wear. It provides intermittent...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $29.14 - $34.05
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      # sp33847
      H-Series Standard Size Engine Crankshaft Main Bearing Set by Calico Coatings®. 5 Pieces. Bearings are coated with our CT-1 Dry Film Lubricant coating. This coating helps reduce friction and abrasive wear. It provides intermittent...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $245.10 - $263.91
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      # sp95474
      Camshaft Bearing Set by Ford Performance®. Common outer and inner diameter replacement cam bearings for use inM-6010-R302/S302/R351/R352/S351/V351/W351/R451/R452/R453/B302BB/BOSS302/BOSS35192/BOSS35195/BOSS3. Common outer diameter...
      Designed to help you get the most out of your vehiclePerfect for use in high-performance environments
      $102.33
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      # sp92355
      Roller Camshaft Bearing Set by Ford Performance®. These low-friction, roller camshaft bearings only require oil "splash" lubrication. Oil feed holes can be totally blocked off, to reduce oil aeration and windage losses. Engine...
      Designed to help you get the most out of your vehiclePerfect for use in high-performance environments
      $58.72 - $93.99
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      # sp32641
      Thrust Washer Set by ACL®. ACL high performance tri-metal thrust washers they prevent the crankshaft from moving around, thus keeping it in line with all of the other main moving engine parts. It also helps the crankshaft to stand...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $2.35 - $51.30
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      # sp42022
      Main Bearing Set by Merchant Automotive®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Merchant Automotive features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $128.82 - $205.85
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      # sp32611
      Crankshaft Thrust Washer Set by Clevite®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $6.24 - $61.31
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      # mpn3094313765
      Connecting Rods by PPE®. For nearly 50 years, the name Carrillo has been synonymous with high performance connecting rods and winning races. That is why PPE at PPE, offer them for customers looking to build a true high performance...
      Thoughtfully designed to match your diesel engine needsMade to help enhance the performance of your vehicle
      $2,846.51
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      # mpn4477196501
      Balance Shaft Bearing by Clevite®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this product will last a lifetime. It will...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $12.27




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    While more power and higher operating speeds increase the stress on all engine bearings, the connecting rod bearings are especially affected. Naturally, combustion pressure is intensified on the power stroke, but there is also added load on the compression stroke, particularly on turbocharged and supercharged engines. OE bearings aren’t designed to handle such pressure, and if you don’t upgrade to performance bearings your engine won’t last very long.

    If the surface of used bearings display a network of fine cracks, this can be evidence of overloading – the bearings aren’t strong enough for the application. There are different grades of performance bearings to eliminate this problem, from bearings for extended street/strip use to bearings for race engines that are torn down regularly. But any performance bearing should have the strength to withstand the additional load, the durability to endure the additional stress for the engine’s expected lifespan, and a degree of embedability, where dirt particles embed in the bearing instead of damaging the crank journal.

    Although there are some performance bi-metal bearings, featuring steel backing topped by high silicon content aluminum, most performance bearings are of tri-metal construction- copper lead alloy applied to a steel backing, with a thin overlay of babbit consisting mostly of lead with small percentages of copper and tin. The tri-metal design provides an optimal combination of extremely high strength with conformability, seizure resistance and embedability. Many performance bearings also come with a proprietary dry film coating to reduce friction, provide startup protection, and increase strength and heat resistance.

    In addition to superior materials, performance bearings also have design features better suited to high power output engines. The eccentricity of performance bearings are tailored to the engine block and connecting rod bore characteristics of performance engine components to help maintain proper oil clearance, and they have higher crush for improved bearing retention. Performance bearings may be narrower than stock or chamfered to allow for the larger fillet radiuses of performance crankshafts, and they may have enlarged oil holes and/or grooves to improve lubrication.

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