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I understand. Thanks again for taking the time. I really appreciate the information.
I too had heard about the high percentage of single row failures. My understanding was that most of these occured in low mileage vehicles with infrequent service. If you are saying I cannot get 40K - 50K reliable miles out of a conventional dual row bearing, then I suppose that solution isn't for me. I appreciate the information - thanks.
I'm basing the decision primarily on the published service life of the Pelican single row bearing, which is somewhere in the neighborhood of 30K to 45K miles depending upon where you look. I would think the dual row version would be a bit better. The very expensive ceramic hybrid dual row bearing, which is what I presume you would recommend, has a published service life of 75K miles. Personally I have struggled to understand how a bearing that costs so much more than the conventional variety has to be replaced with this frequency. If the CH bearing was a permanent solution, I wouldn't even be asking the question. Obviously I will have to replace the conventional bearing with twice the frequency over the long haul. That being said, I am certainly open to suggestions and opinions. Thanks.
Alec911 posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum so please forgive me if this topic has been addressed elsewhere. I'm trying to determine lower cost IMS bearing options for a dual row IMS. I know that Pelican offers a conventional single row bearing that I can use in a dual row application, but I'd prefer a conventional dual row bearing if available. I see where a bearing of this type is available at Pedro's Garage, but it requires the purchase of an expensive DOF kit. Does anyone carry a conventional sealed steel dual row bearing? Thanks.