King Engine Bearings, a leader in automotive, aviation and high performance engine bearings, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special “Hit the Bull’s Eye” promotion. The company is giving away 50 sets of King Engine Bearings, plus a grand prize of engine bearings and four tickets to meet the driver and watch the famous Grave Digger monster truck. The 1,450 HP Grave Digger runs exclusively on King Engine Bearings.
The “Hit the Bull’s Eye” promotion will take place between September 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012. Winners will be selected in a random drawing and notified by email. No purchase is necessary. Go to www.kingbearings.com/50thpromo for more details.
King manufactures its automotive, aviation and high performance engine bearings to “Bull’s Eye Tolerance,” which is the company’s commitment to ultra-precise control of the critical wall thickness tolerance.
As King notes, inconsistent shell-to-shell wall thickness has an adverse impact on an engine’s bearing-to-crank-journal clearances. Typically this has resulted in engine builders having to compensate for these inconsistencies by pre-sorting and then select fitting differently graded shells – a very time consuming and costly process. King reportedly has removed the inconsistency factor.
King utilizes statistical analysis, state-of-the-art manufacturing, and in-line process control to hold rod and main bearing wall thickness tolerances to an exceptionally precise +0.0001″. This far outperforms other manufacturers whose wall thickness at the crown can vary by up to +0.00025″.