BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > BMW M3 Discussions > E46 M3 (2001-2006)
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All Albums Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ

E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Fri, Jan-27-2017, 12:58:27 AM   #1
Nicholas1996
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 376
Reputation: 0 Nicholas1996 is on a distinguished road
Location: Pittsburgh

Greece




Default King Racing Bearings

Anyone use them?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-M3-E46-S...-/272160275968

My buddy is running them in his 350whp NA Integra. Was wondering if anyone used them. They are way cheaper than WPC coated and Epic Treat.
__________________
2003
Topaz Blau
PTE 6266 on E85
AEM Infinity
Tuned by Ian @Bend Calibration
Jump to top Nicholas1996 is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Register now and remove these ads
Old Fri, Jan-27-2017, 01:12:47 AM   #2
mdavidm3
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2014
Age: 28
Posts: 1,739
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 mdavidm3 is on a distinguished road
Location: 510/916, CA

United States




Default Re: King Racing Bearings

WPC treated bearings are like $325 on the GB in the for sale section. IMO id stick to whats known to work. You don't want these failing on you
__________________

AKG||Euro Headers||Customized Bimmerworld Race Exhaust||Tilton Twin Disk Clutch||RTD||Mishimoto||Kirk Rollbar||Schroth||Sparco||Momo||OMP||Ground Control||Eibach||JRZ RSpro (rear coilover)||PFC Z31 BBK||G-Loc Brakes||Enkei NT03||Nitto NT01||Custom Chassis Mounted Splitter||AJ Hartman Wing||TTFS Tune||2800 lbs

Trackspec Autosports
MMI Vehicle Systems
Ravenol
IG: MD__M3
Jump to top mdavidm3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Fri, Jan-27-2017, 01:19:09 AM   #3
Nicholas1996
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 376
Reputation: 0 Nicholas1996 is on a distinguished road
Location: Pittsburgh

Greece




Default Re: King Racing Bearings

Quote:
Originally Posted by mdavidm3 View Post
WPC treated bearings are like $325 on the GB in the for sale section. IMO id stick to whats known to work. You don't want these failing on you
Thats why I asked Thanks!
__________________
2003
Topaz Blau
PTE 6266 on E85
AEM Infinity
Tuned by Ian @Bend Calibration
Jump to top Nicholas1996 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Sat, Jan-28-2017, 01:24:00 AM   #4
bigjae1976
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,798
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 bigjae1976 is on a distinguished road
Location: Wichita

United States




Default Re: King Racing Bearings

The S54 isn't an engine I'd like to take a chance like that with.
__________________
2013 F30 328i - Melbourne Red
2011 E90 M3 - Monte Carlo Blue
2004 E46 M3 - Imola Red
Jump to top bigjae1976 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sat, Jan-28-2017, 02:52:25 AM   #5
Ramp1
Registered User
 
Ramp1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,216
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 Ramp1 is on a distinguished road
Location: Guelph

Canada




Default Re: King Racing Bearings

They are probably totally fine like a lot of other products but people on this forum with this car tend not to try new things until someone else has. You could be the first!
__________________
Jump to top Ramp1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sat, Jan-28-2017, 03:52:13 PM   #6
T3AMFiSh
Your mom goes to college
 
T3AMFiSh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 438
Reputation: 0 T3AMFiSh is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: King Racing Bearings

I looked into this too, I know they are a tri-metal blend and I think they said are made in israel.

For rod bearings I got the original BMW ones and for mains I bought the Glyco ones
Jump to top T3AMFiSh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sat, Jan-28-2017, 05:24:16 PM   #7
bimmerfan08
Registered User
 
bimmerfan08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Age: 28
Posts: 6,380
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 bimmerfan08 is on a distinguished road
Location: Charlotte

United States




Default Re: King Racing Bearings

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramp1 View Post
They are probably totally fine like a lot of other products but people on this forum with this car tend not to try new things until someone else has. You could be the first!
eBay is showing 18 kits sold so these are going into S54s somewhere


__________________
Quote:
For those apprehensive about DIYing...

"The most difficult part of figuring out a car, the engineering, has been done. Repairs and maintenance are simply taking parts apart and putting them back together again." - bimmerfan08
Jump to top bimmerfan08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sat, Jan-28-2017, 06:58:47 PM   #8
Flow
Registered User
 
Flow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,850
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 Flow is on a distinguished road
Location: France

France




Default Re: King Racing Bearings

^ that is way too much marketing IMO. So many "upsides" like if no one knew how to do rod bearings before.
__________________
- Florian E46 M3 tightening torques PDF
2004 M3 TiAg / LSB SMG
Jump to top Flow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sat, Jan-28-2017, 07:47:12 PM   #9
HassanEido
Registered User
 
HassanEido's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,435
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 HassanEido is on a distinguished road

Lebanon




Default Re: King Racing Bearings

A friend of mine installed these on his race car, they work just fine, as far as we can tell anyway. Another friend got the coated ones from king and he likes them.. I can't comment on reliablity long term though.
For my money, I'd go with OE bmw
__________________

Mods:
-Custom CF airbox
-SSV2 catless headers(with a modified collector extention), Custom 2.5" dual sec1, Custom sec2 2.5" dual with e9xM X pipe, SuperSprint Race inspired custom section 3..
-Cat Cams 280 272.
-Custom dyno tune
-Tms pulleys and electric fan conversion
368.4 whp 289.1 wtq

Custom exhaust thread and dyno http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=569086
Cams thread and dyno http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=554439
Custom cf airbox thread http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=595180
Why not to use after market bearings with surfacetreatments and /or increased clearance
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showp...4&postcount=10
Jump to top HassanEido is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Sat, Jan-28-2017, 11:18:06 PM   #10
digger
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 663
Reputation: 0 digger is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: King Racing Bearings

id look to ACL before King, they do an extra oil clearance version....plus regarded more highly

http://www.aclperformance.com.au/ACL...EngineBRgs.htm
__________________
1996 e36 M3 Evo

Last edited by digger; Sat, Jan-28-2017 at 11:59:51 PM.
Jump to top digger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 05:51:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright 1999-2017 M3Forum.com
Discussing King Racing Bearings in the E46 M3 (2001-2006) Forum - Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006. at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)