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post #1 of 13 Old 21st May 2019, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation ROD Bearings Aftermarket Recommendations

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I want to replace the RODS but shops have different brand options (BE, ACL and VAC). Any recommendation, preference or advice....

My car is 2006 with 67k, I bought the car a month ago with a good maintenance records.
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BE is what I installed earlier this year...excellent reviews and 5k miles later so far so good

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I’m on my 3rd set of bearings:

1. OEM from 0 miles to 80,000 miles
2. OEM from 80,000 to 150,000 miles
3. BE from 150,000 to 160,000 miles

At the time of my first replacement at 80,000 miles, I went with the leaded OEM shells because of the predictability of wear. BE was not available.

My opinion...The “upgraded/hardened” non-leaded OEM shells are not traceable. Also, I’d rather have wear on my shells versus my crank.

Now, I have 10,000 miles on BE.

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One more with BE.

ACL is generally cheaper and easier to find and instock, though with my experience with M3's before I decided to pony up for the BE bearings.

There are lots of S65's with positive results with them.

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BE-bearings here also. Been driving with those a little over a year with no problems.

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