Editor's note: This article was originally posted in October of 2016 and has recently been revamped with up-to-date information in September 2020.
About Our Thrust Bearings
What makes all Torque Transmission thrust bearing designs unique is combining a molded nylon ball retainer, heat stabilized 6/6 nylon, hardened grade 100 steel balls, and thrust washers hardened to RC 59 to 61 and finished to a 10 micro inch surface.
Why Molded Nylon?
We use molded nylon for our thrust bearing design because it offers a range of advantages.
- The self-lubricating property of nylon means the thrust bearing can be run dry of lubricant. An advantage if lubricating oil would cause contamination of the application.
- Quiet operation.
- Nylon also weighs a fraction of steel or bronze, so molded nylon thrust bearings are lightweight.
Combine the hardened carbon steel balls and hardened thrust washers, these bearings offer exceptional durability. Even in the most demanding of situations, our thrust bearings provide excellent service life.
What Our Customers Are Saying
Peter Mitras, Owner and CEO or Thump Racing and High Precision Machine says:
“The off the shelf Torque Transmission low profile thrust bearings are perfect for our application. The belt tensioners for race cars, typically1/4 mile dragsters, require a robust and tough thrust bearing.
The stock belt tensioners do not hold up to the pressure of the RPM and torque generated when these cars are super charged. Stock tensioners made from cast aluminum snap when raced.
We make our belt tensioners with billet aluminum so they never snap and the Torque Transmission thrust bearings match the quality of our components and work so well we offer a lifetime guarantee for this product to our customers. Needless to say we are very happy working with the engineers and team at Torque Transmission."
Contact Torque Transmission to learn more about our thrust bearings, request a quote, or download our catalog.