King Engine Bearings has announced a ‘first to market’ Subaru FA20-specific race bearing. The new FA20 race bearings retain several design features from King’s racing line of bearings including the pMax Black unique tri-metal structure, which allows for a 24% greater load capacity than any other race bearing currently available.
The Subaru FA-series of boxer engine is the next-generation of horizontally opposed engines from the Japanese OEM, and follows on from the wildly successful EJ-series. While Subaru incorporated many improvements in the FA generation, some problem areas reveal themselves when pushing the engine to its limits.
By incorporating exclusive King features like Elliptix oil ingress, and 360° oil grooves, oil starvation within the engine is all but eliminated. In addition, King’s SmartLug main bearing design closes the leakage path, resolving one of the weakest links in high-output FA engines.
The result is a more reliable base engine that can support higher loads produced in race and championship winning engines. The new bearings will be showcased at the AutoSport International Show in the UK, in early January 2016, by King’s UK distributor, Engine Parts UK.
“We are glad to cooperate with a technological leader such as King Engine Bearings,” stated Vince Belsey, Engine Parts UK sales manager. “King R&D team is constantly introducing new popular race bearings providing our customers with a competitive advantage in the British racing industry”.