Should I Apply The “IMS Retrofit” Or The IMS Solution To My Engine?
One thing is for sure, if you have an engine with the factory single row IMS bearing, the only bad decision that you can make is not replacing the IMS bearing!
Choosing the IMS Retrofit or the IMS Solution isn’t a difficult decision. The choice basically comes down to the following factors:
B- How much you love the car and how long you wish to keep it.
Its pretty simple to make the best decision in regard to choosing which form of IMS retrofit that you choose if you use the above factors as a guideline. With the IMS Retrofit being rated at 6 years/75,000 miles of service for the Classic Dual Row and Single Row Pro IMS bearings and requiring proactive replacement at that mileage point, people who want to keep their cars forever have been looking for an absolute solution to the IMS Bearing failure issues. If you want to keep the car forever then the IMS Solution provides a lifetime of service, because the wear components are removed. Using the Classic Single Row IMS & RND Roller bearing kits will give you a 4 yr/50,000 mile service interval.
The IMS Solution makes the most sense when rebuilding your engine. Jake Raby and his team at Flat 6 Innovations equip all their engines exclusively with the IMS Solution.