Clevite® engine bearings have an extensive, long-standing history with racing. Clevite product has been winning NASCAR®-sanctioned races since 1948, and is the exclusive bearing of NASCAR Performance.
Clevite offer the most extensive line of performance engine bearings in the market. Their range of performance engine bearings is designed to provide winning results even in the most demanding applications. Involvement in INDY, NASCAR, ARCA, NHRA and IHRA racing as well as other forms of motorsports have proven Clevite to be the leaders in engine bearing technology both on the track and off.
Since their development of the first precision insert-type bearing in 1929, Clevite engine bearings have set the pace for engineering quality. Clevite engine bearings are built above industry standards for strength and durability. The majority of Clevite performance engine bearings utilize a superior TriMetal™ design first developed by Clevite 50 years ago and perfected over time. This design incorporates the strength of a copper-lead alloy layer on a precision steel back and finally, a precision electroplated white metal "babbitt" surface layer. TriMetal is an ideal design, producing a degree of conformability, embedability, slipperiness and fatigue resistance, not found in many original equipment and competitive bi-metal bearings.
All Clevite engine bearings manufactured are color coded for quick and positive identification of undersizes. The possibility of confusion or errors in installation is virtually eliminated by checking the color code on the side of each bearing.
The exclusive Clevite® TriArmor™ engine bearings feature the industry's only engine moly/graphite treatment. This sophisticated blend, in a low friction PTFE polymer base, offers extraordinary protection and lubricity. Enhanced wear characteristics increase bearing life in race engines and high performance street engines.
Now, high performance engine builders can enjoy the strength and durability of the legendary Clevite® TriMetal™ bearing construction coupled with the latest in coating technology - right out of the box.
It's no wonder that Clevite is used more often than any other bearings in cars worldwide and in most race cars. In addition, Clevite has been in most winning engines at Indianapolis and NASCAR. And that's why, year after year, quality engines everywhere turn on Clevite bearings.