Rich - make some money and design a cogged, caged lower and an externally supported or 'caged' cogged upper. It could be a bolt-on shroud (like an air cut-off wheel) that would have a mechanism to support both sides of the bearing (that's where you come in ). I would assume that the actual load is not what kills the bearings, but the vector forces seen when the axial bearing load shifts away from perpendicular to the shaft. Angular axial loading, if you will.wydopnthrtl said:I hear ya Rob. And you gotta admit that a "whine" at low rpms is pretty cool stuff! Kinda like hearing a 5.0L stang pull up along side and then it dawns on you he's packin a blower. [smilie=eek4.gif]
Cool stuff IMO.
One thing I repeatedly see is that folks are always pushing the envelope. It's just amazing what a 5,000lb pick up truck can run with just simple bolt ons. Just amazing IMO.
On a static bling scale from 1 to 10. I'd put the cog system at a 9. And that's only because I know it'll effect longevity. If it was'nt so hard on the bearings I'd consider getting a kit.
Rob_02Lightning said:but the vector forces seen when the axial bearing load shifts away for perpendicular to the shaft. Angular axial loading, if you will.
Thats is waaaaaaaaaaay over my head
(dam erb will do it to you every time) hehehehehehe.....
:LOL I'm usually over my own head Rob!!