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Dual Row IMS replacemnt

So I have a dual row IMS bearing engine. I'm interested in replacing the IMS bearing just for peace of mind for me (and any prospective buyers down the road).

I feel like the Pelican kit offers the best bang for the buck (1/3 of the LN solution), but the single row bearing with spacers to make it fill the dual row space feels like a mickey mouse solution and a step backwards in reliability and durability. Since the dual row bearing appears to be superior why not offer that bearing for the dual row cars? I haven't needed to research parts for a while, so I don't know where to get PET access these days, is an OEM dual row bearing NLA? If it's available, anyone know the PN and price?

Thanks!
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Porsche does not offer an IMS bearing replacement.

LN does offer a dual row ceramic ball bearing kit. many k installed. Kit, tools (rent or buy and then sell) and well proven instructions.

Others have used other approaches, Search is your friend.

PET here.
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