Originally Posted by Palmaris Europe
Effectively, all you have down is made a thrust bearing from a standard bearing. Doing it this way will work fine as you have changed the direction of the forces being placed on the bearing.
Your right, except the minor differences, the trust bearing is compised of 3 seperate peices that rely on eachother to function. I know what I have done is effectively added more pecies(5) that need to work together to create the same effect.
However since the regular bearing does not work off of thrust / pressure (This may not come out right) to function but relys on the rotational functionality no pressure is put on the actual ball bearings and their housing, as all blown thrust bearings are due to a failure in this structure.
Please do not make an arguement out of this reply as I am not saying that a thrust bearing is better or worse then my fix I have found, both options work, as I mentioned most people I have discussed this with have been using the same thrust bearing for seasons, "I" just feel more comfortable with the what I have come up with.
By all means for eveyone try it out!!! it takes about 10mins to make and u alredy have the thrust bearing plate just need the right shims which are the gap play shims.