Ultra Low Drag Ceramic Bearings for Racing and Industrial Applications

Important Notice!

We are merging with B&J Racing Transmissions. Performance Bearing will be moving to B&J Racing Transmissions location in Lindon, Utah.

This merger provides expanded manufacturing services which will allow both companies to grow within the motorsports industry. Jack and Sondra will stay involved with Performance Bearing to provide for the continuing support and quality of service they have provided over the past 20+ years.

To facilitate the move, Performance Bearing will close down around Sept. 6th or 7th and reopen on Oct. 2, 2023. Some standard products will be able to be shipped during this time.

We appreciate your continued support of Performance Bearing and look forward to serving your bearing needs for many years to come.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to call 520-466-9176, or email jack@performancebearing.com or Bandjtransmission@gmail.com

Performance Bearing
B&J Racing Transmission

Space Age Ceramic Bearings Make Steel Bearings Obsolete!

Are you running "parts store" grade steel bearings in your race car? Then you're racing with the lowest cost bearing available and not making use of the latest technology in bearings. Ceramic Bearings offer many benefits for the racer, and the cost to upgrade isn't that bad!

  • Faster ET's and Lap Times - Ceramic bearings have 1/10th the friction of steel which means faster ET's and lap times! Can you push your car with one hand?

  • 60% Lighter Weight - Silicon Nitrate balls weigh 60% less than steel balls of the same size. Reduce your bearing rotating weight!

  • Longer Life - Ceramic Bearings last up to 5 times longer than steel!

  • Cooler Running - Ceramic Bearings have no micro weld adhesion between the balls & races which means lower friction. Ceramic also has a lower amount of thermal expansion which also reduces temperatures. Bearings run cooler and vibration levels are lower at high RPM

  • No Special Handling or Cleaning - If they get sluggish rinse with paint thinner, put a drop of oil in and go racing!

  • Before You Buy - Understand that there are different grades of Silicon Nitrate Ceramic balls available on the market. Differences include impact resistance, roundness, surface finish and wear resistance. The highest quality bearings are Grade 5 (the very best), then you have grades 25, 50 and 100 which are more suitable for less demanding applications. Performance Bearing uses ONLY Grade 5 in our products, the highest quality and lowest drag bearings available for racing.

Performance Bearing offers replacement Ceramic Bearings to replace your antique steel bearings in your Wheel and Axle Bearings, Transmission and Gearbox Bearings, Camshaft Bearings and special applications for High Speed Industrial Machine Tools.

Since 1999 we've specialized in Free Spinning Ceramic Racing Bearings in both the full complement style (no retainer) and the crown retainer style. We also make our own retainers in house on a State of the Art CNC machine, we do not use a stamped or molded retainer like most of the competition. When you buy from Performance Bearing, you're getting the highest quality Ceramic Bearings available!

Ceramic Bearings work great for High Speed Industrial Equipment, Race Cars, Racing Bicyles, Motorcycles, ATV's, Snowmobiles and Go Carts... any place you want to reduce friction!