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This is a discussion on bronze or needle bearing within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; Should I use the bronze bushing or the needle bearing in the pilot bearing? I heard to use the bronze ...

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    Should I use the bronze bushing or the needle bearing in the pilot bearing? I heard to use the bronze it supports it better?

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    surely someone can give me some output!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I personally don't like the needle bearing setup.

    You have to be very carefull when reinstalling the trans,,,and thats hard to do with something that weighs 2-300 lbs. It has to go in as straight as possible or the input shaft can damage the needle bearing assembly.

    Other than that they work okay,,,but I've had to R&R a trans a second time due to this little hickup.

    I actually prefer a simple bushing,,,,it will last the life of a clutch no problem,,,I change them every clutch job anyway,,,and you don't have to be so gentle with them,,,lol.

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    thanks for the input thats what i needed 2 know.


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