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Old 04-10-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
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Question Clevite Bearings or Cosworth Bearings?

Anyone got any opinions on clevite bearings?
Clevite is a reputable company dealing with nascar engines for anyone that hasn't heard of them do some research.
As Im sure we all know Cosworth is very reputable.
Im try to decide if I should spend the extra $100+ on cosworth bearings or if I should save some $ and go for the clevite bearings.
At this point Im probably going with clevite but was hoping to get some feed back from others if anyone has used them that would be a plus


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I'd go w/ clevite bearings. Can you get both rod & main? You doing a build? And what kind? Sounds great.
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clevite is a good brand. i would just save some money and go with them. i have not seen any big problems with them.
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Yes I can get race connecting rod bearings and standard main bearings from clevite. Links:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-2-0-DUR...ht_1278wt_1109
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clevite-MS22...#ht_1237wt_930
Yes I am looking to build and I'm trying to get most of what I need with out spending to to much but it will still be costly. This morning I was able to score a set of New ARP Head Studs for $110 shipped and I'm getting a set of crower springs for around $200+. I'm about to get ARP Main Studs for $101.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:19 PM   #5
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Go with Clevitte. I rebuilt an 2.5 duratec (from Fusion 2010) with a friend and we used Clevitte bearings.
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Go with Clevitte. I rebuilt an 2.5 duratec (from Fusion 2010) with a friend and we used Clevitte bearings.
Thanks for the response, I figured they were a quality product but for my application Im not sure which type to go with. The link above I have the top of the line performance rod and main bearings and the cost is less then $200. I am waiting to hear back from Mahle Clevite to see what their recommendation is based off the setup Im going with, they offer 6 different types for rod bearings 11 if you count the sub sets for each type and 2 different types of main bearings 4 if you count the sub sets for them.
Link to the clevite catalog with 08 focus selected:
http://catalog.mahleclevite.com/lv/d...tec=28812:8001
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I've had both in my car. Clevite bearings were replaced with Cosworth bearings after about 15K miles. Premature wear.
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Clevite is all you need , more then likely the Cosi is Mich77 or Clevite anyway , Im sure Cosi does not make there own bearings

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