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  • Adjustable Height Tilton Release bearing for the V160
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    Joel Grannas

Adjustable Height Tilton Release bearing for the V160

Continuing my development for anything Supra driveline related, I bring you some new products for the V160 crowd. I know everyone thinks I have abandoned ship on the V160 guys but that is not the case. I still do work for customers who run the V160, and auto to V160 swaps. But this product was inspired through experience doing the T56 magnum swaps.

If you have a V160 car and a multiplate clutch like an OS Giken, and you hate how it engages, it might not be the clutches fault... but more the hydraulic release system and how it effects the clutches engagement. I have done many of these OS Giken clutches and they behave totally different when used with a hydraulic bearing versus using a push-pull kit (movement alteration) style setup.

From doing many of the GR700 T56 Magnum supra kits, and using this bearing on a ton of the swaps I found out how amazing this bearing really is. Unfortunately, this was only available for the T56 setups, and all my V160 customers still had no tilton based adjustable hydraulic release bearing option. So, from using these bearings on all my GR-series transmissions and loving how they work, I decided it was time to modify one to work on the V160 transmission.

The machine work and drilling modifications are relatively simple. Because it is not super involved, I am only charging $70 on top of the base price of the bearing. I do not like "Supra Tax" and I like to keep my pricing affordable. The standard bearing kit from Tilton is normally $450, and I am charging $520 for it with the V160 modifications.

These will be available a stand alone kit, as well as part of my OS Giken clutch kits.

I also recommend a clutch line kit, and the Tilton clutch master cylinder adapter kit, as these bearings do tend to like more fluid volume. The stock masters normally just can't push enough volume, especially 20 year old tired masters.

You can see this new bearing, and how to set it up for your V160 in the video below.


Did you know I am direct with Driveshaft Shop, OS Giken, Clutchmasters, Tilton, and many other vendors. I can get you the best pricing on anything driveline related, and back that up with the best customer support out there. I am not only the sales guy, but also the tech guy... So I not only know the best product for your application, but also can back it up with knowledge and service after the sale. 

  • Post author
    Joel Grannas