MAHLE Aftermarket Expands on H-Series Bearing Applications

MAHLE’s Clevite H-Series performance bearings were originally designed to be used in NASCAR engines, so they made them to be tough. It didn’t take long for serious engine builders and racers to find out about these bearings, and started using them in other race engine applications. The H-Series performance bearings use a medium level of eccentricity and high crush to minimize bore deflection and promote good heat transfer.

Due to popularity and demand, MAHLE has expanded the applications to include 18 part numbers for modern performance Ford and Chevy engines. They will be available in both standard applications, and with extra clearance to allow engine builders to use these on custom applications. Learn more about the H-Series performance bearings in the official release below.

Official Release:

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.’s Clevite Brand H-Series Performance Engine Bearings Introduces New Applications

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. continues to be the leading performance bearing supplier in the world, with Clevite H-Series race bearings, and recently introduced 18 new part numbers covering the applications for the 6.7L Ford Power Stroke, the Ford 5.0L Coyote, and the 6.2L GM LT engines.

Originally designed for use in NASCAR, the H-Series bearings included flash tin plating, commonly used on traditional bearings. When Clevite engineers discovered that most NASCAR performance engine builders were removing it because it was detrimental to high performance engines, they chose to leave it off at the factory. That gives the Clevite H-Series their distinctive and unusual coloration. Soon, racers and performance engine builders everywhere discovered they were perfect for most race engine applications because of several additional characteristics.

All Clevite H-Series bearings utilize a medium level of eccentricity, which helps keep rod housing bore deflection and deformation to a minimum and high crush helps insure both good heat transfer and resistance to rotation under minimum oil film conditions in the engine. Standard sizes, as well as bearings with extra clearance, allow engine builders to adjust tolerances based on their use and their selection of lubricating oil.

Clevite offers a wide variety of performance applications from pulling tractors to sport compacts to land speed record cars. Tech support at the track and on the phone is available with all Clevite applications.


  • MAHLE Offers More Options for H-Series Bearings
  • H-Series High-Performance Bearings Made to Withstand Extreme Conditions
  • Available in Standard Sizes and Sizes for Extra Clearance

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