There is a lot to think about when you are replacing the clutch. While a clutch is actually a fairly simple device, if any one of the six or so components is failing, then the entire system can fall apart quite literally. One of the most important and often ignored components of the clutch is the pilot bearing, also known as the throwout bearing or the release bearing. The pilot bearing mounts onto the shaft of the clutch system and when the clutch is engaged, the fork presses on the pilot bearing, which puts pressure on the springs of the pressure plate, which pulls the clutch disc away from the flywheel, engaging the clutch. The pilot bearing takes a lot of stress, and, if a clutch is used skillfully, is actually usually the first part of a clutch to fail, rather than the disc. That is why you should replace your failing pilot bearing with an ACT pilot bearing. The ACT pilot bearing is more durable than your stock bearing, and it will last longer, giving you more time between replacements. The ACT pilot bearing is included in the ACT clutch kit, and when you are replacing one clutch component, it is a good idea to replace them all. With the ACT pilot bearing, your clutch disc will likely be the first component to wear out, and if you drive your manual transmission well, you might never have to replace your clutch again over the life of your vehicle. Customers desire first-rate customer support when looking at quality auto parts for a car or truck. To help you get that, we maintain an always-open customer support desk to answer your questions. To make a good deal even better, we provide completely free shipping for every order more than $50. If you spot a better price somewhere else, tell us - we always beat any price advertised elsewhere.