- Sep 25, 2004
I'm rebuilding the trany on my MKIII, The only bearing I can get for the sleeve gear is a NICE 10 ball semi ground race bearing, in that size. Fair Spares sells a 9 ball UK bearing and I have an old one that I was comparing to the 10 ball NICE. It seems tighter and has a deeper outer race than the NICE. Does the UK bearing have a tighter construction even though it has only nine balls? The balls look larger but it hard to tell with the cages intact.