4 cylinder VW Calico coated race main bearing set

Code: CAL-5M1644H


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These bearings are the real deal coated bearings. Not just spray painted OEM bearings, these start as premium brand race bearings. These base bearing shells feature a hardened steel backing, with increased bearing crush for better bearing shell retetion (less likely to spin). They have increased ovality to compensate for rod distortion at high rpm levels, and are designed with a high strength overlay plate for maximum fatigue resistance. All of this is covered up with a professionally applied coating by Calico, giving a truely high performance bearing from the coating all the way to the outer shell. These really are the real deal! They are available in standard or +.0005″ per shell, giving .001″ extra bearing clearance for the most extreme applications.

Fits all “modern” vw 4 cylinders. Please ask about older 1.6L and similar engines.
Standard clearance
This is for a complete set for all main caps


This set include 6 bearings with oil grooves, and 4 without. The #4 journal will receive the oil groove on both sides of the journal, the rest have a grooved bearing on the block side only.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 6 × 6 in



Make Model Year Generation
Make Model Year Generation
VW BEETLE 1998 - 2011 MK1
VW GOLF 1999 - 2000 MK4
VW GTI 1999 - 2000 MK4
VW JETTA 1999 - 2005 MK4
VW JETTA 2006 - 2010 MK5