normally i think telling wayne to "suck it" is funny. but what the fuck does your rear wheel bearing have to do with catching a ring? isnt that like saying "my exhaust came loose and it blew my headlight and wayne can suck it."?
anyway, sorry to hear about the kit. how did the clutch perform while hot vs. cold? notice any difference? it looks like it would generate a lot more heat and maybe mess with the slipping properties of the trans oil more because of it.