Installation Time: Full Day
June 22, 2012
Smooth and Quiet
I bought my 06 Mustang last year and it had a Centerforce Dual Friction clutch. The Centerforce clutch was not a daily driver type of clutch. Very hard after sitting in traffic. Additionally, it was loud at idle, chattering. At first it only did it with A/C on but then the Hot Rod cams just made it worse. Once I pulled it apart, I noticed the spacer wasn't behind the slave cylinder as required according to Centerforce. Also, the slave cylinder was somewhat loose and flimsy. This could have been part of the problem as well. I had planned on replacing it anyway. So I went with the Motorcraft version. Almost as much as the clutch set, but piece of mind. Heard too many problems with the off brand ones.
Now for the good part. This Mach 350 clutch is awesome. I put it in with the new slave cylinder and it is quiet. Even with the cams. I now have the idle at 740 RPM instead of 890. No rattle at idle with cams and even A/C on. Smooth in and out on the clutch peddle and it engages just off the floor. No longer the jerky on/off engagement of the previous clutch. Shifting is much smoother as well. Even with the ease of the clutch pedal, it still seems to have plenty of bite for what i am throwing at it. Cams, headers, CAI, tuner, and 4.10 gears. Still under what this clutch set up is rated at. I did put 4.10 gears in at the same time. May have a little effect on the driving but nothing to do with the lightness of the clutch. I think this was the best upgrade in a while.
By the way, just as it says, this doesn't come with the slave cylinder. Neither does the Mach 400. Originally ordered it because a reviewer mentioned it came with the slave cylinder. It doesn't anymore. Just as advertised on the American Muscle website. If you are looking for a daily driver with a tad more bite, this may be your ticket.