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Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch (Late 01-04 GT, Mach 1; 99-04 Cobra)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Ideal Replacement
  • Great Driveability
  • Organic Compound Disc
  • 622 Ft-lbs of Torque @ Flywheel
  • 498 Ft-lbs of Torque @ Rear Wheels
  • Includes Pilot Bearing, Throwout Bearing & Tool
  • Fits Late 01-04 GT, 99-04 Cobra, 03-04 Mach 1

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and I’m going to be breaking down 4 different clutches, all from Exedy, they’re stages 1 through 4, for the 2005-2012 Mustang GT. Exedy is one of the leading manufacturers of both OE and aftermarket clutches, all of their products have been designed and built from the ground up, unlike other companies, who basically take a factory clutch, beef up some of the components, and rebrand it as a performance clutch. So I have 4 different clutches ranging from the Mach 350 which is basically their OE replacement or a light bolt on clutch, all the way down to the big boy, the Mach 600, which is rated almost 800 ft/lbs torque at the frame. In a second we’re going to take a closer look at what makes each clutch a little different but first, I’d just like to point out something that I noticed with every single clutch. As you can see, every clutch utilizes a sprung hub design, even the big boy here, the Mach 600. That’s awesome, because if you’ve ever driven an unsprung 4 or 6 clutch, you’ll know they’re not fun to drive, especially if your car sees any street duty whatsoever. Not only that, an unsprung clutch can be a little harsher on your drivetrain as well. With that out of the way, let’s take a closer look at each one of these clutches. First up is Exedy’s Mach 350 or basically their stage 1 clutch. This is a perfect OE replacement or for a car which has light bolt ons. The pedal feel is going to be slightly firmer than stock, and the clutch disc itself is made from an organic compound which will hold roughly 430 ft/lbs of torque at the crank, which is good enough to handle most bolt ons and then some. Next up is the Mach 400 or Exedy stage 2 clutch. This clutch utilizes that same organic compound but with slightly more bite, this time holding 510 ft/lbs of torque at the crank. This is still a very suitable clutch that can easily handle full bolt ons, and maybe even a small shot of nitrous, yet still maintain that stock pedal feel, with a slightly firmer engagement. Third in the line up is Exedy’s Mach 500 or their stage 3 offering. This clutch utilizes the same disc found in their stage 2 but with a high clamp load pressure plate, giving it the ability to hold 600+ ft/lbs of torque. Since this clutch still utilizes that organic disc material, you’ll still be able to slip the clutch a little bit and it’s still going to offer that smooth engagement, but it’s not going to wear out your leg and it’s still going to hold a ton of power. Finally we have the big boy, the Exedy Mach 600 which is their stage 4 offering. This clutch, as you might have guessed, is ready to handle just about anything you can throw at it, and is rated at almost 800 ft/lbs of torque at the crank. Since this disc utilizes a ceramic material and not that organic compound, the engagement is going to be very quick, yet still maintain the pedal feel from that stage 3. It’s going to be slightly trickier on the street, but I wouldn’t hesitate to throw it in any street car, especially when compared to those unsprung 4 or 6 options. Installing any clutch is definitely not a job for first time wrenchers out there, it should take you about 4 hours from start to finish depending on your lift situation. All of these clutches from Exedy require a very strict break in period of about 500 miles of city type driving before you really start beating on the car. That means no hard launches, no aggressive driving, and if at all possible, try to shift below 4000 RPM. Doing all this is only going to prolong the life of your clutch. So that wraps it up with these Exedy clutches, as you can see it basically boils down to how much power you’re making, and what clutch would be best suited for your ride, and as always you can check them out right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

Ideal Replacement. If you enjoy driving your Mustang the way it's meant to be driven, your stock clutch won't be able to take the heat. Add some bolt-ons and it's just a matter of time before your clutch will start to slip and have that unmistakeable "burnt" smell. So when it's time to choose a replacement, upgrading to an Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch is the perfect way to put your Pony's power to the pavement while still keeping its street manners.

Street or Strip. The Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 clutch is a performance oriented clutch upgrade, offering higher clamp loads without sacrificing driveability. It's perfect for the Mustang that stretches its legs on the street, strip, and track, since it offers smooth engagement with a firm, not rigid, pedal feel.

Premium Quality. The Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 clutch is designed to offer the durability and performance of a racing clutch with the driveability of a stock piece. To make the Mach 500 kit, Exedy combines an organic compound disc and a powerful, high clamp load pressure plate for crisp yet smooth engagement and great wear. All of Exedy's discs feature spring center dampers to reduce drivetrain shock.

Application. This Exedy Mach 500 Clutch is designed for the Late 2001-2004 GT, 1999-2004 Cobra, 2001 Bullitt, and 2003-2004 Mach 1 with the T-45, TR-3650, or T-56 transmission with a 10 spline input shaft.

Specifications:
  • Disc Dimensions: 280mm outer diameter
  • 10 Spline
  • Torque Rating @ Flywheel: 622 ft-lbs
  • Torque Rating @ Rear Wheels: 498 ft-lbs
  • Includes pilot bearing, throwout bearing & alignment tool

Note: Because Ford made changes to the Mustang GT and Bullitt in mid year of 2001, be sure to check and see what kind of transmission type you have before ordering. Wondering what kind of transmission you have? Click Here to find out!

Fitment: 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • Pressure Plate
  • Clutch Disc
  • Pilot Bearing
  • Throwout Bearing
  • Alignment Tool
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Clutch Kit Specifications
Year/Model: Mid 2001-2004 GT
1999-2004 SVT Cobra
2003-2004 MACH 1
Manufacturer: Exedy
HP/TQ Rating @ Flywheel: 622 ft-lbs Transmission Type: T-5, T-45, T-56, TR3650
Disc Dimensions: 280mm outer diameter Material: Organic
SFI Approved: Yes Hardware Included: Pressure Plate, Clutch Disc, Pilot Bearing Throwout Bearing, Alignment Tool
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • Cobra - 99, 01, 03, 04
  • GT - 01, 02, 03, 04

Fits 2001 Bullitt, 2001-2004 GT, 1999-2004 Cobra, and 2003-2004 Mach 1 (with the T-45, TR-3650, or T-56 transmission)

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Pretty good

I had the Exedy Stage 2 and stock flywheel before and I couldn't really feel a difference from the stocker I had in before. This Stage 3 paired with the Exedy flywheel is good. I can actually feel the ...

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5/5
what a clutch!

I gotta say I was a bit hesitant to buy this clutch for my cobra since most go with McLeod, but being that I wanted a clutch to handle the 600hp range and not leave me an empty bank account I took a chance ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Would I have to change out my fly wheel as well?

03gt35th

  • Not necessarily, if your just trying to save a few bucks you can have it refinished but it would be smarter to just buy a new flywheel to avoid problems in the future.

    Ak93

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Daily drive? I understand this clutch is supposed to be alright for daily driving, but I was wondering if anyone had tried this. If you have this clutch, how is it for daily driving? I want to expand performance later in life, but I need it for daily driving right now. Thanks for the help!

Rollintire

  • Yes it's a great clutch for a daily driver. I have it on my 04 Cobra, this clutch will also handle the extra Hp from your bolt-ons

    cooper1320

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2001 Cobra. Planning to do bolt-ons and I know a Stage 1 or 2 would be OK for those. But eventually, down the line, I plan on putting in a Kenne Bell s/c and why swap the clutch twice? So I'm wondering if this will be able to handle full bolt-ons and a KB?

TyGuy

  • As long as your Mustang is pushing under 622 Ft-lbs of Torque at the Flywheel, Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch (Late 01-04 GT, Mach 1; 99-04 Cobra) would be a great fit.

    JeffAM

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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Fit 4.9 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.8 4.8
  • Grip / Bite 4.7 4.7



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $500-$1000

    August 20, 2014

    Pretty good

    I had the Exedy Stage 2 and stock flywheel before and I couldn't really feel a difference from the stocker I had in before. This Stage 3 paired with the Exedy flywheel is good. I can actually feel the performance through shifts, especially 1st and 2nd gear. This clutch is a bit stiffer but could have something to do with the SR cable and quadrant I installed along with it, not to stiff for a man with a stang though. I'd recommend getting this instead of the stage 1 or 2 clutch kits from Exedy.

    Manny24

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1 Lodi, CA, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    June 30, 2014

    what a clutch!

    I gotta say I was a bit hesitant to buy this clutch for my cobra since most go with McLeod, but being that I wanted a clutch to handle the 600hp range and not leave me an empty bank account I took a chance with exedy and it paid off! Clutch feels great!! It does kill my leg which is wanted being my cobra Is my DD and I can't hear any clutch chatter at all. Overall if your looking for a streetable clutch but that can still take a thrashing this clutch is for you!

    cooper1320

    Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra Laredo, TX, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 22, 2013

    Clutch

    I installed this whole kit after my throw out bearing went out on me the clutch grabs quick and smooth and holds up to the power of my 588 horsepower cobra I would definately recommend this product to anyone looking to upgrade their current clutch

    mustangjunky

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra Twentynine Palms, CA, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    October 18, 2013

    Great Product

    This is a great mod for your stang. It grips very aggressively and wasn't very hard to install. I recommend this clutch if your thinking of upgrading, it is the best clutch for the price I have ever had.

    GaNiK25

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra TX

    Helpful (5) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 18, 2015

    awesome

    Great product the installation was easy. Gets your horsepower back from that stock clutch ready good for the price and great bite compared to that stock clutch

    philly03

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    August 26, 2014

    Great Clutch

    My clutch had never been changed and since I had added more power and miles I decided to get this clutch and a lightweight flywheel... if your on the edge JUST BUY IT! It Does really well for street/strip applications!

    itzctunez

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Lumberton, NC, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 25, 2014

    exedy stage 3 clutch

    I would recommend this product to anyone who has bolt ons and upgraded performance parts on thier stang.this clutch has an agresive bite but also is street friendly.

    04stalker

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Lodi, CA, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 22, 2013

    Great Clutch!!!

    I put this in my 2002 GT and I don't regret it at all. It was well worth the price. My throwout bearing went out so I just deified to replace the whole clutch. I love the feel of the pedal. Not too soft and not too stiff. It has great engagement and an amazing bite to it. I would definetly recommend this product for those who are looking to modify their GTs.

    TonezM

    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Orange, CA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 03, 2013

    Great clutch would by again

    I love clutch it's great and I would buy again if I needed to, it's worth the money and it grabs and takes off it's great

    StangMan04

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Texas, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 18, 2013

    Best clutch so far!!

    As soon as I broke the clutch in man did it feel a lot better! My 02 gt is my daily driver and since the new clutch was installed I can feel the difference! I'm a 20 year old and in need for speed everywhere I drive and I rip through the gears with no problem. Great clutch pedal feel and it gets up and goes! Will be buying again but hopefully not anytime soon!

    Ak93

    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Downriver, Michigan

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 29, 2014

    Grabs amazingly!

    Great replacement, grabs par none! great product and easy installation! highly reccomend

    ForrestS

    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    March 19, 2014

    03 svt cobra

    i have an 03 terminator, lfp dual pass heat exchanger, 2.95" blower pulley, 6 lb lower crank pulley, jlt cai, sct x3 tuner amp performance aluminum flywheel and now an EXEDY mach 500 stage 3 clutch!! great price for product offered. i was experiencing clutch slippage. reviewed numerous clutch kits and decided with exedy. after 750 mile break-in the snake was brought back to life! stage 3 bites extremly well and drives even better. this clutch can handle anything thrown at it! and begs for more. well worth the money, fitment was spot on and this kit includes everything you need for install. will be recommending to all!!! 5 *****

    venemouz

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra Mercedes, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    October 18, 2013

    nice upgrade over stock

    I've had it in for over 800 miles and power the break in I haven't gotten on it. I'm pushing it a little and it just grabs and goes.I'm happy with it on my stock 03 Cobra

    snowmann

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra Houston, TX, USA

    Helpful (0) (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    May 29, 2014

    Slightly better than stock

    Clutch feels good when engaging gears, same pressure applied to clutch pedal as stock after the 500miles of breaking it in. Was getting a small ticking noise from the cluch when in neutral and faded away after thr break in. It was affordable and overall happy with my purchase

    MadMak

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra El Paso, TX, USA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    May 27, 2014

    great product

    Totally satisfied with this clutch the pedal is close to a stock feel and the gears are very smooth goes in and out of gears with ease.

    frank04

    Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra New Orleans, LA, USA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    May 27, 2014

    Great clutch

    I got this clutch for my 01 bullitt. It was a great fit doesn't feel like stock at all great paddle feel without killing your leg in traffic. The only down side was it kinda feels like it wants to slip when u take off really hard but so far great clutch.

    BrianB01

    Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt Concord, CA, USA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    May 27, 2014

    Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch

    very good clutch! I also bought the throw out bearing and pilot bearing from ford racing. if you were like me and wondering if this clutch would tear your transmission apart (stock tr-3650 with 500 RWH) it hasn't yet. I have a aluminum flywheel also. it does not chatter or make any type of noise. smooth release for driving normal. and aggressive engagement when you are at the track. I had the ram hdx and spec. but the Exedy mach 500 is by far the best of all clutches. for my particular set up.

    crccrc

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Boston, MA, USA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 23, 2014

    Better than expected

    Installed this clutch because te stock one was slipping on the dyno when I was getting a baseline run prior to installing a procharger. Got this to handle the power once the procharger is installed but already loving it. Bark 3rd all day long with this. Also installed exedy lightweight flywheel at same time. No complaints so far. Hear some chatter when in N and pedal not pressed in but nothing too bad.

    JoshB

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1 Jacksonville, FL, USA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    February 21, 2014

    Great product

    Great product really needed this clutch no problems with it at all.

    Robert2496

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Phoenix, AZ, USA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 24, 2014

    fantastic clutch

    I would highly recommend this clutch kits for any high horse power mustang. It has a nice smooth engagement with no shutter what so every. My cobra was dyno to be 575rwhp . I could be more pleased with its perforamce.

    cobraman24

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra Ma

    Helpful (0) (0)

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