April 21, 2014
A must have product when upgrading or replacing your clutch!
When you purchase a new replacement clutch or a high performance aftermarket clutch this is a must have product. I purchased this throwout bearing/slave cylinder for my 2011 Mustang with the Mt-82 6 speed transmission.
The reason I bought this item is because I purchased a ACT twin disc clutch and light weight steel flywheel, and I wanted to ditch the stock throwout bearing/slave cylinder. I will also recomend replacing the stock pilot bearing with the Ford Racing one if your installing a new clutch and flywheel. Replacing the stock throwout/slave cylinder with this item gives you piece of mind. Alot of people forget to upgrade their throwout/slave cylinder when replacing their clutch. The quality of this product is far better than the stock one.
The install of this product is super easy once you get the transmission dropped out of the car. Install time took me about 6 hours and that was replacing the clutch and flywheel as well. The part itself only took like 3 minutes to remove from the input shaft. Only 2 bolts hold it to the transmission.
Before you start the install of this item make sure you crimp the clutch supply line on the master cylinder located under the hood that way you wont loose any fluid and you wont have to bleed your fluid system. You can crimp the line with a set of vise grips or a C clamp. I used a C clamp and be sure not to over tighten the line as you could damage it. After that then you can disconnect the hydraulic line to the throwout bearing.
After that disconnect your battery terminals, remove the center console inside the car and unbolt the shifter assembally. Next
Remove your mid pipe and unbolt and remove the drive shaft. After that unbolt and remove the starter. Next unbolt your lower shifter bracket and then support the transmission and remove the support bracket. Now your ready to start removing the transmission bolts. After that everything else is fairly straight forward. Like I said the hardest part of the install is removing the transmission. Be sure to pump your new throwout bearing and prime it once you get it on your transmission.
After getting everything installed back together I have noticed a lighter and smoother pedal feel. I highly recomend this product. Ordered this part and recived it at my house in 3 days. Thanks American Muscle for the awesome customer service and fast shipping!