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Spec Stage 1 Clutch (86-Mid 01 GT; 93-98 Cobra)

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  • Ideal Replacement.
  • Perfect for Your Daily-Driven 'Stang.
  • Organic Compound Disc.
  • Includes Throwout Bearing & Tool.
  • Fits 86-Mid 01 GT & 93-98 Cobra.
Ideal Replacement. If your clutch is slipping or burnt up on your daily driver 'Stang, consider a SPEC Stage 1 as a replacement. It will hold better than a stock unit without giving you a leg workout every time you need to shift, and will improve your drivetrain's ability to handle power and perform reliably.

Daily Driver Friendly. This SPEC Stage 1 Clutch is designed for bolt-on naturally aspirated and mildly modified forced induction engines. It's best suited to 'Stangs that see daily driver duty and occasional track use, since it offers the most friendly pedal feel combined with SPEC's legendary durability.

Premium Quality. The SPEC Stage 1 Clutch offers all the features you need from a more powerful clutch with superior driveability. SPEC Stage 1 Clutches feature their signature high clamp pressure plate combined with a steel-backed and multi-compound woven organic material disc and high torque sprung hub. Like with all SPEC Clutches, an alignment tool is included for easy installation.

Value, Performance, Durability. When looking for a new clutch, trust Spec for the best in value and performance.

  • Designed for 1986-1995 5.0L with a T-5 or T-45
  • Designed for 1993-1998 Cobra with a T-5 or T-45
  • Designed for 1996-Mid 2001 GT with a T-5 or T-45
  • Disc Dimensions: 10-1/2" X 10T X 1-1/16"
  • 10 Spline
  • Torque Rating: 410 ft./lbs.
This Spec Clutch requires the use of a Spec flywheel for proper engagement. AmericanMuscle highly recommends the Steel Flywheel for this Stage 1 Clutch for optimum results. See the drop down menu option above.

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: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • Pressure Plate
  • Clutch Disc
  • Throwout Bearing
  • Pilot Bearing
  • Alignment Key
Installation Info

Installation Time: (approx) 4 Hours

Difficulty Level:Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.

Installation Guides:

Tech Specs

Clutch Kit Specifications
Year/Model: 96-Mid 01 GT, 93-98 Cobra and 86-95 5.0 HP/Torque Rating @ Flywheel: 410 ft-lbs
Manufacturer: SPEC Disc Dimensions:

10-1/2" x 10” x 1-1/16"

Transmission Type: T-5 or T-45 SFI Approved: Yes
Material: Organic Hardware Included:

Pressure Plate, Clutch Disc, Throwout Bearing, Pilot Bearing, and Alignment Key

Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Foxbody - 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01

Fits 1986-1995 5.0L, 1993-1998 Cobra, 1996-Mid 2001 GT and 2001 Bullitt Mustangs (with the T-5 or T-45 transmission)

Most Helpful Reviews

Worth the time.

Put this in my girls 00 GT. I recomend the firewall adjuster and the LDC clutch mod to restore factory clutch feel. If its not adjust properly it will shake your teeth out, some shudder ok on 1st and ...

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nice clutch

near factory pedal feel, great holding power and as always AM's shipping is unbelievable!

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$500-$1000

  • Fit 4.923077 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.769231 4.8
  • Grip / Bite 4.923077 4.9

  • 5/5

    October 06, 2009

    Worth the time.

    Put this in my girls 00 GT. I recomend the firewall adjuster and the LDC clutch mod to restore factory clutch feel. If its not adjust properly it will shake your teeth out, some shudder ok on 1st and reverse during break-in. Now smooth and GRABS!!


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    April 27, 2010

    nice clutch

    near factory pedal feel, great holding power and as always AM's shipping is unbelievable!


    Helpful (9) (0)

  • 5/5

    June 23, 2010

    Awsome Clutch

    Clutch fit perfect, grabs like hell higly recommended


    Helpful (9) (1)

  • 5/5

    August 23, 2010

    Not A Horror Story Like I Thought

    I got this clutch when I meant to get the dual-friction and was worried after reading some reviews that I was going to have problems with this clutch. Well, it didn't happen, the clutch is broke in now. No chatter, no slipping, good feel to it. I love this clutch, it grabs great and yanks your neck back. I would definitely recommend this clutch, just make sure you do all the right prep work (machining the flywheel) etc and it'll do great for you too.


    Helpful (6) (0)

  • 5/5

    March 27, 2011

    Spec stage 1

    Very strong clutch.. Can't say i would want anything besides what i got with this clutch. I have gone just over 1k miles on it so far and it grabs like hell with no noise or chatter like i hear most people have problems with.. One of the best kits right here!! Get you a spec stage 1, you'll be happy. Pedal is pretty stiff but nothing you couldn't drive.. I love it!!!


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (4) (0)

  • 5/5

    February 12, 2011

    Spec Stage 1

    Awesome clutch so far. Only have a little over 100 miles on it after installing it 2 days ago. Has a lot of chatter when taking off, cant wait for it to go away. Has a softer pedal feel then the Ford Racing clutch that was in it previously. I love it. I wont get into how much I hate flat backing a clutch change in the driveway!

    Greg Simpson

    Helpful (5) (1)

  • 2/5

    November 25, 2010

    Could be better

    Not pleased with this clutch. 500 mile break in? I'm at about 8000 and it shakes and shudders horribly! looking for a new clutch already. I would not buy spec again.


    Helpful (4) (3)

  • 4/5

    June 07, 2008

    Near perfect

    Pretty good clutch for a Stage 1, it has a little bit of chatter but once its worn in properly it should be fit to last.

    Brian Mueller

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 3/5

    March 31, 2011

    Spec Clutch

    Clutch grabs great! but my only complaints are that it has a little over one thosand miles and it still has clutch chatter from time to time. and the throw out bearing started squeeking only 100 miles after installed.

    Steve Larsen

    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2) (2)

  • 5/5

    May 29, 2010

    Nice clutch

    Nice clutch.............. so far!


    Helpful (3) (3)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    March 15, 2012

    No problems

    First 50 miles had a ton of chatter but got better. Clutch is not as soft as people say but it really bites. Make sure u buy a clutch adjuster kit and a ford racing t/o bearing. I have 1300 miles on it and love it. Not to much not to little.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Lake charles

    Helpful (0) (1)

  • 4/5

    May 21, 2016

    A really nice clutch kit at the right price

    Clutch kit arrived from AM in no time. Very pleased with the kit as it contains the two bearings needed for the rebuild/install. Looking forward to having it in my Mustang.Thanks AM!


    Year: 1990 Submodel: Other

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $500-$1000

    February 06, 2015

    Spec Stage 1 Cluch

    the clutch is really good highly recommend for street use. once the clutch broke in its really good and for the price its worth it. I didnt get chatter or noise so im happy and give it a 5/5


    Year: 1991 Submodel: Other Point Roberts, WA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 21, 2014

    Spec Clutch

    I bought this clutch with a spec aluminum flywheel. The clutch bites every time with no hesitation. I think it's a great choice if u don't want the hard pedal from a stage 2 all the time but still need something to keep up.


    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT Jackson, MS, USA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 03, 2014

    More than expected

    Easy install no fitment issues,didn't change pedal feel but grabs very well! Also went with spec billet flywheel.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Bath, NY 14810, USA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 23, 2014

    Direct bolt on no problems with install

    This clutch is awesome! I was hesitant to purchase at first wasn't sure what brand to go with and I'm totally glad I went with this set up. I totally recommend this product. Shipping was fast as well.


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Laredo, texas

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    September 01, 2013


    pretty good pruduct. finally broke it in has great bit and no more chutter. The only issue is after a few thousand km the pilot bearing started to squeak kind of annoying.


    Year: 1994 Submodel: GT Chilliwack, BC, Canada

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 17, 2013

    spec 1

    Spec 1 clutch has a softer pedal then factory and grabs like a high performance clutch.


    Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    February 24, 2013

    Spec Clutch

    Huge improvement from stock clutch, I love the bite and have always been a big fan of Spec clutches.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Alabama, USA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 06, 2012

    excellent clutch

    had a centerforce dual friction and king cobra clutch before. this clutch seems to perform as well as those other.


    Year: 1994 Submodel: GT LA

    Helpful (0) (0)

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