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Exedy Grooved Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch (Late 01-04 GT; 99-04 Cobra; 03-04 Mach 1)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Ideal Performance Replacement
  • Great Driveability- Smooth Engagement
  • Grooved Pressure Plate - Improves Holding Power
  • Organic Compound Disc
  • 522 Ft-lbs of Torque @ Rear Wheels
  • Includes Pilot Bearing, Throwout Bearing & Alignment Tool
  • Fits Late 01-04 GT, 99-04 Cobra, 03-04 Mach 1

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey everyone, Stephanie with American Muscle. And I'm taking a closer look at two clutches from Exedy. Their new and improved Mach 500 and Mach 600 clutches that now have a grooved pressure plate. Available for late 01 to 04 GTs in Mach 1s and 99 to 04 Cobras. Exedy has been around the clutch game for well over 60 years. And yes, I said that correctly, over 60 years. And they produce high quality products for a wide range of applications. With all of this experience, it's hard to imagine that Exedy is anything but one of the leading manufacturers of both OE and aftermarket clutches. And all of which are built from the ground up. Be sure to check out the full line of Exedy products for your Mustang just by heading back to the AM website. So taking a quick second to look at the two clutches I have here with me, I will say right off the bat that these are very nearly the same Mach 500 and Mach 600 clutches that you guys already know. This means that these clutches still have that sprung hub design that's going to be easier on both your leg and your drive train. And if you like to drive your Stang on the street, you're happy to see this quality in a clutch. The Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch still has an organic disc that is designed to give the durability and performance of a racing clutch, but with the drivability and performance of a stock clutch. And this is obtained from maintaining the use of the organic material disc and using a high clamp load pressure plate. Now what all of this means is that you can have a better performing clutch that maintains a smooth engagement than the stock clutch has. This clutch is perfect for the moderately modified Mustang that see some hard driving or track time. The Mach 600 Stage 4 Clutch switches to the cerametallic disc with a high clamp pressure plate, but offers the ability to handle high torque levels and still give you that crisp engagement. Engagement with this clutch is going to be quick, but you won't have to fight that heavy pedal feel that you'll get from a unsprung clutch. Forced Induction Guys or heavily modified Mustangs will be looking at this clutch to handle the amount of torque that they're producing. So we just talked about a lot of the similarities, but the difference with these clutches is going to be this feature right here, which is a grooved pressure plate. The grooved pressure plate will offer more holding power than the standard smooth pressure plate, which means that these clutches will be able to hold more torque than their traditional Stage 3 and Stage 4 clutches can and all without a huge jump in price. So when it comes to installing a clutch, we usually recommend having a high level of mechanical expertise since it's not really a job for the first-time wrencher. You're probably looking at about four hours from start to finish, and you always have the option of sending the car to a professional for the install. Keep in mind that both of these clutches require a strict break in period of about 500 miles of city-type driving and shifts below 4,000 RPM. Adhering to this break in procedure will only ensure and prolong the life of your new clutch. So if you're looking to replace the clutch in your Mustang, be sure to check out these new options from Exedy that offer a great bang for your buck by enabling the low stages to handle higher foot pounds of torque. And they're exclusively available here at AmericanMuscle.com.

Ideal Replacement. If you enjoy driving your Mustang the way it's meant to be driven, your factory 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 Grooved Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch is the perfect way to put your Pony's power to the pavement while still keeping its street manners.

Grooved Pressure Plate. Featuring a unique grooved pressure plate, this Exedy Clutch offers more holding power than their standard smooth pressure plate equipped clutch kits. Exedy has machined grooves directly onto the face of their Pressure Plates which is designed to increase the "mean effective radius", which in turn increases the torque holding capacity of the clutch - perfect for high torque Mustangs.

Street or Strip. The Exedy Grooved 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 Grooved 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 grooved 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 Grooved 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 @ Rear Wheels: 522 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
  • Grooved 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 @ Rear Wheels: 522 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?
  • Cobra - 99, 01, 03, 04
  • Bullitt - 01
  • GT - 01, 02, 03, 04
  • Mach 1 - 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
Amazing Clutch!!

I boosted my gt to the moon and this clutch held its ground. even with the high horsepower this clutch didn't slip! I would totally recommend.

Helpful (1)

5/5
500 3stage clutch

shifting sure is easy and the hole shot is great. Worth the buck.

Helpful (0)

Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Will this clutch work with the McLeod lightened flywheel?

Stanggang2k16

  • Hey StangGang, With upgraded clutches they must have brand matching flywheels in order to function properly. So you would not be able to install this combo together. It would either have to be exedy clutch and flywheel or mcleod clutch and flywheel

    Cobra_Machine04

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Will the stock flywheel fit this clutch?

Anonymous

  • The stock flywheel will work with this clutch however it will not work the best. Exedy clutches will work best with their own flywheels and the stock flywheel will need to be resurfaced to work to its best with this clutch.

    KevinD92

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What is the break in period for this clutch/pressure plate?

MurderedGT

  • We recommend at least a break in period of 500-1000 miles of easy driving for the Exedy Grooved Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch (Late 01-04 GT, Mach 1; 99-04 Cobra).

    Ricky36

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Customer Reviews (3) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Fit 4.333333 4.3
  • Bang For Your Buck 4 4
  • Grip / Bite 4.333333 4.3



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 20, 2016

    Amazing Clutch!!

    I boosted my gt to the moon and this clutch held its ground. even with the high horsepower this clutch didn't slip! I would totally recommend.

    2004GT

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 04, 2017

    install went Good

    installation was easy no issues. have not run yet, hope for the best.

    BenM

    Year: 1999 Submodel: Cobra

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    June 13, 2017

    500 3stage clutch

    shifting sure is easy and the hole shot is great. Worth the buck.

    JosephG

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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