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Exedy Grooved Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch w/ Hydraulic Throwout Bearing (11-17 GT)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Ideal Performance Replacement
    • Great Driveability - Smooth Engagement
    • Grooved Pressure Plate - Improves Holding Power
    • Organic Compound Disc
    • 498 Ft-lbs of Torque @ Rear Wheels
    • Includes Slave Cylinder/Hydraulic Throwout Bearing, Alignment Tool and Pilot Bearing
    • Fits 2011-2017 GT Mustang

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my review of Exedy's grooved Mach 500 stage 3 clutch with a hydraulic throwout bearing for 2005 to 2016 GT Mustangs. This particular stage 3 clutch is a good option for anyone looking to replace or upgrade their current clutch. This is a good option for stock to moderately modified Mustangs that see some hard driving or track time. This is pretty much the same Mach 500 stage 3 clutch that you guys already know with the sprung hub design. What Exedy did here was used an organic compound disc to keep the drivability nearly the same as the stock clutch, and keep a smooth engagement with what I call a firm pedal feel. Then they paired that with an upgraded pressure plate, so the clutch can handle more abuse. The difference with these clutches lies in the pressure plate. Exedy has used a grooved pressure plate, which should offer more holding power than the standard smooth pressure plate would. This means that the clutch will be able to hold more torque than the traditional stage 3 clutch can, about 30 foot-pounds more to put a round number on it, and all without what I classify as a huge jump in price over the standard stage 3 clutch, which is nice. The S197 version is rated at 522 foot-pounds of torque, and the S550 clutch is rated at 616 foot-pounds of torque, and that's at the rear wheels, just to clarify. And if that's not enough for you, then Exedy does have a stage 4 option on the site. Keep in mind that if you're looking at a new clutch, you should have something in mind for your flywheel, as well, and I'd recommend just picking a new one up. When it comes to the install, I will say that I'll recommend taking this to a shop unless you have prior experience in this area. This is going to be a three out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and you're probably looking at about four hours' time if you do decide to tackle this yourself. If you choose to go that route, I'd also recommend trying to gain access to a lift. You're obviously going to be dropping your trans, drive shaft and exhaust, so performing this on jack stands could be a little difficult. And make sure you have a torque wrench. Lastly, don't forget about that clutch break-in period no matter who's installing the clutch. You're looking at about a 750-mile break-in period under normal driving conditions and before you start driving hard. Again, the Exedy stage 3 clutch has a grooved pressure plate that allows for the clutch to handle more load, and still has an organic compound disc, so you don't have to worry about heavy pedal feel. This clutch has a higher torque rating than the standard stage 3 clutch does, and isn't that much more expensive. As always, check this thing out online and see what you think for yourself. I'm Stephanie, and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    Ideal Performance Replacement. If you drive your Mustang GT like it's meant to be driven, it's easy to burn out your weak stock clutch. If you're starting to feel your Mustang's clutch slipping or are getting that unmistakable burning clutch smell, an Exedy Grooved Mach 500 Stage 3 clutch with Hydraulic Throwout Bearing is an affordable, upgraded performance replacement that will fit your budget and demanding driving style.

    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 with Hydraulic Throwout Bearing is designed for 2011 to 2017 GT Mustangs with a MT-82 manual 23-spline transmission.

    Specifications:
    • Disc Dimensions: 280mm outer diameter
    • 23 Spline
    • Torque Rating @ Rear Wheels: 498 ft-lbs
    • Includes Slave Cylinder/Hydraulic Throwout Bearing, Alignment Tool and Pilot Bearing

    It's recommended that you add an SR Performance Braided Stainless Steel Hydraulic Clutch Line during your new clutch install. Stock plastic clutch lines can fail during aggressive driving. Stainless steel clutch lines help prevent gear lockout and provide superior clutch pedal feel, even under the toughest conditions.

    Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

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    What's in the Box
    • Grooved Pressure Plate
    • Clutch Disc
    • Slave Cylinder/Hydraulic Throwout Bearing
    • Alignment Tool
    • Pilot Bearing
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Clutch Kit Specifications
    Year/Model: 2011-2017 GT Manufacturer: Exedy
    HP/TQ Rating @ Rear Wheels: 616 ft-lbs Transmission Type: MT-82
    Disc Dimensions: 280mm outer diameter Material: Organic
    SFI Approved: Yes Hardware Included: Grooved Pressure Plate, Clutch Disc, Slave Cylinder/Hydraulic Throwout Bearing, Alignment Tool and Pilot Bearing
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    Questions & Answers (16)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    I ordered this because my clutch blew out and in need of a clutch bad, the replacement pins do not fit nor does the preassure plate it’s self, I don’t know if I got the wrong preassure plate but I really need my car rn and wanna know the answers, it said I had to replace the pins from the old flywheel, and I’m trying to look for videos and there are none on installing this, the question is why the pins don’t fit and why my preassure plate don’t align?

    • Please reach out directly to our customer service department as we would be glad to take a look and make sure that you received the correct part as well as help assist with the installation.

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    I've purchased the Power Pack for the Ecoboost from Ford Performance (estimated at around a 60-90 TQ increased over stock). Will this clutch kit work with the 2016 Ecoboost model since it also uses the MT-82 trans?

    • The Exedy Grooved Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch is manufactured for installation on the 11'-17' Mustang GT. This will not work with the transmission equipped on the Ecoboost Mustang.

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    Does this kit come with new bolts for the pressure plate or do we re-use the stock bolts?

    • This kit would require you to reuse your factory pressure plate bolts.

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    My supercharged 2016 Performance Pack GT makes 665 horsepower and 575 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheels. I don't "cook" my clutch but my stock clutch has started slipping and I sometimes get a burn smell. My car is a daily driver and sees a lot of city driving in warm weather. I generally like to get on the accelerator at lights and passing. Can this clutch handle it and last? Will I get smooth, short, steady pedal throw and engagement with only a little firmer feel over the stock clutch? Is this clutch quiet (no noise at idle, shuddering or NVH)?

    • This clutch is rated at 498 Ft-lbs of Torque @ Rear Wheels, this would be a stronger application from stock, however, you will need an option with a higher rating to work well with 575 Ft-lbs of Torque @ Rear Wheels. 

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    Will this fit a 2018 Mustang GT with MT82-D4 Transmission?

    • This stage 3 clutch kit is designed to work with 11-17 GT Mustangs equipped with the MT-82 manual transmission. Unfortunately it has not been confirmed to fit a 2018 Mustang GT due to the changes Ford made to the MT-82.

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    10 More Questions
    Super stoked about my purchase of the Exedy mach 5 stage 3 clutch kit and matching flywheel. Do I need to buy a tuner for after the install to clear any codes that may show up, or am I going to be good to go without one? 1 answer
    I have a 2016 5.0 with preferred package, I am going to be adding a supercharger to it at the end of the year, but I want to get the clutch done now, what all would I need ? I want to make sure I do it right. 1 answer
    This clutch kit is recommended to upgrade the flywheel but the flywheel claims to only fit up to 2014. What flywheel will I need for my 2015? 1 answer
    I currently have an RXT with the McLeod lightened steel flywheel. I am going to ditch the RXT for this clutch combo, will it all work with the McLeod flywheel? On a 12gt 1 answer
    Buy this kit and do not fit, which Flywheel should I get? 1 answer
    I have a 2015 stage 2 roush would I have to upgrade flywheel or could I get by with the flywheel that's on already with just the clutch kit application? 1 answer
    I have couple questions if the stock couch is 5 point of 10 stiff ( 10 is soft ) how much is the exedy comparing to the stock, and does it fit directly or needs adjustment , and what about the HYDRAULIC THROWOUT BEARING that everyone is complaining about 1 answer
    Will this kit work with my stock fly wheel? my car has 53,000 miles on it. only needing the throw out bearing replaced but figured if I'm into that much of the transmission, I might as well upgrade the clutch a little. Thanks 1 answer
    Fits the kit with my 2013 GT Original OEM Flywheel, with 13600 Miles. 1 answer
    I seen they list the ft/lbs of torque it can handle but what's the max hp it can handle? Could this clutch handle a supercharger setup? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (29) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$250-$500

    • Fit 4.88 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.84 4.8
    • Grip / Bite 5 5



    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 04, 2018

      Great clutch.

      Compatable with the McLeod flywheel. Easy to install and the alignment tool that comes with the kit is very helpful. As with my review of the McLeod flywheel, install took about a full 3 hours dropping the tranny, installing all the components (pilot bearing, flywheel, clutch disk, pressure plate, and throw out bearing) plus about an hour to rebuild a decent clutch pressure. Overall, very easy with the right tools and a lift.

      Zach

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      August 26, 2018

      Great product!!

      Great product. It fullfill all of my expectations.

      DouglasA

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 01, 2018

      Great product for our mustangs

      Installation was great no problems with transmission quik shifting love it way better than stock

      Bambinos

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 03, 2018

      Super Clutch !!

      excellent product !! quality and performance ! super !!

      Ivan

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      June 08, 2018

      Reprogram required.

      Great product, straight forward install, good bye burnt clutch smell. Tougher pedal feel, but smoother engagement over stock. As usual, should have done the upgrade sooner. 500 mile break in period is over. Thank you Exedy!

      Nate77

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      May 18, 2018

      Good Choice for 14 GT

      My problem was that the transmission was hard to shift at the track. once it was hot. Tried the braided steel clutch line with new fluid with no change. The OE clutch disc finally failed at Watkins Glen. Bowen's Ford of NE CT recommended this setup along with a MGW shifter and are great to deal with. We resurfaced the OE flywheel with no fitment issues. The clutch is smooth and positive. Pedal effort a little higher and it engages closer to the floor. Breaking it in now. The OE clutch disc is the weak link for track use. Better to replace it before it fails and damages the tranny.

      RobertS

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      May 01, 2018

      Perfect clutch for my 2013

      Had my local dealer instal as I don’t have a garage took full day for them and was kinda expensive at $885.74 just to put it in but fixed all my issues and well worth not trying to do the clutch around my work schedule at a buddy’s house

      Jflower

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      March 15, 2018

      Love it

      Many people complain about the lockout on the MT-82. What I quickly learned when I teamed this up with a low weight flywheel is that its gone. Gears go in smooth. After you get over the break in period a little abuse will help get everything into place.

      MiguelR

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      November 21, 2017

      Perfect for daily as well as track driving

      I'm not going to write a lengthy review as others already did an excellent job telling everything you need to know about it. One thing that you must know is that if your transmission is still using stock oil you must switch to the Royal Purple Synchromax. If you won't your shifts will be glitchy, grindy and just bad. Don't forget to get Exedy Flywheel with it or clutch won't fit the stock.

      EduardK

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      September 20, 2017

      Great but......

      took my 2013 mustang gt to a shop for install all went well clutch is a little bit stiffer than stock puts the power to the ground much better my only complaint is that the clutch has a almost light feel to it while driving and shifting its only stiff when i,m sitting at a red light its kind of strange its hard to explain took some time to get used to how the clutch engages the second it leaves the floor i mean its instant engagement but all in all it gets the job done

      BrianG

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      September 18, 2017

      Solid!

      Very satisfied. Drivability is as good as factory, but it grabs solid on the strip.

      JW

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 23, 2017

      Very good communication!

      Every thing is alright. I received it safely. Thank you!

      YUSUR

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 12, 2017

      Smooth clutch

      Very smooth clutch and nice upgrade to stock. As good a price as you can find and super fast shipping.

      MB

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      August 07, 2017

      Excellent

      Excellent clutch, easy to install and drives nice. I would definitely recommend!

      SamanthaM

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      August 04, 2017

      A stage 2 clutch

      I have a 2016 GT/CS and the clutch that comes stock has a delay built in to it that is incredibly irritating for anyone who takes pride on their shifting and hates seeing the hood drop and jump and every time they shift. I got this clutch complete with the EXEDY flywheel, and can now shift gears quick enough to keep the exhaust from fading before the next gear. Incredible upgrade.

      BrandonW

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 29, 2017

      Great item

      Hands down one of the best clutch kits out there. Would highly recommend this to anybody with a 6speed mustang

      JoshL

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      February 07, 2017

      Works Great!

      Replaced my factory clutch, pressure plate, and hydraulic throwout bearing with this complete Exedy kit. Pressure plate bolted right up to the factory 2014 Ford Mustang GT flywheel. The only difference is that the factory pressure plate used 9 bolts, and the Exedy pressure plate only uses 6 bolts. I sent an email to Exedy -- they confirmed this was acceptable. I have just over 1k miles on the car since the install and everything feels great. Pedal is slightly firmer, and the clutch puts the power to the tires in every gear.

      Red

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (8)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 08, 2016

      Thumbs up

      Good grip and bite only thing is the pedal is a little stiffer and the release point is sooner. Break in period sucks but it drives awesome

      Zachs197

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 3/5

      October 18, 2016

      Beware

      American Muscle doesn't disclose that this clutch kit requires an Exedy flywheel as it doesn't fit the manufacturers flywheel. Cost me another few days on my build to order and another few hundred bucks to complete the project. Not cool.

      Cpayne

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (13)

    • 5/5

      September 11, 2016

      Great product !!

      Highly recommend this setup with an sr braided clutch line too amazing!

      Jason

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

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