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Exedy Grooved Mach 500 Stage 3 Organic Clutch Kit w/ Hydraulic Throwout Bearing - 23 Spline (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

    MPN# 07807CSCAM

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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 GTManufacturer:Exedy
    HP/TQ Rating @ Rear Wheels:616 ft-lbsTransmission Type:MT-82
    Disc Dimensions:280mm outer diameterMaterial:Organic
    SFI Approved:YesHardware Included:Grooved Pressure Plate, Clutch Disc, Slave Cylinder/Hydraulic Throwout Bearing, Alignment Tool and Pilot Bearing
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        Questions & Answers (20)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        will this work on a 2019 mustang gt manual? if not what will be a good aftermarket clutch thats around this range

        • This will not fit 2019 models. We have clutch options for 2019 models here - https://www.americanmuscle.com/2015-mustang-clutch-kits.html.

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        What’s the break in mileage for this clutch??

        • The break-in period is generally around 1k miles.

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        What happens if you don’t have proper mating with the flywheel to the clutch ?Because you didn’t resurface ?

        • The clutch may not engage, and both components can be damaged, and possibly cause damage to the transmission.

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        How does the grooved pressure plate achieve additional holding power over the standard pressure plate?

        • The grooves help remove dust generated by friction and help prevent the clutch from overheating which improves grip.

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        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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        10 More Questions
        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? 1 answer
        Does this kit come with new bolts for the pressure plate or do we re-use the stock bolts? 1 answer
        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)? 1 answer
        Will this fit a 2018 Mustang GT with MT82-D4 Transmission? 1 answer
        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

          Customer Reviews (40) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.6

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Full Day

          Installation Cost:$250-$500

          • Fit 4.666667 4.7
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.611111 4.6
          • Grip / Bite 4.771429 4.8



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $250-$500

            October 06, 2019

            Great clutch

            Very good clutch feel with the clutch spring swap, handles the naturally aspirated power very well

            Kaleb

            Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 08, 2019

            The clutch to have

            This is a great clutch that has solid engagement, and gives a slightly stiffer pedal feel, combined with the light weight flywheel this gives a faster rev and acceleration.

            MichaelB

            Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $100-$250

            September 04, 2019

            Exedy Grooved Mach 500 Stage 3

            Excellent clutch kit with a factory feel to it!!!!! This is the clutch the 2014 Mustang Gt should have come with. With a upgraded transmission this GT wants to go!!!

            22fast4you

            Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 09, 2019

            Works perfect

            Glad I went with this clutch . Haven’t given me one problem and it’s been in for over 500 miles now

            Tredale

            Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            August 04, 2019

            Needs throw out

            Bought this clutch kit and installed because it says direct replacement. Well i guess i found out the hard way that that doesn't mean the spacing will be the same. Had to buy 1/4 inch spacer for throwout bearing/slave, it kept blowing out cause it was not reaching the fingers of the pressure plate enough. And spoke with American Muscle and they had no idea! They gave me number to exedy so i called and could not get anyone on phone so i emailed them and got a response saying to follow directions..... wth! They then respond that they were exedy Australia and I need to reach out to USA exedy. I ask for number or contact email ,still no response yet. But I've spent enough time under a shade tree to figure it out on my own without the help from Any of them. As far as product its good. But as far as CS.....

            KentL

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            June 01, 2019

            Really smooth and quick engage

            Really like it.. really smooth quick engage, stang feels little quicker too for some reason ha , installation was together with mcleod line and light fly wheel nice set up

            EDDYMARK

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $500-$1000

            May 16, 2019

            Great so far

            Good value kit for the amount of stuff included and the price was decent compared to other available options. Also upgraded to Excedy lightened flywheel, Ford Performance pilot bearing and Steeda braided clutch line. Still in the beak-in period so have not really gotten on it and can not comment on future performance. Pedal feel is noticeably stiffer than stock. Operation is not grabby and feels comparable to stock clutch. Had to have the "Misfire re-learn" performed after install to keep from loosing power above 4k and clear flashing check engine lamp.

            SHODADDY

            Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            January 24, 2019

            From not sure to glad I did.

            After a 2 1/2 hr. Parking lot exit from a Dolphins game my OEM set up flywheel got hotspots creating an unbearable shudder. So, the question was go back to OEM or not? Well decided to go with the 500 stage 3 with the throw out bearing and the 8 bolt lightweight flywheel. All this on my trac pack optioned, Bama 4 track tune this car has become really fun to drive. With the light flywheel the engine spoils quicker getting you to the fun RPMs quicker. After the recommended 500 mile break in period the clutch feel is just better than OEM. Money well spent. Just a heads up. The light flywheel will trigger the check engine light show misfire codes. Not true. The car has to learn with the new flywheel and with guys on the help line and the easy to use Bama tuner it was a Piece of Cake!!! Extremely Pleased!!!

            SFLANATIVE

            Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 17, 2019

            Absolute garbage

            I have a 2012 and I deeply regret not going with the RST. I have a Ben calimer stage 1 Transmission. I chose this clutch because it’s my daily driver and didn’t want something super heavy. BUT this clutch bites 1 inch off the floor in my car feels completely un-natural and definitely not like stock. It has blown 3 slave cylinders in 1 WEEK including the one AM sent me that EXEDY sends with this package. SPEND A FEW EXTRA DOLLARS AND GO MCLEOD

            SammyY

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            December 13, 2018

            Great Clutch

            The clutch fixed all my high rpm lockout issues. Now i can rev to 7850 and shift perfectly.

            KarenL

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 21, 2018

            Great Clutch!

            Love the clutch! Smoother shifts and without loss of drivability.

            EricC

            Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 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 (4)

          • 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 (3)

          • 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 (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 03, 2018

            Super Clutch !!

            excellent product !! quality and performance ! super !!

            Ivan

            Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 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!

            Nate2016GTSC

            Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 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 (8)

          • 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 (4)

          • 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 (6)

          • 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 (5)

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