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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
    • 616 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: 616 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

    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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    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?

    Nate77

    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.

    DouglasQ

    • With this Exedy Grooved Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch w/ Hydraulic Throwout Bearing we would recommend a matching Exedy flywheel. We would also recommend a braided steel clutch line such as the SR Performance Braided Stainless Steel Hydraulic Clutch Line, item 389025 or the Steeda Heavy Duty Braided Hydraulic Clutch Line, item 387545. https://www.americanmuscle.com/srperformance-hydraulic-clutchline-2015.html https://www.americanmuscle.com/steeda-hydraulic-clutchline-2015.html

      AMJEFF

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    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?

    KristopherG

    • For a 2015 Mustang GT I would recommend using the Exedy Lightweight Racing Flywheel - 8 Bolt, item 387550, https://www.americanmuscle.com/exedy-race-flywheel-8bolt-2015gt.html.

      amMike_S

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    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

    drew302

    • The Exedy Grooved Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch will have no issues using your existing McLeod flywheel, however it will need to be resurfaced to ensure proper mating with the new clutch.

      Rob D

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    Buy this kit and do not fit, which Flywheel should I get?

    Pablo

    • Hey Pablo, Always get brand matching flywheel when upgradin the clutch. So any exedy flywheel we carry should bolt up to that clutch just fine but 62510 comes highly recommended

      Cobra_Machine04

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    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?

    orrinb

    • You could have your existing flywheel resurfaced when installing the Exedy Grooved Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch kit, but we normally recommend purchasing the matching flywheel which you can find here: http://www.americanmuscle.com/exedy-race-flywheel-8bolt-2015gt.html

      pserafi

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    Customer Reviews (24) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$250-$500

    • Fit 4.85 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.85 4.9
    • Grip / Bite 5 5



    • 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 (0)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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 (3)

    • 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 (3)

    • 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 (4)

    • 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

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    • 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 (9)

    • 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)

    • 4/5

      July 20, 2016

      Clutch

      Has a really good bite and goes great with the light weight race flywheel

      Gilly

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      July 19, 2016

      Amazing Clutch

      I bought this clutch because my slave cylinder went out at 31k miles. If the transmission was coming out, then the whole clutch was getting replaced. I am very pleased with it, full engagement all the way through the peddle, much firmer than the factory clutch.

      DJ

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (8)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 26, 2016

      great for the price!

      I was a little angry when the hydraulic slave cylinder was damaged but Exedy sent a new one out very quick, feels great from my stock clutch, can't beat it for the price!

      Sebass

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 3/5

      June 16, 2016

      Ripped Hydraulic Garment.

      Just received this clutch kit, The green rubber garment around the Hydraulic Throw out bearing is ripped , Rest of the kit looks good, but after a back and forth with AM and Exedy, I am now waiting for someone from Exedy to contact me back to get a replacement part... Not too pleased at the moment, Time will tell....

      Sebass

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      April 20, 2016

      Great buy

      Great clutch pretty easy to install for me feels amazing when driving this clutch doesn't disappoint

      Stang2013

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

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