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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
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13

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5/5
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 ...

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5/5
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

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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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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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

ybina93

  • This Clutch will be a bit more stiffer than the stock one. This Clutch will be a direct bolt on for 2011 to 2017 GT Mustangs with a MT-82 manual 23-spline transmission. It is a good idea to get an Exedy Flywheel. The Exedy Clutch may not bolt up correctly to your stock flywheel. The Hydraulic Throwout Bearing that is included in this Kit is more heavy duty than your stock throwout bearing. Changing this throwout bearing will ensure that you have proper gear engagement while giving you more reliability.

    AshleyK

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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

RJBambach

  • The Exedy Grooved Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch w/ Hydraulic Throwout Bearing is recommended to be used with an Exedy Flywheel for proper functionality. The stock flywheel "can" be used, however, we have come into situations where tolerance differences in parts from different manufacturers do not coincide, which can cause failures.

    AMJEFF

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Fits the kit with my 2013 GT Original OEM Flywheel, with 13600 Miles.

COBRA

  • There will be no fitment issues with the Exedy Grooved Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch w/ Hydraulic Throwout Bearing (11-17 GT) for a 2013 Mustang GT and can be used with an OEM flywheel with 13,600 miles. However if you are going to replace your clutch, I suggest also replacing your flywheel with the Exedy Lightweight Racing Flywheel - 8 Bolt (96-04 Cobra, Mach 1; 99-Mid 01 GT; 11-14 GT) item #62510 (www.americanmuscle.com/exedy-race-flywheel-9604-8bolt.html).

    KevinD92

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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?

GPM24780

  • The listed number is the maximum rating for both horsepower and torque, so as long as your Mustang is under 616 ft/lbs, the Exedy Grooved Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch w/ Hydraulic Throwout Bearing (11-17 GT) will be able to handle it and you will have nothing to worry about.

    JeffAM

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Customer Reviews (17) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Fit 4.785714 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.857143 4.9
  • Grip / Bite 5 5



  • 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 (1)

  • 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 (1)

  • 5/5

    September 11, 2016

    Great product !!

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

    Jason

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 (1)

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    March 11, 2016

    Clutch good slave cylinder sucks

    The clutch is awesome had it professionally. The slave cylinder is terrible. Had it for a month and it was defective. Now I had to work back and forth with exedy and American muscle to get it fixed. American muscle is awesome to deal with. Exedy is terrible

    Gavin

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 07, 2016

    Exedy Clutch and Flywheel

    bought this to replace my factor clutch, paired with Exedy flywheel. slightly firmer peddle feel over stock with more clamping clamping force. still easy to drive daily a and can take the abuse when you want to get on the car. great fit for lightly modified cars that are being upgraded little by little

    Nemesis58

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    January 22, 2016

    Perfect for the daily street/strip mustang

    Bought this clutch once my stock one decided to bite the dust at 40k miles. Car is a bolt on car with boss manifold and proved to much for the stock clutch. For the price you can't beat this clutch. This kit comes with everything you need to do The swap and will have no problem handling bolt ons and then some .Quality of the parts is Night and day better compared to the stock stuff. The pedal feel is very good. It's a little more firm when depressing the pedal but springs back way harder compared to the stock one . The clutch bites extremely hard and begins to grab as soon as the pedal leaves the floor. No problems slipping the clutch during take off feels like stock as far as drivability no chatter at all. All the parts fit well and went on fairly easy. Only gripe was the lack of directions included with the kit.

    Jasonpelster

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Bakersfield California

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  • 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

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  • 5/5

    August 07, 2017

    Excellent

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

    SamanthaM

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 06, 2016

    Worth every penny!

    This clutch kit bits very well!!! It grabs almost instantly when you let off the clutch pedal. I tried to install this kit on the stock flywheel just to see if it would work and it did not match up at all. I paired this kit with the exedy lightweight flywheel and so far so good!!

    Tony

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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