(approx) 4 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
This is the Exedy lightweight racing flywheel for the 2015 and newer GT Mustang. You're gonna wanna check out this flywheel if you're looking for a new flywheel to pair with an Exedy racing clutch. Exedy flywheels are designed to be paired with Exedy clutches, and normally, when you're shopping for a new clutch, especially a higher performing clutch or one that's made to handle a higher horsepower setup, you really wanna pick up a new flywheel instead of resurfacing your stock one. Now, the install for a flywheel is gonna be a difficult one. Normally, you're installing a new clutch at the same time as the flywheel. You can expect a full day of work in the garage and a three-out-of-three wrenches on the difficulty meter. When you're shopping for a flywheel, you have a few different options when it comes to materials, usually billet steel or billet aluminum. Sometimes, you see lightened aluminum or lightened steel. You wanna make sure that you pay attention to the material of the flywheel because it's gonna make a considerable difference in the drivability of the car, and the life of both the clutch and the flywheel. The choice between steel and aluminum really all depends on what you plan on doing with your car and your preferences. This flywheel is made from billet chromoly steel, and it's lighter than the factory flywheel, about four or five pounds lighter, so it's gonna help with inertia and give you a little bit of a different drive than the factory flywheel can. This is stronger than the factory flywheel, too, which you will need if you're upgrading your clutch for horsepower and torque reasons. It's also SFI certified for those guys out there that are looking for that certification. If you guys have ever seen a flywheel before, you can see that this one looks a little bit different than most. Usually, they're more solid than the Exedy one is, so one drawback for the steel flywheel can be that it has limited heat dissipation. This flywheel is designed like this to give extra ventilation and allow for better heat dissipation. The openings here are larger than what you normally see. Normally, you'd see a few smaller holes, but the Exedy racing flywheel has these larger oval-shaped holes. Exedy really made this flywheel to be versatile. It's lighter than the factory flywheel, so you can get the benefits of a lighter flywheel and the easier revving and RPM increase. You also have the stronger materials, so it'd be safer with increased horsepower, especially in those higher RPM's. And you have the ventilation, more ventilation than what you'd normally see with a steel flywheel, for those of you out there that are looking for racing performance and needing the heat dissipation. When it comes to price, you can expect to pay just over $350. This is pretty standard for a steel flywheel. If you're looking for an aluminum flywheel, you can expect to pay a bit more. The steel flywheels are a bit more affordable, but like I said earlier, it really all depends on what you plan on doing with your car and what you're personally looking for. As far as the install goes, this is gonna be a difficult one. It's gonna be a day in the garage, and it's gonna be a three-out-of-three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It's a lot of work, so you need some experience to get this job done yourself, and a lift is gonna be your best friend. If you don't have these things, it might be best to take the car to a shop for the install. You've gotta drop your trans, which means you'll need to unbolt your exhaust and drop it from mid-pipe back, and your drive shaft, as well. You'll have to drop your starter and unbolt the bell housing to get the MT82 out of the way so you can get to the clutch and the flywheel. Once the stock clutch is out of the way, you'll need to install your new flywheel and clutch. If you're installing the new clutch at the same time, the instructions will tell you how to assemble your clutch. After that, you're looking at needing to bleed the clutch line, which can take a little bit of time, but it isn't difficult. The only other thing that I wanted to mention here is to make sure you follow the break-in period with the clutch if you happen to install a new one with the flywheel. That's gonna wrap things up for the Exedy lightweight racing flywheel for the 2015 and newer GT. As always, you can check it out more online, right here at americanmuscle.com.
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December 19, 2019
Perfect bang for your buck
Honestly was kinda sketched out at first cause of the other reviews but thought I’d give it a try and honestly was really worth it.Helpful (0)
July 03, 2019
Had this clutch without the grooved upgrade and it’s been amazing still at break in!Helpful (1)
May 23, 2019
Way better than stock
This flywheel together with exedy stage 3 clutch is really smooth and engage every gear really quick and smothHelpful (1)
April 14, 2019
Bolted up nice and easy, a lot lighter than stock flywheel. Haven't really noticed any difference when driving but it looked like a good quality flywheel.Helpful (0)
March 12, 2019
Engine spins up faster, less drivtrain loss, put down a extra 9whp with the flywheel/clutch, does have more vibration at idleHelpful (1)
February 02, 2019
Nice and light
Paired this with the exedy clutch and braided clutch line. Fit well. Nice partHelpful (2)
December 05, 2018
Decent buy for the price...
The clutch went in with no flaws and has been a welcome upgrade to my Cobra since i have a supercharger on it still in break in period but no hiccups to speak of... kit came with all parts needed to do full swap out...Helpful (5)
November 29, 2018
This lightweight flywheel is amazing, along with a new Exedy 400 Stage 2 clutch and Ford performance throw out bearing it effortlessly keeps spinning in between gears just waiting for the next push.Helpful (5)
September 13, 2018
If you're looking for a flywheel for your coyote swap this is not the one. They say to use a 99-04 cobra/mach 1 flywheel. However this flywheels comes no where near fitting on the coyote crank.Helpful (9)
September 04, 2018
I wouldn't know what the flywheel is like just on its own, as I ordered it with the 400 Stage 2 clutch, but so far with them together they're great. Be sure you have the right bolt pattern to match your transmission before you order- I ended up ordering the late 2001 and up, which was annoying but AM was very helpful in exchanging it for the right one.Helpful (6)
I’m hearing this may cause cel. Why is that and how to resolve it?
The Exedy Lightweight Racing Flywheel may cause a check engine light on 11+ GT's if a crank position sensor relearn is not performed. The crank position sensor relearn is a part of the installation procedure, and any qualified installer should perform this as part of the install process.
8th number in vin is "F" on 2014 Mustang GT..is is 6 or 8 bolt main?
All 11-14 GT models have an 8 bolt crank.
What is the weight of this flywheel?
The weight for this 8 Bolt Exedy Lightweight Racing Flywheel is 16.1 pounds.
Can this Exedy Lightweight Racing Flywheel be resurfaced?
Yes, this flywheel can be resurfaced.
Is this Flywheel compatible with a spec clutch kit?
This is not compatible with Spec clutch systems.
This is intended to be used with an Exedy clutch.
This is an 8 bolt flywheelmeant for 99-01 Mustangs. If you have a 2003 engine you would want a flywheel meant for the 03 Mustang.
The Exedy Lightweight Racing Flywheel will work with an Exedy 10.5" clutch designed for 01-04, however an 11" clutch will work better with this 11" flywheel.
If the 8th digit of your VIN number is an "X", you have a Windsor block motor which is an 8 bolt crank.
The torque spec is 59-64FT POUNDS of torque, but, it is always recommended to replace flywheel bolts instead of re-using.
The Exedy Lightweight Racing Flywheel is intended for use on Exedy clutches. Which particular clutch will depend on your application.
Hello! The Exedy Lightweight Racing Flywheel will only work with manual transmissions
Hello! Unfortunately it does not look like we supply them. I would suggest calling Exedy to see if they could help you out!
Judging by the information you've given me, you have a 2010 GT. The 2010 GT would use a 6 bolt flywheel.
I think you may be referring to the clutch, your flywheel will not have an affect on drive ability and actually will depend on what clutch you are using.
(approx) 4 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
What's in the Box
|Year/Model:||99-Mid 01 GT, |
96-04 Cobra, Mach 1
11-14 GT, 07-12 GT500
|Material:||Billet Chromoly Steel||Bolt Pattern:||8 Bolt|
|Hardware Included:||None||SFI Certifited:||Yes|
Fits Manual Mustangs with a 8 bolt main only