(approx) 4 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and I’m going to be breaking down 4 different clutches, all from Exedy, they’re stages 1 through 4, for the 2005-2012 Mustang GT. Exedy is one of the leading manufacturers of both OE and aftermarket clutches, all of their products have been designed and built from the ground up, unlike other companies, who basically take a factory clutch, beef up some of the components, and rebrand it as a performance clutch. So I have 4 different clutches ranging from the Mach 350 which is basically their OE replacement or a light bolt on clutch, all the way down to the big boy, the Mach 600, which is rated almost 800 ft/lbs torque at the frame. In a second we’re going to take a closer look at what makes each clutch a little different but first, I’d just like to point out something that I noticed with every single clutch. As you can see, every clutch utilizes a sprung hub design, even the big boy here, the Mach 600. That’s awesome, because if you’ve ever driven an unsprung 4 or 6 clutch, you’ll know they’re not fun to drive, especially if your car sees any street duty whatsoever. Not only that, an unsprung clutch can be a little harsher on your drivetrain as well. With that out of the way, let’s take a closer look at each one of these clutches. First up is Exedy’s Mach 350 or basically their stage 1 clutch. This is a perfect OE replacement or for a car which has light bolt ons. The pedal feel is going to be slightly firmer than stock, and the clutch disc itself is made from an organic compound which will hold roughly 430 ft/lbs of torque at the crank, which is good enough to handle most bolt ons and then some. Next up is the Mach 400 or Exedy stage 2 clutch. This clutch utilizes that same organic compound but with slightly more bite, this time holding 510 ft/lbs of torque at the crank. This is still a very suitable clutch that can easily handle full bolt ons, and maybe even a small shot of nitrous, yet still maintain that stock pedal feel, with a slightly firmer engagement. Third in the line up is Exedy’s Mach 500 or their stage 3 offering. This clutch utilizes the same disc found in their stage 2 but with a high clamp load pressure plate, giving it the ability to hold 600+ ft/lbs of torque. Since this clutch still utilizes that organic disc material, you’ll still be able to slip the clutch a little bit and it’s still going to offer that smooth engagement, but it’s not going to wear out your leg and it’s still going to hold a ton of power. Finally we have the big boy, the Exedy Mach 600 which is their stage 4 offering. This clutch, as you might have guessed, is ready to handle just about anything you can throw at it, and is rated at almost 800 ft/lbs of torque at the crank. Since this disc utilizes a ceramic material and not that organic compound, the engagement is going to be very quick, yet still maintain the pedal feel from that stage 3. It’s going to be slightly trickier on the street, but I wouldn’t hesitate to throw it in any street car, especially when compared to those unsprung 4 or 6 options. Installing any clutch is definitely not a job for first time wrenchers out there, it should take you about 4 hours from start to finish depending on your lift situation. All of these clutches from Exedy require a very strict break in period of about 500 miles of city type driving before you really start beating on the car. That means no hard launches, no aggressive driving, and if at all possible, try to shift below 4000 RPM. Doing all this is only going to prolong the life of your clutch. So that wraps it up with these Exedy clutches, as you can see it basically boils down to how much power you’re making, and what clutch would be best suited for your ride, and as always you can check them out right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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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.
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August 04, 2019
Just like they said in the video a little stiffer than stock but nothing that will kill you if you get into traffic.Helpful (1)
June 28, 2019
It’s strong that’s for sure well built production and will hold most all bolt ones ... for the price you can’t beat itHelpful (1)
June 08, 2019
If you have done any power mods at all to your mustang I highly recommend going to stage 2. It’s way better than stock and will handle some extra power. Well worth the price!Helpful (1)
November 26, 2018
just buy the clutch
Couldn't be more happier with my purchase.. would recommend buying flywheel along with clutchHelpful (4)
November 20, 2018
Handles the power better and almost a stock feel not to heavy.Helpful (3)
October 12, 2018
Excellent upgrade from O.E!
I managed to rack-up 150k miles on the original clutch with no noticeable slipping, but after hearing a bit of a rattle and noise during engagement I knew a replacement was well overdue, so I decided to install this stage 2 clutch along with the excedy racing flywheel. The friction surface on both the clutch and pressure plate is more than double of that of the original! (See photos) The installation took me about 6 hours due to the old pilot bearing not cooperating (it took me less than two hours to get the transmission and old clutch off and about 2 frustrating hours to pull the pilot bearing out!) Right away after the installation and bleeding of the new slave cylinder/throw-out bearing the engagement is instant with a great solid pedal-feel!Helpful (4)
October 12, 2018
holds up nice
cheap bang for your buck clutch easy install feels greatHelpful (3)
September 18, 2018
Great OEM upgrade. 1500 miles, Great so far
Basically OEM . Can handle the minor horsepower addition featured from a CAI exhaust upgrade minor tune (ie, in the ~330-350hp window) with no worries about longevity. Burned out stock clutch at 97k month after buying from a guy on Facebook. Considering that, I wanted the headroom to run a minor tune on weekends. I had a family friend mechanic do the clutch job, he ran into no issues. Ran with stock (re-surfaced) flywheel, Ford Performance flywheel bolts, and the McLeod throwout bearing. First time breaking in a clutch. Bites very hard at first, but gets smoother, close to stock about halfway through the break-in (500 non-highway miles). Feels great. Worth the money. Chose Exedy over McLeod due to $200 price difference. Convinced a "quality first" blowhard in myself to recommend Exedy for the future.Helpful (4)
August 29, 2018
Exedy has perfect quality never a let down if you're looking for a good clutch to hold up with some minor mods this is the oneHelpful (4)
July 27, 2018
So far so good, still breaking in the new clutch setup. Can't wait to do a holeshot.Helpful (3)
Will this work with my factory flywheel?
It will not work with your factory flywheel as is, no. We recommend purchasing a matching Exedy flywheel for the best fitment and performance.
what exedy clutch kit should i get. I have an 06 mustang gt with an edelbrock e-force supercharger.466 hp at fly wheel 400 at wheels 439 tq at flywheel, mostly a street driver, but i do get on it alot,also I"m running 5 pounds of boost, which clutch kit would be best??stage 1,2 or 3????
I went with the stage 2 exedy clutch, also upgraded the flywheel while i was at it. Im pushin around 450 at the wheels on 10lbs of boost off my procharger and this clutch holds up great.
will a ford factory slave cylinder work with this clutch?
As long as the factory slave cylinder is still in good shape, you won't have any problems reusing it with this or any brand clutch!
Will this Clutch and the Exedy flywheel fit a Tremec tr3650 transmission which is supposed to be practically a stock replacement in my 07 mustang gt?
Yes, this will fit a factory replacement Tremec TR-3650, as that is the transmission that comes with the vehicle from factory.
Do I need a salve cylinder spacer to run this clutch with the McLeod steel flywheel?
Unfortunately we would be unable to guarantee fitment with the McLeod flywheel as we generally recommend the Exedy flywheel with their clutches.
The clutch kit for the GT's and the V6's are different. Additionally, Ford made some changes for the V6's during production, so even some V6 clutches are different. Unfortunately, we do have carry an Exedy clutch for the V6 at this time.
Hi, This clutch kit does not include a throw out bearing, we do carry a Exedy Mach 400 Stage 2 Clutch with a Hydraulic Throwout Bearing Item# 387336. Here is the link http://www.americanmuscle.com/exedy-mach400-stage2-clutch-kit-0510.html
Should fit fine and work okay. I'd recommend the exedy lightweight aluminum flywheel. I love it with my procharger setup.
With the amount of power your Stang has, you should get a steel flywheel. I'd recommend sticking with the same brand as the Mach 400 Clutch as it will ensure proper clearance, fitment and clutch engagement as well as prolong the life of your clutch. I've attached the Exedy Flywheel you would need below for you to take a look! Hope this answers your question!
Automatic transmissions don't have clutches, they have something called a torque converter. Only manual transmissions have clutches
Stage 2 for sure! I have one less mods then you and i was very happy with my stage two clutch choice. Go with stage 2 you wont be disappointed.
A slave cylinder is not included with this Exedy clutch. It comes with the clutch disc, pressure plate, pilot bearing and alignment tool.
(approx) 4 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
What's in the BoxHardware included:
|HP/TQ Rating @ Rear Wheels:||510 ft-lbs||Transmission Type:||TR3650|
|Disc Dimensions:||280mm outer diameter||Material:||Organic|
|SFI Approved:||Yes||Hardware Included:||Pressure Plate, Clutch Disc, Alignment Tool, Pilot bearing|