Installation Time: Shop Install
Installation Cost: $250-$500
May 22, 2014
I bought the Exedy 400 Clutch kit, FRPP Throwout Bearing, FRPP Roller Pilot Bearing, and FRPP Pressure Plate Bolt and Dowel Kit from AM for my 2001 Bullitt. I bought my car last year with 104,000 miles on it, and shortly after driving it for a bit realized the TB was shot (it was squealing like a stuck pig), and figured I'd do this job right.
I have 17.8 miles on the clutch and the clutch feel is lighter than the stock clutch that came out of the car. It really is...no bull. I also bought a new pivot stud, clutch fork, and a FRPP 6 bolt Billet Steel Racing Flywheel from other companies because AM did not have stock of those items. I can tell you without a doubt that even though I only have 17.8 miles on the car that Clutch is perfect. It would be perfect for a daily driver, perfect for mild racing like one does at the MCA Car shows where they have track days, great for some runs at the drag strip even. This clutch WILL NOT kill your leg. It grabs like crazy, and the engages about an inch or so off the floor and is fully engaged about an 1" more than that. I have not done hard pulls, but when you shift you feel it bite. I cannot wait to get 500 miles on this clutch and get it seated in.
I have no weird noises, no hums, no chatter, no grinds, no rattles of ANY kind. It pays to do a clutch job right, and I was told by fellow Bullitt owners to DEFINITELY use a FRPP Throwout Bearing and toss the one that came in the kit. They also told me not to skimp, and to buy the pivot ball/stud, dowel, and bolt kit, get a NEW flywheel, and new Clutch Fork. ALL of those thing are what will make the clutch smooth again like it was when new...actually smoother.
I know for a fact this clutch is good to 400 torque and maybe 450 torque, but around there I'd seriously look at the Mach 500 for that. For what I am doing and will do in the future with my car the Mach 400 is absolutely flawless. AM has a great price with free shipping on this, and this is topline stuff. If you want to daily drive your car and have fun in it, and race it occasionally and are within the specs of this clutch it's a great clutch.
I will update this when I have 500+ miles or if anything changes. I am sooo happy I got this, and took the time to do the research on it. Thanks AM for all your help. It's now time to take it out for a bit and then come back and celebrate! The Bullitt is BACK! WooHoo! :D