(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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March 19, 2020
I made it 130K miles on my stock 2008 Bullitt clutch before it started slipping occasionally at launch. I researched clutches, flywheels, and driveshafts before choosing this clutch kit, a FRPP steel flywheel and FRPP aluminum DS. I've only put about 100 miles on it but so far I'm loving it. No change in clutch engagement point. Clutch engagement is slightly stiffer (maybe 10?) but expected. What is significant is when the clutch engages the car launches like never before - instantly. No slopiness in the DS. It took about 2 launches to adjust to this new found power. Amazing job Exedy and FRPP. My only regret is I did'nt upgrade earlier. Oh, and kudos to AM for excellent service, parts selection, and pricing.Helpful (0)
March 02, 2020
Still I break in period but definitely has more bite. Cant wait to see how much!Helpful (0)
January 22, 2020
I purchased the exedy Mach 500 stage 3 clutch and lightweight flywheel. Only have 300 miles on it so far. But up to this point it has been wonderful. much better pedal feel and not much firmer than stock. Haven't been able to really push it do to still breaking it in.Helpful (0)
August 05, 2019
Excellent product. Good quality. Easy to install getting good performanceHelpful (0)
November 01, 2018
Great clutch, no issues holding power
Put behind a Whipple running 12 psi and haven't had any problems. Pedal feel is very close to stock clutch. Paired with McLeod flywheel as well, great setupHelpful (5)
October 05, 2017
Great clutch!! It's more than perfect for street driving. Installation is simple and quickHelpful (8)
September 24, 2017
I could tell a huge difference after installing it, but after the break- in period was over.....Wow. great clutchHelpful (9)
August 16, 2017
Strong clutch upgrade over stock. Good even engagement after breakin. Currently have little over 500 miles on the clutch.Helpful (8)
March 02, 2017
Perfect for daily driver.
Same as stock for drivability. Slightly heavier pedal feel. Starts to grab lower than stock which I like for better clutch control. Perfect fit with a ram steel flywheel.Helpful (9)
July 05, 2016
Fit my Mustang perfectly! Seems to be a good quality, would be nice if it came with the throw out bearing. I'm almost done with the break in process but I have gotten on the throttle a couple times and it grips amazingly compared to my stock clutch. Install wouldn't have been too bad if two of my exhaust manifold to Mid pipe flange bolts hadn't snapped off and had to be drilled out.Helpful (8)
daily driver? just wondering if this clutch would be okay for daily driving. I drive my stang almost everyday, but I also take it to the track on the weekends. just making sure the clutch wont glaze over in stop and go traffic
This clutch will maintain daily drivability, but unless you are putting down some serious power, this clutch might be overkill. I'd suggest giving our Customer Service a call when you have a minute to discuss in further detail your application and your goals with upgrading your clutch. Hope this helps!
Will the stock or any other Throwout Bearing/Slave Cylinder work?
can I use the stock flywheel with this clutch kit? I'm looking on resurfacing my stock flywheel and installing a new Ford Racing Roller Pilot Bearing with this Exedy Mach 500 clutch kit?
Im telling you right now just get the exedy flywheel it will accelerate quicker due to being 6 lbs lighter also the design is rigid and causes less centrifugal force. I just got a exedy 500 and flywheel installed on my 07 gt and best money I ever spent. Also if u resurface it still could have internal cracks or heat warpage its casting I wouldn't trust it.
what all is recommended when getting this clutch kit I am getting ready to replace my clutch and leaning towards this one. Is there any other accessories recommended, slave, pilot bearing, throw out bearing? etc....I just figured that I might as well do it all and do it right. input is greatly appreciated 2008 gt bama tuned, catback roush exhause, shaker hood , ford racing CAI Thanks, Steven
You might consider a new throw out bearing which includes the hydraulic slave cylinder. Get your flywheel resurfaced or buy a new one. Install a new pilot bearing.
(approx) 4 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
What's in the BoxHardware included:
|HP/TQ Rating @ Rear Wheels:||622 ft-lbs||Transmission Type:||TR3650|
|Disc Dimensions:||280mm outer diameter||Material:||Organic|
|SFI Approved:||Yes||Hardware Included:||Pressure Plate, Clutch Disc, Alignment Tool and Pilot bearing|