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Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch (86-Mid 01 GT; 93-98 Cobra)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Ideal Upgrade
    • Great Driveability
    • Full-Face Cerametallic Disc
    • 415 Ft-lbs of Torque @ the Rear Wheels
    • Includes Alignment Tool, Pilot Bearing & Throwout Bearing
    • Fits 1986-Mid-2001 GT and 1993-1998 SVT Cobra

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    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.

    Ideal Upgrade. If you enjoy driving your Mustang hard, especially if you have some bolt-ons, it's easy to wear out your weak stock clutch. If your clutch is starting to slip or have that unmistakeable "burnt" smell, an Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 clutch will give you the holding power you need to light 'em up while maintaining driveability.

    Street or Strip. The Exedy 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 and is good to 498 ft-lbs of torque at the Rear Wheels.

    Premium Quality. The Exedy 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 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 Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch is designed for the 1986-1995 5.0, the 1993-1998 SVT Cobra, and the 1996-Mid 2001 GT with the T-5 or T-45 manual 10-spline transmission.
    • Disc Dimensions: 265mm outer diameter
    • 10 Spline
    • Torque Rating @ Rear Wheels: 498 ft-lbs
    • Includes alignment tool, pilot bearing & throwout bearing

    Fitment: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Details

    What's in the Box
    Hardware included:
    • Pressure Plate
    • Clutch Disc
    • Pilot Bearing
    • Throwout Bearing
    • Alignment Tool
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Clutch Kit Specifications
    Year/Model: 1993-1998 SVT Cobra
    1986-Mid 2001 5.0L
    Manufacturer: Exedy
    HP/TQ Rating @ Rear Wheels: 498 ft-lbs Transmission Type: T-5, T-45
    Disc Dimensions: 265mm outer diameter Material: Organic
    SFI Approved: Yes Hardware Included: Pressure Plate, Clutch Disc, Pilot Bearing, Throwout Bearing, Alignment Tool
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Cobra - 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
    • GT - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01
    • LX - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
    • Other - 86

    Fits 1986-Mid 2001 GTs, 1993-1998 Cobra

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    6 Questions / 6 Answers

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    I am building my 2004 mustang GT 4.6 with an MMR 8 bolt crankshaft and I will need to get the 8 bolt exedy flywheel for the rotating assembly. Do I need to get this clutch and pressure plate for the 8 bolt flywheel or will the late 01-04 one work?

    CharlesM

    Will this clutch kit work with the stock flywheel on my 95 svt cobra

    TylorS

    • The Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch will work with a stock flywheel. however, we suggest getting a new flywheel so that they wear evenly but also to avoid any issue with your old flywheel. An issue with using your stock flywheel can be causing premature wear on your new clutch.

      Ricky36

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    Can this product be used for drag racing ? What about safety standards.

    KenF

    • Hello Ken, this clutch will work well for drag applications because it'll be able to hold all the power your pony is putting out after some upgrades. When upgrading to this clutch you will absolutely need the brand matching flywheel so that the installation will run seamless and without hiccup.

      Cobra_Machine04

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    Will this fit my 01 cobra?

    Kjohn

    • The Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch (86-Mid 01 GT; 93-98 Cobra) will not fit the 2001 Cobra. This clutch will only work for the 93-98 cobras.

      Ricky36

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    what would be a good clutch kit for my car thats 5.0 lx i need a clutch kit for my bored out 331 cubic inch mustang 1990

    respect

    • This Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch is designed for the 1986-1995 5.0, the 1993-1998 SVT Cobra, and the 1996-Mid 2001 GT with the T-5 or T-45 manual 10-spline transmission. 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 and is good to 498 ft-lbs of torque at the flywheel.

      SalC7

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    Do i need to change the flywheel if i buy this clutch?

    Pepe

    • you might as well upgrade your flywheel do a lightweight

      08Dave

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    Customer Reviews (18) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$250-$500

    • Fit 4.888889 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.777778 4.8
    • Grip / Bite 4.944445 4.9



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 04, 2018

      Dr Bucklew

      Ok, let's start with installing the clutch set. The pressure plate was smaller than my factory one. I had to relocate guide pins and use different mounting bolt holes. Of which the bolt holes where smaller than mine on my 2001 gt. I had to get 6 new bolts and lock washers for the installation. Since installed, I've had great service from the clutch set. Would like to see these set have everything you need for installation in the box in the future.

      DavidB

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      February 22, 2018

      Great clutch kit

      So far works great just breaking in still, but a nice upgrade from stage 2

      GeigerG

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      December 10, 2017

      Exedy mach 500 stage 3 clutch

      Well even though i only got to drive my stang twice because of snow i have no complaints nice and smooth shifting grips nicely will give another update when 2018 season starts and im able to brake her in more

      MichaelW

      Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 17, 2017

      Its raging

      Car kicks yet smootly delivers power for great feel and acceleration

      JoseR

      Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      October 07, 2017

      Smooth

      Just installed this with the Ford Racing flywheel, clutch cable, and adjustable clutch.

      NickM

      Year: 1993 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 25, 2017

      Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch

      This is the second Exedy clutch. The clutches themselves work well. I am not happy about the throwout bearing. First clutch throwout bearing only lasted just over 21000 miles. I decided to replace the entire clutch since they had to do the throwout bearing anyway. Daily driver and no issues with clutch bite nor the aluminum flywheel. Pedal effort is minimal.

      p1jrevely

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 11, 2017

      Bang for the money

      Item came with all nessasary parts didn't seem as stiff as my stage two did it with the motor already pulled to it made life easy

      Brando

      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 24, 2017

      Great value for money spent.

      Great kit. Designed well and came complete. Has great holding power and is effortless when engaging.

      LeeL

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      December 13, 2016

      Changed entire driving experience for the better

      4 months after installing a positive displacement supercharger I toasted my oem style clutch. I'm surprised it lasted that long, but anyhow... I did all kinds of research as to the proper clutch setup for my driving needs, and decided on the Exedy Mach 500 paired to a new Exedy lightened steel flywheel. The service from American Muscle was outstounding as usual. I had the clutch professionally installed and used the included throw out and pilot bearings. In addition I also purchased new Ford Performance bolts / dowpins, adjustable clutch cable quadrant, firewall adjuster, clutch fork, transmission mount, and serviced my T45 with a fluid change of fresh Mercon ATF. After 267 miles as of today on the new clutch, this product has exceeded all my expectations. Clutch pedal effort is only slightly more than stock. Engagement is very quick, but also smooth. My 99 GT is a fair-weathered fun street cruiser, but I wouldn't hestitate selecting this setup as a daily driver. Though I haven't punched the throttle in full boost as I'm still in my break-in period (500 city miles per Exedy), I can tell this clutch will have no problems holding my 420rwhp/400 lbs of torque on the street. I do recommend to anyone replacing their clutch...do it right the first time and get everything you need such as the clutch fork, pivot stud, and change your transmission fluid at a bare minimum. This is a great setup for my application and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

      Matt

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 09, 2016

      Very Surprised with Peace of Mind

      My clutch can finally handle my torque and more. This is a great peace of mind when i go out driving now. Also, I was expecting much heavier pedal since these are stage 3 clutches. I was very surprised how pedal was less stiffer than my stock OEM clutch. It bites and grips and shifts great now. Only complaint I have is that I did buy the Exedy Flywheel with the clutch but AM sent me a wrong one so I used my flywheel. I was very bummed out to take the car a part only to have clutch put in. Since my flywheel only had about 5K miles on it, it was in great condition. Please beware that flywheel they suggest with this clutch will not fit on 1994 Cobra 302 block.

      Ryan

      Year: 1994 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 16, 2015

      Great clutch for the money!!!

      Clutch fit without any issues, definitely a big difference between this one and my old ram stage 1. Definitely worth the upgrade!!!!!

      jstancill1980

      Year: 1994 Submodel: GT Grifton, NC

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 24, 2015

      Great product

      Great product like that it's a complete kit with throw out and pilot bearing great instructions can't wait to put it through its paces after break in

      Jeff

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra Cincinnati,OH

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 21, 2015

      Feels great!!!

      I had the orginal clutch in my mustang and it just wasn't cutting it. After putting in this clutch it feels so much better and gives it the pull I was missing. It definitely is much better for driving in traffic and all around a great improvement to my foxbody.

      RedSnake

      Year: 1991 Submodel: GT Dothan, Al

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 23, 2014

      Great clamping and stock pedal feel

      I have not really got after it yet but I am expecting great things from this. I was a little worried about the pedal feel when stepping up to a stage 3. No worries.

      347Tony

      Year: 1992 Submodel: Other Philly

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      September 20, 2013

      exedy 500 stage 3 clutch

      I am pretty certain this is the best shopping experience I had so far great customer service I would recommend you guy to anybody that needs anything they have it all and fast shipping and plan on shipping in the future miguel b

      migue714

      Year: 1989 Submodel: GT Carson, CA, USA

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 26, 2013

      Good clutch

      Grips well. I only got 150 miles on it so have not reAly put it to the test just jumped on it yesterday and felt good I could not wait to try it no longer lol

      mustangfan74

      Year: 1995 Submodel: Cobra Pennsylvania, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      September 15, 2012

      Good Clutch

      Don't know how long it will last. Good bite. A little whinney at first. Works good tho.

      Screamindemon951

      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      July 28, 2012

      Greeat clutch

      Really good clutch fast take off with quick clutch release

      Pepe

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Laredo, TX, USA

      Helpful (4)

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