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Exedy Mach 500 Stage 1 Organic Clutch Kit; 10 Spline (Late 01-04 GT; 99-04 Cobra; 03-04 Mach 1)

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      Review & Installation 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.

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation

      Features

      • Ideal Replacement
      • Great Driveability
      • Organic Compound Disc
      • 622 Ft-lbs of Torque @ Flywheel
      • 498 Ft-lbs of Torque @ Rear Wheels
      • Includes Pilot Bearing, Throwout Bearing & Tool
      • Fits Late 01-04 GT, 99-04 Cobra, 03-04 Mach 1

      Description

      Ideal Replacement. If you enjoy driving your Mustang the way it's meant to be driven, your stock clutch won't be able to take the heat. Add some bolt-ons and it's just a matter of time before your clutch will start to slip and have that unmistakeable "burnt" smell. So when it's time to choose a replacement, upgrading to an Exedy Mach 500 Stage 1 Clutch is the perfect way to put your Pony's power to the pavement while still keeping its street manners.

      Street or Strip. The Exedy Mach 500 Stage 1 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.

      Premium Quality. The Exedy Mach 500 Stage 1 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 Clutch is designed for the Late 2001-2004 GT, 1999-2004 Cobra, 2001 Bullitt, and 2003-2004 Mach 1 with the T-45, TR-3650, or T-56 transmission with a 10 spline input shaft.

      Specifications:
      • Disc Dimensions: 280mm outer diameter
      • 10 Spline
      • Torque Rating @ Flywheel: 622 ft-lbs
      • Torque Rating @ Rear Wheels: 498 ft-lbs
      • Includes pilot bearing, throwout bearing & alignment tool

      Note: Because Ford made changes to the Mustang GT and Bullitt in mid year of 2001, be sure to check and see what kind of transmission type you have before ordering. Wondering what kind of transmission you have? Click Here to find out!

      Fitment: 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

      MPN# 07802

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      Customer Reviews (34)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.6 out of 5 overall rating from 34 customers

      Installation Time: Full Day

      Installation Cost: $250-$500





      • March 12, 2020

        4 2003 Mach 1 - TJCallan Installation Time: Full Day

        Inconsistency in Features Tech Specs

        It's an Exedy clutch and if you're doing a mild build probably a non-issue I've had good luck with their clutches over the years. I do see some inconsistencies though in the Stage labeling (url vs page) and also some inconsistencies in the HP/TQ rating. Which is it AM is this rated for 622lb @ Rear Wheels or Flywheel? You know Mustang owners are OCD we want answers!

        Helpful (0)
      • April 07, 2018

        5 1998 GT - MalloryW Installation Time: Weekend

        So far so good

        Very happy with the clutch! Easy engagement and not exhausting to drive! My car has a 10.5 inch clutch stock but with my upgraded flywheel I could do the 11 inch upgrade, only problems I had was clutch bolts was the wrong size so I had to go to auto zone and get new bolts! I’ll save you some time! Order new bolts when you get the clutch! It will save you time in the long run!

        Helpful (4)
      • March 26, 2018

        5 2002 GT - Darkhorse Installation Time: Weekend

        Awesome!

        Took some time to complete installation due to difficulties pulling trans but once done clutch grips hard! Couldn’t be happier with it.

        Helpful (5)
      • February 15, 2018

        5 2003 Cobra - AdrianP Installation Time: Full Day

        Clutch

        Excellent product, put in a 2003 Cobra and the clutch performs really well; much better than stock.

        Helpful (5)
      • January 23, 2018

        1 2003 Cobra - dan Installation Time: Afternoon

        Stage 1 Clutch

        This in not a "Stage 3" clutch, it's actually a "Stage 1". With that in mind, make sure you choose the appropriate sized clutch for your build. I ordered this believing it was a Stage 3, cross-reference the MPN# 07802 on Exedy's website. I would NOT have ordered this clutch had I known what I know now. AM needs to correct this marketing/advertising error asap...

        Helpful (20)
      • September 07, 2017

        4 2003 Mach 1 - Mach2003 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Installation

        This clutch is well built and the installation was easy, especially since I also ordered and installed a new flywheel also from AM. Great company.

        Helpful (4)
      • August 27, 2017

        5 2001 Cobra - Derrian Installation Time: Shop Install

        Great

        Great clutch way better than the stock one well worth the price as well

        Helpful (5)
      • July 18, 2017

        4 2003 Mach 1 - PaulB Installation Time: Afternoon

        great item

        It is a great clutch for all around use, and track use

        Helpful (5)
      • June 29, 2017

        5 2004 GT - 04guy Installation Time: Afternoon

        works well

        good fit pedal feel is great and no slip at all very happy

        Helpful (4)
      • June 17, 2017

        4 2003 Cobra - RyanJ Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $250-$500

        Seedy Mach 500 clutch

        I had just installed this clutch with the McLeod Lightened steel flywheel and I have a little over 300 miles on them and so far they work perfect together with no chatter or any other funny nosies. Now only time will tell if they hold up to my 03 Cobra but so far so good. Now there is one thing AM calls this clutch a stage 3 but on every other website it is just a stage 1 with the part number that is on here so I'm not 100 percent sure which one it is and thats why only 4 stars but seems to be working pretty good in the car.

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      Questions & Answers (5 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Now why is it that the online stores like LMR and a couple other ones with this clutch and same part number MPN# 07802 only call this a stage 1 clutch while on AM they call it a stage 3? Just wondering...

      • Thank you for your question! Unfortunately it looks like this is a typographical error on our website, we apologize. We will have this information updated as soon as possible to reflect this as the "stage 1" kit.

      Helpful (0)

      Are the pilot bearing and throwout bearing ford performance parts?

      • The Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch would include an Exedy Throw out bearing, and Exedy pilot bearing.

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      2001 Cobra. Planning to do bolt-ons and I know a Stage 1 or 2 would be OK for those. But eventually, down the line, I plan on putting in a Kenne Bell s/c and why swap the clutch twice? So I'm wondering if this will be able to handle full bolt-ons and a KB?

      • As long as your Mustang is pushing under 622 Ft-lbs of Torque at the Flywheel, Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch (Late 01-04 GT, Mach 1; 99-04 Cobra) would be a great fit.

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      Would I have to change out my fly wheel as well?

      • Not necessarily, if your just trying to save a few bucks you can have it refinished but it would be smarter to just buy a new flywheel to avoid problems in the future.

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      Daily drive? I understand this clutch is supposed to be alright for daily driving, but I was wondering if anyone had tried this. If you have this clutch, how is it for daily driving? I want to expand performance later in life, but I need it for daily driving right now. Thanks for the help!

      • Yes it's a great clutch for a daily driver. I have it on my 04 Cobra, this clutch will also handle the extra Hp from your bolt-ons

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      Hardware included:
      • Pressure Plate
      • Clutch Disc
      • Pilot Bearing
      • Throwout Bearing
      • Alignment Tool

      Tech Specs

      Clutch Kit Specifications
      Year/Model:Mid 2001-2004 GT
      1999-2004 SVT Cobra
      2003-2004 MACH 1
      Manufacturer:Exedy
      HP/TQ Rating @ Rear Wheels:622 ft-lbsTransmission Type:T-5, T-45, T-56, TR3650
      Disc Dimensions:280mm outer diameterMaterial:Organic
      SFI Approved:YesHardware Included:Pressure Plate, Clutch Disc, Pilot Bearing Throwout Bearing, Alignment Tool

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • Bullitt - 01
      • Cobra - 99, 01, 03, 04
      • GT - 01, 02, 03, 04
      • Mach 1 - 03, 04

      Fits 2001 Bullitt, 2001-2004 GT, 1999-2004 Cobra, and 2003-2004 Mach 1 (with the T-45, TR-3650, or T-56 transmission)

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