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Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch (Late 01-04 GT; 99-04 Cobra; 03-04 Mach 1)

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  • MPN# 07802

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    Features, Video & Details

    • 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

    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 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 3 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 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.

    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 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

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    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: Mid 2001-2004 GT
    1999-2004 SVT Cobra
    2003-2004 MACH 1
    Manufacturer: Exedy
    HP/TQ Rating @ Rear Wheels: 622 ft-lbs Transmission Type: T-5, T-45, T-56, TR3650
    Disc Dimensions: 280mm outer diameter Material: Organic
    SFI Approved: Yes Hardware 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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    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.

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    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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    Customer Reviews (33) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$250-$500

    • Fit 4.909091 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.606061 4.6
    • Grip / Bite 4.636364 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      April 07, 2018

      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!

      MalloryW

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      March 26, 2018

      Awesome!

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

      Darkhorse

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      February 15, 2018

      Clutch

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

      AdrianP

      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (3)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 23, 2018

      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...

      dan

      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (9)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 07, 2017

      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.

      Mach2003

      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      August 27, 2017

      Great

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

      Derrian

      Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 18, 2017

      great item

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

      PaulB

      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 29, 2017

      works well

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

      04guy

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      June 17, 2017

      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.

      RyanJ

      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (4)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      June 09, 2017

      Very nice

      Great clutch, great pedal feel. Very smooth and strong. Do kind of wish I went with McLeod still. But all around great clutch

      DanielR

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 05, 2017

      Worth every penny

      What a great clutch! My stock one seemed to be slipping minorly making it seem like I had transmission problems, installed this bad boy since I'll be doing a lot more work in the future and it cleared everything up and it's amazing

      NghtMre

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      March 30, 2017

      Stock replacement

      Clutch looks great right out of the box. Build quality I'd awesome. Read good reviews on this clutch for my 03 Cobra, and for the price you can't beat it. I have no major mods so this clutch will work perfectly for the budget.

      GtOscar

      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 08, 2017

      Love it

      Best clutch for any modified car. Clutch is very smooth, it's not hard to press and very street able. The clutch is very smooth.

      Marksman121

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 18, 2015

      awesome

      Great product the installation was easy. Gets your horsepower back from that stock clutch ready good for the price and great bite compared to that stock clutch

      philly03

      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 29, 2014

      Grabs amazingly!

      Great replacement, grabs par none! great product and easy installation! highly reccomend

      ForrestS

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      August 26, 2014

      Great Clutch

      My clutch had never been changed and since I had added more power and miles I decided to get this clutch and a lightweight flywheel... if your on the edge JUST BUY IT! It Does really well for street/strip applications!

      itzctunez

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Lumberton, NC, USA

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      August 20, 2014

      Pretty good

      I had the Exedy Stage 2 and stock flywheel before and I couldn't really feel a difference from the stocker I had in before. This Stage 3 paired with the Exedy flywheel is good. I can actually feel the performance through shifts, especially 1st and 2nd gear. This clutch is a bit stiffer but could have something to do with the SR cable and quadrant I installed along with it, not to stiff for a man with a stang though. I'd recommend getting this instead of the stage 1 or 2 clutch kits from Exedy.

      Manny24

      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1 Lodi, CA, USA

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      June 30, 2014

      what a clutch!

      I gotta say I was a bit hesitant to buy this clutch for my cobra since most go with McLeod, but being that I wanted a clutch to handle the 600hp range and not leave me an empty bank account I took a chance with exedy and it paid off! Clutch feels great!! It does kill my leg which is wanted being my cobra Is my DD and I can't hear any clutch chatter at all. Overall if your looking for a streetable clutch but that can still take a thrashing this clutch is for you!

      cooper1320

      Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra Laredo, TX, USA

      Helpful (4)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      May 29, 2014

      Slightly better than stock

      Clutch feels good when engaging gears, same pressure applied to clutch pedal as stock after the 500miles of breaking it in. Was getting a small ticking noise from the cluch when in neutral and faded away after thr break in. It was affordable and overall happy with my purchase

      MadMak

      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra El Paso, TX, USA

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      May 27, 2014

      great product

      Totally satisfied with this clutch the pedal is close to a stock feel and the gears are very smooth goes in and out of gears with ease.

      frank04

      Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra New Orleans, LA, USA

      Helpful (4)

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