(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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November 17, 2018
Had a builder do the install, he said it took him less than a hour. He highly recommended the part. Since the install I have noticed the car doesn't fight me when I begin to pull on second gear. All the gears are now easier to get into. (I did not do the install, so I can't give a review on install time or fitment)Helpful (6)
May 05, 2017
Definitely better than the original stock clutch!!Helpful (10)
September 20, 2013
Stiff, yet satisfying
Although I have yet to install my turbo kit, the clutch holds strong with the current setup N/A. I have about 315 to wheels with nitto 285s in the back and if hooks great but can lay down some rubber too. I installed this in my driveway like any other clutch in about 6-7 hours. I also recommend a upgraded clutch line to replace the weak factory plastic line. Drives ok daily with a stiffer than stock pedal. I did upgrade my flywheel to the light weight steel from exedy and the combo works great together. I stayed steel on the flywheel to be safe with a goal of 650rwhp from the turbo kit.Helpful (11)
August 27, 2013
Exedy Mach 600
This product was amazing it brings out the true power in my mustang. I use my car as a daily driver and I can nearly tell a difference between the stock clutch and the exedy clutch worth the money I spent.Helpful (9)
November 01, 2012
Left Calf Offset Right Calf
The clutch is definitely firmer, and grabs much harder. Pressing and depressing the clutch is going to make my left calf offset my right one. This clutch is a supporting mod for my turbo.Helpful (10)
May 29, 2012
extremely positive to say the least!!
i just intalled the exedy mach 600 clutch with an exedy lightened steel flywheel.... The pedal is actually lighter than the centerforce dual friction and grabs much harder. This is a great product for those who enjoy a very positive clutch....especially for spirited driving or track time (drag,autox, drifting etc.)my car is a daily driven 05 mustang gt and its not bad at all for drivability. Id recommend it to anyone especially if you plan on going for more power in the future like i do.Helpful (10)
Can I run a different Brand Flywheel's ?? I'm buying this Exedy Mach 600 Stage 4 Clutch (05-10 GT) for my 07 GT and just want to know can I mix and mach company's Flywheel's ??? Billet Steel from Spec is what I picked out...
It's not a good idea to mix brands on clutches and flywheels. You'll get better fitment and longer life if you use the same brand.
need new clutch I have a 2007 Saleen s281SC it has a supercharger rated at 465bhp what clutch is compatiable with my Saleen. I want to get the complete kit flywheel, clutch throwout bearing. can you please help me
The Exedy Mach 600 is a great choice for your car. It should work great add the flywheel to the order to complete. I would also get new flywheel bolts to complete the upgrade.
(approx) 4 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
What's in the BoxHardware included:
|HP/TQ Rating @ Rear Wheels:||734 ft-lbs||Transmission Type:||TR3650|
|Disc Dimensions:||280mm outer diameter||Material:||Cerametallic|
|SFI Approved:||Yes||Hardware Included:||Pressure Plate, Clutch Disc, Alignment Tool, Pilot bearing and Slave Cylinder/Throwout Bearing Combo.|