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McLeod High Performance Hydraulic Clutch Line Upgrade (05-17 V8)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hey, guys, Stephanie with, here with the McLeod High Performance Hydraulic Clutch Line Upgrade for the 2005 to 2014 V8 Mustang. The McLeod hydraulic clutch line's going to be for the manual S197 V8 owners that are looking to get away from the weak factory plastic line and replace it with a durable line that's not going to fail or stick and will improve pedal feel. This is a direct fit for the S197s that have a V8, including the 4.6L, the 5.0L, and the 5.4. It's gonna give some piece of mind, as well as a little performance improvement. So this is a braided stainless steel hose. It's going to take the place of the plastic clutch fluid line that the Mustang comes from the factory with. This right here is your factory line, and you can see the difference between the two with the braided line. The factory line does have the potential to expand, fail, or split over time, or even under high heat. The additional pressure in the line that's created by aggressive driving can also cause a line to start sticking or fail, and I'm sure you can imagine this is not a fun experience. It also creates a sloppy feeling clutch. The braided stainless steel line is going to work to resist to that expansion under pressure, and it's also a high flow line that will give better flow, which is how this line is superior over the factory line, especially if you're an aggressive driver. The braided stainless steel is also gonna give protection and reinforcement against heat, abrasion, and road debris. It's 36 inches long, which is not too long to have too much line, but it is long enough to route nicely and away from the headers. Because this line is going to increase the fluid flow capacity and because this line does not have the unwanted expansion capabilities that the factory line has, it's also going to improve clutch pedal feel. No expansion outwards of the fluid means only a direct pressure, and that means a firmer pedal feel and you can expect to feel a noticeable improvement in grip and bite of the clutch. As far as price, you're looking at just over $60 for this line right here. There are other versions of this line available if you didn't want to run the McLeod. Both Ford Racing and SR Performance have clutch line upgrades. Of course, Ford Racing is gonna be more expensive, and the SR Performance is going to have a more affordable price, so those others are definitely something to consider. The install here is not very difficult. It's actually pretty easy. All that you're really going to need is a few basic tools and a small pick. I'd also have a shop rag or two for the drips, and maybe some extra fluid in case you end up needing it. You might have to move your intake tube away from the firewall so you can get to the clutch line, and the top connection on the firewall can be removed using the metal pick and then you can pull the line out of its fitting.I would just slide the clip back into its place after you get the line out, and then you'll need to raise the car on a lift or on jack stands, either one. Once you locate the lower connection from the underside of the car, on the driver side of the trans, the line comes out the same way. Just slide the retaining clip back until it releases the line. You can pull the line out of the elbow, and that's all it takes to get the stock line out. The new line is best installed by fitting it into the firewall first and then install the bottom, which pushes into the metal retaining clip in the fitting. After this, it's just a matter of bleeding the clutch, which is a lot of pumping the pedal. Just make sure to check the fluid reservoir and refill it if it needs it. Once the pedal feels normal, you're set for a test drive, and then just check the fluid level again once you get back. It's as simple as that. It's a pretty easy install that should take an hour or two, and is a one out of three wrenches on the scale. Wrapping things up here, the McLeod High Performance Hydraulic Clutch Line is stainless steel and has increased flow capacity. It's good for both piece of mind and a touch of performance improvement from the clutch. The line doesn't allow for expansion, and its braided stainless steel is a definite upgrade over the factory plastic line. You can check it out more online right here, at

      Product Information

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


      • Improves Clutch Pedal Feel
      • Replaces Weak Factory Plastic Line
      • Teflon-lined Braided Stainless Steel
      • 36" Long
      • AN-4 Male Plug-In Fittings
      • Heat and Abrasion Resistant
      • Direct Fit Upgrade Replacement
      • Fits 2005-2017 V8 Manual Mustang Models


      Performance Upgrade. The 2005-2017 manual V8 Mustangs came factory equipped with a plastic clutch fluid line. This plastic line is fine for normal daily driving, but it can split or fail under the high heat and additional pressure caused by aggressive street or road race driving. So, replace that weak stock plastic line with a High Performance Braided Stainless Steel Hydraulic Clutch Line from McLeod for peace of mind, increased fluid capacity and much improved clutch pedal feel.

      Quality Construction. McLeod manufactures their hydraulic high flow Clutch Line from Teflon-lined braided stainless steel for durability and long life. The inner Teflon hose resist expansion under pressure while the braided stainless steel covering provides additional reinforcement against expansion as well as protection from abrasion and road debris. Measuring 36" in length, McLeod Hydraulic Clutch Line includes two AN-4 male plug-in fittings.

      Application. This McLeod High Performance Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Line is designed as a direct fit upgrade replacement for the 2005-2017 V8 Mustangs equipped with a manual transmission.

      Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

      MPN# 139251

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      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      • March 29, 2020

        5 2006 GT - ZachH Installation Time: Afternoon

        Clutch line upgrade

        Totally worth it and simple to install!! Looks great under the hood too!

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      • March 27, 2020

        5 2005 GT - BenM Installation Time: Afternoon

        Install sucks but a definite quality upgrade.

        It's a nice week constructed item. A little pricey for what it consists of, but worth it. The install is not large hand friendly! Make sure you have multiple picks available to remove the retaining clips and have a plan to clean up the brake fluid, you will spoil some. Install took me about 2 hours with jack stands. If you have small hands or a friend who does it'll be easier for you. The connection to the slave cylinder is a bear otherwise!

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      • March 20, 2020

        5 2014 GT - Rickym Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Clutch line

        Great product, very fast install. Didn't fix the dreaded pedal loss at high RPM on 1st to 2nd shift but the rest feel great

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      • March 19, 2020

        4 2014 GT - DougNation Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Good fitment

        This is a good product for what you are paying. I had no issues installing this replacement line.

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      • March 13, 2020

        4 2017 GT - FAST5POINT0HH Installation Time: Afternoon



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      • February 29, 2020

        5 2015 GT - 15whiteppgt Installation Time: Afternoon


        Nice quality upgrade for your manual mustang. Good build quality. Way better than the stock plastic clutch line. Helps with clutch pedal feel and response also.

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      • February 13, 2020

        5 2007 GT - Brian Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        looks pretty good, didn't install yet

        Didn't get a chance to install, but seems much better than stock lines

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      • February 12, 2020

        5 2007 GT - scbresnahan Installation Time: Afternoon

        Worth it

        Well worth the time and money. Very simple install took longer to bleed it back out than it did to put the part in.

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      • January 26, 2020

        5 2014 GT - Sgtrod

        Clutch line

        Good product. It fit well with extra length to route it away from my headers.

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      • January 25, 2020

        1 2008 GT500 - MyElnr Installation Time: Afternoon

        Clutch cable

        Took clutch and cable to dealer for install. Dealer could not make the cable work. Clutch installed just fine.

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      Questions & Answers (12 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Will this work with the Shelley ISO clutch reservoir ?

      • The McLeod High Performance Hydraulic Clutch Line Upgrade will not work with the Shelby Iso-Clutch Remote Reservoir Kit.

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      Does the clip goes in before the line when reinstalling? I've seen directions that say the clip first and others that say the line first. confused.

      • You will slide the clips in first when installing the line through the firewall. For the master cylinder you will need to slide the line into the master cylinder then install the clip to hold in place.

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      Will I need to add transmission fluid after installing this, and, if so, can I add something like Royal Purple Synchromax without doing a full change? I am not sure what fluid comes in my 13 Mustang GT.

      • Installation of the McLeod High Performance Hydraulic Clutch Line Upgrade does not require you to add or change your transmission fluid.

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      Will this fit stock 2015 gt. I saw reviews where it says it doesn’t fit right.

      Will this fit 2015 gt stock clutch. I saw reviews where it says it doesn’t fit right.

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      7 More Questions
      So I’m having a issue with building the pressure for the clutch.. I don’t understand what could be the issue so the line is install and I was building pressure for the clutch then the top side line kept popping out and I fix it and now the bottom said is... what should I do ? Also I have a 2014 mustang GT... any tips would help out 0 answer
      why are there some american muscle associates saying this will fit the 3.7l manual mustangs and others saying it wont and if it truly doesn't fit our v6 mustangs what is the difference between the sr performance braided line that fits ALL mustangs including the gt, v6 etc that the McLeod clutch line only fits the gt what are there differences that prevent the usage of v6 owners? 1 answer
      Will this work on a t56 ? 1 answer
      Will this fit my 2012 3.7 mt82 1 answer
      Does this come with the clip to install 1 answer
      Will this work on a 2013 gt500 with 6060 trans? If not, do you have the correct # for this application? 1 answer
      Will fit 2015 ? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) 36" AN-4 Stainless Steel Hi Flow Line

      Tech Specs

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