(approx) 4 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a detailed overview and installation of the McLeod RXT Twin Disc 1,000-Horsepower Clutch, available for all 2011 to 2014 Mustang GTs and Boss 302s. In this video, I'll be going over the functionality, application, and the feel of the McLeod 1,000-Horsepower Clutch when applying it to your MT-82. On top of that, I'll be touching on the materials and construction. And then I'll finish it off with the installation, letting you know it gets a three out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, simply because this one will test the toolbox and require some mechanical expertise to get the job done. The McLeod RXT Twin Disc 1,000-Horsepower Clutch kit will be for any '11 to '14 GT or Boss 302 owner who might be pushing some serious power to the wheels and is looking for a clutch kit that can handle the power of each launch, each shift. And even make the pedal easier to handle because a twin disc can move some of that resistance. Now, if you're pushing somewhere in the 800-horsepower range and looking to take it even a step farther with some more power, the 1,000-horsepower option is going to be a perfect fit for you. However, if you're not really pushing anywhere near that, then spending about $1,000 on this clutch kit might not be entirely necessary. If you're looking to stay in the 800-horsepower range and even below, somewhere still pushing in decent numbers, then you might wanna check out the RST option from McLeod, which is going to be an 800-horsepower option, which can save you a little bit of dough.Right off the bat, when you're looking for a clutch replacement for your late S197, you'll notice that one of the biggest differences between the plethora of options on the market is the fact that there are single disc clutch kits and then, of course, twin disc clutch kits, which are both made for very different applications. The RXT option, as you can see, is a twin disc clutch kit. And because of that, it is made to handle extreme horsepower Mustangs, pushing somewhere between 500 and even closer to the 1,000-horsepower mark, which, of course, as you would know, requires one hell of a clutch to handle the power at each launch, especially if you're spending time at the track.There are a number of reasons why a twin disc clutch is going to better than a single disc option for high-horsepower applications. One of those reasons is going to be the twin disc just dissipates heat so much better than a single. Now, if you're running a strict daily driver, your clutch isn't getting nearly as hot as, say, a race car clutch up to about 500 horsepower. Now, a single disc is going to be great for that application, which is why I'm gonna tell you here it's really not necessary to pick up the twin disc if you don't have to. Now, don't get me wrong. A twin disc would work great for a daily driver, even if you're not pushing upwards of 1,000 horsepower, but honestly, you're just spending way more money than you need to and you're not reaping the benefits of a 1,000-horsepower clutch. Now, again, if you're running up to about 500-horsepower single disc, great for that application. Anywhere up to about 800, check out the RST. Anything around in that range or higher, the 1,000-horsepower RXT is perfect. Now, if you're running on the drag strip, obviously, you're generating a lot more heat, which is where the twin disc actually starts to reap the benefits because it can handle the power being thrown at it. In addition to heat dissipation, a twin disc clutch is actually going to give you a better clamping force as well as an easier pedal feel, which, let's be honest, is always great news. Now, a better clamping force leads to a more positive engagement when you're dumping the clutch or if you're just letting it slip a little at a stop light. If you're running a daily driver, you'll probably find yourself revving it a little higher, simply because it is waiting for a crap
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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.Wondering what kind of transmission you have? Click Here to find out!
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November 30, 2018
GRAB N' GO
Excellent clutch and flywheel. This will grab quickly an propel you into the next gear faster than a stock clutch. It is a Chevy Killer! Be aware, if you have a Roush supercharger, this clutch and aluminum flywheel will require a tune. The tune for a Roush supercharged Pony for me was a VMP NGauge tune or the engine misfires. Plan on an additional $970 dollars for that tune.Helpful (1)
September 15, 2018
McLeod RXT Twin Disc - Awesome Clutch!
My Supercharged GT has 630RWHP and I installed this clutch for future mods knowing this clutch could handle the extra HP thrown at it! Super smooth engagement both at the Street and Track. No rattle at all and the bite is Amazing when engaging the manual 6 speed trans. McLeod makes a great product! I’m convinced and confident that clutch this will place me in a good position for both launching and accelerating thru all power bands! I’m 100 Happy with this clutch!Helpful (3)
September 09, 2018
2017 LFP Mustang
This clutch is very grippy. I can't wait to do some racing.Helpful (1)
September 01, 2017
Much better than the weak stock clutch. So far so good. I recommend this clutch for any car making over 700 whpHelpful (3)
June 20, 2017
Rattle :this 1000 hp McLeod clutch twin disc it rattles between 1500 and 2000 RPM very disappointed very annoying Beside the rattle it works very well good grab very lite clutch feeling still on break in. Maybe The rattle will go away after breakingHelpful (5)
June 01, 2017
I put the McLeod RXT and McLeod Lightend Steel Flywheel in my 2013 Boss 302 w/640rwhp. Once I made in through the 500 city mile break in period, the clutch holds way better than the stock clutch that was falling apart. The install, once the transmission is out of he way, was a breeze. The shifts in the MT-82 with MGW shifter are solid and feels better than before. I highly recommend the McLeod RXT for anyone wanting to push over 800hp at the motor, it's worth the $$. Took an extended weekend total on jack stands with help. I strongly suggest a lift at minimum if you insist on DIY, but suggest having a shop do the install if you've never dropped the transmission before.Helpful (5)
March 22, 2017
COYOTE RXT CLUTCH
Long story short I was getting my engine replaced by ford while everything was all opened up tech called to inform me I also needed a new clutch began to search the web and decided to go with the RXT and Lightened steel flywheel and man that thing grips! There is a slight vibration at take off give it a little gas and it wont be noticeable, spoke to a tech at Mcleod and they said the vibration is totally normal due to it being twin disc. Launched at 5500 RPM sprayed nitrous out the hole and it did not upset me one bit.Helpful (9)
November 20, 2016
I bought the rxt and McLeod steel flywheel and all I have to say is wow. Pros: Lighter than stock petal effort, very smooth engagement, Feels great for everyday driving, and of course... holds a buttload of power Cons: unsprung hubs, harsh noise only when accelerating at 1500 rpm which is completely avoidable by the way you drive it. The McLeod rxt is an amazing clutch and although it's a little on the pricy side, it's worth every dollar! I would buy this clutch again. If you want great streetability buy this clutch!Helpful (5)
July 25, 2016
Best clutch I've ever had!!
Straight forward install and amazing pedal feel! Also allows you to slip it just a little before it GRABS HARD! I also recommend getting the upgraded hydronic line while your at it.Helpful (3)
January 18, 2015
The clutch is great for the street. No harsh engagement and a very soft pedal. Recommend removing the assist spring for a better pedal feel.Helpful (3)
Hello I have a 2014 gt with the performance package and I put yesterday this clutch but the clutch pedal is to high and is on the limit in the clutch what I can do in these case thank you
I have a 2011 Mustang GT with a Roush Stage 2 Supercharger on it producing 625HP, is this a good clutch to equip my Mustang with based on the Supercharger and power output?
This clutch would be a little overkill if you are at 625hp. The McLeod RST clutch would be better suited. https://www.americanmuscle.com/mcleod-rst-clutch-1113gt.html
I have a 650-675hp 2014 5.0 with 10lbs I’d boost and a stock mt82, i was told that if I put the rxt over the rst it would break my transmission. Is the rxt safe for my setup? I don’t want to damage my transmission.
The McLeod RXT Twin Disc 1000HP Clutch is rated for up to 1000 HP, so it would not be a good idea to install on a car that is producing 650-675 HP. The McLeod RST Twin Disc 800HP Clutch, item # 62601, (https://www.americanmuscle.com/mcleod-rst-clutch-1113gt.html) is designed for up to 800HP which can still cause some problems with the power output you have.
I have a magnum XL transmission and was looking for the McLeod Twin Disc set-up. Do you carry these clutches?
yes, we carry McLeod RXT Twin Disc 1000HP Clutch . and also the McLeod RST Twin Disc 800HP Clutch .
I lost the alignment tool Will any 23 spiline alignment tool work?
Any 23 spline Ford alignment tool will work with the McLeod RXT Twin Disc 1000HP Clutch. You will just need to ensure that the tool is compatible with Ford, as some manufacturers may utilize a different sized pilot opening.
It would depend on where you are in terms of horsepower. If you are not close to the 1000HP mark the McLeod RXT Twin Disc 1000HP Clutch will be very stiff, and tough to engage.
Unfortunately, this Kit does not come with a Throwout Bearing or Pilot Bearing. It is recommended to get these components since you are changing the clutch. This will ensure that all parts are brand new and will function properly together.
Its always better to use a new flyheel when installing a new clutch. Its said to also use the same company as the clutch for the flywheel for mating purposes as well. ( I chose a new OEM flywheel with my ram clutch however with no issues). If it comes down to it, at least re-surface your current flywheel, but you may be taking your tranny apart sooner then later to swap another one.
(approx) 4 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
What's in the Box
|Year/Model:||2011-2014 GT and Boss 302||HP/Torque Rating @ Flywheel:||Up to 1000 HP|
|Manufacturer:||McLeod||Disc Dimensions:||11" x 23T x 1"|
|Transmission Type:||MT-82||SFI Approved:||No|
|Material:||Ceramic||Hardware Included:||Pressure plate, two clutch discs, floater plate, adapter ring, and pilot tool|