Review & Install Video
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