Review & Install Video
Hey guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with quick overview of the McLeod RXT twin disc clutch, rated at 1,000 horsepower, for the 2010 to 2014 GT500 Mustang. The McLeod RXT twin disc clutch is going to be something you should consider if you have GT500 with some modifications that's making enough horsepower to overpower the stock clutch and you want a clutch that can support more power but the keeps the stock like pedal feel. This clutch is ready to support up to 1,000 crank horsepower, and thanks to the twin disc design, keeps a very light pedal feel. Other heavy-duty clutches that keep the normal single disc design that support power numbers this high have a very heavy pedal feel. This clutch on the other hand is able to support high horsepower numbers with the very light pedal feel, which makes it good for the street and for the strip. If you compare this clutch to the stock clutch, the main difference is gonna be the fact that this clutch has two clutch disc instead of one. The stock clutch has one disc, and when you start upgrading clutches over the stock clutch but still maintain only one disc, you see things like different compounds that are more heavy-duty and able to handle more horsepower and torque. You also sometimes see changes in design, like a puck-style clutch where basically more friction surface area to handle the power. As you start to change compounds and materials, you get a different type of engagement and disengagement and a stiffer pedal feel. The RXT on the other hand has two clutch discs that are lined with an organic compound which happens to be a more forgiving compound. The old saying that two is better than one comes into play here since these discs might not be very strong on their own, but when you pair them together, they can handle a lot more horsepower and torque. A twin disc clutch is gonna be able to dissipate heat better, you have twice the surface area to insure you're getting more positive engagement when the pedal is released since now you have two discs that are separated by floater plate. This is especially necessary for the street strip application of the clutch. And the best part here, the pedal feel. I keep mentioning pedal feel, and a lotta the pedal feel has to do with the material of the clutch disc. Like I just said, these clutch discs are made from organic compound, and they're twin sprung hub friction plates. This means that there's a smooth engagement with very little pedal effort. Being sprung hub and having an organic surface material also means that the clutch has a nice release characteristic, which makes it a good option for both street and strip applications. This clutch is designed specifically for the TR-6060 trans, which is a 26-spline transmission. It's gonna come with your pressure plate, your clutch discs, a floater plate frame between the discs, an adapter ring, and a pilot tool as well. You'll need to figure out what you plan on doing with the flywheel, normally I'd recommend purchasing a new McLeod flywheel because you'll know it'll mate with the new clutch perfectly and allow your clutch to function to the best of its ability. I'm still gonna recommend this even though we don't carry a flywheel for the GT500 from McLeod. We do carry a billet steel and billet aluminium flywheel from Centerforce though, which will work with this clutch. The only other thing I'd recommend picking up if you don't already have it, is a steel braided clutch line. The stock one has all kinds of performance issues, and if you're at the point of shopping for a twin disc, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. When it comes to price, you can expect to find just out the $1,400 for this clutch. Twin disc clutches due tend to cost more than a single disc clutch, even sometimes a puck-style clutch, although they do tend to be close in price. The McLeod is more budget-friendly than some of the other twin disc options, but some other options do come with a flywheel while you'll have to purchase that separately with a McLeod. Depending on which material flywheel you want, you're looking at spending a few hundred dollars more. So the install here is not easy, it's a lotta work so you need some experience to get this done yourself, and a lift is gonna be your best friend. If you don't have these things, it might be best to take the car to a shop for the install. Overall, this is a three outta three wrenches in the difficulty meter, and it should take you about four hours to complete. You need to drop your trans which means you need to unbolt your exhaust and drop it from the mid-pipe back in your drive shaft as well. You have to drop your starter and unbolt the bellhousing to get the trans outta the way so you can get to the clutch. Once the stock clutch is outta the way, McLeod does tell you how to assemble the clutch properly so you don't have to worry about that. The only other thing I wanted to mention here is make sure you follow the break-in period with the clutch if you want it to be smooth and have a long life. McLeod recommends 500 miles of stop-and-go driving for the break-in period. Wrapping things up here with the McLeod RXT twin disc clutch, there's [SP] a street strip application clutch for 2010 to 2014 GT500s. As always, I suggest you check this out more online for yourself. And for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.