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Spec Stage 1 Organic Clutch Kit - 10 Spline (86-Mid 01 GT; 93-98 Cobra)

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    Features & Details

    • Ideal Replacement.
    • Perfect for Your Daily-Driven 'Stang.
    • Organic Compound Disc.
    • Includes Throwout Bearing & Tool.
    • Fits 86-Mid 01 GT & 93-98 Cobra.
    Ideal Replacement. If your clutch is slipping or burnt up on your daily driver 'Stang, consider a SPEC Stage 1 as a replacement. It will hold better than a stock unit without giving you a leg workout every time you need to shift, and will improve your drivetrain's ability to handle power and perform reliably.

    Daily Driver Friendly. This SPEC Stage 1 Clutch is designed for bolt-on naturally aspirated and mildly modified forced induction engines. It's best suited to 'Stangs that see daily driver duty and occasional track use, since it offers the most friendly pedal feel combined with SPEC's legendary durability.

    Premium Quality. The SPEC Stage 1 Clutch offers all the features you need from a more powerful clutch with superior driveability. SPEC Stage 1 Clutches feature their signature high clamp pressure plate combined with a steel-backed and multi-compound woven organic material disc and high torque sprung hub. Like with all SPEC Clutches, an alignment tool is included for easy installation.

    Value, Performance, Durability. When looking for a new clutch, trust Spec for the best in value and performance.

    • Designed for 1986-1995 5.0L with a T-5 or T-45
    • Designed for 1993-1998 Cobra with a T-5 or T-45
    • Designed for 1996-Mid 2001 GT with a T-5 or T-45
    • Disc Dimensions: 10-1/2" X 10T X 1-1/16"
    • 10 Spline
    • Torque Rating: 410 ft./lbs.
    This Spec Clutch requires the use of a Spec flywheel for proper engagement. AmericanMuscle highly recommends the Steel Flywheel for this Stage 1 Clutch for optimum results. See the drop down menu option above.

    Note: Because Ford made changes to the Mustang GT and Bullitt in mid year of 2001, be sure to check and see what kind of transmission type you have before ordering. Wondering what kind of transmission you have? Click Here to find out!

    Fitment: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Details

    MPN# SF481

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    Hardware included:
    • Pressure Plate
    • Clutch Disc
    • Throwout Bearing
    • Pilot Bearing
    • Alignment Key
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs

    Clutch Kit Specifications
    Year/Model: 96-Mid 01 GT, 93-98 Cobra and 86-95 5.0 HP/Torque Rating @ Flywheel: 410 ft-lbs
    Manufacturer: SPEC Disc Dimensions:

    10-1/2" x 10” x 1-1/16"

    Transmission Type: T-5 or T-45 SFI Approved: Yes
    Material: Organic Hardware Included:

    Pressure Plate, Clutch Disc, Throwout Bearing, Pilot Bearing, and Alignment Key

    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 01
    • Cobra - 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
    • GT - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01
    • LX - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
    • Other - 86

    Fits 1986-1995 5.0L, 1993-1998 Cobra, 1996-Mid 2001 GT and 2001 Bullitt Mustangs (with the T-5 or T-45 transmission)

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          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Full Day

          Installation Cost:$500-$1000

          • Fit 4.5 4.5
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.45 4.5
          • Grip / Bite 4.7 4.7

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            May 08, 2019


            Good product for the price.took it for a drive after install pleaded with its performance


            Year: 1989 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            September 23, 2018

            Does not fit.

            Does not fit my 97 GT, it is much smaller then it should be, have to purchase OEM from autozone which is 200percent cheaper, was hoping to have a better higher performance clutch, so much for that IDEA.


            Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            December 14, 2017

            Spec Clutch review

            Great clutch! Easy install. Im running this clutch in my 94 5.0 with a built 306 Carburated motor.


            Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (6)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            November 23, 2017

            Seems to work fine

            My fox is running a built 347 stroker with the world class t5... it's holding up decent as of now. As I write this review I've got about 1000 miles on the clutch. I put weekend for installation because I installed it over the weekend by myself with a lift in no hurry.


            Year: 1993 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 14, 2017

            sweet grab

            clutch is awesome and i am happy. let it go and man the car goes


            Year: 1990 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (6)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 03, 2017

            Pretty good clutch

            Alright. I've logged about 800miles on this clutch with my new setup (spec stage 1 , new Ford clutch fork with weight removed, new Ford pivot stud, resurfaced OEM flywheel.) First impressions were really good. Clutch was very grabby yet well behaved for the first 2-300 miles and I was excited to get it broken in. By the end of the break in period (500 miles) the clutch grabs more like an OEM replacement and to be honest is a little soft for my liking. I heard all the chatter stories and figured this would be a really grabby clutch but that's just not the case. To be honest I wish I bought the stage 2. Don't get me wrong it grabs fine, it will chirp second if I want it to but it just doesn't have the crisp quick engagement I was hoping for. It's just like the factory valeo clutch only with increased pedal effort.


            Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (6)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 06, 2016


            I bought this clutch per the recommendation of nearly every mustang forum. It was one of the worst purchases I've made. The pedal pressure was 80-100lb with zero engagement or feel. So much force at the pedal, it pulled the pivot ball out of the bell-housing. After months of trying to make it work (replacing the clutch cable with a new MM cable, verifying routing to ensure nothing wasn't binding, locking firewall adjuster etc) I purchased a LUK stock replacement clutch. Much better engagement and pedal feel. I'll never buy a Spec product again.


            Year: 1991 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (9)

          • 4/5

            May 21, 2016

            A really nice clutch kit at the right price

            Clutch kit arrived from AM in no time. Very pleased with the kit as it contains the two bearings needed for the rebuild/install. Looking forward to having it in my Mustang.Thanks AM!


            Year: 1990 Submodel: Other

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $500-$1000

            February 06, 2015

            Spec Stage 1 Cluch

            the clutch is really good highly recommend for street use. once the clutch broke in its really good and for the price its worth it. I didnt get chatter or noise so im happy and give it a 5/5


            Year: 1991 Submodel: Other Point Roberts, WA

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 21, 2014

            Spec Clutch

            I bought this clutch with a spec aluminum flywheel. The clutch bites every time with no hesitation. I think it's a great choice if u don't want the hard pedal from a stage 2 all the time but still need something to keep up.


            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT Jackson, MS, USA

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 03, 2014

            More than expected

            Easy install no fitment issues,didn't change pedal feel but grabs very well! Also went with spec billet flywheel.


            Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Bath, NY 14810, USA

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 23, 2014

            Direct bolt on no problems with install

            This clutch is awesome! I was hesitant to purchase at first wasn't sure what brand to go with and I'm totally glad I went with this set up. I totally recommend this product. Shipping was fast as well.


            Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Laredo, texas

            Helpful (6)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            September 01, 2013


            pretty good pruduct. finally broke it in has great bit and no more chutter. The only issue is after a few thousand km the pilot bearing started to squeak kind of annoying.


            Year: 1994 Submodel: GT Chilliwack, BC, Canada

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 17, 2013

            spec 1

            Spec 1 clutch has a softer pedal then factory and grabs like a high performance clutch.


            Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            February 24, 2013

            Spec Clutch

            Huge improvement from stock clutch, I love the bite and have always been a big fan of Spec clutches.


            Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Alabama, USA

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 06, 2012

            excellent clutch

            had a centerforce dual friction and king cobra clutch before. this clutch seems to perform as well as those other.


            Year: 1994 Submodel: GT LA

            Helpful (6)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 11, 2012

            Great Clutch

            I would strongly recommend this product, very easy to install.


            Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Malvern PA

            Helpful (6)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            March 15, 2012

            No problems

            First 50 miles had a ton of chatter but got better. Clutch is not as soft as people say but it really bites. Make sure u buy a clutch adjuster kit and a ford racing t/o bearing. I have 1300 miles on it and love it. Not to much not to little.


            Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Lake charles

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            January 03, 2012

            Great clutch

            I had this clutch installed with the SPEC flywheel by a local garage. It's a huge difference from my old stock clutch which had almost 120k miles on it. It grabs like heck as others have already stated and it doesn't take much on the pedal for it to disengage and grab it. I'm looking forward to it getting worn in; only about 20 miles on it so far.


            Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Atlanta, GA

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 20, 2011

            Great buy

            Awesome product. Nice and smooth transfer. It wants to go once you let the clutch out.


            Year: 2000 Submodel: GT St. Petersburg, FL

            Helpful (6)

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