(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com here with a must have upgrade for any stock or modified S197. I’m referring to the SR Performance braided stainless steel hydraulic clutch line, fitting all 2005 and newer Mustangs. SR Performance has really made a name for themselves in the aftermarket Mustang world thanks to their wide variety of high quality performance and suspension components, that fit nicely into just about anyone’s budget. To keep tabs on the rest of the SR Performance line up, you just have to subscribe to our YouTube channel by clicking on the link below or on the AM logo in the corner at any point during this video. Alright, so let’s explain why you might need something like this, well, the factory clutch line in all 2005 and newer manual Mustangs is made out of a hard plastic material, and like any plastic it has to swell under pressure, especially when things get hot under the engine bay. Any swelling or distortion of that factory plastic line can lead to a lack of pressure at the slave cylinder, resulting in inconsistent shifts, pedal engagement, especially when you’re trying to bang gears quickly like at the track for instance. By going with a Teflon line, braided stainless hose like this SR Performance hose here, you’re never going to have to worry about the line swelling, cracking or melting like you would with the plastic line. In addition the clutch pedal feel should improve greatly and just feel more smooth and responsive overall. Some folks have said that by switching to a stainless line, this helped take some of the notchiness out of their shifter, while other Mustang owners have said that installing a stainless line helps the pedal engage a little higher off the floor, meaning you’re not going to have to press the clutch pedal down all the way to shift gears anymore. If you want to learn more about what people are saying about the SR Performance clutch line, and you’re not already watching this video on our site, just click on the link below to head back to our product page over at AmericanMuscle.com. Removing the factory line and installing the new stainless line will require some work in the engine bay and underneath the car in addition to reaching into some pretty tight spots. Because of this the install can be a little tricky especially if you have big hands like myself, but you can expect to spend about 2 hours getting the job done. Once the line is installed just check your brake fluid levels, you might end up losing a few ounces removing the factory line. You will notice the SR Performance line does not have a bleeder on it, so that means you’re going to have to bleed the system before going for a spin. To do this you need to pump the clutch pedal a number of times, some people have said it takes close to a hundred times before you get your pedal back fully. So once you have your pedal back, go take it for a spin around the neighborhood first just to make sure the car shifts smoothly. That’s pretty much it man but if you should have any questions just give us a call at 855-422-7439, or shoot us an email at support@AmericanMuscle.com. So if you’re looking to replace that weak factory plastic clutch line in your 2005 and newer Mustang with a quality stainless piece, then be sure to check out this budget friendly option from SR Performance, available right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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February 02, 2020
SR Performance Clutch line
Was extremely impressed at how simply this line is. It’s braided and has a plastic coating on the inside. Install was super easy and foolproof. Word of advice though, put some rubber o-rings inside the caps and use some thread tape for a leak free install.Helpful (0)
January 25, 2020
Upgraded clutch line
Honestly I just bought this in addition to the exedy stage 1 clutch assembly to make sure that everything in my transmission would be good to go, did not want to risk an old clutch line snapping when I push my mustang a little too hard lolHelpful (0)
January 08, 2020
Line popped off after stage 2 clutch flywheel upgrade sonic replaced with this one..problem solvedHelpful (0)
December 27, 2019
Make the clutch feel more responsive and very easy to install. A must if your car is modded. My clutch would get very soft under acceleration before this lineHelpful (0)
December 16, 2019
Braided Clutch Line
The SR Performance Braided Stainless Steel Hydraulic Clutch Line performs well. Doesn't expand and contract with temperature or pressure. Made my shifting from 2nd to 3rd at high RPM smooth.Helpful (0)
November 24, 2019
No room to work ,make sure lock clips in proper depthHelpful (0)
October 28, 2019
Necessary upgrade for manual transmission
The construction on this line is very good, I used some Teflon tape to make sure the fittings didn’t leak from the threads. Installation is pretty easy so long as the slave cylinder clip stays intact. I highly recommend an angled scribe to remove the retaining clips. Overall, clutch engagement dramatically improved and pedal feel is much more solid. I used a bit of protective material to keep the line from rubbing on the hard brake lines and zip ties to keep it away from the exhaust manifold.Helpful (0)
September 23, 2019
Good product. Improved shifting, especially after sitting at a stoplight.Helpful (0)
July 27, 2019
Worth every penny
Purchased to replace a leaking factory line. Fit was great and quality. Improved clutch feel and shifting. couple quick notes when installing remove the clips, once line is removed reinstall the clips then push new line in. as for bleeding clutch after install. Get a hand vacuum pump. Place on master cylinder pump to 20 inch pounds of vac, leave for 1 min remove, pump pedal 10 times. repeat this process 3 times and you will have a perfect pedal, (takes about 10 minutes to bleed. thanksHelpful (0)
July 21, 2019
The difference is like night and day
I am giving 4 stars because the line is unecessarily long, which is pretty aggravating because of the way I had to put it, however I can feel the difference between the stock garbage line and this oneHelpful (0)
The fittings didn't come attached. Do they need plumbers pipe tape when attaching to braided line connector?
Plumbers tape, or Teflon tape, should not be used in this application, as brake fluid will dissolve Teflon tapes. These fittings should seal without the use of teflon tape.
fit the line with the Shelby Iso-Clutch Remote Reservoir Kit for my 2013gt
This SR Performance Braided Stainless Steel Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Line is designed to be a direct fit replacement upgrade for the 2005-2014 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, BOSS and Shelby GT500 models equipped with a manual transmission.
Evertime i installed the line it keeps on popping out why is that the line is all the way in?
Will this work on 2016 Models?
This SR Performance Braided Stainless Steel Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Line is designed to be a direct fit replacement upgrade for the 2005-2014 Mustangs only.
I don’t see any difference in fittings and or size between this model and the ones listed for 2015 and up mustang GTs. Is there any and can this be used on what is basically the same Manual transmission as the previous years?
Unfortunately the SR Performance Braided Stainless Steel Hydraulic Clutch Line is only designed to fit the Mustang from 05-14. This line fits all model Mustangs from 05-14.
This SR Performance Braided Stainless Steel Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Line is designed to be a direct fit replacement upgrade for the 2005-2014 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, BOSS and Shelby GT500 models equipped with a manual transmission. It will not be any bigger and will act the same as the factory line. You will not have to make any adjustments to your clutch pedal after installation.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's in the Box
Fits Manual Mustangs only