Clutch and pressure plate

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by falconsprint, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. falconsprint

    falconsprint Junior Member

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    Instead of browsing the web trying to research to get a decent clutch and pressure for my 2005 Mustang GT 4.6L, 5 speed of course.
    Don't think i will race it, but punish it on occasion.
    Could i please ask your advice on a good performance setup.
    Any and all remarks would be appreciated.
    Thank you
    Jerome
     
  2. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    Stock power?
     
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  3. falconsprint

    falconsprint Junior Member

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    Yea, just a tune and good muffler!
     
  4. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    Mcloud RST or Spec stage 1
     
  5. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    More than u need at present, but a deal, RXT offered in the classifiedS
     
  6. 86GT351

    86GT351 forum member

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    Definitely more than you need but do it once.
     
  7. 1950StangJump$

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    Even an RST is more than he needs with the stock(ish) HP of about 320.

    I have the RST, and it is rated to 800HP (crank). Feel is great, but I wouldn't recommend putting up with a dual clutch's noise for 300ish HP.
     
  8. Juice

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    After more than 20k driven, I am 100% happy with the Centerfoce Dual Friction clutch. Pedal feel is stock. Dorman slave/TOB also fine.
     
  9. Racer47

    Racer47 Doesn't have much to say S197 Team Member

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    Exedy Mach 400 is a great choice for stock power
     
  10. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

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    I have the McLeod RXT with billet steel flywheel. Yes it's overkill but who cares? I'm not complaining. :D
     
  11. falconsprint

    falconsprint Junior Member

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    Thank you all.
    I really appreciate you taking time to respond.
    I will evaluate you recommendations and choose.
    Thank you!
     
  12. Norm Peterson

    Norm Peterson corner barstool sitter

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    Seems like this thread describes what I might need in the way of a clutch. Stockish power (FRPP cold air & tune and an X-pipe only) with no plans to increase it. Street driving and HPDE road course running, no drag racing.

    I'm definitely interested in the Dual Friction myself, looking ahead to a possible Magnum XL swap. Pretty sure I need at least different a different spline count on the disc just to make the swap happen at all.

    I'll be running 3.73's and almost certainly a 2.66 low version of the Tremec, making 1st gear a bit taller overall than I suspect is commonly used by most people here. So I think to cover the dual-duty requirement I want to either retain the OE flywheel or go with something that's at least close to OE flywheel weight.


    I've used a McLeod before on another car, but I think there's something about their 4.6L offerings to that requires you to use their flywheel as well.

    FWIW, I had a CF/DF setup in a '79 Malibu - a 10.4" unit behind an EFI'd 350 that was entirely sufficient up to and including occasional trailer towing. Tremec transmission there as well, so 26 splines up from 10.


    Norm
     
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  13. 07gts197

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    I don’t recommend Exedy as I and a few other members have had issues with shifting and we all have Exedy clutches.


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  14. Juice

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    The dual friction 26 spline Centerforce is the direct OEM fittment to use with the tremec magnum. I am running the ford racing billet flywheel, the 20lb one. The stock 8 bolt flywheel is 28 lbs I believe.
     
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  15. Anti

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    I have the Exedy mach 500 and only time I have shift issues is when I fail to push clutch all the way down at the right time when speed shifting (just referring to me, no hidden meaning). I also have BMR motor mounts which removed 85% of all drive train slop believe it or not which helped with miss shifts also.. Shifts got better with that immediately. I am also using the lightened Excedy flywheel. (https://www.americanmuscle.com/exedy-race-flywheel-9604-6bolt.html#open_box) Rev matching is much more fun with that in conjunction with my lito tune for other mods.
     
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  16. 07gts197

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    I have a mach 350 and have had many issues. Like I said I’m not the only one with issues. I also have poly motor mounts and a steeda tri ax shifter. All the shifters I’ve ran didn’t cure the issue so I know its not the motor mounts or shifter.


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  17. Anti

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    To be clear, I am not saying your experience is invalid.
     
  18. 07gts197

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    I understand, maybe its just the mach 350 and 400 that have issues.


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  19. Norm Peterson

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    Thanks.

    I'll have to double-check whether my 4.6L uses the 6 bolt or the 8 bolt flywheel. I think I'd be OK at 25 lbs and that gearing, but I think 20 lbs would probably be a little too light for daily driving around town with 3.73 in the axle and a 2.66 1st for gearing.


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