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Old 06-22-2011, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default What brand clutch are you running?

Starting to feel like my clutch is getting weak. Doesn't seem to engage till the pedal is closer to the top than it used to be.

Ford wants 600+ just for the kit which would include disc, pressure plate, pilot and hydraulic slave. I can get a Valeo complete kit for 350.00.

I don't race the car or anything but I do want a decent clutch that is up to stock Ford standards...any advice?
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:49 PM   #2
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I am running a Spec Stage 2 in my 06 300 rwhp GT...I hated the feel of the stock clutch so I changed it out at 10k...have 18k on the clutch now and I like it very well...
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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I run a Spec Stage 1 on mine and havent had any problems with it.

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Old 06-22-2011, 10:13 PM   #4
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I'm still running the stocker but when I upgrade it seems that most say McLeod is the way to go.
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I pulled my stock clutch with 2000 miles on it because I knew it would not hold up to the 450rwhp I am getting now. I went with a Spec stage II+ and it engages lower in the stroke and is a bit stiffer feeling. But I could have lived with the stock one but for the increase torque my motor puts out now.
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McLeod Twin Disc RXT; Last car had a Street Twin; Fantastic clutch with better than OEM pedal feel
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:38 PM   #7
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...but when I upgrade it seems that most say McLeod is the way to go.
Not I! Spec 3+ here. Stock pedal feel and engagement...holds lots of power and love it!
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:28 AM   #8
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Be WARY of the SPEC 2 and 2+.
MANY horror stories out there.

I went through a nightmare with mine.
Search on the forums and you will find the same with MANY people.
In my opinion SPEC is GARBAGE on these Mustangs.
Also their customer service is nothing short of insulting I think.

I would STAY AWAY from SPEC.
Mcleod or Exedy is what I would go with.
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Not I! Spec 3+ here. Stock pedal feel and engagement...holds lots of power and love it!
+1, SPEC 3+.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:09 AM   #10
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Again I'd stay away from SPEC.
Even though the 3+ has had more success than the other models.

Others with a lot of experience on these forums, other forums, and on the S197 in general will tell you the same.

I did not listen to the warning when I received it and I PAID for it later.
Plus SPEC treats customers HORRIBLE. Both me and others as well.
They also did not stand behind their product in my case.

There is another thread about clutches going on here and I said the same thing.
Again I will say if you get a quality SPEC on these Mustangs, I'd say you are LUCKY.
It's that bad I think and again others will say the same.

I wish I had heeded the warning people gave me when they did.
It would have saved me A LOT of both cash, and trouble.
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