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  1. rfreeman37

    rfreeman37 Member Established Member

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    Hello ladies and gents

    I have a 2013 Mustang GT that will be receiving a VMP Gen3R shortly. I understand that along with the tranny being a weak point the clutch is definitely a major player in the weakness area as well. I have being looking at different clutches and idea surrounding a clutch. Those of you with experience in this area please help out. Understanding that I'm not looking to pay $2000 for a clutch and flywheel kit. Understanding that it won't see a set of slicks or tremendous beating other then some fun here and there and maybe some 1/4 mile runs on street radials.
    1. What clutch would you look to get for your vehicle?
    2. Is Centerforce Dual friction a good clutch?
    3. I don't want to feel like I'm going to the gym to perform a leg workout driving the car.
    4. Some suggested the RST organic or the Mantic clutch? Thoughts on either or?

    Thanks in advance for the feedback
     
  2. Fat Boss

    Fat Boss Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I loved my RST, but for a supercharged application I think you'd want an RXT. Dual disk is the way to go to keep pedal pressures in check.
     
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  3. rfreeman37

    rfreeman37 Member Established Member

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    How was your pedal feel?
     
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    Fat Boss Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Great. Light.
     
  5. Reaper14

    Reaper14 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I run an RXT with an aluminum flywheel. Hate it for daily or cruising. Pedal feel is softer than stock. It grips like there is no tomorrow when it has to. But the high pedal release is annoying af. Seen many complain about just that. The release is too high up. I dont know if that can be adjusted. Also wasnt about to pay 2k for a mantic either. Install was moderate.

    Vic
     
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  6. rfreeman37

    rfreeman37 Member Established Member

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    Can you give a lil more detail about why you hated it for daily driving or cruising please?
    Mantics cost that much? First supercharged car I ever had so I want to ensure it will not only be durable but also enjoy driving it as well.
     
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    Reaper14 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Just dont like the release. It used to release about half ways stock. Bottom half, now the opposite. Top half is the release. So its just something you have to get used to. Helps to drive aggressive. I feel like I have to step off much slower. Dont know if I make sense lol

    Vic
     
  8. Gpcalero

    Gpcalero Cuz Racecar Established Member

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    rfreeman37, It sounds like a great option for you would be the McLeod RXT twin disk clutch as it performs and is well under $2,000. It has about the same or lighter than stock pedal feel. And if you would like to stiffen it up, you could always remove your clutch pedal helper spring. I would not recommend an aluminum flywheel, but instead the lightened steel flywheel option that they offer.

    On my own vehicle, I am running the RXT with a faceplated Tremec T-56 Magnum XL. It has held up well for over 2 years now with 1000 rwhp.

    An RST is a good option but you may glaze it's organic disks up at the track, depending on your driving style and how much you slip it.

    I think the Mantic may be a bit more expensive and I have no experience with it.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  9. Wals0248

    Wals0248 New Member Established Member

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    Exedy Mustang Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch 07807LB (11-14 GT)

    I think this is what I went with.
    2013 GT with a Gen 2R, drives like stock and holds power just fine.
    Depends on how crazy you're going to get though. I put a new Ford slave cylinder in but left the flywheel alone, it only had 40k on it. The stock pressure plate was a piece of garbage.
     
  10. Riddick

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    As we discussed I still think the RST will be perfect for you. Keep in mind guys, his car is only going to have street tires on it. If you planned on slicks or drag radials I would say RXT but the RST is more than capable of holding up at 700 hp on the street.
     
  11. 5.0Black

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    I have a roush kit on my Mustang with a VMP tune. I ended up with the Exedy Mach 500 clutch, no regrets whatsoever with the Exedy Mach 500 + matching flywheel. Clutch has truly been great and I can't think of any complaints. It holds the power and gives me what I want for the majority of the driving my Mustang recieves. I did consider the RST, but ended up deciding in favor of Exedy. If you go McLeod or Exedy the matching flywheel is sold separately and highly recommended. Mantic may be pricey, but the make the best twin disc on the market. If you have the money to play go Mantic, period. Mantic also gives you all the hardware you need, including the flywheel factored into the price. Mantic is still far more expensive still than most other offerings, but it at least takes a little sting away. I would also highly consider looking at AM's clutch article if you are a novice to this. Some decent entry level information on clutch types, materials etc. Choosing the Correct Clutch for Your Mustang
     
  12. Norm Peterson

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    Thanks for the link. I've installed aftermarket clutches in cars before, but I don't recall there being as many choices to sort through.

    This is a timely thread for me, as I'm planning on swapping the 3650 out for a Magnum XL, mainly for the closer gear spacing and for all of the shift mechanism being only on/in the transmission. I'm sure my car's stock clutch still has a good bit of life left in it, but I'd be stupid to leave it in there and give up the opportunity for a mild upgrade while I'm under there (car is a dual purpose street/road course car with a stock-ish 4.6, no hard launching or plans for adding power).

    On a different car I installed a Tremec 3550, like the TKO's except not as strong.


    Norm
     
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  13. KBBoss302

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    If you are annoyed with your RST/RXT engagement point up high, installing the Maximum Motorsports adjustable clutch pedal stop will transform the car's driveability. I had grown to sort of hate my RST because of that high engagement point but the adjustable stop changed that completely. So much easier to drive in traffic and everywhere else.
     
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