2007-2009 GT500 Clutch - Not so Good
The 2007-2009 Mustang GT500 clutch is known for its share of inadequacies. From disengagement issues to slipping, not too many are happy - even on a stock car. Ford Issued TSB# 10-3-8 to help remedy most of the issues. It outlines all of the testing proceedures as well as replacement parts needed for common GT500 clutch and transmission issues.
Factory Ford GT500 Clutch Upgrade Kit
In TSB # 10-3-8, Ford Motor Company outlines replacing the stock 07-09 clutch with an upgraded 2013-2014 GT500 Clutch Assembly (CR3Z-7B546-A), a 2010-2014 GT500 Flywheel (AR3Z-6375-A), a 2013-14 GT500 Hydraulic Release Bearing/Slave Cylinder (DR3Z-7A508-A), and 10-12 GT500 Slave Cylinder Fluid Tube. We include all these top noth clutch components in an all inclusive kit that also comes with new Pressure Plate and Flywheel retaining bolts.
More Power Handing, Stock Driveability
This FoMoCo Clutch Kit will improve the power handling capability of your 07-09 GT500 while retaining factory stock driveability and service life. This kit is a direct replacement for the existing clutch, but Ford does recommend a PCM update be performed by your ford dealer to alter the idle and rev characteristics on a stock car.
This replacement project went from being a few hours long to a nightmare of a weekend.
Let me just say that the shipping from Waco, TX to Albuquerque, NM was incredibly FAST!!!!
Ordered on 1/07/2015 arrived 1/09/2015!! Thank you Latemodel Restoration!!!
I was uncertain that this kit would actually work but after getting off the phone with the well known Jonathan McDonald AKA JMac he reassured me that this would be a quick and easy replacement. Capable of handling up 900 ft-lbs of torque I immediately made the choice in buying it. However the install wasn't so easy for me nor my mechanic. After spending a whole day installing this clutch we couldn't, for the love of all mighty god, put the transmission back on. There was about an inch of the clutch assembly that wouldn't let us bolt it back on. It ended up being that my mechanic had put the fly wheel on backwards "Huge facepalm". This was due to the fact that the markings where reversed. He says that someone at ford must of accidentally marked the wrong side which unfortunately led to our horrible experience with the install. SO if you order this clutch and have no experience with this clutch then please do yourself the favor of not being a complete noob like my mechanic and I and actually go to someone who knows how to properly install this bad boy. Anyways let me tell you that once i drove my car off.. WOW incredibly light clutch, hardly any effort unlike the McLeod RXT that I had previously oh and no chatter or slipping at all. !!!SMOOTH AS BUTTER ON A BABIES BUTT CHEEKS!!!
Moral of the story is that this is the best clutch you can get for your 07-09 GT500 that can handle daily driving, is comfortable and can handle some extra HP increase if needed. Other than that I just truly want to thank JMac and Latemodel Restoration for being able to provide all these amazing products and reasonable prices and fast shipping! Truly love you guys!!!
*Rides off into the sunset*
P.S. This does not come with the 26 spline alignment tool!
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