Video: Mustang Spec Stage 2 Clutch Kit Review
Published on 2014-06-05
We decided to add a Spec Stage 2 clutch to our 2011 Mustang GT. With its new Ford Racing Aluminator XS engine, it was in desperate need of a stronger clutch. We opted for one of the Spec Stage 2 clutches for this task.
The Mustang Spec Stage 2 clutch featurs a high clamp pressure plate and pure Kevlar friction material for superior grip. With its 630 lbs of torque rating, we knew it was the perfect clutch for our S197 Mustang project car.
Each Spec clutch kit includes a clutch disc and pressure plate. Stay tuned for more information about this project Mustang!!
When we upgraded the engine in our 2011 project car, we knew the stop clutch probably wasn't going to handle the new abuse it was about to endure, even though it looked in really good condition for being road raced and pretty much beat on its entire life.
So, we grabbed the SPEC Stage 2 Clutch off the shelf because it seemed like it has the right power rating for what we were going for. And according to spec, it was going to hold up to our intended usage, which was mostly street driving, beating on it a little bit, and of course, taking it out to high performance driving events out on the open track, maybe even some auto-cross.
I was a little hesitant about going with a Stage 2 because I just hate hard pedal effort on the clutch. But with the hydraulics set-up, I knew it wasn't going to be as big an issue. And I was actually quite surprised because with the stop clutch, it was--
You actually felt disconnected from the car and it really didn't feel like you were pushing in on the clutch. Didn't feel like you had much control over it. But with this SPEC Stage 2, it improved the pedal effort, to a point. And I say improved not harden. It improved because it feels like you have more control over the actuation of the clutch.
So far, it has held up to everything that we put it through. Haven't missed a single gear and didn't require anything special to install.
You can pick your SPEC clutch up at latemodelrestoration.com.