The Coyote S550 cars have a very decent clutch from Ford, but who’s to say that it will handle everything you throw at it? Our friends over at CJ Pony Parts have had a 2015 GT in their stable since it was brand new, but have 30,000 miles and with 700 hp on tap, it seems that the OEM clutch has just about had it.
Realizing that they could very well be on borrowed time, Bill and the CJ crew rang up SPEC Clutches and ordered a Stage 3+ clutch for their ailing pony. When you’re building a car for the track, be it the drag strip, road course or an autocross circuit, the last thing you need is a that tosses its cookies on the pavement.
There are many to choose from, and their capabilities often vary on torque capacities, their intended uses and so on. So not only is it important on knowing what type of clutch you actually need, but it’s also very important to know how to install it correctly.
Whenever we speak to our friends in the aftermarket, they tell us that a large portion of premature failures are chalked up to improper installations. Almost every time.
In this very thorough video, Bill walks us through all of the steps, showing us all of the details on what it takes to swap out your clutch for an aftermarket unit.
The flagship stage for a high-powered street or race car that requires a manageable and friendly engagement, the stage 3+ features a carbon semi-metallic full faced material that offers unparalleled life, friction co-efficient and drivability characteristics in one single package.
The hub is double sprung with spring cover relieves for flexibility and heat-treated components for strength and durability. Great for street, drag, drift, autocross, road racing, pulling, rallye and drift.
- High clamp pressure plate
- Carbon semi-metallic friction material
- High torque sprung hub and disc assembly
- Bearing and tool kit
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of AutoCentric Media, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.