does clutch size have to be exact? 2001 mustang gt 4.6 2v

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when replacing a clutch does it have to be the same size i have a 2001 mustang gt i bought i dont know the clutch size ive seen them between 10 and 13 inches for my car i do all my work at home myself im short on cash so i cant drop my bell housing to check then reseal it right now any help would be very appriciated

thanks for looking :headbang:
 

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What brand clutch are you looking to replace with
 
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i have a t-45 my tags a tr 6 so im guessing ony a 10.5 will fit? and any brand really Im going to get a stage 2 i don't really like my stage 3
 

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Yea some have a 11" clutch and most have a 10.5"
 

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I tought 99+ went 11"
Or when ever they swap to the 3650.. I tought the 6 bolt and 8 bolt was different between the cobra crank and the gt crank. .
 

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They can have either size clutch and also either a 6 or 8 bolt crank. That said, it can screw with ordering flywheels when youre not 100% of what yours is
 

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But then you have to have a different bellhousing if you have a different flywheel, starter won't line up. Just stick with what was on there.....any brand will work, I like my exedy. Haven't exactly tried any others, just swapped to the 5 speed recently.
 

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Match the clutch to the flywheel and you're good to go
 
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so now to figure out how many bolts i have ill have to actually look wont I?
from what im gathering the t45 its self is a 6 bolt and some are 8 bolt correct?
and the spline is that always 10 for the t45
 

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Spline will be 10.
6 or 8 bolt depends on Romeo or Windsor motor. Can count the valve cover bolts to figure out which you have. Being an 01 and assuming it is original, it *SHOULD* be a 6 bolt Romeo. But I've seen some anomalies, and never know if it had been swapped...
 

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But then you have to have a different bellhousing if you have a different flywheel, starter won't line up. Just stick with what was on there.....any brand will work, I like my exedy. Haven't exactly tried any others, just swapped to the 5 speed recently.

The flywheel diameter is the same size
 

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That's true. Bolt pattern is different. Flywheel diameter is same.
 

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Yea I put a 11" clutch in my old 2v that was 10.5" car
 

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