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

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  1. MiStangGtBangs01

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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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    so can i get any clutch as long as the bolt pattern matches and the clutch is 10.5 to 11 inches
     
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    No the 11 inch flywheel takes a 11 inch clutch. . The 10.5 flywheel takes a 10.5 clutch
     
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    ok right on thanks y'all really appreciate it
     
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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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    The flywheel diameter is the same size
     
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    sweet how many bolts on romeo and Windsor im a Cleveland guy because of my 76 ltd had a 351cm400 love that engine
     
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    Stupid mod motors
     
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    I was basing my comment off of this....

     
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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