• DCT Build Part IX - SSP billet DCT fluid/oil pan - major part of cooling system upgrade

      As promised in the previous update on the DCT build, we are bringing you details on the cooling system. What you see here is the SSP billet pan and this has been the major hold-up in the completion of the cooling system having undergone multiple designs. What this pan offers is an additional 2 liters of fluid capacity, cooling fins to dissipate heat, additional cooling through an external source, and better access for fluid changes.

      With more material on the bottom as well as cooling fins this will act as a giant heat sink of sorts similar to the cooling system upgrades SSP offers for the GTR. One of the main obstacles for the DCT is heat build up and the idea is to get as much fluid out as quickly as possible. Even if the hardware is upgraded if you can not cool it is just a waste as it will be burned up just as easily as the stock hardware.

      The pan will be able to connect to an external upgraded cooling source where the additional fluid can be pumped to. It will also offer easier access to change the DCT fluid when necessary. This billet pan forms the major portion of the cooling system upgrade which will retail for somewhere in between $2300-$3000 and will be compatible with all current BMW DCT transmission.











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      1. Autobahn335i's Avatar
        Autobahn335i -
        Hmm I miss JRCART's entertainment factor even if he went a bit over the top.
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        Ecambell, you basicly played yourself and ass kissed for some rep points, then got your card pulled. Props for the apology but negative on the ass kissin.
      1. JakeB's Avatar
        JakeB -
        I'm not a big poster but I would like to say it's about time that Jrcart is gone from here!! I hate internet muscles!!!
      1. ZooyorQ's Avatar
        ZooyorQ -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JakeB Click here to enlarge
        I'm not a big poster but I would like to say it's about time that Jrcart is gone from here!! I hate internet muscles!!!
        JRCart reminds me of Saad vs Ryan woon. Provides lots of entertainment value, but in person is actually quite mild. Met him at shift sector, he wasn't at all abrasive.. we had a bunch of BMW's there and he was quite courteous. Not saying his behavior on here is excusable and i have no skin in the game so i don't care but, in person he didn't come off as a dick at all.
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        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ZooyorQ Click here to enlarge
        JRCart reminds me of Saad vs Ryan woon. Provides lots of entertainment value, but in person is actually quite mild. Met him at shift sector, he wasn't at all abrasive.. we had a bunch of BMW's there and he was quite courteous. Not saying his behavior on here is excusable and i have no skin in the game so i don't care but, in person he didn't come off as a dick at all.
        That's how it usually goes. The Internet personifies a person's ID much more than how they really are in person Click here to enlarge
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        What's the story here. How far out before the car is in ur hands Sticky?
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
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      1. ecampbell's Avatar
        ecampbell -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        Ecambell, you basicly played yourself and ass kissed for some rep points, then got your card pulled. Props for the apology but negative on the ass kissin.
        The only ass I kiss is that of my wife.
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        ecampbell -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        What's the story here. How far out before the car is in ur hands Sticky?
        How long is a piece of string?
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        How long is a piece of string?
        As long as Gintani cuts it Click here to enlarge
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        ecampbell -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        As long as Gintani cuts it Click here to enlarge
        what to do...

        on a different note, you going to the event in Chicago in June?
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        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        what to do...

        on a different note, you going to the event in Chicago in June?
        Chicago in June ?? No thanks, I'll be in Sardegna the first part of June and the last 2 weeks at our summer home in Maine.
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        ecampbell -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Chicago in June ?? No thanks, I'll be in Sardegna the first part of June and the last 2 weeks at our summer home in Maine.
        No kidding...yacht is usually berthed there when not out racing.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ZooyorQ Click here to enlarge
        JRCart reminds me of Saad vs Ryan woon. Provides lots of entertainment value, but in person is actually quite mild. Met him at shift sector, he wasn't at all abrasive.. we had a bunch of BMW's there and he was quite courteous. Not saying his behavior on here is excusable and i have no skin in the game so i don't care but, in person he didn't come off as a dick at all.
        It's not him who always posts from his account. Rarely is actually.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        No kidding...yacht is usually berthed there when not out racing.
        Porto Cervo ?
      1. ecampbell's Avatar
        ecampbell -
        Cagliari
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Black Sheep Click here to enlarge
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        Ahh its over 100 pages long no thanks. Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        How long is a piece of string?
        As long as 1 wants it to be.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        custom headers, no cats, full custom 3 inch exhaust.
        twin 3"?

        biiiig


        can't wait to see full boost videos Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge

        can't wait to see full boost videos Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge
        Ya me too.
      1. JakeB's Avatar
        JakeB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's not him who always posts from his account. Rarely is actually.
        If that is the case he may want to take his login info away from the person who is posting. He may be the nicest guy anyone could meet in person, but the posts being made on his behalf are far from becoming! I can say if someone was making me look like a dick I would make sure I took care of it!!