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    • 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. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Man, it's been a long time. Glad it's finally in the last stage. That ///M logo looks amazing Click here to enlarge. GRATS! Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by beedub Click here to enlarge
        excuse my ignorance but whats so special about a ysi as reguards the normal vortech blowers?
        i no everyone loves turbo setups but honestly to me a properly setup centrifugal just rocks, i love that fact we keep that ///M throttle response.
        Man i drove a z06 with a vortech setup and HOLY $#@!........... power EVERYWHERE in the rev range, truely awesome thing to drive.
        YSI is just a vortech blower just a bigger one than the T-trim, much bigger.
      1. THATDONFC's Avatar
        THATDONFC -
        Looking good sticky!

        That machining work looks great. I would've carried the fins to the edges of the M logo though. Follow the contour. That's just me though.

        You going to MFest? If so, I'll have to take you for a ride in my car. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by THATDONFC Click here to enlarge
        You going to MFest?
        Nope, no reason to go without a car.
      1. THATDONFC's Avatar
        THATDONFC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Nope, no reason to go without a car.
        Bummer. Well then, I'll have to do it some other time I guess.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by THATDONFC Click here to enlarge
        Bummer. Well then, I'll have to do it some other time I guess.
        Definitely.
      1. inter1032's Avatar
        inter1032 -
        nice
        now get it up and running
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inter1032 Click here to enlarge
        nice
        now get it up and running
        All in due time.
      1. ersin's Avatar
        ersin -
        I'm surprised that with all the work being done on the car you haven't found a way to turbo it rather than using an SC. But still can't wait for the final outcome. Good luck.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ersin Click here to enlarge
        I'm surprised that with all the work being done on the car you haven't found a way to turbo it rather than using an SC. But still can't wait for the final outcome. Good luck.
        Turbo would just cause way too many headaches, someone else can do that.
      1. DLV-Engineering's Avatar
        DLV-Engineering -
        Very nice stuff right there!
      1. BattaM3's Avatar
        BattaM3 -
        Looks amazing. T trim could probably get you the
        numbers your looking for if ysi turns into a headache. I want to see this car shredding the streets.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BattaM3 Click here to enlarge
        Looks amazing. T trim could probably get you the
        numbers your looking for if ysi turns into a headache. I want to see this car shredding the streets.
        To see its potential the motor really needs something the size of a YSI I think. It just seems the YSI creates a lot of issue that have not been solved yet. Don't know why nobody looks into procharger either.
      1. BattaM3's Avatar
        BattaM3 -
        Look into procharger yourself. Can't hurt. Isn't t trim max boost 25-28 lbs?? I'm
        probably wrong but if ysi doesn't work. T trim should still be a killer.

        Isn't belt slip going to be Main problem. If they can fit ysi on the s54 should be possible. Wiseguy used. Cog setup? You got low compression stroker correct?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BattaM3 Click here to enlarge
        Isn't belt slip going to be Main problem. If they can fit ysi on the s54 should be possible. Wiseguy used. Cog setup? You got low compression stroker correct?
        Didn't stroke it.

        Cog setup might be a solution but I haven't seen anyone get one working yet. Yes, belt slip would be a huge issue. Cog drive may be the only way to properly do a YSI.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BattaM3 Click here to enlarge
        Look into procharger yourself. Can't hurt. Isn't t trim max boost 25-28 lbs?? I'm
        probably wrong but if ysi doesn't work. T trim should still be a killer.
        I'm going to do that. T-trim can do 26 psi which would be plenty. YSI is capable of 30 but also moves much more volume since it is larger.
      1. BattaM3's Avatar
        BattaM3 -
        Didn't wiseguy do a cog setup. Can't remember that far back. I do the custom parts and everything looks well done. Maybe get a cog setup idea from that? Just a guess. I wishhe wouldn't finished that. Sometime I miss the linar power sc with the Ms. If I had a solid build motor setup for s54 setup before hpf I probably wouldve done it but my research and talks with people seem like dead end or more the. Hpf. So hpf it was and I never looked back.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BattaM3 Click here to enlarge
        Didn't wiseguy do a cog setup. Can't remember that far back.
        I don't know, but he did end up abandoning the project so guess it didn't go all too well.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BattaM3 Click here to enlarge
        aybe get a cog setup idea from that? Just a guess. I wishhe wouldn't finished that. Sometime I miss the linar power sc with the Ms. If I had a solid build motor setup for s54 setup before hpf I probably wouldve done it but my research and talks with people seem like dead end or more the. Hpf. So hpf it was and I never looked back.
        If I could go turbo I would, but I can't. I just want to do the best SC setup I can.
      1. BattaM3's Avatar
        BattaM3 -
        I don't think hardware was much of problem for him. I think DA was $#@!img around with him. Who knows. Tuning maybe. That's were most projects die. My fingers are crossEd for you.

        So no stroker? Probably wasn't even worth it. Now get moving and let's see this thing. Shred the roads and silence haters!!!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BattaM3 Click here to enlarge
        So no stroker? Probably wasn't even worth it.
        Exactly, I thought about it but really this is going to come down to how much boost I can cram in from an SC.

        I know the tuning will be a factor, trust me. I'm hoping they will have it all sorted and Gintani is really looking like the only company willing to tackle Stage 3+ built motor E92 M3's.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        just go T trim. it will be more than enough, LESS headaches and will get you where you want to be, and IF you want more, later you can try to figure out the other setup