• DCT Build Part VII - Taking the BMW E92 M3 DCT to the next level, 800+ wheel horsepower clutch disc capacity

      You have seen the DCT taken apart, what it looks like inside, worn clutch discs, and brand new higher capacity clutch discs made. The new discs handle 600+ and 700+ whp respectively. With my power goals, SSP has decided to build a clutch pack that is beyond anything developed at this time for the DCT. What is the power goal? Well, it is beyond what is currently available and SSP is currently developing a clutch disc pack capable of over 800 wheel horsepower.

      How is this being done?

      The current clutch discs are of a thicker material than the stock discs. However, the stock clutch pack has 9 discs in it. By increasing the number of clutch discs they are going to increase the maximum torque capacity. By going to a thicker material and increasing the total number of discs to 11, the DCT in the BMW M3 will be taken to a level no one previously thought was possible. This is going to be similar to the GTR 1000 hp clutch setup by SSP (pictured) but the GTR uses more clutch discs albeit smaller, thinner discs.

      What else is being done and how much time will it take?

      The DCT is going to receive a cooling system based on what SSP has done with the GTR's. This will be a DCT specific application and will be great for the guys who track. No more overheats, no more staying away from the track on hot days. Look for a separate build thread specifically for the cooling system in the next few weeks. Regarding the time period, expect completion next month with the car returning fully assembled and capable of handling the increased power.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: M3 DCT Build Journal - World's First BMW DCT Build started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Congrats mr Sticky , watching your project progressing is really good
        when do you think you can get your car?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by HeroSina Click here to enlarge
        when do you think you can get your car?
        Well the car should be brought back by SSP in the next couple weeks and the motor should be wrapped up by then. Then the challenge is the new blower Click here to enlarge Not sure how much longer, a few months.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Well the car should be brought back by SSP in the next couple weeks and the motor should be wrapped up by then. Then the challenge is the new blower Click here to enlarge Not sure how much longer, a few months.
        Good luck with that
        you are so patient , i'm jealous Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by HeroSina Click here to enlarge
        you are so patient ,
        Don't really have much of a choice.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Don't really have much of a choice.
        Yes but i like how you face it , i really do
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Love the technology that goes into that transmission, nothing like solid german engineering.
      1. BigM62's Avatar
        BigM62 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        They are coming, just be patient.
        Eactly. In the custom aftermarket world, one better have patience, because with a good builder,it is woth it in the end. Awesome thread Sticky!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BigM62 Click here to enlarge
        Eactly. In the custom aftermarket world, one better have patience, because with a good builder,it is woth it in the end. Awesome thread Sticky!
        It will be worth it in the end, I'm not satisfied with just putting on a blower and calling it a day, that's easy. I like to be different and I like to be the best.
      1. ersin's Avatar
        ersin -
        This has been like what? Almost a year without your M3? I bet it feels like ten years. Can't wait to see the final outcome. GL.
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        how much more power do you plan on than the current gintani cars or the nos sc cars that you fel this built tranny is worth it??
      1. Alessandro's Avatar
        Alessandro -
        cant wait for the results.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ersin Click here to enlarge
        This has been like what? Almost a year without your M3? I bet it feels like ten years. Can't wait to see the final outcome. GL.
        Yep, almost one year.

        It isn't a big deal to me, I have other cars and this car is just a toy. For others, it is their only car so the down time is a big deal to them.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        how much more power do you plan on than the current gintani cars or the nos sc cars that you fel this built tranny is worth it??
        It isn't just the tranny, I'm building the motor and doing some... interesting things.

        I just felt while the motor was out and the tranny was disassembled, what the hey, take it to the next level.

        Plus, why should everyone else have parts available except us? GTR guys have a plethora of tranny options but DCT M3 owners are mostly a bunch of pussies. Not to mention most are leasing their cars. No one else would do it so I took one for the team to show what the M3 is really capable of. Instead of people being happy someone is doing it they talk down about the car being under construction. What will make it all worth it is seeing them $#@! out from running it... soon Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        My front bumper was received by SSP. They made some changes to the cooling system to be able to fit within the space allocated by the front bumper. If you were wondering what the delay was, this was it.

        They are waiting on some fittings to finalize it and I will have details on the cooling system up shortly I would think.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        My front bumper was received by SSP. They made some changes to the cooling system to be able to fit within the space allocated by the front bumper. If you were wondering what the delay was, this was it.

        They are waiting on some fittings to finalize it and I will have details on the cooling system up shortly I would think.
        nice lets get some pics of the final product with the bumper on Click here to enlarge.
        when is going back to gintani?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        nice lets get some pics of the final product with the bumper on Click here to enlarge.
        when is going back to gintani?
        As soon as the bumper is back on and the cooling system is wrapped up Click here to enlarge

        Then the built motor needs to be installed, the new blower Click here to enlarge, tuning, and then I will be hunting some people down.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        As soon as the bumper is back on and the cooling system is wrapped up Click here to enlarge

        Then the built motor needs to be installed, the new blower Click here to enlarge, tuning, and then I will be hunting some people down.
        keep us posted when it gets to gintani i need tocheck their new place out as well as your car Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        keep us posted when it gets to gintani i need tocheck their new place out as well as your car Click here to enlarge
        Trust me, everyone will know.
      1. disruptv's Avatar
        disruptv -
        good luck sticky

        wish u nothing but the best....f the haters
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by disruptv Click here to enlarge
        wish u nothing but the best....f the haters
        word Click here to enlarge