• 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. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Funny, Gintani has not posted $#@! on Instgram in days..Maybe next week?

        Then we have the Easter weekend excuse, then you will have the engine break in excuse to fall back on, then is there a full moon next week we have to worry about too Sticky? Any shortages of race fuel? Barometric pressure might be a concern as well..........
        Seriously chill the hell out. Talked to them today, I'll be there. Just try not to change any more bets.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        YES 20 TO 1 ON A ROAD COURSE!!! PLEASE HOLD ME TO IT! I AM PRAYING YOU HOLD ME TO IT?
        Cool? You got it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        This just keeps getting better and better. One question, how many years is it going to take to get your suspension upgraded?
        I'm not sure why it would take any time at all?
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        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I'm not sure why it would take any time at all?
        LMAO, it took you three years to build your motor, based on that time tabke suspension should take at least two months.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        LMAO, it took you three years to build your motor, based on that time tabke suspension should take at least two months.
        I don't understand how motors, transmissions, that have never been built have anything to do with suspension components that have already been tried and true and are off the shelf.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Seriously chill the hell out. Talked to them today, I'll be there. Just try not to change any more bets.
        I have not changed any bets you dense $#@!! Your dumb ass said you can hang with the CLK, You acted as if the C was beneath you and said the CLK would be more closely matched initially, thendiscussion of the C came up later. You $#@!ing parts heap is notmeven runing, let me know when the thing idels and can pull redline in every gear...until then it is a $#@!ing parts heap!

        I hope you can hang with 1100whp becuase that is what it is going to take! In the oast three year very real progress has been made by Weistec on the CLKs, world records and some serious beat downs at a half mile event, meanwhile in those same three years we have seen three photos of your car out of Gintani.
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        Black Sheep -
        oh this is getting really good now
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I have not changed any bets you dense $#@!! Your dumb ass said you can hang with the CLK, You acted as if the C was beneath you and said the CLK would be more closely matched initially, thendiscussion of the C came up later. You $#@!ing parts heap is notmeven runing, let me know when the thing idels and can pull redline in every gear...until then it is a $#@!ing parts heap!

        I hope you can hang with 1100whp becuase that is what it is going to take! In the oast three year very real progress has been made by Weistec on the CLKs, world records and some serious beat downs at a half mile event, meanwhile in those same three years we have seen three photos of your car out of Gintani.
        Why you mad bro?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        meanwhile in those same three years we have seen three photos of your car out of Gintani.
        Well at least they look cool on instagram right?
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        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Well at least they look cool on instagram right?
        Actually Instgram is $#@!ing lame!
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        Black Sheep -
        lol
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Actually Instgram is $#@!ing lame!
        That's because you're married and have no followers.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        That's because you're married and have no followers.
        You're going to be following me....right down the $#@!ing race track!
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        You're going to be following me....right down the $#@!ing race track!
        Hahahah can I start writing your material for you?

        I have no idea why you are getting worked up or what about. Really. I don't even understand this whole obsession with me at the moment.

        Do you really need my validation for your car? It's fast man, it's cool. It's M3 fast.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Whoopsies, was set to private. Works now @ecampbell Click here to enlarge
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        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Whoopsies, was set to private. Works now @ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        Now send us the link to the NWS portion of the vid Click here to enlarge
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        Nice
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        Linracing -
        those girls need food asap. They have no ass lol.
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        ecampbell -
        no ass or tits...almost look like little boys...
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        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        no ass or tits...almost look like little boys...
        I thought the one in pink had both ass and titties, but maybe because my standards are skewed since I'm Asian... Click here to enlarge