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    • 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
        Probably 350 since full build, I actually put some street miles on mine last summer. Hell the event is like 250 miles from Stickys house, the damn motor will be broken in when he gets there. He sure has been changing his tune the past week or two, back peddling on his CLK race prediction now he is being a little girl about running full boost on Sunday, four days from now when he says he alredy has 600 plus miles on new motor. My guess Gintani does not want him to run me, after what you CLK did to a Gintani car in that roll on video a couple months ago they are probably still licking their wounds.

        What I do to Stickys car this weekend with the CLK will make that M5 anal rape video look close....this is going to be so $#@!ing EPIC!
        I seriously don't care what you do or don't do with your car. Now I'll just skip this event entirely just to show you that this is happening on my schedule, not yours.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        jimmy,

        my engine has 200 miles on it and is running full boost...what aboutyoy?
        Cool great story you already had a built motor that doesn't apply to mine whatsoever. Do what you want with your car and I'll do what I want with mine. It doesn't concern you.
      1. shahsk's Avatar
        shahsk -
        congrats man
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I seriously don't care what you do or don't do with your car. Now I'll just skip this event entirely just to show you that this is happening on my schedule, not yours.
        Pussing out? I would not expect anything less out of you and Gintani at this point.

        One more thing, Quit talking to me like I am clueless, this is the first $#@!ing car you have ever built and you act like you are an old pro. I was having race engines built before you could drive. This isn't my first rodeo bud and I can spot stalls and excuses a mile away. Boost up the $#@!ing car and line up with me already. I want to embarass you in front of all the idiot fanboys that think your car is in the same class as a Weistec CLK.

        so what type of "low boost" hp numbers you seeing, 600 whp? 700 whp? Throw us a bone, give me something to make me nervous.
      1. ecampbell's Avatar
        ecampbell -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Cool great story you already had a built motor that doesn't apply to mine whatsoever. Do what you want with your car and I'll do what I want with mine. It doesn't concern you.
        Dude, I thought we buried the hatchet. i asked how many miles on his motor, don't get so defensive.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        Dude, I thought we buried the hatchet. i asked how many miles on his motor, don't get so defensive.
        He's menstruating...don't mind his temper.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Come on people, keep on negative repping me....you pricks can do better than that, get me down to 0 by tomorrow morning and I will be impressed then I won't have any reason to hang out over here. Sticky wants me down below 100 so I can not post the rape video of me bending his csr over this weekend....if he even shows up that is.

        Sticky is King, Gintani is King, BMW is King !!!
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Edit read the rules
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Pussing out? I would not expect anything less out of you and Gintani at this point.
        You must have a Masters in reverse psychology.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        One more thing, Quit talking to me like I am clueless
        As soon as you quit acting clueless I'll stop treating you like you are.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I want to embarass you in front of all the idiot fanboys that think your car is in the same class as a Weistec CLK.
        Sorry, I have no desire to have anything to do with you. Take care and leave my thread alone.
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        Too funny, oh wait can't find this funny because we don't know what is going on
      1. inter1032's Avatar
        inter1032 -
        i hate how posts get hidden, seems like something the other site would do....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inter1032 Click here to enlarge
        i hate how posts get hidden, seems like something the other site would do....
        You can still read them if you have enough rep so I don't know what to tell you. Posts don't get deleted unlike the other site.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inter1032 Click here to enlarge
        i hate how posts get hidden, seems like something the other site would do....
        It's a high rep privilege, encourages forum participation. I was sub-1,000 a few months ago, so I know your frustration.
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        It's a high rep privilege, encourages forum participation. I was sub-1,000 a few months ago, so I know your frustration.
        I'm soooo close!
      1. Mr.Squeeze's Avatar
        Mr.Squeeze -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        I'm soooo close!

        Yet Im so far lol oh well
      1. THATDONFC's Avatar
        THATDONFC -
        When do you get to drive the car? I can hear it on the dyno all the way from Van Nuys Blvd.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by THATDONFC Click here to enlarge
        When do you get to drive the car? I can hear it on the dyno all the way from Van Nuys Blvd.
        If you can, try to take audio of the car. Would love to hear how it sounds since you guys are ~1 block away
      1. Ak335i's Avatar
        Ak335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        I'm soooo close!
        repped to get ya closer! Click here to enlarge
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ak335i Click here to enlarge
        repped to get ya closer! Click here to enlarge
        <3
      1. c32AMG-DTM's Avatar
        c32AMG-DTM -
        Sticky, congratulations- glad to hear your car is running. 600 miles on the dyno? Wow. Any dyno graphs for us to see?

        Congratulations again- I'm sure it feels good to be back in action after so long. Now drive it like you stole it! Click here to enlarge