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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. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        I'm done. If you want to get hold of me, pm me or email me.

        i am no fool...joe dose not need me any more than I need him.
        I'm not sure what your deal is right now but nobody is doing anything to you...
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Lets just all make some sweet love, and call it a day?Click here to enlarge
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        Nope, I said sorry and in my opinion Joe essentially said screw you. I do not need my ego stroked over over a car as to be quite honest, my sailing with Hasso is much more important.

        in any event, I wish everyone all the bestů
        Plattner ? $#@! that must be sweet.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        he wasnt who negged you as low as you are
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        he wasnt who negged you as low as you are



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        LostMarine -
        lol
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        rofl, litterally loling.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        he wasnt who negged you as low as you are
        Exactly... but he always assumes me for some reason even though I gave him 70% of that rep he has...
      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!!!
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        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?
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        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?
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        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?