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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. MisterEm's Avatar
        MisterEm -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't know but they better be just about done. Will call tomorrow.
        Do tell what they say!
      1. DevJ's Avatar
        DevJ -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MisterEm Click here to enlarge
        Do tell what they say!
        I'm curious to hear as well. Either way, I hope you get your car soon!
      1. ersin's Avatar
        ersin -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        ... they better be just about done...
        That's like, the understatement of the decade.


        Cheers.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Did you call? Any updates? It's hard to understand how this car is still down. Unless they are trying to make a black hole with the engine. I just dont get it....
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        Did you call? Any updates? It's hard to understand how this car is still down. Unless they are trying to make a black hole with the engine. I just dont get it....
        So much power, it'll rip a hole in the space time continuum
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      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't know but they better be just about done. Will call tomorrow.
        I just called my guy in Vegas, they are posting odds on whether or not your car will be done in the next two weeks. I am going to go with NO.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        So much power, it'll rip a hole in the space time continuum
        Attachment 26223
        Time, Time and More Time Continuum would be more accurate for this build.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Time, Time and More Time Continuum would be more accurate for this build.
        Lol
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I just called my guy in Vegas, they are posting odds on whether or not your car will be done in the next two weeks. I am going to go with NO.
        Man, you have your own guy that knows about Stickys' car. lol joking. In all seriousness that kinda blows..
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        He posted on Monday that he would be calling them for an update "tomorrow" which was yesterday, it is now Wednesday evening and nothing mentioned by Sticky as to how his phone call went, in a situation like this, no news is bad news lol.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        Did you call? Any updates? It's hard to understand how this car is still down. Unless they are trying to make a black hole with the engine. I just dont get it....
        Trust me, I'll explain everything in due time. Let's just say there's a reason nobody has gone further with the S65.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        He posted on Monday that he would be calling them for an update "tomorrow" which was yesterday, it is now Wednesday evening and nothing mentioned by Sticky as to how his phone call went, in a situation like this, no news is bad news lol.
        Um I was just there and just got home.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I just called my guy in Vegas, they are posting odds on whether or not your car will be done in the next two weeks. I am going to go with NO.
        I don't think it will be ready for the event. It simply is cutting it too close.
      1. AWil335i's Avatar
        AWil335i -
        I feel like there is a Manti Te'o joke somewhere in here.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by AWil335i Click here to enlarge
        I feel like there is a Manti Te'o joke somewhere in here.
        Well the car actually exists.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't think it will be ready for the event. It simply is cutting it too close.
        It has been like 3 years, you should be banned from here for using the phrase"cutting it too close" in the same breath as anything having to do with your car. The $#@!ing thing better run 8s after the time this has taking.

        The only thing you will be cutting close is the likelyhood you you hitting retirement age before your car gets done
      1. lulz_m3's Avatar
        lulz_m3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        It has been like 3 years, you should be banned from here for using the phrase"cutting it too close" in the same breath as anything having to do with your car. The $#@!ing thing better run 8s after the time this has taking.

        The only thing you will be cutting close is the likelyhood you you hitting retirement age before your car gets done
        Poetry
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        It has been like 3 years, you should be banned from here for using the phrase"cutting it too close" in the same breath as anything having to do with your car. The $#@!ing thing better run 8s after the time this has taking.

        The only thing you will be cutting close is the likelyhood you you hitting retirement age before your car gets done
        Ok ok I get get it.

        Retirement age is relative.
      1. Autobahn335i's Avatar
        Autobahn335i -
        Send Darth Vader over there. We need the Force on this one!!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Guys, really, everything is fine. Chillax. Don't add stress.