• 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. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Sticky claims he is running the Sunday Shift Sector event in 4 weeks.....Click here to enlarge
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        Sticky -
        I intend to be there, we'll see.
      1. klipseracer's Avatar
        klipseracer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I intend to be there, we'll see.
        Tuning alone will eat up a good portion of these 4 weeks with unpaved territory, no?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
        Tuning alone will eat up a good portion of these 4 weeks with unpaved territory, no?
        No.
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        klipseracer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No.
        Mkay. Have they made the sleeves/rods yet?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
        Mkay. Have they made the sleeves/rods yet?
        Yes.
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        Sticky -
        Good news, car should be started this week. There's going to be hell to pay.
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        klipseracer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Good news, car should be started this week. There's going to be hell to pay.
        Well that explains a little bit! Hope to have a start up video? Click here to enlarge
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
        Well that explains a little bit! Hope to have a start up video? Click here to enlarge
        I'll get you one as soon as they start it.
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        klipseracer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I'll get you one as soon as they start it.
        Awesome. Hopefully they took some pics of the new long rod setup?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
        Awesome. Hopefully they took some pics of the new long rod setup?
        The sleeves are longer.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Good news, car should be started this week. There's going to be hell to pay.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I'll get you one as soon as they start it.
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        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Good news, car should be started this week. There's going to be hell to pay.
        GL HF
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        NikB316 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Good news, car should be started this week. There's going to be hell to pay.
        Nice man! Looking forward to it!
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Pls lmk when you go. I still didn't even get to meet you and I really wanna see your car start up.

        "It's alive!!!!"
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        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Good news, car should be started this week. There's going to be hell to pay.
        Video or I call bull$#@!
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Video or I call bull$#@!
        Call whatever or whomever you want. I'd suggest the bank to make sure I still have those odds on the C63 and CLK.
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        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Call whatever or whomever you want. I'd suggest the bank to make sure I still have those odds on the C63 and CLK.
        Odds were on the CLK....I am not worried, don't worry.
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        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Call whatever or whomever you want. I'd suggest the bank to make sure I still have those odds on the C63 and CLK.
        You have no idea whats going on do you? LMAO......just wait Click here to enlarge
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Sticky, when I beat you I want somebody from Gintani to hand me the $1000, ok? It can be your money but I want one of them to hand it to me.