• 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 -
        Lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Odds were on the CLK....I am not worried, don't worry.
        I thought both but that's fine.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        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.
        Ok and when I beat you I want it all in Euros, handed to me in Paris, by Jay Z.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I thought both but that's fine.
        Come on man, I never offered those 10 to 1 odds on the C. C will never see drag radials mounted to it, if you want to race me around Willow Springs I will give you 20 to 1 odds and I will use the C.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Ok and when I beat you I want it all in Euros, handed to me in Paris, by Jay Z.
        You can lay down any pay requests you wish, fact is I will not lose therefore I will not be paying.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        I am going to have a friend at the race between the CLK and your car carrying a camera around just to get footage of Gintani peoples faces when you lose your first race after three plus years of building...gonna be $#@!ing priceless.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Come on man, I never offered those 10 to 1 odds on the C. C will never see drag radials mounted to it, if you want to race me around Willow Springs I will give you 20 to 1 odds and I will use the C.
        I'll take all the bets.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I am going to have a friend at the race between the CLK and your car carrying a camera around just to get footage of Gintani peoples faces when you lose your first race after three plus years of building...gonna be $#@!ing priceless.
        Heh man I may be on low boost for now but we'll see if I did to spin her up. Might want to be careful as I will reference these posts...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        You can lay down any pay requests you wish, fact is I will not lose therefore I will not be paying.
        Hey that's the spirit.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Heh man I may be on low boost for now but we'll see if I did to spin her up. Might want to be careful as I will reference these posts...
        ...and I will be referencing these posts as well. Trust me, you bit off more than you can chew this time.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        ...and I will be referencing these posts as well. Trust me, you bit off more than you can chew this time.
        I guess we'll see?
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I guess we'll see?
        Ya, you're gonna see.......
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        What are you paying me for a no show when your car is not ready in three weeks?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        What are you paying me for a no show when your car is not ready in three weeks?
        Nothing, I just come to Chicago then.
      1. e38 prototype's Avatar
        e38 prototype -
        I can't believe how much of an $#@! some people can be.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by e38 prototype Click here to enlarge
        I can't believe how much of an $#@! some people can be.
        Not an $#@!...just a realist. He has been "hopeful" his car was going to be ready since Shift Sector last spring. It's comical at this point. His build and Gintani is the laughing stock of a lot of people. I have a 1000 plus HP car THAT RUNS, I have earned the right to talk $#@!.
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        You guys going to sword fight?
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Black Sheep Click here to enlarge
        You guys going to sword fight?
        He would lose that contest too I'm affraid.
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        How much you got on that?
      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        oh this is getting good!