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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. RnmEvo9's Avatar
        RnmEvo9 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's bench racing when I've been in the car and seen what it can do?
        So your car is running as of right now?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        To me bench racing is telling someone how fast you car us when you currently have nothing to race. What is your definition?
        Calling races with no experience namely with the cars involved when it seems I'm the only one to have that with both setups... making me more qualified than anyone else to discuss how they compare wouldn't you say?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by RnmEvo9 Click here to enlarge
        So your car is running as of right now?
        What kind of a stupid ass question is this? I've seen and experienced both Stage III setups.
      1. RnmEvo9's Avatar
        RnmEvo9 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        What kind of a stupid ass question is this? I've seen and experienced both Stage III setups.
        Right, because every car with the same setup is the same...

        The question is very simple, is your car running right now or not? No need to take offense..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by RnmEvo9 Click here to enlarge
        Right, because every car with the same setup is the same...
        Who has the most experience with Stage III M3's and Stage III C63's here? Would that be me?

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by RnmEvo9 Click here to enlarge
        The question is very simple, is your car running right now or not? No need to take offense..
        Everyone would know if it was, ok?
      1. ecampbell's Avatar
        ecampbell -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Calling races with no experience namely with the cars involved when it seems I'm the only one to have that with both setups... making me more qualified than anyone else to discuss how they compare wouldn't you say?
        So you have experience driving you car with the current setup? Please share!!!

        Joe for what it is worth I actually support you on this thread but whilst I know you don't care when your car is done, you should not be giving any stick on how fast your car is until it runs.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        So you have experience driving you car with the current setup? Please share!!!

        Joe for what it is worth I actually support you on this thread but whilst I know you don't care when your car is done, you should not be giving any stick on how fast your car is until it runs.
        Earl , just let him dig himself in a deeper hole, he has no idea what is going on with our cars, just make sure you can get yourself and your car up here so you can spank him at the Byron rental too, I don't to hog all the fun to myself.
      1. rooringhusky's Avatar
        rooringhusky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        No no, I wish my car lol. My turbo won't even be ready until next week anyway. I've already paid for everything, once I get some pics from my tuner for my build I'll start another build thread lol.

        I was originally talking about Stickys car being ready. I really wanna see it do some action esp vs C36 BS Weistec Stage 3 and the Ess VT3.

        I'm hoping to as well man. There is going to be another event in May at the same Shafter Airstrip. Just letting you know that there is more back up, just in case. Click here to enlarge LOL
        Damn already paid out for everything!! That was quick....Cant wait to check out your thread soon..
      1. ecampbell's Avatar
        ecampbell -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Earl , just let him dig himself in a deeper hole, he has no idea what is going on with our cars, just make sure you can get yourself and your car up here so you can spank him at the Byron rental too, I don't to hog all the fun to myself.
        If Joe knew what has happened he would be very quiet...

        re:phone call last night, the accepted my offer at 120..I said they initally rejected it so i dropped it to 110. Told them. Will show up tomorrow afternoon with a cashiers check...take it or leave I said.

        Trying to talk myself into skipping Barrett Jackson and coming out for shift...I hear a BMW won't be done in time so that could leave n extra spot....after t I am up for Byron.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        If Joe knew what has happened he would be very quiet...

        re:phone call last night, the accepted my offer at 120..I said they initally rejected it so i dropped it to 110. Told them. Will show up tomorrow afternoon with a cashiers check...take it or leave I said.

        Trying to talk myself into skipping Barrett Jackson and coming out for shift...I hear a BMW won't be done in time so that could leave n extra spot....after t I am up for Byron.
        Yes, Joe is going to be very very quiet when he realzes what is going on with our CLKs. I enjoy watching him talk and digging his own grave lol.Little does he know how high the bar has been raised.

        If you can make Shift Sector that would be awesome. And keep me posted on what we discussed last night, if you can get it for $100k you are stealing it, $120-$125k is fair market value for that car. Good luck!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        So you have experience driving you car with the current setup? Please share!!!
        I have experience with supercharged M3's and Stage 3 M3's.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        Joe for what it is worth I actually support you on this thread but whilst I know you don't care when your car is done, you should not be giving any stick on how fast your car is until it runs.
        It's already run pretty fast the way it was. I think I have an educated opinion.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Yes, Joe is going to be very very quiet when he realzes what is going on with our CLKs. I enjoy watching him talk and digging his own grave lol.Little does he know how high the bar has been raised.

        If you can make Shift Sector that would be awesome. And keep me posted on what we discussed last night, if you can get it for $100k you are stealing it, $120-$125k is fair market value for that car. Good luck!
        Whatever man, take them to whatever level you feel you need to. I just have a lowly M3 that obviously will be slow.
      1. inter1032's Avatar
        inter1032 -
        has it been started yet?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inter1032 Click here to enlarge
        has it been started yet?
        Trust me, I'll update you when I know.
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Yes, Joe is going to be very very quiet when he realzes what is going on with our CLKs. I enjoy watching him talk and digging his own grave lol.Little does he know how high the bar has been raised.
        I guess im just stiring the pot but have you guys thought about what could actually really be going on with Sticky's car? There has been alot of secrecy and you guys could be digging your own graves. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        I guess im just stiring the pot but have you guys thought about what could actually really be going on with Sticky's car? There has been alot of secrecy and you guys could be digging your own graves. Click here to enlarge
        They have no clue.

        What's up haters?

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      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        They have no clue.

        What's up haters?

        http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...9f0a0c_7-1.jpg
        Wow! A motor that does not run sitting on a stand, I am so impressed. Pretty much assumed that that is were the motor is at.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        I guess im just stiring the pot but have you guys thought about what could actually really be going on with Sticky's car? There has been alot of secrecy and you guys could be digging your own graves. Click here to enlarge
        Call me when Sticky is making north of 1000 who because that is what he is going to Newsroom run with me. I personally don't think anyone can squeeze that kind of power out of the N65 based on displacement alone. I don't care what size blower he puts on it or what size pulley because the faster he spins it the hotter it will get. If I had to guess I would say he is going to break out a car putting down 800whp.

        Speaking of secrecy, you have no clue what has been going on behind the scenes at Weistec and I promise it is Nigeria than whatever is going on over at Gintani .
      1. ajm8127's Avatar
        ajm8127 -
        Autocorrect is a $#@!.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ajm8127 Click here to enlarge
        Autocorrect is a $#@!.
        LMAO.... $#@!ing Nigerians got Sticky car in an internet scam

        Autocorrect does suck, it sucks so bad that when you type in Autocorrect it changes it to airport