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    • DCT Build Part VIII - Putting it back together

      As of right now, the transmission is completed and the cooling system is in the process of being completed. Where we left off was the car being taken to SSP for the build of the cooling system. To make this all make sense we will not skip ahead, instead showing you each step. Here SSP is getting ready to put it together with the new clutch discs. They laid out all the parts and used 3d scanning equipment to record them to aid in the production of the parts. Everything was laid out to make sure the parts were clean and accounted for. Additionally, they were working on prototype viton seals for the transmission. The next update will have details on the cooling system.
























      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. Alessandro's Avatar
        Alessandro -
        cant wait for the results.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ersin Click here to enlarge
        This has been like what? Almost a year without your M3? I bet it feels like ten years. Can't wait to see the final outcome. GL.
        Yep, almost one year.

        It isn't a big deal to me, I have other cars and this car is just a toy. For others, it is their only car so the down time is a big deal to them.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        how much more power do you plan on than the current gintani cars or the nos sc cars that you fel this built tranny is worth it??
        It isn't just the tranny, I'm building the motor and doing some... interesting things.

        I just felt while the motor was out and the tranny was disassembled, what the hey, take it to the next level.

        Plus, why should everyone else have parts available except us? GTR guys have a plethora of tranny options but DCT M3 owners are mostly a bunch of pussies. Not to mention most are leasing their cars. No one else would do it so I took one for the team to show what the M3 is really capable of. Instead of people being happy someone is doing it they talk down about the car being under construction. What will make it all worth it is seeing them $#@! out from running it... soon Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        My front bumper was received by SSP. They made some changes to the cooling system to be able to fit within the space allocated by the front bumper. If you were wondering what the delay was, this was it.

        They are waiting on some fittings to finalize it and I will have details on the cooling system up shortly I would think.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        My front bumper was received by SSP. They made some changes to the cooling system to be able to fit within the space allocated by the front bumper. If you were wondering what the delay was, this was it.

        They are waiting on some fittings to finalize it and I will have details on the cooling system up shortly I would think.
        nice lets get some pics of the final product with the bumper on Click here to enlarge.
        when is going back to gintani?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        nice lets get some pics of the final product with the bumper on Click here to enlarge.
        when is going back to gintani?
        As soon as the bumper is back on and the cooling system is wrapped up Click here to enlarge

        Then the built motor needs to be installed, the new blower Click here to enlarge, tuning, and then I will be hunting some people down.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        As soon as the bumper is back on and the cooling system is wrapped up Click here to enlarge

        Then the built motor needs to be installed, the new blower Click here to enlarge, tuning, and then I will be hunting some people down.
        keep us posted when it gets to gintani i need tocheck their new place out as well as your car Click here to enlarge
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        keep us posted when it gets to gintani i need tocheck their new place out as well as your car Click here to enlarge
        Trust me, everyone will know.
      1. disruptv's Avatar
        disruptv -
        good luck sticky

        wish u nothing but the best....f the haters
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by disruptv Click here to enlarge
        wish u nothing but the best....f the haters
        word Click here to enlarge
      1. biglare's Avatar
        biglare -
        Jeeesssuuzzzzz, what the the ETC on this thing?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by biglare Click here to enlarge
        Jeeesssuuzzzzz, what the the ETC on this thing?
        You act as if you are paying or waiting for it. Don't worry though, when it's wrapped up, your car can be a nice little warm up.
      1. biglare's Avatar
        biglare -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You act as if you are paying or waiting for it. Don't worry though, when it's wrapped up, your car can be a nice little warm up.
        I ask because its all you talk about. Of course you will bring my car into the discussion. Keep the thread on topic and answer my question.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by biglare Click here to enlarge
        I ask because its all you talk about. Of course you will bring my car into the discussion. Keep the thread on topic and answer my question.
        If you read the thread you would already have the answer to your question. Check page 9 maybe rather than coming into my thread with your negativity?

        It's all I talk about? Uh, read the title of the thread and ask yourself that question again and why that my be.
      1. biglare's Avatar
        biglare -
        FYI, I did read page 9. I was hoping for more clarity then "a few months"! It is not negative, it is a legitimate question, so don't get all defensive.
      1. Kautiongsr's Avatar
        Kautiongsr -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It isn't just the tranny, I'm building the motor and doing some... interesting things.

        I just felt while the motor was out and the tranny was disassembled, what the hey, take it to the next level.

        Plus, why should everyone else have parts available except us? GTR guys have a plethora of tranny options but DCT M3 owners are mostly a bunch of pussies. Not to mention most are leasing their cars. No one else would do it so I took one for the team to show what the M3 is really capable of. Instead of people being happy someone is doing it they talk down about the car being under construction. What will make it all worth it is seeing them $#@! out from running it... soon Click here to enlarge
        i really hope i see this car on the track.. I agree most dct M3 guys dont track or launch there cars.. but not me... lol.. ive tracked and did 1/4 already Click here to enlarge.. great car and trans... ill be at fontana feb 27..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Kautiongsr Click here to enlarge
        i really hope i see this car on the track.. I agree most dct M3 guys dont track or launch there cars.. but not me... lol.. ive tracked and did 1/4 already Click here to enlarge.. great car and trans... ill be at fontana feb 27..
        Fontana is incredibly slow, but let us know how it goes. Drag radials... run drag radials and heat them up if you want some good times.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by biglare Click here to enlarge
        FYI, I did read page 9. I was hoping for more clarity then "a few months"! It is not negative, it is a legitimate question, so don't get all defensive.
        If I could be more definitive than a few months why would I not have written it when asked previously?

        You didn't ask for more clarity, you instead made an exclamation about the length of time with a negative connotation. It is a legitimate assessment of what you were insinuating.
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        GG///M3 -
        Bump
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        inter1032 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        Bump
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