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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. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inter1032 Click here to enlarge
        will this car be ready for bimmerfest? not sure if you are planning to go anyways
        If it is I would definitely go. I don't know at this point. Car is supposed to be back at Gintani at the end of this month.
      1. akh23456's Avatar
        akh23456 -
        that looks great...i will have to get this soon. do you know if they have any in production or yours is the only one?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by akh23456 Click here to enlarge
        that looks great...i will have to get this soon. do you know if they have any in production or yours is the only one?
        Once mine is completed they will start production. As soon as the cooling package is available I will let you and everyone else know.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        definitely wanna see this beast in person sticky!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        definitely wanna see this beast in person sticky!
        Patience.. patience... just a little bit longer.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        that's a beautiful piece of metal there !
      1. SSDD's Avatar
        SSDD -
        Looks great and thanks for the update. Looking forward to seeing the other side of the pan
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I forgot to add, SSP produced some new 1000+ torque capacity clutch discs for the GTR. Since my trans is still there I will be upgraded to this even higher capacity discs. So, a good thing to come out of the long wait.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        how much you spent on trans so far?
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        thanks for the update!! this is impressive progress and they have great fabrication skills.

        i can't wait to hear more updates!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        how much you spent on trans so far?
        The prices for the upgraded parts will all be listed.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Last week we brought you the initial pictures of the build process for the DCT oil pan. You saw one side of the pan and some users asked about seeing the other side. Well, here are the final machining photos revealing the completed pan. As you can see, there are fairly deep fins cut into it for cooling as well as a custom M logo specifically for the BimmerBoost M3. Hey, that's how we roll.

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      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Looks amazing! It'll be awesome once it all comes together bro.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        Looks amazing! It'll be awesome once it all comes together bro.
        Slowly but surely Click here to enlarge
      1. 930chas's Avatar
        930chas -
        That looks so nice!
      1. beedub's Avatar
        beedub -
        i love that work on the pan...... very nice.

        The ///M logo jus screams baller. i love it.

        sticky once this dct build is done will your car be ready to hit the street?
      1. Karo's Avatar
        Karo -
        Wow that's sick bro. Sitcky FTW!!! and that M Logo on the oil pan Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by beedub Click here to enlarge
        sticky once this dct build is done will your car be ready to hit the street?
        No, the motor will need to be installed and Gintani and I will need to figure out what SC setup to go with. I would be lying if I were to say I'm not concerned about the built motor SC as there still seem to be issues to work out and we were thinking of getting pretty crazy with my setup.

        I'm hoping by the time the car is back we will be ready to rock. I am thinking I will go with a big boost YSI, it will make the most sense but there is no proper running YSI setup yet. I really want that blower though...
      1. beedub's Avatar
        beedub -
        excuse my ignorance but whats so special about a ysi as reguards the normal vortech blowers?
        i no everyone loves turbo setups but honestly to me a properly setup centrifugal just rocks, i love that fact we keep that ///M throttle response.
        Man i drove a z06 with a vortech setup and HOLY $#@!........... power EVERYWHERE in the rev range, truely awesome thing to drive.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Man, it's been a long time. Glad it's finally in the last stage. That ///M logo looks amazing Click here to enlarge. GRATS! Click here to enlarge