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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. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alex325i Click here to enlarge
        Wow! That's a lot of keyboard engineering for one thread, don't you think? The way I see it, the only race that would be fair at his point is if someone else tried to build an E92 M3 to the level of this build. Who builds it the fastest? That would be cool. Who cares if it is not THE FASTEST CAR EVER on the street/strip? There is always a bigger fish in the pond. Are we to deduce that there is only one car in the world that is not junk since there can only be one car that is the fastest? This is not a Honda Civic that he is building where all the R&D has been done and parts are already available, it is probably going to be the most powerful and fastest E92 M3 out there, and that's something! You want to beat him in a race? Buy a car and go through everything he has gone through so far and build a faster car. Any other comparison is stupid when you are pushing the limits of a platform like this. The god damn block is flexing! Wrap your head around that!
        I have built a lot of cars in my days, or maybe I should say paid to have built. A few M3s, lots of "firsts" too, first sc Lingentelter CTS-V(first gen) first ecu tuned M156, first SCed M156 2.3L and 3.0L SCed M156, first built 722.9 trans that all the "experts" said could not be built and even some real big $#@! that I am not even allowed to talk about yet and all the SCed M156 stuff started well after Stickys build started. Please do not insult my intelligence by trying to convince me any $#@!ing build should take 38 months to complete...I suppose this would be Alex from Gintani?
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Hey Alex, I could have started a tuning company from scratch and done this build in less time that it has taken Gintani!
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Hey Alex, I could have started a tuning company from scratch and done this build in less time that it has taken Gintani!
        Ouch.
      1. AlexQuattro's Avatar
        AlexQuattro -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I have built a lot of cars in my days, or maybe I should say paid to have built. A few M3s, lots of "firsts" too, first sc Lingentelter CTS-V(first gen) first ecu tuned M156, first SCed M156 2.3L and 3.0L SCed M156, first built 722.9 trans that all the "experts" said could not be built and even some real big $#@! that I am not even allowed to talk about yet and all the SCed M156 stuff started well after Stickys build started. Please do not insult my intelligence by trying to convince me any $#@!ing build should take 38 months to complete...I suppose this would be Alex from Gintani?
        Insult your intelligence?... I think you are taking this a little bit too seriously. Let me ask you this simple question: why do you care so much about what he does with his car and how he does it? I'd understand your reactions if it was your car, but it's not.
      1. AlexQuattro's Avatar
        AlexQuattro -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Hey Alex, I could have started a tuning company from scratch and done this build in less time that it has taken Gintani!
        Well, all I can say is good for you. So is this the type of guy you are? Who can piss the farthest? I'll tell you what kind of guy I am: I'm an enthusiast who appreciates builds like this. I'd be saying the same thing if this was your build.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alex325i Click here to enlarge
        Insult your intelligence?... I think you are taking this a little bit too seriously. Let me ask you this simple question: why do you care so much about what he does with his car and how he does it? I'd understand your reactions if it was your car, but it's not.
        Becuase I have been hearing about it for over 3 years now. I want to see the prize my friend, I want to know if it was worth the wait. Most of all he has been trying to race me for over two years, I want to line up with "the fastest E92 M3 in the world". I have been around the block a time or two, flexing block or not this build should not take 38 months. Some simple up front engineering would have told you the block was going to flex before you got 2.5 years into the project, or I would at least hope so. Tthis build and Gintani has become the lauging stock at race track events, meets and forums across the country. Just get $#@! done and shut me and everyone else up already.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alex325i Click here to enlarge
        Well, all I can say is good for you. So is this the type of guy you are? Who can piss the farthest? I'll tell you what kind of guy I am: I'm an enthusiast who appreciates builds like this. I'd be saying the same thing if this was your build.
        My builds get done because when I see the tuner slacking I pull the $#@!ing car out and find a company compitant enough to complete the build, ask around, I have done it on more than one occasion.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alex325i Click here to enlarge
        Wow! That's a lot of keyboard engineering for one thread, don't you think? The way I see it, the only race that would be fair at his point is if someone else tried to build an E92 M3 to the level of this build. Who builds it the fastest? That would be cool. Who cares if it is not THE FASTEST CAR EVER on the street/strip?
        Honestly, and I'm not trying to be a dick....but if it were me and it has taken longer than it took North Korea to build a nuclear bomb, I'd be pretty pissed if it weren't the fastest car ever.


        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alex325i Click here to enlarge
        There is always a bigger fish in the pond. Are we to deduce that there is only one car in the world that is not junk since there can only be one car that is the fastest? This is not a Honda Civic that he is building where all the R&D has been done and parts are already available, it is probably going to be the most powerful and fastest E92 M3 out there, and that's something! You want to beat him in a race? Buy a car and go through everything he has gone through so far and build a faster car. Any other comparison is stupid when you are pushing the limits of a platform like this. The god damn block is flexing! Wrap your head around that!
        Ok so you chose a $#@!ty platform to make big power - point taken Click here to enlarge LOL
      1. AlexQuattro's Avatar
        AlexQuattro -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Becuase I have been hearing about it for over 3 years now.
        Well, if you don't want to hear about it anymore, that's what the red button with an x in the middle of it at the top right corner is for.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I want to see the prize my friend, I want to know if it was worth the wait. Most of all he has been trying to race me for over two years, I want to line up with "the fastest E92 M3 in the world".
        I'm sure he wants to see the prize too, I know I would. I'm sure he will let you know when it's done and when he is ready to race you, but $#@!ing and complaining in his thread is not going to make things happen faster. You should know that by now.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alex325i Click here to enlarge
        Well, if you don't want to hear about it anymore, that's what the red button with an x in the middle of it at the top right corner is for.

        I'm sure he wants to see the prize too, I know I would. I'm sure he will let you know when it's done and when he is ready to race you, but $#@!ing and complaining in his thread is not going to make things happen faster. You should know that by now.
        That almost sounds like a concession speech...so are we talking days, weeks or months at this point?....throw us a bone man. Is the car still going to be running this week?
      1. AlexQuattro's Avatar
        AlexQuattro -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        That almost sounds like a concession speech...so are we talking days, weeks or months at this point?....throw us a bone man. Is the car still going to be running this week?
        It will be done when it will be done. Even I know that and I'm not as intelligent as you are.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alex325i Click here to enlarge
        It will be done when it will be done. Even I know that and I'm not as intelligent as you are.
        Thanks for reaffirming my hunch, you guys are no closer this week than you were a week ago or a week before that.....EVEN I AM INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES? Too bad Joseph can not do the same.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alex325i Click here to enlarge
        It will be done when it will be done. Even I know that and I'm not as intelligent as you are.
        Duh, no $#@!. Lame response. If you are gonna come in here and discuss the build, at least be prepared to be more forthright with your answers.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Duh, no $#@!. Lame response. If you are gonna come in here and discuss the build, at least be prepared to be more forthright with your answers.
        He must think we are all as big of pushovers as Sticky is.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        He must think we are all as big of pushovers as Sticky is.
        LOL - OUCH
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I just want to race Sticky and beat him so he maybe then realizes this entire build was a giant wast of time and money.
        I'm flatterered and but you were never the target. If you want to go head to head on who can build a faster car I'm game.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        Maybe a verbally abusive phone call is what Gintani needs to get this build finished.

        I would be shocked if Gintani let a random person influence their desire to finish Sticky's build. However, a swift kick in the ass and the awareness that the masses are carefully scrutinizing Gintani's project might light a fire under their ass.

        If nothing else, it will at least give you an opportunity to find out more information as to why the build is being delayed.
        Seriously, call them if you want. The info is posted what's the big deal?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        As much as I like to disagree with Sticky...this isn't our fight. His money so his problem (although the very first post here seems to indicate the build would take 10 weeks). That post was 31 Mar 2010 which is about 154 weeks ago. Click here to enlarge
        You are misunderstanding a trans build with a car build.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ersin Click here to enlarge
        Chicago is too freakin' cold. The fact that you WANT to go to Chicago proves that you are crazy.


        Cheers.
        Polish women. I'd go to the $#@!ing moon for them.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Lets just say some people I know know exactly what is going on behind the scenes, people jump around from job to job, company to company and with that information transfers from person to person. If Stickys car is not done soon I might just spill the beans myself.
        I'd love to know, spill.