• 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 SSPKris Click here to enlarge
        Wait til you see the black anodized pan..

        Absolutely amazing looking.

        SSP
        Looking forward to it Kris Click here to enlarge

        Glad to see you in the thread, I have about a billion questions as do others.

        I'm also really looking forward to putting those details on the new clutch discs up!
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        hmm I guess I should start trying to sell these pans to the M3 folk around here..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
        hmm I guess I should start trying to sell these pans to the M3 folk around here..
        Actually, any BMW folk with a DCT.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        whats the pricing on this bad boy..PM me if you need be..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
        whats the pricing on this bad boy..PM me if you need be..
        SSP has not revealed final pricing of the cooling package yet. I am waiting on that (as are others) and as soon as I know an announcement with the package, pricing, and what is included will be made.

        As of right now, all that can be said is it will be under $3,000.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        SSP has not revealed final pricing of the cooling package yet. I am waiting on that (as are others) and as soon as I know an announcement with the package, pricing, and what is included will be made.

        As of right now, all that can be said is it will be under $3,000.
        that is very reasonable price. looking forward to more soon! keep up the good work SSP
      1. dOpEdUpM3's Avatar
        dOpEdUpM3 -
        So what is the ETA on your car Sticky?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dOpEdUpM3 Click here to enlarge
        So what is the ETA on your car Sticky?
        I don't know.
      1. Mr.Squeeze's Avatar
        Mr.Squeeze -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        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...
        The YSI blower is no joke would be nice if you can make it fit,that blower is the big dog as far as small blower's go.
        Good luck with your build man today is the first time I saw this thread lol, had to jump in I like the direction your going in.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mr.Squeeze Click here to enlarge
        The YSI blower is no joke would be nice if you can make it fit,that blower is the big dog as far as small blower's go.
        Good luck with your build man today is the first time I saw this thread lol, had to jump in I like the direction your going in.
        Appreciated and yes, I intend to definitely try the YSI. I won't accept any smaller blower than that, will be a beast with it.
      1. Mr.Squeeze's Avatar
        Mr.Squeeze -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Appreciated and yes, I intend to definitely try the YSI. I won't accept any smaller blower than that, will be a beast with it.
        Are you going to run a cog set up with it ? Doing so will help with belt slippage.
      1. DarkPhantom's Avatar
        DarkPhantom -
        What would you say is left before the car is done at this point?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mr.Squeeze Click here to enlarge
        Are you going to run a cog set up with it ? Doing so will help with belt slippage.
        Might want to read this: http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthrea...ot-a-good-idea
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DarkPhantom Click here to enlarge
        What would you say is left before the car is done at this point?
        Getting the car back from SSP to Gintani. Installing a supercharger and then tuning it.
      1. Mr.Squeeze's Avatar
        Mr.Squeeze -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Just read the thread over there ,and its interesting . I didnt know you BMW guys had the back of the blower spinning the crank ,and other pulleys. In that case a proper 8 or 10 rib should do fine, I am use to the set up I run, I have cog on the back and serp on the front.

        How many ribs does your serp set up use now ?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mr.Squeeze Click here to enlarge
        How many ribs does your serp set up use now ?
        Wish I knew. I haven't exactly gotten to spend much time with the car.
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        Sticky -
        By the way, that is anodized aluminum. The color going in my car will likely be red but various colors are available.
      1. alpinedevil335's Avatar
        alpinedevil335 -
        Looking good!
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        holy crap the black is sexy!