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      10-25-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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Anyone installed the SSP DCT Clutch Upgrade Kits?

I'm looking at a clutch upgrade for my DCT and am looking for advice from those running the SSP clutch disks in their DCT - particularly on any change in feeling of the car during shifts?
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      10-29-2012, 09:35 AM   #2
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I'm looking at a clutch upgrade for my DCT and am looking for advice from those running the SSP clutch disks in their DCT - particularly on any change in feeling of the car during shifts?
I have also purchased the 700HP Pack to my n54 DCT. I am rebuilding my egnine, will have two inhouse developed single-scroll Garett hybrid turbo with two custom made manifolds (we do not use any part of the factory turbos), and many-many other modifications such strenghten the DCT with SSP clucth.

I saw in a SSP Clucth related topic, that SSP will have or has a new clucth pack, which wont't be so agressive (ie. i dont track my car and dont launch the car) than the 700HP clucth pack. Somebody says, that replacing the clutch pack is not enough, the DCT Mechantroics software should be modified as well (where you use higher clucth pressure).

I e-mailed my concering questions to SSP, who informed me, that maybe no modification required in the software and the new not so agressive clucth pack is under testing, but they will exchange my never used 700HP pack into the new pack. I am rebuilding my engine at this moment, DCT will be modified during january and february, therefore i still have time to exhange the packs and figure out the DCT software upgrade.

Any member, who has such experince?

Best regards, Laszlo
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      10-29-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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Im on the same page. What I have learned from the regular AT, adjusting only physical aspects of an automated gearbox might result in sub optimal configuration with possible unwanted sideeffects (short life of certain parts or unwanted gearbox behaviour).

Im currently focussing on the German tuner companies to see If anyone out there is able to provide a mechantronich flash or adjustments for high torque application.
Im pretty sure that there are more DCT `tuners` then AT `tuners`. Not even sure if the DCT mechanotronic has already been `hacked`... lets keep eachother posted.
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      11-02-2012, 09:18 AM   #4
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Great to find others that are looking into this! Please post if you find anything new, especially regarding a mechanotronic flash!!

I have also spoken to SSP and they advised of their new range of clutch packs due out later this month - I'll wait for these. Still looking for more info on software updates.
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      11-25-2012, 08:26 PM   #5
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Have you contacted ESS Tuning to see if they have the capablities of reprogramming the N54 DCT?

http://www.esstuning.com/products/E9...-Software.html
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      11-25-2012, 09:00 PM   #6
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The SSP Clutches haven't been successfully installed to date. If you you read Drew (DLSJ5) who has the ESS low-compression S65 M3, he tried the SSP clutches & the software was completely unresponsive to the point where he was forced to buy a second DCT to install into the car. The "hurdle" is reprogramming the DCT to accept the thicker, kevlar clutches and grip them differently.


As of right now, staying OEM with DCT parts is really the only successful option. As for the AT, enrita is currently running the Level10 Trans upgrade + his car spends time on the Nurburgring (so it's being properly abused).
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Bump.. This still the case.. No upgrade option?
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Bump.. This still the case.. No upgrade option?
Lookup the Dodson DCT Clutch Packs - have been successful on DCT M3s. No real N54s have done the upgrade yet from what I know.
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There is an option available that has been tested and is in use..

http://dodsonmo.nextmp.net/bmw.html

The member has written a very detail review on the n54 tech forums, as well as driving impressions ppre/post logs on shift points to demonstrate the benefits.
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