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      05-15-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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DCT to 6MT: Full circle

I've just replaced my '09 e92 with DCT with an '11 e92 with 6MT.

The DCT I had was flawless and a masterpiece. What was there not to like about it?

The only thing was the lack of a gate patterned shifter knob and a clutch. After three years of perfect shifts from flappy paddle pulls, including those beautiful rev match downshifts during trail braking turns, I'm happy to be stirring the box again and training myself for that type of smoothness.

Technologically spectacular, and better in every performance relevant measure, but simply not as much fun, I'm glad the DCT is gone.

Even winter driving will be fun again ...
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      05-15-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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      05-15-2012, 04:48 PM   #4
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DCT..What was there not to like about it?
The only thing was the lack of a gate patterned shifter knob and a clutch. ...
Seem to have answered you own questions there

Welcome to the circle.
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      05-15-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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Oh no.....here we go again !!!!!

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I test drive the DCT, know all about it. But it felt like I was playing xBox. The way of the future I suppose. 6MT until they pull it from my cold dead hands!!!
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      05-15-2012, 06:14 PM   #9
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Sacrilege!

Yeah, I feel you. I'd like a 6mt M3 as a second ride...just to satisfy the occasional yearning.
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Simple is always more reliable. Maybe it's time for 800hp? Since a DCT can't handle it ether
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      05-15-2012, 06:18 PM   #11
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Welcome home!

1st mod needs to be a ZHP knob and increased clutch stop to really make you enjoy that 6MT.
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I have no idea what you're talking about.
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1st mod needs to be a ZHP knob and increased clutch stop to really make you enjoy that 6MT.
I can agree with that.
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      05-15-2012, 06:23 PM   #15
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if the 6 speed in the M3 had better linkage I would agree with you -- but imho it's not a great shifter and the clutch pedal is too light
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      05-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #16
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      05-15-2012, 07:11 PM   #17
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I believe that some members on here are working on finding a solution to that......
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      05-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #18
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I test drive the DCT, know all about it. But it felt like I was playing xBox. The way of the future I suppose. 6MT until they pull it from my cold dead hands!!!


I just hope M3s never go the route of some super cars that offer the mind numb box as the only option.
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      05-15-2012, 07:30 PM   #19
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Congrats on your purchase! Make sure you join us for the meeting on June 2nd: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=678809
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      05-15-2012, 07:31 PM   #20
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      05-15-2012, 08:26 PM   #21
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In other words, you got bored. LMAO

Welcome back, my friend.

It was never an issue of whether which one is better. I'm sure we can all agree that it's preference.
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Welcome home!

1st mod needs to be a ZHP knob and increased clutch stop to really make you enjoy that 6MT.
I had the ZHP knob
And its great
Now I have the performance knob
Even better
Not sure if it's because it's mostly metal, not padded leather or what
But the shifts are more precise, if that word can be used about our gearbox
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