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    • Dodson 997.2 and 991 RWD Porsche PDK transmission upgrade officially available

      As you know Dodson has Porsche PDK transmission upgrades on the market but those are for all wheel drive models such as the 991 Turbo. PorscheBoost reported last year the upgrade would carry over to 991.2 3.0 models but Dodson officially is stating they support RWD and not just AWD 991.2 models now.


      This is great news for those that plan to upgrade their Porsche 991.2 Carrera, S, T, or GTS. You know, like many of those reading this.

      So what are the specs?

      • - 997.2 and 991 WD PDK clutch upgrade
      • - 8 Plate Build
      • - Changes the clutch from sealed clutch unit to serviceable clutch for this and future upgrades
      • - Patented design
      • - Hi grade billet steel lid and splines with billet turned cover
      • - Quality Exedy Frictions
      • - Each clutch is custom hand built to exact tolerances
      • - International collect and return upgrade service

      You can have the entire transmission sent to Dodson, upgraded, and sent back.

      It is rated to hold 700+ lb-ft of torque which is more than enough to accommodate those on stock internals.

      Well done yet again Dodson.








      This article was originally published in forum thread: Dodson 997.2 and 991 RWD Porsche PDK transmission upgrade officially available started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 7 Comments
      1. ttuner's Avatar
        ttuner -
        question is, at what power level would this be required on the 991.2?
      1. TXGold's Avatar
        TXGold -
        It’s my understanding that with a tune the 991 PDK holds 900awhp. This says otherwise it is this for 991 Carrera and they have weaker clutch packs?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ttuner Click here to enlarge
        question is, at what power level would this be required on the 991.2?
        We don't know yet. If it's like the 991.1, it will take a beating.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TXGold Click here to enlarge
        It’s my understanding that with a tune the 991 PDK holds 900awhp. This says otherwise it is this for 991 Carrera and they have weaker clutch packs?
        It's confusing so let me get clarification from Dodson.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Here's some clarification:


        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dodson Click here to enlarge
        The current clutch will work with both PDK 997.2 and 991 (both 991.1 and 991.2). There is the difference in transmission case for 997.2 and 991. The 991 has smaller case compared to 997.1 and different flywheel (snout on 997.2 flywheel, not present in 991 flywheel) .

        We don't have exact dimensions by how much it is smaller in 991 compared to 997.2.
        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dodson Click here to enlarge
        About the query about upgrade, the torque comparison chart for PDK transmission is as follows for 2WD (ND2015) and 4WD (ND2216):-

        So from above we can see the max torque PDK 2WD (ND2015) can handle is 500 Nm on stock. Anything greater than that will start in slipping of clutch, to avoid slip they need to upgrade their clutch. I hope this clarifies all of your queries.
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        500 newton-meters is 368 lb-ft. That just can't be right as we are WAY over that and the PDK is holding just fine.

        Honestly, the 780 newton-meter figure which is 575 lb-ft is what sounds right.

        It's not like Porsche can give the 991.2 GTS a PDK trans that handles less torque than it is making from the factory which is 405 lb-ft.
      1. ttuner's Avatar
        ttuner -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        500 newton-meters is 368 lb-ft. That just can't be right as we are WAY over that and the PDK is holding just fine.

        Honestly, the 780 newton-meter figure which is 575 lb-ft is what sounds right.

        It's not like Porsche can give the 991.2 GTS a PDK trans that handles less torque than it is making from the factory which is 405 lb-ft.
        Yeah, those numbers seem way off. i wonder where they got those numbers from?