Finding specialized technicians and experts to guide you through the process of building your advanced 7-speed DL800 Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) can be hard, which is why AMS has developed the all-new AMS Gearworks program! With decades of high-performance automotive experience, the products and services AMS has offered have dominated every single platform they’ve been aimed at. Countless world records and motorsport championship wins prove to our customers that they are getting the absolute best the performance aftermarket has to offer. It has been a natural progression for us to now accommodate gearbox building services in addition to our award winning performance packages, all under one roof. As part of our AMS Gearworks DL800 build program, AMS can provide transport logistics to ship your gearbox to us to start the build process. Alternatively if you would prefer to have our technicians handle the complete process, we can even arrange to transport your entire vehicle for a total door-to-door solution.
The Alpha Stage 2 upgrade for the DL800 is the perfect option for added strength for your R8 or Huracan, without breaking the bank. Designed for naturally aspirated, supercharged, or basic bolt-on twin turbo applications, the Alpha Stage 2 trans allows for piece of mind when pushing your supercar to the limit. Our AMS Gearworks technicians utilize the AMS 9/9 plate clutch kit installed in Dodson Billet A & B Clutch Baskets. This allows for substantially increased torque holding capability while still keeping the car driving and sounding like stock. It really is the best of both worlds! The Alpha Stage 2 also adds proprietary AMS Gearworks internal modifications which aid in reliability and add strength to failure prone oiling system components.
- Complete turn-key transmission solution
- Send your transmission fully assembled and we’ll take care of the rest
- Zero compromises – Stock-like drivability and no additional NVH
- Estimated 800 lb-ft rating in higher gears (625 lb-ft in 1st/2nd gear)
- Capable of withstanding low-9 second quarter mile runs
- Direct bolt-in components, no irreversible modifications
- Less money and quicker turnaround than the competition
The AMS 9/9 Plate Clutch Pack and Dodson A & B Clutch Baskets
AMS Performance has developed this 20 steel plate and 18 friction plate clutch pack to be used in high horsepower street R8 and Huracan DL800 applications with occasional drag racing and road race usage. The AMS 9/9 Plate Clutch Pack is rated for 150% more torque over the factory clutch pack and all friction discs incorporate cerametallic friction materials for extreme heat resistance. The best part is the AMS 9/9 Plate Clutch Pack is designed to significantly increase holding capacity while steel keeping OE-like drivability and noise levels.
Additionally the Stage 2 transmission utilizes upgraded billet baskets from Dodson for additional strength and reliability. The OEM baskets are notorious for breaking at the spline section and coming apart at higher power levels. The Dodson billet A & B baskets replace both factory baskets with extra strong billet aluminum pieces, resulting in exceptional strength and removing a common failure point on the DL800.
Optional Billet Pack Upgrade
Adding value to your transmission build is important, and is why we offer the Billet Pack as an optional add-on while your transmission is being serviced by our AMS Gearworks team. The Billet Pack does add some much needed shiny aesthetics to your gearbox, but make no mistake – these pieces add some very usable features and additional strength to your transmission as well. The Dodson Billet Differential Cover replaces the factory cover with a fully billet aluminum piece with gusseted design for additional reinforcement. This added stiffness helps strengthen the gearbox case to prevent flexing that can misalign the gears, shafts and other components inside. In addition to improving case rigidity, the Dodson Billet Sump Pan provides for a replaceable upgraded oil filter element, instead of the non-serviceable stock pan/filter. It has been designed to reduce aeration in the oil before entering the oil filter and increase heat dissipation, helping to keep your transmission running at cooler temperatures. Both kits include high quality hardware for a secure mounting solution.
Stage 2 Build Includes
- AMS Performance Huracan / R8 DL800 9/9 Plate Clutch Kit
- Dodson Billet A & B Clutch Basket Assemblies
- Proprietary AMS Gearworks Internal Modifications
- AMS Gearworks Disassembly, Inspection, Cleaning, and Assembly Service
- Dodson Billet Pack – Includes Dodson Billet Rear Differential Cover & Billet Trans Pan w/ Serviceable Filter
- 2014-Current Audi R8 w/ S-Tronic (Incl. Plus & Performance models)
- 2015-Current Lamborghini Huracan (Incl. Performante & Evo models)