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Old 09-30-2012, 10:47 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by pozi240 View Post
Its rated for 280Nm max , which converts to 206.5ft-lbs . And we know that Getrag and others always put very conservative numbers for safety (and warranty) reasons. I also think that the "weak" spot would be the clutch packs themselves, so, who knows, their could be aftermarket clutch packs available should the demand warrant.
That's the generic powershift transmission, but its more likely that Ford is only using the ones rated for closer to 250 N-m or 180 lb-ft of torque. Even so the clutches may or may not be the weak point.

240 Nm= 177 lb-ft, which is less than the 1.6 L EcoBoost makes, let alone the 2.0 L EcoBoost, hence why the Escape uses the lousy 6F35 vs the DCT250/DCPS transmission.

250 Nm= 184.4 lb-ft which is the nominal rating.
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