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,CHEVY ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

Dry-Sump Oiling On A budget: Introducing K1's 24x LS7 Swap Crank

LS engines are all about interchangeability and swap-ability. K1's line of LS7 crankshafts makes it possible to add factory dry-sump oiling to any Gen III/IV LS engines. 

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

What are Wrist-Pin Buttons?

Most have heard of spirolocks and other methods of wrist-pin retention, but when it comes to all-out racing, wrist pin buttons reign king of strength and simplicity. 

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

Standard Ring Tension Is A Myth

Ring tension is a critical element of combustion sealing, but myths surrounding it run rampant. We clear the air and  set the record straight on ring tension. 

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,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

What Is A Strutted Piston?

Friction is bad, strength is critical. Designing a piston skirt for power is a delicate balance of both. We explore skirt deisgn as a means to the perfect piston for the job.

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,ENGINE BUILDS ,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

How A Stroker Crankshaft Affects Piston Speed and Inertia.

An intense look at crankshaft stroke and its affect on mean piston speed, inertia, and controlling the massive, destructive forces at work inside an engine.

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What Makes A Racing Piston?

 While any piston can be "raced," to truly define "What makes a racing piston" necessitates delving into purpose-oriented design and engineering. 

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

The Science Behind Piston Ring Grooves

Piston ring grooves serve a larger purpose than simply supporting the rings. They impact combustion sealing, oil control, friction, and many more engine attributes. 

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH

Examining the Art of Piston Crowns

What's the difference between a dish, dome, and flat top piston? We look at how the piston crown shape change the performance of your engine.

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH

Enhancing Your Pistons With Wiseco's Unique Piston Coatings

Wiseco has released new, proprietary coatings that aren't found anywhere else. Check out how they might enhance your next build.

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,NEWS ,NEW PRODUCTS ,PISTONS 101 ,Powersports ,ENGINE TECH

Is the Racer Elite Piston the Biggest Bang For Your Powersports Buck?

New to the market is the Racer Elite - the first ever 450 asymmetrical pistion design that netted a 2.9hp gain while reducing blow-by. Also new is Wiseco's economically priced 450cc enhanced pin tower piston that's designed for endurance.

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