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Full-Round vs. Strutted: Piston Forging Designs and Skirt Styles Explained

While unique piston designs may seem endless, Wiseco pistons can be traced back to either a full-round or strutted forging design. Here, we dive into the theory behind piston forging design and skirt style.

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How To Make Pistons Lighter

Everybody’s trying to lose a bit of weight these days, and your pistons are no exception. Why is piston weight important and how can grams be shed without sacrificing strength? We explore the process of making pistons lighter.

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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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Choosing the Perfect LS Connecting Rod: 6.098in vs 6.125in

Small changes offer big benefits when it comes to selecting aftermarket rods for your next Chevy LS engine build. Here’s a look at how rod length affects the performance and durability of an engine - and you thought you’d never use that Geometry..

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What Are Oil Support Rails And Do They Hurt Performance?

Oil rail supports are a common feature of short compression height pistons. Despite some builder's concerns, they work fantastic and allow wrist pin placement and stroker crankshafts that would otherwise be impossible. 

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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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Wiseco/K1 Rotating Assemblies Make Engine Building Easy

A successful engine build begins with the right components. K1 Technology’s rotating assemblies give you a head start with high-quality internals that are perfectly matched, with no guesswork.

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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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Racing Evolution: How Two-Strokes and Four-Strokes Work

Motorcycle racing evolved from a long history of two-strokes, and up a steep development curve to the modern four-stroke race bikes we know today. Read about the differences between two-stroke and four-stroke motors, and their involvement in AMA..

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Boost Vs. Juice: Designing A Piston For Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous gets a rap for being hard on parts, but with the right engineering, a nitrous engine can be a tough, long-lasting performer. Learn what it takes to create a piston optimized to survive and thrive on the bottle.

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