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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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,ENGINE BUILDS ,ENGINE TECH

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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The Big Squeeze: Wiseco Forged Ring Compressors

The right tools make the difference between a simple task and a painful ordeal. Wiseco’s piston ring compressor sleeves are an indispensable addition to any engine builder’s toolbox, and make it easy to do the job right the first time.

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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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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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How To Check Radial Piston To Valve Clearance

The other valve clearance: Here's An easy and quick method to ensure proper radial clearance between your pistons’ valve pockets and the edges of your valves.   READ MORE

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