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How Modern Piston Coatings Improve Performance

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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What is Wrist Pin Offset?

Wrist pin offset is a useful tool used by OEM and aftermarket piston engineers alike. Here's an explanation of the process and why it's done. 

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What does the 2nd Piston Ring Do? Purpose and Function Explained!

Piston ring packages are as carefully engineered as any high-performance part, but the “middle child” might be the most misunderstood. Here’s a look at the science that goes into second ring design.

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How to Know When to Replace the Piston in Your Motorcycle or ATV

The piston is one of many wear items in your powersports machine. It may last longer than tires or a chain, but it should still be treated as normal maintenance when the time comes. Here, we go through key tips to help you know when it's time for..

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How To Avoid Common Causes of Blow-By and Oil Consumption

Here are some common causes of blow-by and excessive oil consumption and how you can avoid them on your next engine build. 

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Single-Ring vs. Two-Ring 2-Stroke Pistons: Which One is Better?

Many riders, racers, and builders have different reasons as to why single or dual ring 2-stroke piston designs are better. But who to believe? We've put together some information so you can make an educated decision.

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Engine Building Practices You need to know!

If you're building an engine, there are some practices you simply must know. We've compiled them here and will continue to add additional engine building tips, tricks, and techniques as we publish them. This is one for the bookmark bar. 

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Get Your Copy of Drag Illustrated Issue 134 for Some Great Nitrous Piston Tech!

Make sure to pick up a copy of Drag Illustrated's latest issue and check out this awesome story on our nitrous pistons! 

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Everything You Need to Know About Ring Gap!

Ring gap is absolutely critical to engine performance and longevity––and, one of our number-one tech questions. Today we explain why rings need a gap, how to do it, and some common ring-gapping mistakes.

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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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