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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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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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Pistons Aren't Round: Profile and Ovality Explained

Profile and ovality are two main characteristics of piston design. Here we'll take a look at why pistons are designed to not be perfectly round.

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Sealing Power: The Science Behind Motorcycle Piston Rings

Piston design and technology is not the only thing that has progressed over the years to keep up with modern, high-demand engines. Wiseco has continuously developed piston ring technology, which plays an equally important role in well-performing,..

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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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Locating Pin: Defense Against Two-Stroke Piston Ring Destruction

2-stroke pistons have a very small feature that is unique to 2-strokes only: the locating pin. Here, Wiseco takes an in-depth look at what a locating pin is, what its function is, and why 4-strokes don't need it.

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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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