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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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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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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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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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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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How To File Fit and Install Piston Rings

Gapping and correctly installing piston rings is one of the most important parts of engine assembly. Here's how to do it right. 

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What is Forging? The Ins And Outs of Squishing Aluminum Into Pistons

When it comes to overall strength, there's no beating a forged piston. But what is the process that yields the toughest parts in the racing world? We'll show you. 

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Industry First Piston Technology: Wiseco Powersports Product Highlights of 2017

Take a look at some of the latest piston technology Wiseco brought to the Powersports market in 2017.

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Piston-To-Wall Clearance: Myths, Mysteries, and Misconceptions Explained

Piston-to-wall clearance is a crucial measurement for any engine, and different applications can require wildly different specs. We explain the science of why.  READ MORE

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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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