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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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,PISTONS 101 ,Powersports ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

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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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH

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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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

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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,ENGINE BUILDS ,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH

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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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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