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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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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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Dry-Sump Oiling On A budget: Introducing K1's 24x LS7 Swap Crank

LS engines are all about interchangeability and swap-ability. K1's line of LS7 crankshafts makes it possible to add factory dry-sump oiling to any Gen III/IV LS engines. 

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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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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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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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Proper Motorcycle Engine Break-In After Rebuild

Proper engine break-in is equally as important as a proper rebuild. Here, we'll go over a checklist to make your build will last, as well as a step-by-step break-in process.

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