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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

Evaluating Used  Pistons: How to Determine if Your Pistons Are Still Good

Gamblers are a different breed. There’s a point where they seem to know when a bluff has gone too far, when it’s time to fold their hand and live to fight another day. The art of building racing and high performance engines involves often pushing..

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Why Do Piston Rings Keep Getting Thinner? 

Piston rings half more than halved in thickness since the 1980s. Here's why they shrunk and why you shouldn't be worried about it!

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,Powersports ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

Compression Ratio Theory and How to Calculate in Powersports

Whether you're buying pistons for a motorcycle, ATV, or UTV, you'll most likely see options in different compression ratios. A lot of factors go into designing pistons for different compression ratios. Here we'll take a look how compression ratio..

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Piston Ring Materials Explained

Rings are rings right? Wrong! In addition to thickness and diameter, there are several different ring materials, styles, and coatings available to maximize performance in a variety of engine environments. 

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,ENGINE BUILDS ,TUNING TECH ,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

How to Break-In An Engine

You have one chance to break-in an engine correctly. Doing it the right way is worth power, torque, and engine longevity. We walk you through the ideal way to break in a new or freshly built engine. 

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