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,Tech ,Powersports ,ENGINE 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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,Tech ,ENGINE TECH ,PISTONS 101

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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,Tech ,ENGINE TECH ,CHEVY

Everything You Wanted to Know About the GM LS Engine Family

It has become the most popular, most sought-after, and most studied GM engine of the 21st century. Yet we can trace the GM V8 LS family – Gen III and IV – with a nearly straight line right back to the origins of the 265 small-block Chevy that.. READ MORE

,Tech ,PISTONS 101

Different Wrist Pin Oiling Styles Explained

Wrist pins have one of the hardest jobs in an engine, carrying tremendous loads from combustion, then trying to slow down rapidly accelerating pistons and send them back the other direction. Proper wrist pin oiling is essential to keeping them..

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,ENGINE TECH ,Tech ,PISTONS 101

2618 vs. 4032 Piston Material Differences

Before a single machining operation is performed, the perfect aluminum alloy must be selected. 2618 and 4032, the two most prolific piston materials, have a long list of differences that make them best-suited for specific applications. 

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