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How FEA Helps Simulate Engine Stress on a Computer

Finite Element Analysis is a way to analyze the stress of a part through computer modeling so they can be designed as accurately as possible. Inside we explain the technology. 

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Maximizing Horsepower with Piston Skirt Shaping

There's a lot that goes into piston design and one of those aspects is the skirt. The less drag created by the skirt on the bore equals more power. Check out how JE continues testing different skirt profiles for maximum power.

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10 Key Tips for Ordering Custom Pistons

Want to order a set of custom pistons? Here's the top 10 tips to review before ordering your next set.  

While off-the-shelf pistons work great for the majority of street/strip engine combinations, certain setups simply demand custom pistons...

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Power Adder Versus Naturally Aspirated Pistons

Naturally aspirated and power-adder engines produce hp in very different ways. Piston design has evolved tremendously to keep pace. Here we explain the differences between both types of pistons.

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Piston Orientation: Rights, Lefts, Tops, and Bottoms

Did you know that many pistons have a specific orentation for either lefts, rights, tops or bottoms? We explain why and how to tell your engine's orientation.

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