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Performance Pistons

Performance pistons come is all kinds of styles and materials. They type of pistons you choose to use in a motor will depend on how much power you want to make, how much compression you want, the bore and stroke of the engine, the thickness of the rings you want to use, and how much you are willing to spend. Choices include cast, hypereutectic and forged, flat top and domed pistons, coated and uncoated pistons, short skirt and long skirt, etc...

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