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When To Upgrade Wrist Pins

The toughest piston in the world is useless if the wrist pin gives up the ghost. Here is a breakdown of what the wrist pin does, why they fail, and when to upgrade them to improve the strength of your engine combination.

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A Closer Look at Diamond’s Available Piston Upgrades

Think of a forged piston like a blank canvas. It's sturdy and well crafted, but awaiting customized features that make it ideal for your engine. Here is a run-through of Diamond's popular piston upgrades to take your set of slugs to the next..

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Three's Company: Understanding Rod Length, Piston Compression Height, and Crankshaft Stroke

The inside of an engine is a fickle ecosystem where every component directly affects another. Rod length, crankshaft stroke, and piston compression height are three variables that are key to choosing the perfect rotating assembly. Here's a deep..

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What Is Piston Hard Anodizing?

In high-end racing applications, the perfect piston is often one that can take the abuse. Hard anodizing is one way to take a forged piston to the next level in terms of ultimate strength and durability. 

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Answered: Are Billet Or Forged Pistons Stronger?

Forged pistons are fashioned from pre-shaped forging blanks. Billet pistons are fully-machined from solid stock. Which is better? 

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What Is Undercrown Milling?

Undercrown milling is a specialized feature that can maximize both strength and weight. Here's a breakdown on how it works. 

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