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How to File-Fit and Install Piston Rings

Perhaps the most critical engine assembly step is file fitting and installing the piston rings with the correct gap. We walk you through the process step-by-step in this story. 

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How to Install Spirolox

Most engine builders have a love/hate relationship with Spirolox. However, with a few tricks, they install easily. Here's how to do it. 

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How To Check Piston To Wall Clearance

Checking piston-to-wall clearance is a critical measurement every engine build should include. Here is a detailed walk through of how to measure your piston-to-wall-clearance.

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Icing on the Cake: Exploring Diamond's Menu of Performance-Boosting Piston Coatings

Diamond has a host of piston coatings to take your slugs to the next level. Heat resistance, lubricity, hardness, and even dry-start protection are all on the table. Take a walk through Diamond's available coatings and learn how they each work. 

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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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Diamond's 1,600hp-Ready Nissan GT-R Pistons Are Bad to the Bone!

The Nissan GTR is legendary in the world of Japanese Performance cars. The latest iteration is the most potent incarnation yet and Diamond Pistons' new GT-R slugs are ready for a massive 1600hp. Here's how:

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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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Introducing Diamond's 1,000+ HP Rebel Series Honda Pistons

Diamond's Rebel Series Honda pistons, available for K and B engines, are the first shelf-stock 4-cylinder pistons ready for over 1,000 horsepower! 

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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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