Designing a piston for 2,000 horsepower, out-of-the-box duty is an exercise in patience, engineering excellence, and collaboration with top drag teams.
Looking to make big power on your third-gen Hemi platform? Diamond's new line of Hemi pistons is here to help. Learn more about these ultra-stout slugs inside.
May 13, 2019 | By John Baechtel
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.
August 22, 2018 | By John Baechtel
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.
August 16, 2018 | By John Baechtel
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 level.
July 26, 2018 | By John Baechtel
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:
June 22, 2018 | By John Baechtel
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 dive..
May 25, 2018 | By John Baechtel
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.
April 27, 2018 | By John Baechtel
Forged pistons are fashioned from pre-shaped forging blanks. Billet pistons are fully-machined from solid stock. Which is better?
April 18, 2018 | By John Baechtel
When it comes to Diesel engines, forged steel pistons are the next frontier in performance, and Diamond is leading the way. Take a look at the most innovative Diesel racing pistons on the market.
March 14, 2018 | By John Baechtel