Topic: What piston is the best for building a budget or a claimer engine? (Poll Results)
jammin Dirt Administrator
Total posts: 3279
posted September 02, 2001 04:19 AM What piston is the best for building a budget or a claimer engine? Speedpro Hypereutectic (24 votes) 40.68% Keith Black Hypereutectic (21 votes) 35.59% TRW Forged (8 votes) 13.56% Cast (6 votes) 10.17% Other (0 votes) 0.00% (Total Votes: 59 )
brownstone Dirt Full Roller
Total posts: 45
posted September 03, 2001 09:35 PM
This was a tough choice I think you can make a Speed Pro or KB piston either one work fine in a claimer engine. KB's seem to give you a better dome for more compression right out of the box and they use a roll pin that I dont like to hold the oil ring in place. Speed Pro's dont use the pin for the oil ring, but as I mentioned before the speed pro's dont have as much compression right out of the box. So for a true claimer engine its tough to go wrong with either one of these brands.
TRW forged pistons, are little less expensive then say a Ross or JE but to my way of thinking if you are building a true claimer then cast piston are the answer.