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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted January 30, 2003 08:26 AM
Just wondering what is the prefered piston ring.Is there anything at a reasonable price.Been running je rings but looking for a less cost replacment.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted January 31, 2003 12:32 PM
Hey is there anybody out there .There is more years of knowledge on this forum than at the local machine shop I trust your opions.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted January 31, 2003 12:43 PM
We run mostly Total Seal gapless or Speed Pro conventionals. Don't know how they compare price wise to the JE's but we have had good luck with them.

What kind of motor are you building? compression? hp? etc?

jhon hollomon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 181
posted January 31, 2003 03:24 PM
I've ran speed pro's,total seal, and hastings rings and had good luck with all of them.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 467
posted January 31, 2003 05:05 PM
JE'S ring set's are mostly made up from Speed Pro ring's , with the exception of the occasional Hastings oil ring . Personally , if we do not use a JE ring set , we will use Speed Pro set's .


Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 368
posted January 31, 2003 06:01 PM
been running speed pro's, switching to total seal gapless this year.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 135
posted January 31, 2003 06:12 PM
I've used JE, Speed Pro and Total Seal, and had good results with all. As for a cheaper way to go, I can't help, cause rings are one area where I will absolutely not cut corners. In the recent past, I heard or read that a good rule of thumb was to spend about a third of the cost of your pistons on the rings, and as I looked back, that was about what I had been doing. So of course, I immediately accepted it as a Law Of The Universe!

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted February 02, 2003 08:31 AM
Thanks for the info I guess I will stay with the je rings.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted February 02, 2003 09:02 PM
Anyone try those new total seal gapless top rings yet? Spendy but supposed to be worth extra HP.

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