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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 03, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
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Just curious if anybody has used any of their pro-true forged pistons. I know they have a very good reputation with atv, outboard, and snowmobile engine builders, haven't heard anything about their automotive pistons though. The price is a lot better than SRP's, and they are lighter than the TRW's I was looking at, although more expensive. They also run a tighter (.004) clearance than TRW's .005.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 03, 11:53 AM
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Yup, I used them in my 406 and also in a 383 I built. So far, I'm impressed by their lightweight and fit. I'd recommend them.

I used them for their reputation for 4-wheelers and motorcycles but never heard anything for automobiles until I tried them.
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My Dad uses them in his circle track engine. Its a 350 0.030 over with 6" rods. Turns 7400 to 7600 every Saturday night. Been running it 2 and 1/2 years. No problems.

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I have them in my 383(see sig). I drive my car almost everyday and it gos fast, so thumbs up for wiseco. I had to choose between the SRP and wiseco pistons and I chose the wisecos because they are lighter and come with plasma moly rings.
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I don't have any experiance using them in Car motors but that is all I used to run in my old quad. You go through quite a few when you have to replace them after 40 hours of use. Check out page 3 on my link.
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I have them in my motor with 6 1/4" rods. Alot of local circle track engine builders use them, including Cup and Busch teams.

Very good pistons.
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i used Wiseco pistons in some snowmobile engines,and the quality was great.
I increased my compression too much,and screwed up a pair of pistons,i sent them back to wiseco,and asked them to tell me what i may have did wrong.
The tech person was very helpful;and helped me to realize that when i milled the head i should have relieved the edge of the combustion chamber for a decent "quench",to prevent detonation.

I would have no problem using them,if i could afford them,for automotive use. [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]

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Top notch pistons for sure.

I first used them in my 2-stroke dirt bikes.

We had a Late Model circle car, 377, using the Wisecos. We squeezed them pretty good at a 14.6 to 1. That motor was bulletproof. It lasted all season and we were fortunate enough to have won 19 of the 20 main events at our little local track. [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]

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Wiseco it is then. Thanks guys [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 03, 02:23 AM
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I have to jump in here. I have a friend I grew up with that works for the company in Ohio! Took the tour, great place to work and very spicific about the tolerances. The company acually bought out J and E a couple of years ago. They are in the process of buying other companies so they will be able to offer a ,almost, complete engine kit. Before anyone ask - I can get a set of pistons but, for myself only, sorry. You would be surprised at the top fuelers that buy Wiseco piston.
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