Piston Weights

Ernest Montague afm199 at earthlink.net
Tue Mar 4 10:47:26 PST 2008


IIRC stock pistons are close to 228.. anybody else?


On Mar 4, 2008, at 10:39 AM, Steve Robertson wrote:

> With the help of a mechanic I will be getting into the motor next
> month and will check what kind of slugs are in there. The motor
> already has Carillo rods and I am running total loss with a lightened
> rotor. Here some piston numbers that I have researched. All are for
> the SV with exception of the CP pistons which are for a Busa but I
> would assume they would work (??yes/no??) All are 83mm bore:
>
> Wiseco 244gr
> JE         241gr
> Zlock    228gr (made for Zlock by Wiseco I believe)
> Spears  221gr
> CP        214gr
>
> If anyone knows of a reason not to use the CP Pistons I would be
> interested to hear.
>
> thanks,
> Steve
>
>
>
>> Piston weight is very important. 8 gram heavier then stock can make 
>> motor go
>> boom.  We use super light from Zlock racing. There a Wisco piston but 
>> Dan
>> design. We all so do a light weight stator rotor we take about 400 
>> grams off
>> the stator help with the 2 gen cranks, so the noise does not brake 
>> off.
>> If it is not too late, I would weight the pistons and see how they 
>> stack up
>> to the stock. I've seen a lot of rods broken because of to heavy a 
>> piston.
>> And the poor rod gets through under the bus. Will the fat ass piston 
>> laughs
>> in the corner...
>



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