When it comes to achieving superior strength and performance, making the right choice in the piston department could be the difference between a well running engine and a broken one. Whether you require an OEM drop-in replacement or cutting edge piston development for your twin turbocharged race car, Wiseco has the piston solution you seek. But which Wiseco Piston is the ideal fit for your engine? Are you taking your stock LS to the next level of performance, or are you in the process of building an all-out racecar primed to compete with any challenger on the track? Check out our video or explore this blog to see the three types of readily available off-the-shelf pistons that we have to offer for various domestic powerplants.
Pro Tru Street – Novice/Mild performance builds 750HP Max
Upgrading your street rod powerplant and looking to add modest power on a budget? The Pro Tru Street piston series is perfect for you. Pro Tru Street pistons is the forged piston starting point for anyone performing mild to moderate power upgrades to stock engines. Utilizing an as-forged dome design, machining time is drastically reduced allowing Wiseco to pass the savings onto you. Pro Tru Street pistons come equipped with ArmorGlide skirt coating to ensure reduced operating friction, minimizing skirt and cylinder wall wear. Forged from 4032 aluminum alloy and machined at Wiseco’s Mentor Ohio manufacturing facility, this American made piston is ready to take your stock engine up a level. Rings, pins, and clips included in every set – no need for additional sourcing!
RED (Race Engineered Design) – Sportsman level performance builds 1000+ HP
Drag racing, circle track, burnout competitions and everything in between, the RED Series piston line was designed to do it all. The RED (Race Engineered Design) series is the culmination of decades of experience in designing and manufacturing high-performance engine components, bringing the ultimate experience in performance and value developed for the mid-level sportsman enthusiast looking to bring moderate power upgrades to their engine. Unlike Wiseco’s Pro Tru Street lineup, RED series pistons are forged from 2618 aluminum alloy allowing the RED piston line to offer excellent strength-to-weight ratios and superior heat dissipation properties. Furthermore, RED series pistons utilize horizontal slot oiling in pin bores to ensure sufficient oiling reducing friction and preventing excessive wear. Outfitted with ArmorGlide skirt coating RED series pistons also incorporate a smooth radius design, allowing enhanced heat dissipation, reduced stress concentrations and hot spots, while maximizing combustion efficiency. RED Series pistons are ready to take your race level engine to victory lane.
Professional Series – Elite level performance builds 1500+ HP
Twin turbos, worn out up arrows, and a complete obsession in the never-ending search for more horsepower? Wiseco’s Professional Series forged pistons step up to the plate if you are looking to make moderate to severe amounts of power. In addition to the features included in the RED series pistons, Professional Series piston kits take it to the next level of piston innovation. Professional Series pistons feature forced pin oiling, ensuring sufficient lubrication and cooling, while maximizing longevity and performance. Gas ports and Pressure Seal Grooves that will minimize blow-by and help equalize pressure to maximize overall engine performance are also available when applicable. Additionally, these custom-level pistons can be tailored to specific engine configurations using left/right designs. Meaning that the piston’s shape, features, and cutouts will be optimized to match the unique requirements of your engine, ensuring proper fitment, performance, and compatibility. Forged from premium 2618 aluminum alloy and machined at Wiseco’s state-of-the-art production facility, Professional Series pistons are the elite level performance upgrade for any engine on the market.
Looking for an extra layer of insurance on your pistons?
Wiseco’s ceramic crown coating can be added to nearly any off-the-shelf piston in as little as 3-days for shelf parts. Why add ceramic crown coating? In the never-ending hunt for more horsepower, compression is increasing, boost is going up, and more nitrous is being sprayed. From street to strip or anywhere in between, you want to get the most out of your engine, but these high-power builds can create extremely high cylinder pressures and internal temperatures, straining even the toughest components. Protecting pistons should be a priority, which is why Wiseco is proud to offer its Ceramic Crown Coating, adding an
extra layer of insurance against pressure, heat, and other potentially damaging engine conditions.
See our comparison chart below for full feature comparison!
Looking for a specialized piston for your application?
If your build possesses unique performance requirements, Wiseco’s custom piston capabilities are seemingly endless. Whether you are making small changes to an existing design or if you are looking for a one-off billet creation, Wiseco’s dedicated engineering and manufacturing teams can produce the perfect set of pistons for your next build. Download our custom piston order form here.
- Forged from premium 2618 alloy or full billet construction
- Engineered with your unique power and durability objectives in mind, these pistons are tailored to meet your precise needs
- Extensive array of custom performance features at your disposal – 3D milling, gas porting, accumulator and contact reduction grooves, pin oiling, and more
- Variety of coating treatments are at your fingertips, including skirt coatings, crown coatings, ring groove enhancements, pin bore anodizing and plating, among others