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Journeyman

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posted 04-03-2003 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for methylated   Click Here to Email methylated     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
trw pistons and top of the line ,like say cp. Assume same weight ,same compression etc the main difference being cps have a much smoother ring land surface . about how much vacuum ,tq, hp is this worth ?approximately .Anybody know or care to hazard a guess?

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 04-04-2003 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll hazard a guess that the HP difference wouldn't be measurable -- rather it would be a difference of longivity and reliability.

You'll likely only get personal testimonials that go either way.

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posted 04-04-2003 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hans olsson   Click Here to Email Hans olsson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
About a tenth in the quarter mile.

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posted 04-04-2003 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for methylated   Click Here to Email methylated     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
!!!!! no joke hans ?

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Hans olsson
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posted 04-04-2003 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hans olsson   Click Here to Email Hans olsson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NO

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posted 04-04-2003 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for methylated   Click Here to Email methylated     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yowzah !!!!1

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Mpcoluv
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posted 04-04-2003 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hans,
Am I correct to assume that you will get better ring seal with the premium pistons?

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posted 04-04-2003 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fordwiser   Click Here to Email Fordwiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most of the top line pistons are going to be lighter then TRWs or at least they should be. I would think that would be the biggest improvement in performance and being much easier on the bottom end of the engine. TRWs can take a beating, but have extra mass to gain the strength.
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posted 04-04-2003 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for methylated   Click Here to Email methylated     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The way I meant to phrase that was in such a way that the only variable was the smoothness of the ring land . I know trws weigh more etc , but I was trying to isolate it to one variable , you see certain piston companies go to a hell of a lot more trouble in finishing the ring lands . The improved sealing is what I'm curious about.

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Buster
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posted 04-04-2003 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It depends what TRW pistions your using.... I have seen TRW crack the skirts in all eight pistions.

And yes it would put together properly. I also have heard that Chevy uses the same pistion, just a different pit location.

I was talking to a friend that builds chevy's and he had the TRW pistion crack in two different engines. He took the broken parts and was able to switch them between the two pistons and you couldn't tell which one went to what pistion.

As you can tell, I DON'T like TRW pistions.

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