Supertech Racing Pistons v. Arias v. Ross...v.... the BEST forged pistons?

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Postby WDRacing » Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:17 am

Ivan probably won't reply cause he's a BIT CH. But I'm going with the super techs as soon as I get closer to the 390WHP mark. Until then I'm staying stock. Or until I pop a piston.

At which point I'll do the rods and pistons all at once.

SuperTech coated pistons are the way to go man. Mix those with a set of good rods and your golden for 900WHP or so. Pretty way more then I'll ever actually make.

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Postby HolyShiznit » Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:28 am

w00t me and WD will be runnin the cheap supertech's on yo asses!

JK, I just like what I saw with their LT1/LS1 stuff.

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Postby 12valveturbo » Sat Jul 30, 2005 12:17 pm

I have the supertechs in a sohc 8.1 and love them

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Postby wild_maxx » Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:33 pm

hey 12valve, i am going to be running the same pistons 8:1. how is the daily driving like. not to slow in the lower rpm's? are they loud/slapping on cold start-up's?

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Postby Florida240sx » Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:57 pm

WD what set of rods would be a good combo? I was just going to get mine treated...I only plan to be 350-400. My VG will be my beast

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Supertech Racing Pistons v. Arias v. Ross...v.... the BEST forged pistons?

Postby MykeCo » Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:30 pm

I'm currently building up my Ka for a T. I decided to go with "supertech pistons" 8.5:1 cr. "got them from ka24de.com" good guys over there i'd recommend them to anyone. Will be paired up with pauter rods. I am far from being done but when I am. I will post a thread letting everyone know what i think of the products i've gone with.

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Postby wild_maxx » Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:50 pm

welcome to the boards mykeCO. looks like you have your mind set which is good. look foward to seeing your build up. i also bought my supertech's from ka24de.com good guys there. good luck on the build

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Postby s14 2510's » Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:07 pm

I have a set of JE pistons brand new in the box with rings and pins for $500. I would have used them but I gave up building a ka and now have one bad a$$ rb26. I have pics E-mail me at [email protected]

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Postby 12valveturbo » Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:26 am

I can hardly notice the differance going from 8.6.1 to 8.1 bottem end feels nice plus they were 70 grams lighter a piece so less weight to move around. It seems to rev a little nicer than before. love them and ka24de's service

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Postby 12valveturbo » Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:30 am

about the piston slap you have to be really nosey to hear it at cold start up.not noticable at all. couldnt be happier

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Postby IvanAtSPRacing » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:56 pm

We have been experiencing failures on the Wiesco pistons lately in the 2JZ. The bottoms of the pistons are cracking. Because its the skirt area, its not hurting performance but it could wreck a motor if a chunk falls out. The cars having the issues are making 1500 WHP which is probably a contributing factor. Wiesco is working on an updated piston for the 2JZ because of this.

I have no experience with the Super Tech pistons. I have used ST valves, springs, and retainers. Seem to be decent pieces. The 9:1 CR is great for turbo applications. For higher boost, the 8.8:1 CR Arais might be more forgiving. The Arias pistons have butterfly cuts for the valves so higher lift cams wont be an issue. Not sure on the ST. The Arais pistons are $18.00 more than the Super Tech.

As far as I see things, there is no reason to run the Pauter rods over Crower rods. The Crower rods are less money, weigh less, and need no modifications to the block to use. The Pauter rods come too close to the bottoms of the cylinders which needs to be clearanced.

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Postby 240power » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:24 pm

Pistons are just one of three things you need to beef up in any engine you plan to Turbo. Along with good forged pistons, performace rods are as important as pistons. The third thing is the crankshaft. One that is Balanced, nitrited, shot peened and striaght. If you're pushing alot of power then a new forged crank is a must. Also, dont buy parts store rod and crank barings... Remember cheap is not the way to go.

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Postby veilside180sx » Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:24 am

IvanAtSPRacing wrote:We have been experiencing failures on the Wiesco pistons lately in the 2JZ. The bottoms of the pistons are cracking. Because its the skirt area, its not hurting performance but it could wreck a motor if a chunk falls out. The cars having the issues are making 1500 WHP which is probably a contributing factor. Wiesco is working on an updated piston for the 2JZ because of this.

I have no experience with the Super Tech pistons. I have used ST valves, springs, and retainers. Seem to be decent pieces. The 9:1 CR is great for turbo applications. For higher boost, the 8.8:1 CR Arais might be more forgiving. The Arias pistons have butterfly cuts for the valves so higher lift cams wont be an issue. Not sure on the ST. The Arais pistons are $18.00 more than the Super Tech.

As far as I see things, there is no reason to run the Pauter rods over Crower rods. The Crower rods are less money, weigh less, and need no modifications to the block to use. The Pauter rods come too close to the bottoms of the cylinders which needs to be clearanced.
Probably a contributing factor...yeah I'm pretty sure it has a lot to do with it.=) That's A LOT of boost.=)

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Postby nissanfanatic » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:45 am

Ivan, just how much boost are you guys running to push that much WHP and from what turbo(s)?

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Postby PhastKA-T » Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:21 pm

GT 47 88 at over 60 psi with a 175 shot of NOS to boot. We made 1520 whp thru a TH 400 based trans with super high stall. We were consuming enough fuel to make 1900 crank HP.

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Re: Supertech Racing Pistons v. Arias v. Ross...v.... the BE

Postby Gundam240sx » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:00 pm

UPDATE!! its been forever since this pistons were on the market. Now you can use CP, Wiseco, or Supertech (Still around). They are very expensive. Know what your doing before you buy. Tip.: Rings must be trimmed to allow expansion. That is all.....


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