Wiseco leads the performance aftermarket by producing the highest quality forged pistons for domestic automobiles, sport compact and racing applications right here in the USA. Wiseco is unique because we forge all of our own pistons in house, and produce all of our own forge tooling right here in the USA. This allows us to control all aspects of our manufacturing process from raw bar to skirt coating finished parts.
In addition, in-house dyno testing gives Wiseco the ability to develop state-of-the-art technology such as new shapes, coatings, and components, and lead the industry through rigorous R&D. Linking all segments of Wiseco’s organization through design, testing, manufacturing, and distribution allows us to fulfill market needs with minimum lead-times.
Extreme racing conditions demand the strength and toughness that only forged pistons can offer. Compared to cast pistons, forgings are tougher and more durable, and will stand up to the abuse that high performance motorsport applications require. Most castings are brittle, have no grain structure and tend to fail catastrophically when the material yield strength is exceeded. Forgings have condensed grain that is aligned to the features of the part, which produces higher mechanical properties, and resistance to impact and fatigue. Each forging is designed to optimize the strength-to-weight ratio, and maximize performance.
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With over 60 years of experience, JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. We've built a reputation that the competition can only follow. JE has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams, and high performance enthusiasts trust and rely on.
The top engine builders in NASCAR, ALMS, NHRA, AMA Supercross and others choose JE Pistons over any other brand. For over 60 years, JE's position at the forefront of performance piston manufacturing has been a result of continuous research and development of unique materials, piston designs and technologies. Utilizing State-Of-The-Art CNC machines for manufacturing along with purpose-designed forgings, JE is able to maintain exacting specifications on each and every piston and hold tolerances to millionths of an inch.
Also available from JE is industry-leading processes like Ultra Crown, a Digital Three Dimensional piston crown machining process and Finite Element Analysis (FEA). FEA is a computer process whereby stress and fatigue are tested on a computer model before it goes into production. JE is the only performance piston manufacturer to earn the ISO 9001:2008 quality standard which confirms that JE provides customers the highest standards in quality control. In addition, we also have State-Of-The-Art inspection equipment and testing equipment which enables us to constantly bring you, the customer, the very latest in piston design configurations.
We have a few choices when it comes to choosing a piston pin. 5115 Material pins are chromium alloy and steel case hardened to 58-64 Rockwell C designed for normal wear and tear. 52100 Material Pins are high carbon chromium-bearing steel made of aircraft quality alloy and case hardened to 54-56 Rockwell C for high load capacity. 9310 Material Pins are high quality low carbon and are case hardened to 59-63 Rockwell C for turbo or nitrous applications.
Wiseco Piston Rings
Our Pro Tru line of pistons utilize a plasma moly “pre-gapped” ring set for the budget minded consumer. Wiseco Sport compact kits include the high quality NPR XX rings, which are the best quality steel nitrided top rings and napier style 2nd rings. Our late model EFI lineup and several small block Chevy pistons are designed around the our 1.2mm Steel Nitride and napier GFX ring sets. Many of our big block sets utilize a .043 back cut top ring for extra material thickness around the intake valve.