Performance Pistons, Rings & Connecting Rods

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      # sp129603
      Connecting Rods by Manley®. Whether you're looking for economical yet high quality H-Beam rods, Manley stock appearing Sportsmaster rods or the best of the best Pro Series rods, Manley is your connecting rod solution. Manley designs...
      Made to help enhance the performance of your vehiclePerfect for drag racing or high-performance racing applications
      $98.33 - $528.58
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      # sp129606
      Domestic Economical Sportmaster™ Connecting Rods by Manley®. Whether you're looking for economical yet high quality H-Beam rods, Manley stock appearing Sportsmaster rods or the best of the best Pro Series rods, Manley is your...
      Made to help enhance the performance of your vehiclePerfect for drag racing or high-performance racing applications
      $718.54
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      # sp129605
      Domestic Economical™ Connecting Rods by Manley®. Whether you're looking for economical yet high quality H-Beam rods, Manley stock appearing Sportsmaster rods or the best of the best Pro Series rods, Manley is your connecting rod...
      Made to help enhance the performance of your vehiclePerfect for drag racing or high-performance racing applications
      $513.73 - $663.73
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      # sp129609
      Domestic Platinum Series™ Lightweight Piston Set by Manley®. Signature "Platinum Series" pistons are available for SB and BB Chevy, Chrysler 5.7L Hemi, Ford Modular and Sport Compact applications featuring 2618 alloy forgings, Manley...
      Wrist pin upgrades (9310 and Turbo Tuff/DLC alloys)Domestic 2618 alloy forgings
      $63.64 - $667.41
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      # sp129610
      Domestic Pro Series™ Connecting Rods by Manley®. Whether you're looking for economical yet high quality H-Beam rods, Manley stock appearing Sportsmaster rods or the best of the best Pro Series rods, Manley is your connecting rod...
      Made to help enhance the performance of your vehiclePerfect for drag racing or high-performance racing applications
      $1,251.18 - $1,412.45
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      # sp129608
      Domestic™ Piston Ring Set by Manley®. Signature "Platinum Series" pistons are available for SB and BB Chevy, Chrysler 5.7L Hemi, Ford Modular and Sport Compact applications featuring 2618 alloy forgings, Manley proven cam and barrel...
      Made to help enhance the performance of your vehiclePerfect for drag racing or high-performance racing applications
      $25.26 - $433.87
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      # sp129620
      Sport Compact Platinum Series™ Lightweight Pistons by Manley®. Professional engine builders and elite tuners around the world are running Manley pistons for some very good reasons. Unique (to Manley) fixturing allowing skirt turning &...
      Wrist pin upgrades (9310 and Turbo Tuff/DLC alloys)Domestic 2618 alloy forgings
      $115.26 - $723.52
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      # sp129616
      Sport Compact™ Connecting Rods by Manley®. Whether you're looking for economical yet high quality H-Beam rods, Manley stock appearing Sportsmaster rods or the best of the best Pro Series rods, Manley is your connecting rod solution....
      Made to help enhance the performance of your vehiclePerfect for drag racing or high-performance racing applications
      $86.34 - $1,396.04
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      # sp129619
      Sport Compact™ Piston Ring Set by Manley®. The highest quality valvetrain components in the industry starting with our world famous valvespring line for drag, oval and street/strip applications and continuing with our steel and...
      Made to help enhance the performance of your vehiclePerfect for drag racing or high-performance racing applications
      $101.03 - $186.49
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      # sp7052
      Alpha Series™ Rods by Skunk2®. Forged from 4340 chromoly steel and constructed with a straight H-beam design, these Alpha Series rods ensure ultimate strength-to-weight ratio. Thanks to comprehensive heat-treating, tempering, and...
      Designed for maximum performanceEnsure a perfect fitment with all aftermarket pistons
      $389.99
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      # sp125023
      Engine Piston by Skunk2®. Enjoy superior performance by getting this premium-grade Sniper product that is throughly engineered to help take the performance of your fuel system to the next step delivering unprecedented levels of...
      Perfect for upgrading your fuel injection systemMade with the use of the highest quality materials
      $514.99
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      # sp125365
      H-Beam Connecting Rods by Eagle Specialty®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Eagle Specialty features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $113.67 - $822.25
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      # sp125399
      Connecting Rods by PPE®.
      Thoughtfully designed to match your diesel engine needsMade to help enhance the performance of your vehicle
      $2,790.70
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      # sp125442
      Sportsman BC625+ Series Connecting Rod by Brian Crower®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $706.25 - $1,412.50
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      # sp19332
      Sportsman Connecting Rod by Brian Crower®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to provide a...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $450.93 - $2,002.52
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      # sp20434
      FHR Series Pistons by Icon Pistons®. United Engine & Machine's Icon piston line is engineered from the ground up for extreme high performance street or racing applications. We're putting a century of piston design and experience into...
      High ductility 2618 alloyDual forced pin oiling on most applications
      $89.29 - $806.70
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      # sp125373
      Piston by Icon Pistons®. Enjoy superior performance by getting this premium-grade Sniper product that is throughly engineered to help take the performance of your fuel system to the next step delivering unprecedented levels of...
      Perfect for upgrading your fuel injection systemMade with the use of the highest quality materials
      $108.33 - $876.38
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      # sp125374
      Premium Piston by Icon Pistons®. Enjoy superior performance by getting this premium-grade Sniper product that is throughly engineered to help take the performance of your fuel system to the next step delivering unprecedented levels of...
      Perfect for upgrading your fuel injection systemMade with the use of the highest quality materials
      $357.92 - $674.11
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      # sp32166
      Powerstorm Performance Piston Set by Livernois Motorsports®. These Powerstorm forged pistons offer our latest advances in design and features. Based on years of testing and research along with continued refinement of the design we feel...
      Thickest Cross Section of Any Piston on the MarketDesigned for 30+ lbs. of Boost
      $799.99 - $999.99
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      # sp32180
      Ultra High Performance Rods Set by Livernois Motorsports®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Livernois Motorsports features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $829.99 - $1,499.99
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      # sp139473
      Dome Piston by Silv-O-Lite®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to provide a perfect fit for a...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $63.33 - $289.27
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      # sp139474
      Dualoy Piston by Silv-O-Lite®.
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $73.19 - $752.87
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      # sp125604
      Engine Piston by Silv-O-Lite®. Enjoy superior performance by getting this premium-grade Sniper product that is throughly engineered to help take the performance of your fuel system to the next step delivering unprecedented levels of...
      Perfect for upgrading your fuel injection systemMade with the use of the highest quality materials
      $32.21 - $752.87
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      # sp139475
      Flat Piston by Silv-O-Lite®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to provide a perfect fit for a...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $68.76 - $324.26
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      # sp139476
      Hypereutectic Coated Piston by Silv-O-Lite®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to provide a...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $41.74 - $447.20
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      # sp139477
      Hypereutectic Flat Piston by Silv-O-Lite®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to provide a...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $39.55 - $391.68
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      # sp102072
      Classic Race Piston Rings by Total Seal®. Total Seal® is the leader in Piston Ring technology with the ability to meet whatever special needs you may have. From IMCA modifieds to Winston Cup and Irl, Total Seal® can fit rings to your...
      Made to fit and suit your diverse needsWill boost the efficiency of your vehicle
      $83.29 - $217.77
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      # sp102073
      Conventional Rings by Total Seal®. Total Seal® is the leader in Piston Ring technology with the ability to meet whatever special needs you may have. From IMCA modifieds to Winston Cup and Irl, Total Seal® can fit rings to your piston.
      Made to fit and suit your diverse needsWill boost the efficiency of your vehicle
      $120.43 - $357.77
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      # sp102074
      Gapless™ 2nd Rings by Total Seal®. Total Seal's patented Gapless® Piston rings provide increased performance through unmatched sealing of the cylinder and combustion gasses in the combustion chamber. Increased horsepower and torque...
      Increased horsepower and torqueLonger engine life
      $125.91 - $833.44
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      # sp102075
      Gapless™ Top Rings by Total Seal®. Total Seal® is the leader in Piston Ring technology with the ability to meet whatever special needs you may have. From IMCA modifieds to Winston Cup and Irl, Total Seal® can fit rings to your piston.
      Increased horsepower and torqueLonger engine life
      $169.63 - $374.72




    In any internal combustion engine the pistons have to withstand the tremendous heat and pressure of combustion. The piston rings must also endure this extreme strain and temperature while sealing the pistons to the cylinder walls and providing sufficient oil control. Finally, the connecting rods must persevere through the pounding as they transform the pistons’ reciprocating motion into the rotational movement of the crankshaft.

    These stresses are amplified in a high horsepower performance engine, which typically has higher compression, operates at higher RPM, and may have power adders like nitrous oxide, a turbocharger or supercharger. It goes without saying that stronger pistons, rings, and connecting rods are necessary, but at the same time these parts should be as light as possible to allow the engine to rev freely, while creating very little frictional power loss.

    Factory connecting rods are typically made of cast iron or powdered metal, and aren’t adequate for performance use. Most performance rods are manufactured from forged or billet steel, and there are aluminum rods for drag racing. You’ll find forged rods in I-Beam and H-Beam construction, with the latter generally providing higher strength with less weight. Performance rods are precision made, with uniform center-to-center dimensions, weights, and bore concentricity. They also are commonly bushed for floating pins, have stronger and larger diameter rods bolts, and are available in lengths to suit the desired rod ratio.

    Performance piston material ranges from cast hypereutectic (an alloy with a high silicon content for strength) aluminum that is fine for mildly modified street engines to forged and billet aluminum for high horsepower and racing applications. All pistons are designed and precision machined for superior strength with light weight. Factors that affect piston selection include bore size, compression ratio, and valve clearance. Most pin bores are designed for floating pins retained by clips. Many pistons come with coatings to reduce skirt scuffing, improve surface wear resistance, and reflect heat, which improves durability.

    The modern trend in performance piston ring design is for thinner rings, with some of the latest ring packs featuring 1mm top and 2nd rings, and 2mm oil control rings. Thinner rings create less friction while at the same time conforming to the bore better for improved sealing and superior oil control. To ensure durability these rings are made from steel or ductile iron and the compression rings receive a plasma-moly, chrome, or proprietary coating to resist heat and wear. The ring face may also be lapped for faster break-in. Besides less drag and lower weight, thinner rings also allow more options for piston design.

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    Compression ratio I was looking for. Good fit and finish.
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