Pistons, Rings & Connecting Rods

Pistons, Rings & Connecting Rods
  • Sealed Power® - Engine Piston
    Sealed Power®Engine Piston
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    # sp200763
    Engine Piston by Sealed Power®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Sealed Power features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet...
    Helps improve cylinder sealing for less blow-byRetains standard ring gaps in top groove
    $12.70 - $158.81
  • Enginetech® - Stock Connecting Rod
    Enginetech®Stock Connecting Rod
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    # sp159760
    Stock Connecting Rod by Enginetech®. 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...
    Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
    $21.69 - $66.07
  • Sealed Power® - Duroshield Piston
    Sealed Power®Duroshield Piston
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    # sp168425
    Duroshield Piston by Sealed Power®. Sealed Power parts provide innovative designs, use leading-edge materials and utilize ISO & QS certified manufacturing in order to deliver top quality products that meet the rigorous demands of...
    Reduce friction for increased fuel economy and horsepowerEssentially eliminate scuffing and wear
    $21.47 - $90.85
  • Mahle® - Engine Piston
    Mahle®Engine Piston
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    # sp111595
    Engine Piston by Mahle®. The thermal and mechanical loads on pistons in modern gasoline and diesel engines have seen a massive increase, primarily due to higher levels of specific output. Furthermore, the pistons are intended to...
    Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
    $20.19 - $1,351.70
  • ACDelco® - Genuine GM Parts™ Engine Connecting Rod
    ACDelco®Genuine GM Parts™ Engine Connecting Rod
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    # sp241363
    Genuine GM Parts™ Engine Connecting Rod by ACDelco®. This product is made of high-quality components to meet and exceed strict quality requirements. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet...
    Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
    $28.10 - $490.32
  • ACDelco® - Genuine GM Parts™ Engine Piston
    ACDelco®Genuine GM Parts™ Engine Piston
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    # sp241379
    Genuine GM Parts™ Engine Piston by ACDelco®. This product is made of high-quality components to meet and exceed strict quality requirements. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your...
    Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
    $25.38 - $420.98
  • Mopar® - Engine Piston
    Mopar®Engine Piston
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    # sp111536
    Engine Piston by Mopar®. Want your prized possession to look and perform the way it was designed to? Then top-of-the-line Mopar automotive parts and accessories are for you. Made using the latest manufacturing technology to meet the...
    Ideal solution to keep your vehicle in top shapeCrafted from premium-grade materials and the latest technology
    $24.63 - $988.78
  • Wiseco® - Pro Tru Sport Compact Series Piston
    Wiseco®Pro Tru Sport Compact Series Piston
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    # sp125140
    Pro Tru Sport Compact Series Piston by Wiseco®. 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...
    Perfect for upgrading your fuel injection systemMade with the use of the highest quality materials
    $144.68 - $1,270.37
  • Livernois Motorsports® - Powerstorm™ Performance Piston Set
    Livernois Motorsports®Powerstorm™ Performance Piston Set
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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 the continued refinement of the design...
    Thickest Cross Section of Any Piston on the MarketDesigned for 30+ lbs. of Boost
    $658.99 - $2,595.99
  • Mopar® - Connecting Rod
    Mopar®Connecting Rod
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    # sp226593
    Connecting Rod by Mopar®. Want your prized possession to look and perform the way it was designed to? Then top-of-the-line Mopar automotive parts and accessories are for you. Made using the latest manufacturing technology to meet the...
    Ideal solution to keep your vehicle in top shapeCrafted from premium-grade materials and the latest technology
    $8.45 - $776.31
  • Mopar® - Engine Piston And Connecting Rod Set
    Mopar®Engine Piston And Connecting Rod Set
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    # sp202450
    Engine Piston And Connecting Rod Set by Mopar®. Want your prized possession to look and perform the way it was designed to? Then top-of-the-line Mopar automotive parts and accessories are for you. Made using the latest manufacturing...
    Ideal solution to keep your vehicle in top shapeCrafted from premium-grade materials and the latest technology
    $154.73 - $290.14
  • Genuine® - Connecting Rod
    Genuine®Connecting Rod
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    # sp151324
    Connecting Rod by Genuine®. If your engine parts is in need of repair, don't compromise the performance and safety of your car with suspect, off-brand replacement parts from the local auto parts chain store. On our website you'll find...
    Designed to restore your vehicle’s engine partsGenuine OE replacement parts from the OE manufacturer
    $372.82 - $1,495.43
  • Genuine® - Engine Piston
    Genuine®Engine Piston
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    # sp168188
    Engine Piston by Genuine®. Genuine is here to give you the ultimate in quality and reliability at a cost you can afford. Designed utilizing the latest technologies and manufactured from premium materials using state-of-the-art...
    Made with precision and quality in mindDesigned to meet your specific needs
    $380.08 - $404.24
  • Mahle® - Cylinder Sleeve Assembly
    Mahle®Cylinder Sleeve Assembly
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    # sp168583
    Cylinder Sleeve Assembly by Mahle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from industry-leading...
    Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
    $875.80 - $1,145.31
  • Enginetech® - High Performance Connecting Rod
    Enginetech®High Performance Connecting Rod
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    # sp216569
    High Performance Connecting Rod by Enginetech®. 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...
    Rigorously tested to withstand years of abuseDesigned with innovative manufacturing techniques
    $402.52 - $735.35
  • Enginetech® - Piston Set
    Enginetech®Piston Set
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    # sp159754
    Piston Set by Enginetech®. Enginetech pistons are manufactured with state of the art materials to match OE requirements. Enginetech offer cast aluminum, hypereutectic, and forged applications. Treatments such as skirt coatings, anodized...
    Rigorously tested to withstand years of abuseDesigned with innovative manufacturing techniques
    $14.94 - $1,084.74
  • DNJ Engine Components® - Piston Set
    DNJ Engine Components®Piston Set
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    # sp13283
    Piston Set by DNJ Engine Components®. Repair your vehicle to it's optimal performance with this premium piston set designed by DNJ. This superb set includes everything you may need for successful installation. Manufactured with the...
    Designed to restore your vehicle's original performanceIncludes all you may need to replace your worn out parts
    $52.41 - $329.45
  • ITM Engine® - Piston Kit
    ITM Engine®Piston Kit
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    # sp170971
    Piston Kit by ITM Engine®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from industry-leading materials...
    Designed with innovative manufacturing techniquesMade with maximum safety and reliability in mind
    $25.52 - $29.79
  • Brian Crower® - Connecting Rod
    Brian Crower®Connecting Rod
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    # sp230266
    Connecting Rod by Brian Crower®. 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
    $622.65
  • Brian Crower® - ProH2K Connecting Rod
    Brian Crower®ProH2K Connecting Rod
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    # sp191742
    ProH2K Connecting Rod by Brian Crower®. The BC ProH2K H-Beam design connecting rod incorporates every feature of the premier BC ProH625+ rod, only that the fasteners have been changed to the more economical, yet venerable ARP2000 bolt,...
    Made from aerospace-grade4340 Chromoly steel
    $524.98 - $787.47
  • Brian Crower® - ProH625+ Connecting Rod
    Brian Crower®ProH625+ Connecting Rod
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    # sp191744
    ProH625+ Connecting Rod by Brian Crower®. The BC ProH625+ H-Beam design connecting rod is the premier industry connecting rod. Incorporating ARP's ultimate fastener, the Custom Age 625+, rated to 280,000 p.s.i., the BC ProH625+ delivers...
    Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
    $747.60 - $1,121.40
  • Crown® - Engine Connecting Rod
    Crown®Engine Connecting Rod
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    # sp16375
    Engine Connecting Rod by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
    Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
    $53.91 - $72.31
  • Kolbenschmidt® - Piston
    Kolbenschmidt®Piston
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    # sp187356
    Piston by Kolbenschmidt®. Manufactured with customers in mind using most modern methods and leading-edge equipment, this premium-grade product is excellent in every detail. It ensures impeccable quality and maximum reliability and is...
    Unique craftsmanship paired with advanced technologyDesigned to ensure a high level of reliability and security
    $185.73 - $212.29
  • Wiseco® - Professional Series Piston
    Wiseco®Professional Series Piston
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    # sp125146
    Professional Series Piston by Wiseco®. 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...
    Perfect for upgrading your fuel injection systemMade with the use of the highest quality materials
    $121.02 - $1,228.52
  • Livernois Motorsports® - Powerstorm™ Piston and Rod Upgrade Kit
    Livernois Motorsports®Powerstorm™ Piston and Rod Upgrade Kit
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    # sp125362
    Powerstorm™ Piston and Rod Upgrade Kit by Livernois Motorsports®. 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...
    Perfect for upgrading your fuel injection systemMade with the use of the highest quality materials
    $1,899.99
  • Livernois Motorsports® - Ultra High Performance Rods Set
    Livernois Motorsports®Ultra High Performance Rods Set
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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
  • Skunk2® - Alpha Series™ Connecting Rods
    Skunk2®Alpha Series™ Connecting Rods
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    # sp7052
    Alpha Series™ Connecting 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,...
    Designed for maximum performanceEnsure a perfect fitment with all aftermarket pistons
    $441.95
  • Skunk2® - Ultra Series™ X-Beam Connecting Rod Set
    Skunk2®Ultra Series™ X-Beam Connecting Rod Set
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    # sp125025
    Ultra Series™ X-Beam Connecting Rod Set 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...
    Perfect for upgrading your fuel injection systemMade with the use of the highest quality materials
    $543.01
  • CP-Carrillo® - Sport Compact Series Connecting Rod
    CP-Carrillo®Sport Compact Series Connecting Rod
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    # sp228290
    Sport Compact Series Connecting Rod by CP-Carrillo®. 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...
    Perfect for upgrading your fuel injection systemMade with the use of the highest quality materials
    $331.54 - $2,074.68
  • Eagle Specialty® - Connecting Rod
    Eagle Specialty®Connecting Rod
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    # sp230264
    Connecting Rod 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 manufactured...
    Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
    $113.67 - $586.50




The pistons are the mechanical components that bear the pressure from combustion that is ultimately turned into vehicle motion. Piston rings form the seal between the pistons and cylinder walls, and the connecting rods connect the pistons to the crankshaft, converting the reciprocating motion of the pistons to the rotating motion of the crankshaft, which turns the gears in the transmission, the axle shafts, and ultimately the wheels. Whether you need to replace any of these parts or want to swap it out for a performance unit, we have your products.

Factory pistons are cast or forged from aluminum alloy. 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.

A connecting rod consists of a small end, attached to the piston by a wrist pin, and a big end, which is split so it can be attached to the crankshaft throw, separated by the beam. 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.

The material of stock rings depends on application and the ring’s location on the piston. To handle the heat, top rings are made of ductile iron or steel with a face coating of plasma molybdenum or chromium. Chrome-faced rings are very durable and ideal for engines operated in dusty conditions. Second rings are not exposed to as much heat, and can be made of cast iron. For optimal ring seal, the cylinder wall finish must match the type of ring. Compression rings are split to facilitate installation, leaving a gap when the piston and rings are installed in the cylinder. This gap must be within specs or excessive blow-by can result.

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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