We are extremely proud to be one of Wiseco’s UK stockists of their performance car parts including their range of pistons, piston rings, crankshafts, valves, camshafts and connecting rings.
Wiseco parts are found in a wide range of vehicles from Formula 1 and Moto GP, to drag, race hill climb, spring, drift and road cars.
Their range of applications and durability has given the company a strong foundation and seen it into its seventieth year. Their company moto is ‘to Meet or Exceed Customer Requirements Every Time’ and we believe that they do.
Due to their popularity and reliability, we stock over 3,000 individual Wiseco components. As with all of our stock, we do our best to provide as much information as possible about each item that we sell on our web site. This includes the make and model of vehicle that the part is designed for, the part numbers, a full description and customer reviews.
Wiseco leads the performance aftermarket by producing the highest quality forged pistons for domestic automobiles, sport compact and racing applications. Wiseco is unique because they forge their own pistons in house. This allows them 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.
Piston Engineering / ArmorGlide™ Coating
Wiseco’s detailed skirt shapes and profiles are very specific to each application. Variable cam programming software developed in house allows Wiseco to produce high-performance shapes unique to only Wiseco. The skirt shape (barrel/cam) is one of the most functional areas on the piston, and provides stability and smooth operation in the cylinder bore. Stability is important for proper ring seal, reduced friction, and quiet operation. Each skirt shape is designed for a specific running clearance, based on coefficient of thermal expansion of the piston alloy. Some forging alloys expand more than casting alloys, but each Wiseco piston is designed with the proper installed clearance to produce the most power, least wear, and best seal at running temperature, for each application. Comparing installed clearances on cast vs forged parts is not indicative of the running clearance at temperature. Wiseco engineers have a strong background in all forms of racing applications, and produce the best shapes and designs in the industry.
Some of Wiseco forged pistons offer the new ArmorGlide™ skirt coating, which is the result of testing, development, and benchmarking through Wiseco’s rigorous in-house dyno program. The outcome is the ultimate in skirt coating toughness, lubrication, and bond technology working together to minimize friction, maximize horsepower, and provide improved wear resistance. Not only is ArmorGlide™ a high-tech lubricant that reduces friction, but it also allows the piston to be fitted tighter within the bore allowing a better ring seal and reduced noise from piston rock.
Domestic Auto / Sport Compact Piston Features
Wiseco domestic auto and sport compact pistons are forged and machined in-house and receive a full compliment of power enhancing features. Light weight forgings, millimeter ring packs, extra-strength forgings, gas ports, skirt coatings, offset pins, and a variety of other features are available to insure each engine exceeds our customer’s expectations. Optimized skirt profiles minimize rock and provide long skirt life in stroker applications.
Pro Tru Piston Features
Pro Tru pistons are forged and machined in-house and are designed to make excellent power with a long life and the best value. Dedicated forgings require minimal machining and insure a strong, lightweight piston at minimal cost. Design work is very detailed to insure the latest piston skirt profiles for minimal rock, tight clearances, and long skirt life.
Below are just some of the popular features found in their forged piston product lines:
Valve pocket designs allow maximum flow around the valve, allowing the use of oversized valves and high lift cams.
Piston crown shapes are designed to promote the maximum intake charge efficiency through a scavenging mixture ‘Cross Flow’ during intake and exhaust valve overlap. More fuel and air equals more horsepower.
Piston domes are designed for optimal quench during the compression/ combustion cycle, resulting in resistance to detonation and pre-ignition. The end product is longer engine life and increased horsepower potential.
Precision machined ring grooves with proper orifice/ accumulator volume feature calculated groove root diameters and axial widths, providing excellent surface finish and flatness, maximum ring seal, and minimized blow-by and oil consumption.
If you require further information on any of our stock items or you would like some help selecting the specific parts required for you car, please give our knowledgeable and helpful team a call. We are open six days a week for orders, dispatch and answering any questions.