KS Spec Custom H22 Forged Piston Set
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.
- 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.