There’s nothing more satisfying to an engineer than making an engine run ...
There’s nothing more satisfying to an engineer than making an engine run better. Although these machines tend to be very complicated, there’s one thing that all engines need to avoid. We are talking about friction.
Engines which produce maximum amounts of horsepower always look to drop down friction as much as possible for several good reasons. First of all, friction kills power. Perhaps even more importantly, it results in wear and tear, which shortens the life expectancy by a significant margin.
Most manufacturers figured out that piston rings are an important element to this, and that reducing their size can have positive consequences on performances, as well as durability of their engines. Chevrolet was the first one to implement thinner piston rings with their LS engine, and the results were mind-blowing.
Nowadays, almost all manufacturers are using thinner piston rings, but there are also several aftermarket parts which are even more extreme. Do they really work, and is the horsepower output really gonna show a significant difference? Click on the video below and check it out.
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