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    race tech pistons. are they any good ? my engine builder sugested them over diamond pistons. said they are just as good & i won't have to wait as long .please i could use all the info you guys got on these. i seen one on the counter & it didn't look like it had enough material on the inside. so there were low spots on the skirt that didnt get machined , at the bottom thanks in advance -turbo wog
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo wog View Post
    race tech pistons. are they any good ? my engine builder sugested them over diamond pistons. said they are just as good & i won't have to wait as long .please i could use all the info you guys got on these. i seen one on the counter & it didn't look like it had enough material on the inside. so there were low spots on the skirt that didnt get machined , at the bottom thanks in advance -turbo wog
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    Race tech over Diamond? Not in my book.

    I don't think CPs delievery time on custom pieces is any longer than race techs, and the off the shelf stuff is waaay nicer.
    Not sure what you needs are, but CPs shelf stock selection is pretty extensive.


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    Seen a few Race Tech's...nothing very special about them IMO but then again, I'm not a real fan of Diamond, either. GN's right...CP, even their Bullet brand are excellent choices. Don't overlook Mahle, either.
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    Don't know to much about Race Tech but I agree with GN and Steel.. My custom pistons took about a month.. Bryan Moreland over at CP is awesome to deal with!!!! CP from here on out!!!
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    Anyone that wants to stop by and watch me do an inspection using our Mahr CMM or wants me to get dimensions off of their heads or really anything else for that matter can stop by anytime... I offer free inspections all of the time and they don't even have to be our parts...

    In fact I can even run parts on our in house DTS dyno too!

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    Oh yeah, by the way CP does make good pistons and Brian is a GREAT guy! I have been friends with all of those guys since way back in the day when I worked for Pankl!

    Let us know if we can help you at all and if you have any questions about our pistons versus anyone else stop on by and we will show you...
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    Hey Jeremy, welcome to the forum!
    Can you tell us a little about your product? It's always good to have some knowledge about your options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceTec View Post
    Anyone that wants to stop by and watch me do an inspection using our Mahr CMM or wants me to get dimensions off of their heads or really anything else for that matter can stop by anytime... I offer free inspections all of the time and they don't even have to be our parts...

    In fact I can even run parts on our in house DTS dyno too!

    Stop by anytime!

    Jeremy

    RaceTec Pistons

    Oh yeah, by the way CP does make good pistons and Brian is a GREAT guy! I have been friends with all of those guys since way back in the day when I worked for Pankl!

    Let us know if we can help you at all and if you have any questions about our pistons versus anyone else stop on by and we will show you...
    Maybe some on here don't know the history You guys have? maybe some think you are the New kid on the block? I know better and would use your pistons without even thinking about it! Lets NOT sell THIS Company OK....LOL Too bad about the old one is moving....Ran those pistons for years and years.

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    I understand this is an outgrowth of JE, but I was asking specifically about the pistons. Everyone has access to basically the same technology these days and what separates a lot of products is just semantics; but if one product truly has an advantage over another, it's good to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PS&B1 View Post
    Maybe some on here don't know the history You guys have? maybe some think you are the New kid on the block? I know better and would use your pistons without even thinking about it! Lets NOT sell THIS Company OK....LOL Too bad about the old one is moving....Ran those pistons for years and years.
    Well a little bit of background... Wayne Brooks who owned JE and build it up to its previous glory then sold it started this company because he didn't like the way the industry was going and saw a niche to be filled... The racing industry in the past was being bought up and run by big corporations like big corporations, basically the bottom line is all that matters. He even says that he didn’t like the direction the industry was going even though he was partially responsible for it!
    We are the exact opposite! We have 24 new CNC machines all of which were purchased with the exact operation used in piston manufacturing in mind… We took everything we learned over all of the years and started RaceTec with a clean sheet of paper… We do mostly custom parts and take care of our customers directly as best possible… We will make you a single piston and match its weight to whatever pistons you have in the engine. I want to run this place like a mom and pop shop, you can call or stop by and bench race or if you have a question and we can help you we will, even if it is not our part…


    As most of you probably know the Calvert Brothers that own CP (Calvert / Pankl) started with Wayne @ JE, and I worked with them while I was at Pankl when they were starting CP before I went to JE… You all know that this is a small industry and we all tend to get around… We have a great relationship with the guys at CP and I consider a number of them my friends. So no crap talking from me there… Now those other guys!!! JK!

    Anyways we are a small shop and want to stay that way… We have all of the latest technology and newest machines and tooling thanks to Wayne’s obsession with doing it right!

    Thanks for the welcome!
    I have been lurking for a few years and am leaving to go take my boat out as soon as we close today!!!

    Thanks,
    Jeremy

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    I understand this is an outgrowth of JE, but I was asking specifically about the pistons. Everyone has access to basically the same technology these days and what separates a lot of products is just semantics; but if one product truly has an advantage over another, it's good to know.
    You are right a lot of the companies do have the same technology and can’t make the investment to update or change their manufacturing process… We did it right to start, we do not have a machine other than Wayne’s old mills and lathes that are more than 5-7 years old. We have the only two high speed Takisawa cam turn machines in the US. Almost all of our tooling is diamond and we are constantly developing new geometries for the tooling all of the time. We have multiple CMM’s and have our own in house DTS dyno that we do our own development work with. We also have our own in house race team…

    Wayne had been building pistons for decades and built up the largest piston manufacturer in America. When he wanted to start this company he did it right from the start…

    Anyone that would like to come by and take a look stop by any time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceTec View Post
    You are right a lot of the companies do have the same technology and can’t make the investment to update or change their manufacturing process… We did it right to start, we do not have a machine other than Wayne’s old mills and lathes that are more than 5-7 years old. We have the only two high speed Takisawa cam turn machines in the US. Almost all of our tooling is diamond and we are constantly developing new geometries for the tooling all of the time. We have multiple CMM’s and have our own in house DTS dyno that we do our own development work with. We also have our own in house race team…

    Wayne had been building pistons for decades and built up the largest piston manufacturer in America. When he wanted to start this company he did it right from the start…

    Anyone that would like to come by and take a look stop by any time!
    Thanks for that. That's good info. What about the forgings? Can you give some details there? Mostly concerned with US V8 auto mfgrs...thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    Thanks for that. That's good info. What about the forgings? Can you give some details there? Mostly concerned with US V8 auto mfgrs...thanks.
    All new designs made here in California to our specifications... We offer almost everything as far as domestic applications from 3.600" to 5.250" in both 4032 High Silicone material "AutoTec" and 2618 material "RaceTec". Both full round and forged side relief applications. We also do a ton of billets for everything from Pro Stock to experimental aircraft and airboats...

    I design the forgings then we prove the designs on our dyno before it ever sees a customers engine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceTec View Post
    Well a little bit of background... Wayne Brooks who owned JE and build it up to its previous glory then sold it started this company because he didn't like the way the industry was going and saw a niche to be filled... The racing industry in the past was being bought up and run by big corporations like big corporations, basically the bottom line is all that matters. He even says that he didn’t like the direction the industry was going even though he was partially responsible for it!
    We are the exact opposite! We have 24 new CNC machines all of which were purchased with the exact operation used in piston manufacturing in mind… We took everything we learned over all of the years and started RaceTec with a clean sheet of paper… We do mostly custom parts and take care of our customers directly as best possible… We will make you a single piston and match its weight to whatever pistons you have in the engine. I want to run this place like a mom and pop shop, you can call or stop by and bench race or if you have a question and we can help you we will, even if it is not our part…


    As most of you probably know the Calvert Brothers that own CP (Calvert / Pankl) started with Wayne @ JE, and I worked with them while I was at Pankl when they were starting CP before I went to JE… You all know that this is a small industry and we all tend to get around… We have a great relationship with the guys at CP and I consider a number of them my friends. So no crap talking from me there… Now those other guys!!! JK!

    Anyways we are a small shop and want to stay that way… We have all of the latest technology and newest machines and tooling thanks to Wayne’s obsession with doing it right!

    Thanks for the welcome!
    I have been lurking for a few years and am leaving to go take my boat out as soon as we close today!!!

    Thanks,
    Jeremy
    I knew the Calvert Brothers when they worked for Nick Arias back in the day.Don Zig was the shop foreman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCE680 View Post
    I knew the Calvert Brothers when they worked for Nick Arias back in the day.Don Zig was the shop foreman.
    Holly crap, was this back before they had concrete floors ?

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