While the worldwide appeal of the LS engine as a hot street performer has been exploited for years, the engine has finally begun to make inroads in the upper realms of sportsman drag racing as well as small tire heads up action. Because these engines have different needs and priorities than a street engine, the way they are built requires different pieces and components. Max effort engines want max effort parts and these domed LS pistons from MAHLE Motorsports are there to fill the void.
Using the company’s triple coating process that starts with a dry phosphate coating, continues with MAHLE’s proprietary designed Grafal coating and then finishing with has anodizing of the top ring groove, the slugs are really designed for a battlefield environment on the track.
The pistons are also machined to work with available cylinder heads. That being said MAHLE does offer custom piston options so if you have questions about your application give them a call at the number below!
MAHLE Motorsports Introduces GM LS Domed Drag Race PowerPak Plus Pistons
Fletcher, NC… November 4, 2017 – Introducing MAHLE’s all new GM LS Domed Drag Racing pistons designed for upper level drag racing, and machined to accommodate popular GM LS cylinder heads. These PowerPak Plus pistons are triple coated first with a phosphate dry film to protect the pin bores from galling. Next, MAHLE’s proprietary anti-friction Grafal® is applied to the 2618 alloy slipper skirt forgings and then finally, to withstand the higher cylinder temperatures and pressures associated with upper level drag racing applications, the top ring grooves are hard anodized to protect against micro-welding. Each assembly includes MAHLE’s new HV385 1.0mm, 1.0mm, 2.0mm all steel rings.
MAHLE is the world’s largest piston manufacturer, and is the leading piston liaison between upper level professional racing, OE and the specialty equipment automotive aftermarket. All parts are machined to exacting tolerances on MAHLE manufactured, application specific equipment with unmatched quality and consistency. The U.S. Motorsports division operates in Fletcher, NC. For more information, contact www.mahlemotorsports.com, or call toll free: 888-255-1942.