Piston ring seal is everything in a race engine and no one understands that better than the folks at Total Seal Piston Rings. No matter how special the engine components are, from a super-secret camshaft made from unobtainium, lifters made from moon rock, or cylinder heads built by Zora Arkus-Duntov himself, if you don’t have a decent cylinder seal at the pistons, you are throwing away power.
It’s no great mystery what gas-ports in pistons do, and that high performance engine builders have been using this technology for decades. There’s also been no shortage of rumors about gas-ports. We’ve been told that they wear out cylinders and have shorter ring life. What happens when a ring manufacturer finds a way to build gas-ports into the rings and not in the pistons? That is exactly what the engineers at Total Seal have done.
Now we can dispense with the myths and misconceptions about gas ports and get to the bottom line: a total seal is essential for optimizing the performance in a high-horsepower engine. Total Seal’s new piston ring design gives racers that desire gas-ported performance without gas ported-pistons.
We’ve been told that these new gas-ported rings incorporate “strategically sized horizontal slots for the gases to enter the groove behind the ring.”
According to the Total Seal literature, “The slots allow combustion gas to enter and gas-load the ring for improved ring seal. These new rings have gone through extensive testing in virtually every form of race engine with the same increases in ring sealing time after time.
These new rings are available in both steel and ductile iron top ring placements. All you have to do is simply ask for gas-ported on your top ring sets when you call your order in.
For more information, visit them online at TotalSeal.com.