ProPower engines wrote:Mahle power oak pistons are another good choice. Although at first they appear to be more than the KB pistons they do come with a real good file fit ring set where thats a needed item in the build anyway.
mitchmc wrote:Ya the mahle ones do look nice, little bigger dome than I was looking at previously that would give me 10.67 cr with 0.037" quench, right where I want to be. Question is would they fit all or most aftermarket aluminum heads like AFR or brodix? Anyone have experience? Thanks!
Alan Roehrich wrote:The Mahle pistons will most likely not work with your current pins, unless the current pistons are Mahle. When using pins that are retained by locks in the pistons, it is necessary to use pins made for the pistons and the locks.
I look at what fits best and works best, then look at price second. It's a lot cheaper and easier to buy something that fits and works well with the least amount of work. I'm not a huge fan of the rings Mahle uses, in fact, I'm not a fan of buying "package" sets of pistons and rings, I prefer to select my own ring package, from my preferred supplier.