Mike Magda

  1. What Does an Accumulator Groove Do?

    What Does an Accumulator Groove Do?
    Accumulator grooves are an important design feature of high performance pistons. Here is how they, as well as a few other critical grooves, help get the job done.
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  2. JE's Patented Perfect Skirt Coating Is A Breakthrough In Piston Technology

    Skirt Piston with JE Piston Coating
    JE's patented Perfect Skirt coating makes piston slap, false knock, and cold-star wear a thing of the past. It also conforms to the shape of the bore.
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  3. What is Electroless Nickel Coating for Pistons?

    What is Electroless Nickel Coating for Pistons?
    JE's electroless nickel (EN) coating offers detonation resistance, heat reflection and can help with ring sealing. Check out all of the benefits of this piston technology.
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  4. Military Spec: What Is Piston Ring Groove Hard Anodizing?

    Military Spec: What Is Piston Ring Groove Hard Anodizing?
    Hard anodizing is a very specific coating with a niche, high-end racing clientele. We explore the technology, its applications, and how OEM manufacturers beginning to utilize it in production vehicles.
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  5. Pump Gas Monster: CNC Motorsports Builds a 582ci BBC (PT 2)

    Pump Gas Monster: CNC Motorsports Builds a 582ci BBC (PT 2)
    The big-block Chevy keeps getting bigger. Aftermarket blocks, dedicated stroker cranks, and array of piston sizes are pushing the good ol’ Rat to unprecedented stature–and horsepower.
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  6. Inside JE's Air-Cooled Porsche Piston Line

    Inside JE's Air-Cooled Porsche Piston Line
    JE has introduced a new line of air-cooled pistons to support the full gamut of vintage, air-cooled Porsche 911 chassis.
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  7. Seal of Approval: The Science Behind JE's Pro Seal MLS Gaskets

    Seal of Approval: The Science Behind JE's Pro Seal MLS Gaskets
    All the combustion pressure and boost in the world is useless if you can't seal it. JE's Pro Seal MLS gaskets are an evolution in headgasket design.
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  8. Wrist Pin Locks: Different Styles and How To Install Them

    Wrist Pin Locks: Different Styles and How To Install Them
    Tips, tricks, and technique to install wire locks in high performance pistons.
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  9. Different Strokes: Choosing The Right Stroker Crank and Pistons For Your LS

    Different Strokes: Choosing The Right Stroker Crank and Pistons For Your LS
    Different strokes for different folks. Choosing different stroker cranks for an LS engine can drastically effect service life. Here's the skinny on picking the perfect combo for your next build.
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  10. Bead Blasting Billet Pistons for Extra Strength

    Bead Blasting Billet Pistons for Extra Strength
    Bead blasting is a common procedure for cleaning parts and prepping surfaces, but did you know it is also a way to increase the strength of billet pistons?
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