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Old 10-08-2007, 06:46 PM
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Let's say I rebuild my engine, how would I decide between OEM specs pistons, High-Comp pistons, or Low-Comp pistons... I don't understand why you wouldn't just go straight to the high compression pistons?
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low compression for boost
high compression for N/A
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Ok that's actually what I thought.. Just one thing, what does N A mean exactly? I understand by context that it's a non boosted engine but.. It's not the first time I read that!
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naturally aspirated (not sure about the spelling)
Old 10-08-2007, 07:26 PM
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yeah naturaly aspirated just means no turbo. turbo shoves air into the cylinders whereas naturally aspirated doesnt hahah
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FI = Forced Induction ie Supercharger, Turbocharger etc

NA = Naturally Aspirated ie You want your engine flowing as best as it can, headwork, good header/exhaust/intake, high compression
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