MAHLE Motorsport has been developing pistons and rings for over 95 years, and every piston they make comes backed with unmatched design and technology. They are also the manufacturer of pistons for the Chevy COPO Camaro, so they obviously know their stuff when it comes to designing pistons for serious race engines. With this experience also comes their ability to produce large volumes of high-performance pistons, so they can offer anodized pistons to consumers at a more affordable price than many aftermarket manufacturers. Their newest addition to their lineup is the 5.3L LS PowerPak Plug Piston Assembly.
These pistons are made using 2618 alloy slip skirt forging to offer lightweight strength where it matters the most. Lateral gas ports promote the perfect ring seal, and a triple surface treatment makes them extra-durable and ready for the most extreme conditions. Learn more about these pistons in the official press release from MAHLE Motorsport below.
MAHLE Motorsport Introduces 5.3L LS PowerPak Plus Piston Assembly
MAHLE Motorsport’s new 5.3L LS PowerPak Plus piston assembly is designed with serious racers in mind with attention to detail and precision machining where it matters most. Designed with 2618 alloy slipper skirt forgings to minimize weight while adding strength to key areas, the pistons feature lateral gas ports to promote optimal ring seal and power. A triple surface treatment is then applied beginning with a phosphate dry film, followed by hard anodized top ring grooves to protect against microwelding, and MAHLE’s proprietary Grafal® skirt coating to reduce drag and wear. Topping off this comprehensive combination is MAHLE’s revolutionary HV385 1.0mm, 1.0mm, 2.0mm all steel ring package and a heavy-duty .188” wall wrist pin for the strength to withstand the toughest conditions.
For more information about MAHLE Motorsport’s new Made in the USA 5.3L LS PowerPak Plus piston kits, contact www.mahlemotorsports.com, or call MAHLE Motorsport toll free at 888-255-1942.
- Triple Coated Finish
- Made for High-Performance Use
- Lightweight and Durable
Shawn Henry is a Texas native who has spent the majority of his career building and selling F-Bodies and Corvettes. Now studying journalism, he is taking a new direction with his love of GM Performance vehicles.