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Ross Pistons

Looking to do a 3.4 turbo coversion on my 3.2

Are they better Than JE's
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No. MM is the only place I know that sells them for Porsches. Do a search on Motor Meister. If they were any good, you would think reputable places would also sell them.
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The reason is i can get them direct from them.

My tuner which is a dsm tuner swears by them and the hates je pistons.

They have cars running 40-50 pounds of boost and spray on ross pistons

Could it be that they are great pistons but MM is ruining ross piston name?
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The reason is i can get them direct from them.

My tuner which is a dsm tuner swears by them and the hates je pistons.

They have cars running 40-50 pounds of boost and spray on ross pistons

Could it be that they are great pistons but MM is ruining ross piston name?
While MM certainly doesn't help anything they are associated with, that still wouldn't/couldn't have stopped every other Porsche tuner I know of from using them. Does your DSM tuner have any experience running Ross pistons in air cooled motors, maybe bikes, airplanes, etc?

Of course what I just said is all circumstantial evidence and you are right to investigate and determine for yourself. Maybe Porsche tuners follow the pack like sheep. Maybe they are unwilling to risk a motor on an unknown piston? Maybe they tried them 20 years ago and found them unsuitable but Ross has changed their "formula" since then?
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Dave Brown of Speedwerks uses both JE and Ross in his custom 911 engines. He prefers the Ross pistons, but only because of the better lead time on made-to-spec piston orders.
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A lot of Nascar builders use Ross pistons and with good results.

I believe that MM being an exclusive distributor is a lot of BS.

Im sure if you look around, there are nationally recoginzed builders and suppliers that can get them from Ross. You might try Ross's website. I have seen the catalog on the pistons for Porsche there.

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Their website lists them for the "V6"................. those crazt webmasters!

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I have a used set of Ross'es from a past MM rebuild. Only 750 miles on them. Any takers?
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JE is a great piston...I have used them in more motors than I can count. Ross pistons are just as good. You have to remember that most piston blanks come from the same place. I can tell you that running 40-50 pounds has more to do with the tuner than the piston I dont care what kind of piston you have if you go lean the motor will start using the parts for fuel I have ran blowers, nitrous, and turbos with JE's never had an issue. Call JE direct and tell them what you want...they will have the best price unless you know a friend who can give you jobber etc

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