March 17, 2021
When pistons are worn out they must of course be replaced. When boring and honing the cylinder block again, the bore should be sized to accommodate an oversize piston given that the bore size increases. A new piston is sometimes also purchased if the vehicle is used for a specific application, such as performance or if there are other preferences for a piston.
A piston is an engine part that is made according to the application it is used for. Making pistons is a painstaking and skilful job. How the piston is supplied depends on the application and the customer's requirements. A customer with an old-timer has different needs for the performance of a piston than a customer engaged in drag racing.
Wilmink Performance has a wide range of pistons. These can be ordered for you, while we also stock a large selection of international brands. These pistons are suitable for various applications such as ATV, diesel, off-road and street bikes. Some brands from our range are MAHLE, Supertech, Icon, KB Pistons and CP-Carrillo. The latter brand certainly shines when it comes to quality pistons.
CP-Carrillo started as early as 1963. Then Carrillo Industries was founded by Fred Carrillo and taken over by CP Pistons in 2008. CP-Carrillo is still known today for its high-quality pistons and piston rods. With over half a century of experience in performance products, pistons are made with quality craftsmanship and advanced technology. The brand can also produce customised pistons for example for vintage cars or European applications such as Triumph, Ferrari, Mercedes and many others.
Wilmink Performance is an official distributor of CP-Carrillo in Europe. The range of products includes a customised piston. You can order a custom piston according to your requirements from our specialists. Then the piston can be made entirely for your application and desired performance. There are many different possibilities to make your dream piston perfect: from various internal adjustments to a choice of different coatings. Different options can be found in the catalogue at the bottom of this blog. CP-Carrillo can also make an exactly similar new piston from existing ones.
Several customers have already gone before you and ordered a "custom" piston from us with the request, for example, to produce a new piston that is exactly like the original. For example, a customer recently had a piston custom-made for his Triumph Motorcycle. Earlier, another customer ordered pistons for his Peugeot 205 GTI. Even cars from almost a century ago can still come to us for a new piston, made by hand and the latest technology, because an owner of a 1929 Peugeot De Dion-Bouton had it made by us! Besides pistons it is also possible to have CP-Carrillo make custom-made connecting rods. A recent order for custom-made connecting rods was made by the driver of an Aston Martin Lagonda, who uses this car for historic rally races. So there is a lot possible for different applications, brands, years and wishes when it comes to the piston and connecting rods of your dreams!
Are you interested in a customised piston? Or would you like to know all about the options? Feel free to contact one of our specialists and who knows, you might soon have a new unique piston in your vehicle!
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