hey what motor of the vitara's do you use the pistons out of?
vitara's don't come factory in anything, they are aftermarket cast pistons that have an extremely low compression ratio excellent for boosting SOHC honda engines , but they are reliable to a certain point and they are very cheap for a set of pistons. there are two companies making vitara's that i currently know of, Nippon and YCP with YCP being the better of the two. the last i checked i think someone was making close to 500whp on vitara pistons, it may even be past that by now
2000 EJ8 eagle/75.5 vitara d16y8 built by me, fab and tuning by Omenspeedworks
7-22-10...254whp/210tq at 19.3psi on a mustang dyno
2000 vitara is 9.5:1 2009 is 10:1. the rods length and head have a lot to do with CR, but the pistons have the right wrist pin height and bore to work with the d16. Their ring lands are pretty substantial too. If you're boosting its a good setup. FJT makes custom rods to help raise the CR back up to more of a stock number.
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