Pistons - Vauxhall

/Pistons - Vauxhall
  • 2.0L XE Omega/SBD Pot Piston set.
    The Omega pot type pistons are extremely high quality and SBD have used them since the company was founded. The piston crown has been developed over time to what we believe is the best pot type piston available, in fact in many cases when put up against other makes of piston, they regularly out perform even those types which are supposed to be a slipper type. If you have a reasonable budget which is not able to stretch to our high specification Omega slipper pistons, choosing our Omega Pot type piston is an essential way to gain performance and reliability at the right price. Suitable for use with either standard rods or our 143mm Saenz Steel Rod Set.
  • When using slipper pistons there are a lot of stories around, but most of these tales have come from using inferior products.
    SBD have used Omega slipper pistons for many years now and find they are, in fact, more reliable and create less wear than any other design of piston, whether used in rally, race, sprint or hillclimb engines.
    When you wish to produce the ultimate engine, the Omega slipper piston would always be our first choice.
    SBD have taken all the latest advancements in technology and together with the improvements they have discovered from their engine developments used this to design a completely new piston for the ever popular 2.0L XE. Omega have produced a completely optimised forging, it has significantly increased strength over any piston SBD have produced in the past and great care has been taken to ensure no machining is required to the internal structure in order to maintain maximum strength.
    SBD have reduced the pin size from the previous slipper design of 20mm down to 18mm (STD is 21mm), and then been able to reduce the piston pocket depth due to their advanced cam designs, this has allowed SBD to reduce piston crown height to improve flame travel within the combustion area and yet still maintain optimum compression.
    Piston weights as follows (including rings, pin and circlips);
    86mm - 298g
    87mm - 307g
    88mm - 314g