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What a joke! My Speed Pro pistons came with snap rings! 2 hours to get one spiral lock in! Forget this! I will NEVER again buy products from these guys!

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Everybody at some point has problems with locks on all different types of pistons, don`t blame the product for that. I`ve used Speed Pro pistons many times in my engines as well as my friends. We`ve had good service out of them and the locks didn`t give me much of a problem. If you don`t feel like fighting with them anymore take them to a machine shop. But I`d suggest keep installing them, after a while you`ll figure out how you have to install them to make it easier.
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What a joke! My Speed Pro pistons came with snap rings! 2 hours to get one spiral lock in! Forget this! I will NEVER again buy products from these guys!
You only need retention rings if you're running a floating pin in the rod. If the pin is pressed in the rod no further retention is needed.

Spiral locks are a PIA which is why the factory doesn't use them. Snap rings can be substituted, they are easier to put in and way easier to get out. However, they are not considered to be as reliable in high stress applications (racing) as spiral rings.

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