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How Speed of Air Hyperformance Pistons are improving fuel economy and emission rates for diesel engines

May 2, 2023

For twenty years, Speed of Air Engine Technologies has been creating solutions to decrease emissions and increase fuel efficiency by improving the fuel combustion process within internal combustion (ICE) engines. Compatible with Cummins, Powerstroke, and Duramax engines, they have introduced a new piston technology to optimize your engine’s performance, longevity and efficiency.

At DFC Diesel, we are proud to partner with Speed of Air in developing a crate engine for medium-duty diesel applications that have been tested with incredible game-changing results for your engine.

What makes the Speed of Air pistons unique?

Speed of Air Hyperformance Pistons seeks to address the number one issue with diesel engines: combustion. With their new patented design, the pistons have a dimple effect called turbulators across the surface of the piston with varying sizes that are reminiscent of a golf ball design. The design has more than just a visual effect though, as these turbulators create adhesion for the flame and allow for a longer burn time. The dimpled surface can also be applied to the intake manifold and turbocharger compressor blades. Unlike a normal flat-surfaced piston, the jagged edges of a piston make the surface unstable, which can create increased emissions and more fuel consumption.

Through using a combination of specialized metal coating to control the combustion chamber temperature, the heat generated by the piston can be harnessed from the engine and enhance the air-fuel mixture. The result? Over time, you will see fewer carbon deposits form in the chamber for longer-lasting engine life.

What value do they have for you?

Each Hyperformance Piston is custom-made and follows a strict quality control process to ensure they are industry safe for your vehicle. Speed of Air Technologies are manufactured to work for every consumer, industrial engine, and fuel type. When you order a DFC Diesel engine with Speed of Air  Hyperformance Pistons you are getting the only piston in the world that pays for itself.

So what does this mean for your engine? Through real-life testing on engines in a work setting, we have found that Speed of Air Hyperformance Pistons offer:

  • Reduced engine maintenance 
  • Reduced oil change intervals by 50%
  • Better fuel economy by 20%+ greater efficiency can be experienced through emissions-compliant tuning for fuel efficiency
  • Reduced emissions ranging from 20 – 80%
  • Smoother running engines
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Increased power

Investing in your engine can have its perks. You can save $20,000 to $60,000 on your purchase of a Speed of Air Hyperformance piston-equipped DFC Diesel engine. These are the only pistons in the world that pay for themselves with independent testing showing fuel economy improvements between 15-25%+ across all engine applications DFC Diesel remanufactures.

We offer 0% financing for up to 24 months on all SOA Series engines for our Canadian customers, so don’t lose out on a good deal! Interested in learning more about Speed of Air Technologies? Contact us today for a custom quote for your engine type and pre-order your DFC Diesel SOA Series with Hyperformance Pistons!