The new BME pistons for the Can-Am X3 are made exclusively for BC and include the following features:
• Made from 2816-T61 aluminum forgings.
• Full round design, notched for squirters.
• Pocketed skirts for added support/rigidity.
• Valve reliefs for safety margin if broken belt.
• 8620 material pins in .150” wall & .190” wall.
• Total Seal rings, 1.2mm top ring, big radial wall.
• 74 & 75mm bore x 10:1 in 18 & 20mm pin dia.
While BME's flagship piston products are NASCAR and road racing pistons, Bill Miller Engineering's cutting-edge technology and premium quality wins races in another motorsport which is a grueling test of pistons: blown-fuel drag racing. In fact, drag racing was the first market for the BME Forged Aluminum Racing Piston.
Ever since legendary, dragster and funny car crew chief, the late Dale Armstrong, switched to BME in the 1980s, blown-fuel racers have used BME Pistons in their engines. Since then, in the Top Fuel and Funny Car classes of National Hot Rod Association and International Hot Rod Association competition, where engines making 1000-horsepower per cylinder are the norm; BME products are a benchmark by which racing pistons are judged.
There is only one piston manufacturer in the World which races its products in its own Top Fuel Dragster and that's Bill Miller Engineering. Bill Miller's "BME Top Fuel Dragster", driven by Troy Buff, is a key development tool Bill Miller Engineering uses to validate its piston designs along with that of all its other products.