I thought this conversation was of merit enough to mention it here as it struck me as curious. I was speaking with a parts dealer in Germany about an item they had and the subject of pistons was brought up. When I mentioned Wiseco, Ross and the like, he gasped for air due to their 'poor metal quality'. He emplored me to use a superior alternative of some sort in Europe. Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought ALCOA aluminum supplied the T2618 aluminum to these piston manufacturers all over the world unless I am missing something? Is his claim nothing more than national pride and ignorance or does it have any merit?