Posted: December 03, 2021
JE Pistons offers a vast lineup of forged pistons for the various engine models under Ford's EcoBoost platform. Learn about EcoBoost engine and piston technology and how specially designed forged pistons can optimize performance.
The popularity of Ford’s EcoBoost family is validated by the growing number of enthusiasts who are rebuilding their engines with upgraded parts, taking the versatile platform to the next level in street and racing performance.
First introduced for the 2010 model year, millions of 4- and 6-cylinder EcoBoost engines have since been produced for a wide range of vehicles—including a hyper-performance model that boasts more than 600 horsepower. The EcoBoost line was developed out of an industry trend to downsize engines and introduce direct injection (DI) to help meet federal fuel-economy targets. The second part of the strategy uses turbochargers and boost when needed for passing, towing and other demanding driving functions.
When rebuilding the EcoBoost, performance enthusiasts have access to a full line of power upgrades across the engine architecture, including the rotating assembly where JE Pistons offers dedicated FSR forgings for most of the engines. Currently the JE EcoBoost lineup includes the Gen I & II 3.5L V6 and the 1.6L, 2.0L and 2.3L four-cylinder engines.
“We’re also getting requests for the 2.7-liter V6,” says Nick DiBlasi, director of product development at JE Pistons. “The EcoBoost is a good-performing engine, and a lot of people are modifying it in different versions. We have a standard FSR series and an Ultra series that will cater to each type of customer.”
You will notice that our connecting rod design is quite different from other manufacturers due in part to our stress riser free design. Certain precautions must be taken upon receiving your rods to ensure a trouble free service life. Included with every purchase you will receive an instruction sheet that must be followed completely.