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Post  motorhead on April 4th 2012, 9:34 pm

I would like to know the pros and cons on using forged pistons in a 460 that will be a daily driver on the wild side? Cool

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Post  DanH on April 4th 2012, 10:04 pm

one con would be that they would be driven on the Wild Side , and get a new friend with lights on his car

the pro the will hold up better than a cast .


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Post  blown473 on April 4th 2012, 10:13 pm

No real downside at all, flat out better pistons.

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Post  rmcomprandy on April 4th 2012, 10:45 pm

blown473 wrote:No real downside at all, flat out better pistons.

They are barely more audible when cold ... that's about the only con.

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Post  motorhead on April 5th 2012, 6:16 am

Well I don't need the lighted car friends, but I am thinking about using the forged but I only need to stay around 10:5 .1 for pump gas. Smile

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Post  dfree383 on April 5th 2012, 6:22 am

definetly go with forged pistons, they are typicaly much higher quality than the cast stuff and much much more durable when engaged in the "Wild Side" sunny
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Post  motorhead on April 5th 2012, 7:49 pm

What would be the best brand for of forged that would not be to expensive? Question

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Post  Lem Evans on April 5th 2012, 7:57 pm

Probe would be one brand to take a look at.

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Post  quick 52 on April 5th 2012, 8:53 pm

there is no doubt that a forge piston is stronger but if u r running n/a on the streets hyper will live easy and perform well in a 10.5 to 1 motor

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Post  schmitty on April 6th 2012, 8:16 am

The downside to the forged pistons is up front cost. They are very durable though and will give a long service life. If you decide to run the hyper pistons, keep the rpms reasonable, they don't like a lot of piston speed much like a cast piston. The forged pistons can be a little more forgiving if you experience detonation too. I broke a hyper piston from detonation one time. Cool
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Post  dfree383 on April 6th 2012, 9:59 am

Depends on how much you want to spend and what features you need..... Like Lem has said, probe makes some great stuff for BBF's in the entry and mid levels.

Once you start wanting different options and configurations you start getting into higher end stuff like JE, Diamond, BRC, Arias, Ross, ect.
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