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Old 02-21-2006, 11:07 PM
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what are some good pistons that will handle 400hp natural aspirated and maybe big maybe powerdyne 6psi for under 400 bucks, thanks
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:13 PM
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Go with the forged. Here is a pic of mine.

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Old 02-21-2006, 11:23 PM
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good pistons for under 400? not going to happen, good pistons are trick flow, ross or trw.
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:27 PM
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Mine Are TRW, and cost me around 300.00 bucks, don't know exact since i bought them in a kit from summit. They are forged, flat top. I was always told to go with forged when every using forced induction. Without Forced induction, a Hyper piston will work just as well. But i plan on nitrous.
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:31 PM
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personaly i would use forged pistons for anything, its insurance that it will hold togeather longer. 300? thas a good deal. i was going to get 11.5 comp pistons when i rebuilt my motor but i did not have the money
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:36 PM
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Mine are 30 over. I can't wait to put them in this weekend. I'll Post Pics.
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:14 AM
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what piston would you go with if ur lookin to make 700-800 ponies?... boosted
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:50 AM
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[quote]ORIGINAL: 91lxstang

what piston would you go with if ur lookin to make 700-800 ponies?... boosted
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If you need to ask what pistons to run in a 700-800 hp engine then you probably do not have the know how to build it. I have a n/a 720hp big block with trw's. I have spayed it with a 275hp shot no problem. for those who are realy wanting to buy pistons save your money buy a good set like ross, JE/srp, trick flow, or mahle. I have had very good luck with trw's but they are pretty heavy.
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:10 PM
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are the trws you got from summit fly cut or whatever to clear valves from big cams and aftermarket heads?
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:09 PM
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I'd hope so...
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