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Old 09-15-2009, 08:16 AM   #1
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forged pistons or not???

ok so im getting ready to park my car for the winter...and while its in the barn i plan on pulling the engine and doing a complete overhual...

when it comes out next spring i plan to have installed a holset hx35 or maby even the super 40, also have some up rated cams, water/meth, stiffer valve springs ect...im looking to be in the 450+ whp range...

im wondering if i should absolutly put forged pistons in or if stock pistons with new rings should be just fine?

Also, thinking about getting the crank balanced as i think i want a 7500ish rev limit, is this ness.? need some ideas as i want high power but some what decent engine life

Any ideas would help thanks
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Judging by what Ive seen, you'll be fine with stock pistons and rods. They're quite overbuilt. I cant speak for a 7500rpm rev limit, but the B234 is a pretty solid foundation. The internals are great, id maybe just do a copper head gasket. No need to port and polish anything really. AeroDynamic had her car up to 600whp with no problems on stock internals. 450 should be fine. Id change the rings, thats about it.
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thats kind of what i was thinking
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Make sure to use the cometic.. /sarcastic This one lasted ~10min..

We went back to stock and it is holding perfect. Lots and lots of abuse.
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2.0 GOOSE 500whp + 8500rpm = 11.06 @125 E85
Viggen 439whp / 447tq 12.43 @114 on Gt2871.64, (Now 511whp Gt3076)
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:00 AM   #5
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get the stock ones cryo treated and they will be fine
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will it keep upwith teh turbo 302 that my bonus money is going to create
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