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Well i just got my tax return back and i have a lil extra money and i wana build another motor and this time its for my 97 hx...(see pics in sig) well its already boosted and i have a y8 sittin here that im a tear down and build... my question is, this is a budget build and i wana get about 300whp.. i just orderd the edelbrock intake manifold, acl bearings and a few other misc things.. im about to order eagle rods..

should i just spend the extra cash and buy CP pistons or just spend the 125 and do a vitara build?

PLEASE HELP.... lol
 

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go with the vitaras. They will perfect for your power goal of 300 considering people are making 400whp with them
 

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yup V's up. no point in giving away extra money for other pistons when stock sleeves handle same power rating as the Vitaras.


and how come the people who voted forged cant explain why he needs them?
 

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i wish i knew then what i know now... i wouldn't have bought my junk wisecos a few years back... all the valve reliefs on the exhaust side chipped off of the edge of the piston,,,,
if you look at the pic of the Vitara's, their uniformed w/ a gradual slope (not like machined pistons) so they shouldnt create Hot Spots



Dont get me wrong... forged and machined (HIGH DOLLAR) pistons are great... they survived me putting 25psi to them... but now their JUNK

my next build is gonna be w/ the viteras

Live and learn i guess

Dr.Mike
 

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Viagra pistons and FJT's Viagra rods:thehump: je je je


You get Pistons and forged rods for less than what the CP pistons set costs..Thats a real budget build.
ya i was lookin at that... sooo i guess im a go with the vitaras... do u have thos rods out yet? i would like to make the purchase today for the rods/pistons if u have them.. LMK.. thanks
 

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I dont even see how its a question for anyone whos building an engine on stock sleeves. Stock sleeves and Vitaras are hand and hand, they break at the same power level..soo..wtf is the point in using forged pistons? unless sleeved. just somone tell me that. I just wanna know how its even debatable
 

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soo..wtf is the point in using forged pistons? unless sleeved. just somone tell me that. I just wanna know how its even debatable
1 reason = heat.

forged are just more forgiving when it comes to a "slight" lean condition. true you will burn the shit out of them, as the above posts shows. but a cast pistons will not take the same exact abuse, its really that simple.

btw: i ran forged in my last build. why, cause fjt did not have the 75.5's at the time of my build. the next build will also have forged, no buget alternative for my build ;)
 
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