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I just got a call from the shop doing my block clean up. They typically only put cast pistons back in. Since I will be raising the boost down the road I figure I should go with forged pistons. He was unable to find a source that was reasonable. Could someone out there that has done this conversion turbo motor in an n/a) tell me what pistons you used, from where and the price.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

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Rob
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I've seen alot of discussion regarding the good durability of stock pistons. It seems forged aren't really necessary unless you're going MEGA boost and horsepower.
 

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I think the stock pistons should be good out to around 350 hp or so. The only problem is that ANY moderate to severe detonation will crack them. There is no margin for error when tuning. RPM will affect them as well, but probably only over 6.5 to 7k. If you are trying for 300+ hp I would suggest looking into forged pistons.

Kyle
 
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