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Author Topic:   Best bang for the buck pistons, 350 Chevy?
Dirt Maniac

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posted April 24, 2005 08:07 PM  
I am going to buy a set of good pistons for my modified. They will be forged, but after that I am not sure. I have a nice set of 461 2.02 heads that is angle milled 120 thousandths, at least that is what the guy that let me borrow them told me?!?!? Anyway I was just looking for opinions on good, reliable pistons, flat top or domed. I can't afford an $800.00 set, but 3 to 500 seems like a fair range. Oh yeah, could be 5.7 or 6" but right now I am, or was till the piston broke, using a 5.7 rod, stock stroke Scat crank.

Let the opinions begin!


Dirt Freak

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posted April 24, 2005 08:50 PM  
I have had very good luck with the speed pro pistons in my motors. If you want something in the price range you listed the SRP or ROSS are both great pistons. I,am currently running the SRP's

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posted April 27, 2005 08:40 PM  
I agree the srp is a good piston, another one to look at is pro-tru, they come with the rings.

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posted April 27, 2005 08:42 PM  
3 to 500... Look into the Mahle line of pistons
COmes with top shelf ring package, right in your price range too

Dirt Freak

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posted April 28, 2005 11:29 AM  
arias or srp, howards has some good ones too.

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posted April 28, 2005 12:30 PM  
SRP would be my first pick.

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posted April 28, 2005 01:07 PM  
For alot of fun call 911 an order an ambalance for a heart attack, then call mahle for a custom piston qoute. then hope the ambalance gets there in time. haha.
the people there were very helpful all jokes aside and build a VERY good product just the custom piston prices were a little above average.

Dirt Freak

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posted April 28, 2005 02:05 PM  
Where are yall get the Mahle's at a good price ? everywhere I seen they have been high and only in flat tops they make a good product, no doubt.

We have used almost every brand of forged out there and have had zero problems, just dont go cast and you will be ok.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted April 30, 2005 10:23 AM  
I like the Mahle pistons come with rings.They are bulit better and lighter than any thing in the price range.
Phone # 1-800-262-5033 Flat Top $489.99 Domed $539.99 Hope this helps

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posted April 30, 2005 11:34 AM  
i have gotten 3 full seasons and going for the 4th, with a set of wiesco pro-tru flat tops.

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posted May 01, 2005 11:13 PM  
On the speed pro's, if you buy the fully machined ones, they are probably the best bang for the buck IF your running a claim or low compression class. If your looking to push the 525 HP mark then you might invest in some Mahles, or some Pro-Tru's. KB Forged I have heard are also a very good set of pistons.

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posted May 02, 2005 07:12 AM  
i'm with jammin. the speedpro hypereutectics are some tough hombres and at under $100 a set(ford 302) they are by far the best bang for the buck and are floatable. i've even clipped up to .058" off the tops in a long rod deal and absolutely no problem turning 7500 week after week.

they are a bit heavy....but some of you guys are hanging ultra light pistons on heavy h-beams, so......there you go!

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