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What was the last year for forged pistons?

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1999 or 2000??
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Yellow Fever said:
Why did Dodge make the decision to go to Cast pistons ??

It's going to cost me an extra $4K to get forged pistons installed before my SC goes in /images/graemlins/angry.gif


Jeff, why the forged? I have a 2000 rt. I am just about to place the call for a spring install. From what I understand, I can run 5 lbs safely; anything over would not be advised. Are you looking for more than 5 lbs?
Yellow Fever said:
Hi Michael ,
you probably can run 5-6PSI without any risk..But I plan on running 9-10 PSI of boost.

Even if I was going to only run 5 PSI of boost..I would still have forged pistons installed.
I own a 700 HP Supercharged C5 and I ended up frying the #7 Piston because i declined the offer from my tuner to install Forged pistons...And i only want to do this set up once.

Good Luck ! /images/graemlins/gr_driving3.gif

Hey Jeff, I held out so long for a 99 because I wanted forged pistons, but there were no black/black 99's so I got the 2000. Guess I am "piston impotent" with the cast ones /images/graemlins/frown.gif

10 lbs of boost eh? :nod: :thumb:
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Really? I am in Quebec City. Montreal great. I visit every couple of months to party and see the rippers. Where are you from?

As for the install I am quite torn. I am leaning towards a Heff or DLM system, which means I would haul the Viper to them with my Tundra and trailer. I have not yet discounted the Roe system either. Being in US funds a 30 000$ system is 42 000$ Canadian bucks. The average salary in Quebec is 24 000$ a year if I am not mistaken. It comes out to alot of money. I have a 80 Corvette (had it for 11 years now) that is nice. Certainly not a bomb with all 200 hp, but it has sentimental value. I often think of selling it to swap for a supercharger, but that won't happen. If I went with a Roe charger I could have it done by Chuck Tator. He is only about 8 hours from me, or Mike Adams in Ontario.

Haven't made up my mind yet. What is nice about this site is there is no "moderators" behind the scenes. You hear all kinds of comments which is great.

Can I ask what you might be going with?
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