Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Detroit Metro
My Ride: 1985 Daytona
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Re: what is the best pistons and rods forged or no forged crank....88 csx-t T1
The difference is that the Wiseco pistons are a little more daily-driver friendly, they are treated differently than the other pistons so they don't expand as much, therefore they don't slap around on cold-starts. Venolias on the other hand are more for track/strip cars, as the pistons expand more and require the car to be warmed up almost completely before you can go over certain RPM or you will have trouble. As for rods, if you can pick up a set of t2 rods, those are good for over 300hp. Forged rods (eagle/grp) are good for more power than our block can handle, so they would be fine. The forged pistons are all good for more power than the block can handle as well. I believe the max our blocks can handle is somewhere around 600-700hp. forged cranks are nice for high-rpm builds, and in general. If you can get one go for it, they are rare.