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#38: 03-06-2010, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Natejd04 View Post
Basically, is this the type of situation where I go back to OEM pistons and risk this same incident or Forged?
I really doubt that the pistons have anything to do with your current problem, other than perhaps being collateral damage. Based on your wording ("go back to OEM pistons") I'm guessing that the motor was taken apart and reassembled. Since it only lasted for a few dyno pulls, I'm guessing that one or both of the following is true:

a) A serious mistake was made when assembling the motor
b) A serious mistake was made when tuning the motor

Hopefully a teardown will indicate which. Regardless of the answer, I don't think I would make any component changes at this point, other than simply replacing the busted parts with new versions of the same parts.

If you're lucky, the builder or tuner will accept responsibility. If you're not lucky, they'll point fingers at each other. In that case I'd take the motor to a shop like Maxwell (in Arlington) that can do the building and the tuning, so there will be no finger pointing if this happens again.

Good luck...