What type of pistons does a 87 GT come with stock? Hyperutectic? If so, has anybody used forced induction with these pistons and had luck, or no luck as the case might be.
Thanks in advance to any answers
lilblackstang is right. the 302ho used forged pistons right up until the end of 92, then switched to the hypereutectic units.
as far as forced induction goes: BLOW AWAY lol.
but seriously. the only time the forged units are advantageous is if your engine detonates. and even then there is no guarantee that the pistons will save your engine. throw a power adder on that bad boy and just spend the $ to get a good tune from a reputable shop.
'87's should have forged pistons. I know the '89-'92s had forged. The '93s on up have the hypers which aren't very power adder friendly and makes the entire rotating assembly weaker....kinda makes ya happy you didn't buy a '93
I cracked the #4 piston in my 95 on 17lbs. of boost....blew the headgasket too. Anyhow, I had timing at 10 degrees base and had the stock fule pump+in-line from ATI. Bottom line is my combo needed more fuel. I ran 14lbs forever without a problem but I got power hungry and didnt put my money where I should have(fuel system/tuning).
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