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    Default Hypers or forged..... that is the question??

    For a lake/river boat Ive done some researching and it seems ALOT of engine builders use hypers in there marine builds. So why is it every one i ask in a forum they tell me you have to use forged??

    No, Nos. Not blown. just a carbed BBC 454 punched out of course

    Would like to hear your side of this , Thanks.

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    The only thing that I can say about the Hypers is they are HEAVY.

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    It differs on many different levels. Budget, build, use etc....Its a small upgrade cost for the peace of mind and stronger pistons. Go check out a KB Forged Piston...they dont cost as much as SRP, JE, Ross etc...but they are VERY nice pistons for the price...we use them quite a bit. Boat engines are running at higher RPM's for a longer duration of time, more stress on the motors, might as well feel safe.
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    forged or forget it

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    with the price of KB's forged stuff there really is no excuse for running a hyper. Huge selection, decent piston, priced like the speed pros but much lighter and better, more modern design



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    Yep, as GN7 said, spend only a little bit more and get a much better piston. Value.
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    If it's nothing special, and you're looking to save some cash... might as well go with basic cast pistons, way cheep. Although, I'd spend the extra few bucks over hypers and get basic forged pistons.

    What's the price of peace of mind? $300-400??? Just get the KB's, IMO too.

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    I'd go forged. My brother is running hypers in an 11 second drag truck that he shifts at 6500. Been running them for years no issues yet.

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