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pistons: best bang for the buck?
about to rebuild an engine for the 01.
may end up using a pre 97 short block and rotating assembly if mine cant be cleaned up and/or is determined to have forged rods or not.
the bore is stock @ 4.11, but theres a good sized lip at the top of the cylinder between the deck and top ring.
ive been looking at pistons on e-bay and amazon, but none of these places specifys the type of material they are made of.
are they all forged aluminum?
not going to be built for any kind of extreme duty, I just want it to last.. I plan on keeping it stock ish.
what do you guys recommend?
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