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What pistons would you reccomend for a 12 valve engine rebuild that's going to be getting big power thrown at it?

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if wiseco makes diesel pistons that would probably be a good bet.

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Cummins marine piston is pretty hard to beat and fair priced.

Aftermarket piston on left (don't remember brand) and Cummins marine on right.
Bowl is wide open for a 370 injector spray

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Cummins marine piston is pretty hard to beat and fair priced.

Aftermarket piston on left (don't remember brand) and Cummins marine on right.
Bowl is wide open for a 370 injector spray
What he said tried and proven
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That's what we were thinking is the way to go because of the 370 pattern.

The question is, does that limit you to a 370 injector from there on out? You never know what new injector may come along in five years.

We're also looking at the Arias brand. I don't know anything about them, other than you can get them with valve reliefs for a wild cam, which is on the list.

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I would ask myself what my goals where.

If this is a street/daily driver, I like the marine pistons. Starts well in cold weather, and injectors are everywhere that will make great power. Jeff just finished an engine with them in it for a daily driver coupled with his honed injectors, and 40/60 turbo's. Truck still has the 180hp pump with springs. It made over 600hp and 1200tq, idles clean, spools the turbo's impressively with about 60 pounds max boost. Under power, it is smooth, and at boost clean. This will be my next motor with a slightly different turbo setup.

Arias pistons are nice too. We have them in Darren's truck. Cut for wild cams etc. But starting on cold mornings without ether will not happen. IMO, these are race pistons and are for toys and race trucks.

Another option we have done is mill the marine pistons. This works well especially is you already have them in you motor and need more clearance and decompression.

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I would ask myself what my goals where.

If this is a street/daily driver, I like the marine pistons. Starts well in cold weather, and injectors are everywhere that will make great power. Jeff just finished an engine with them in it for a daily driver coupled with his honed injectors, and 40/60 turbo's. Truck still has the 180hp pump with springs. It made over 600hp and 1200tq, idles clean, spools the turbo's impressively with about 60 pounds max boost. Under power, it is smooth, and at boost clean. This will be my next motor with a slightly different turbo setup.

Arias pistons are nice too. We have them in Darren's truck. Cut for wild cams etc. But starting on cold mornings without ether will not happen. IMO, these are race pistons and are for toys and race trucks.

Another option we have done is mill the marine pistons. This works well especially is you already have them in you motor and need more clearance and decompression.
Impressive numbers! Did he change the cam or anything else?

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Thanks for the tips.

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Impressive numbers! Did he change the cam or anything else?

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Stock cam. Stock motor with only the piston change and O-ring head. This one could make more power if we included bigger or cut deliveries, bigger injectors, head work and so on.

And don't get me wrong, there are some really good parts out there. I'm just one that likes to keep as much $$$ in my pocket as possible.

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Stock cam. Stock motor with only the piston change and O-ring head. This one could make more power if we included bigger or cut deliveries, bigger injectors, head work and so on.

And don't get me wrong, there are some really good parts out there. I'm just one that likes to keep as much $$$ in my pocket as possible.
Do you remember the price tag for these pistons

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Do you remember the price tag for these pistons
I wouldn't know the going price for them. Most all of the performance shops like Piers would have them at a fair price. I have also heard of them on e-bay. A guy down here bought a set of marines with rebuild gasket kit for somewhere around $900 if I remember correctly off e-bay.

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