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Old 05-01-2011, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mahle Pistons

From what I have read on here the Mahle 286110 pistons are the way to go. Are they a forged piston or aluminum? Im going to be around 1000 hp and probably 4500-5000 RPM....how will they stand up? Should i go forged?
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You realize forging is a process right? Not a material?
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I beleive they are Forged. And it's cast aluminum or forged aluminum, not forged or aluminum.
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All forging is is smashing material back into itself. The reason this is usually better than cast parts is simple metallurgy. Cast has breaking and sheer points that the close metal molecules of forging will not. Think about it from the stories you have heard of the powerstrokes that came with forged rods instead of the cast rods in ever other year. My point being I would think and hope they are forged...otherwise they are sure as hell not an upgrade.
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You realize forging is a process right? Not a material?
yes im aware
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All forging is is smashing material back into itself. The reason this is usually better than cast parts is simple metallurgy. Cast has breaking and sheer points that the close metal molecules of forging will not. Think about it from the stories you have heard of the powerstrokes that came with forged rods instead of the cast rods in ever other year. My point being I would think and hope they are forged...otherwise they are sure as hell not an upgrade.
Well from what i've been reading on other sites i believe the 286110 Mahles are the Cummins Marine Pistons. Mahle is the OEM manufacturer for Cummins. So I believe these are still a cast piston
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Well if you are really wanting to put down 1000hp plus i would stay away from anything cast. Im new to diesels but not new to high powered engines. Why would you want marine pistons?
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Id just run coated marine pistons and save some money.
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The Mahle 110's have been doing the deal in 1000hp builds for some time. I don't think you'll have any issues with that piston. I would at least have the tops coated for a little heat insurance. I'm running the Mahle 210's in my 12V which is a great option too, but I'm not shooting for that much hp either. I had my sights set on 800hp tops, but backed it down some to keep it alive while towing. Steven.
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Well if you are really wanting to put down 1000hp plus i would stay away from anything cast. Im new to diesels but not new to high powered engines. Why would you want marine pistons?
The larger bowl design is what you want.
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