I would just use regular oem style pistons. You can save money and use non forged pistons. If you want a reliable engine with low budget I wouldn't waste money on forge pistons. With tw 170 a decent cam you will feel the hp in the seat of your pants. Forge pistons rattle when the engine is cold that's why eco boost engines don't have them. Forge pistons require more clearance because of the swelling effect. Don't be sold on wasted money keep it simple and in budget. I have done hundreds and hundreds of small block Fords thru the years. Let alone the modular.First step of rebuilding my engine is picking pistons. I plan on going .030 over stock block, stock crank, stock rods. the goal is either going to be doing trick flow 170 fast as cast heads, or 190 11R's. Don't want to invest the money into stroking or going any bigger on the heads. just looking to put together a solid, aluminum headed 306 for the street.
I know the big names, JE, probe, ect., and I'm prepared to spend 700 ish dollars on pistons if need be, but was wondering if there are any other options out there?
I don't want to go towards the cheaper end of the spectrum like keith black, or speedpro because I hear they are heavy. The trick flow pistons are heavy if I do recall.
is a 306 worth spending money on 190 11r's and a custom cam for the street? i was just going to do 170 cast heads, and an off the shelf cam if the power difference is not worth writing home about.
thanks in advance.