Forged pistons, silicon content and sidewall clearance

George Roffe
Mon, 4 Aug 2003 10:23:50 -0500

Terry Heick wrote:

>Funny how independent communities vary.


>In the 3S-GTE (MR2 Turbo) community, we say use forged on nearly every
>rebuild, and generally stay away from coatings.

I'm curious about this.  I could see where the Toy cast pistons might not
hold up like the SR20 pistons (not trying to throw stones, it's just
different manufacturers have different priorities).  But, I don't see any
reason to ditch the coatings.  They work and work well.

George Roffe