Re: Need to swap pistons when SC?
Thanks AuSuperchargedSRT, makes sense to me.
Being a newbie to such mods, I read the brochures, bought the kit, got it installed and drove it. I know all the after market mfrs say that it is a safe bolt on with stock engines, but as a few are finding there can be pretty major issues down the road at some point. I took (and still hold the view), that such a major change in power and performance (even if it is low boost), does come at a cost. For me this is my first decent car in decades (now the kids have grown up) so I'm was/am willing to have some fun even with the risk it brings in time, effort and $.
Your explanation could be right on the Detonation as after speaking to RIPP, Modern Muscle (Piston Heads), they were all about reducing temps hence the addition of headers and a larger IC as well as a new tune. Given my newbie status to these mods I've taken their advice of the mfrs of these bits as they say this will all be good. I guess I'll see.
My response for the OP is to highlight that all mods carry risks, and you have to be prepared to deal with them (hopefully before NOT after as in my case).
I've add the pic to my build thread of the busted Cyl 1 Head with an update of where the rebuild is at.
Mods - RIPP SC & Brake Dust Grey Rims (+ got rid of the terrible run flats!)