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How bullet proof are they on a circuit?

I remember the 2ZZGE requiring a baffled oil pan or/and an accusump system.

What else is needed to make them bullet proof for track abuse? (particularly the CUP 430)




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On the 430 cup there is already fitted the red baffled oil pan as standard...

Other than that I can argue about the oem pistons not consistent quality

I had an engine failure on track on my 380 cup and after replacement with a new engine ( with some mods ) I had a piston failure that didn t make any engine damage.

the standard pistons arent exactly built for track use with that power so I fitted forged pistons and conrods.

Wiseco even recently revised it s forged piston design ( that was probably already ok ) for the toyota v6 to give more space between the segments as that s were the oem piston tend to break if stessed.

To be fair there are a lot of 430 cup even with a 460 bhp remap going on track without problems so maybe with the watercooled supercharger and it s specific map the temperatures are lower  and no eventual detonation etc...







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