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I am replacing my piston again, but i dont feel like running another stock one . What brand pistons do yall use? I am thinking about running a JE piston. Do yall have any experience with those?
 

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I would go with the next size up (+0.25mm I beleive) Honda piston myself. I would not use a high compression piston or anthing like that. They can cause other problems.
 

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yes i second the motion for a factory piston and use the finer stones for the honing.it will last a heck of a lot longer with the factory piston than any other piston out there.the higher compression from the JE or a wiseco can create heat issues and that can lead to other failures as well.
 

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I am replacing my piston again, but i dont feel like running another stock one . What brand pistons do yall use? I am thinking about running a JE piston. Do yall have any experience with those?
i use wisecos in all my rebuilds aint had no problems
 

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I am replacing my piston again, but i dont feel like running another stock one . What brand pistons do yall use? I am thinking about running a JE piston. Do yall have any experience with those?
i use wisecos in all my rebuilds aint had no problems[/quote]

I dont think they make one for the rancher 350.

I need 2 more yrs out of this motor, i might go back with stock, i was just wanting a little extra power out of it.
 

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don't get me wrong here but Wiseco makes great pistons period.the rancher motor with any other piston besides a stock one is just iffy.sometimes the motor will last a decent amount of time other times they won't go 2000 miles on one (aftermaket piston) it's a real crapshoot when it comes to this.i feel that for longevity the stock piston in whatever size you need is the way to go.as for power ......a ranchers 329cc motor is only gonna do so much.if your gonna make it last for 2 more years i'd recommend the stock piston.it will save you some money for when those 2 years are up.i got the rancher for it's reliability not 55 hp. ......or even 25 hp......or.....lol
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don't get me wrong here but Wiseco makes great pistons period.the rancher motor with any other piston besides a stock one is just iffy.sometimes the motor will last a decent amount of time other times they won't go 2000 miles on one (aftermaket piston) it's a real crapshoot when it comes to this.i feel that for longevity the stock piston in whatever size you need is the way to go.as for power ......a ranchers 329cc motor is only gonna do so much.if your gonna make it last for 2 more years i'd recommend the stock piston.it will save you some money for when those 2 years are up.i got the rancher for it's reliability not 55 hp. ......or even 25 hp......or.....lol
just my 2 cents
I know you are right, I guess i am just young and stupid cus i still want that .20 over highcompression piston lol. There is a $50 difference between the two. I might just try it and if it doesnt work go back to a stock piston .40 over. I think i can take my topend off in my sleep hahaha
 

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i figure it like this......i'm still tinkering with stuff on it that doesn't need to be ....all looking for more power.i got it to have a toy and i like to play with toys,so you can put that high comp. piston in there and enjoy it because if it makes you happy then that's all that matters.hey let me know how the power improves with the piston if you do decide to get because a friend of mine was thinking about it for himself and then i can let him know......good luck on your power mission....lol
 

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i figure it like this......i'm still tinkering with stuff on it that doesn't need to be ....all looking for more power.i got it to have a toy and i like to play with toys,so you can put that high comp. piston in there and enjoy it because if it makes you happy then that's all that matters.hey let me know how the power improves with the piston if you do decide to get because a friend of mine was thinking about it for himself and then i can let him know......good luck on your power mission....lol
Thanks man, Right now it has 50lbs of compression and smokes like crazy. My friend is going with the BBK and cam, I will let u know how that goes also.
 

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So what's the verdict? I to would like to know, thinking of adding a high comp. piston to mine.
I am not sure yet, I will hopefully be deciding this week, I will keep you updated on what i decide and how it performs
 

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I bought an extra cylinder which i plan on boring out to a 368, I will keep yall posted
 
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