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does the 1988 5.0 have forged pistons

Can anyone tell me if my 1988 5.0 mustang have a forged pistons or not. I figured someone has to know. Thanks for any help!
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Yes Forged till 1993

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I agreed, lay the NOS to it.
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Thanks guys, I guess you already knew my next move. But even with the nos, will the engine hodd up? When I got the car, it has a rebuilt engine of 30k.
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MY car had 100k+ miles on it and ran 150hp shot for 2 years then moved to a Supercharger with 14psi and now going Twin Turbo and the motor has 148k miles on the short block. Was making 535rwhp with 14psi and hope for the same with the Turbos.

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Hey man, I really appreciate this information.
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MY car had 100k+ miles on it and ran 150hp shot for 2 years then moved to a Supercharger with 14psi and now going Twin Turbo and the motor has 148k miles on the short block. Was making 535rwhp with 14psi and hope for the same with the Turbos.
WOW. all that on the original pistons? that incredible.

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I still don't have any real ring wear either. All my pistons are within 5psi and no problem with a leak-down test either. My problem will be when I split the block so I don't hold it at WOT for very long, only 11 seconds at a time.

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