Any proven issues showing that hyper-e pistons are not as strong as forged? I assume that it all has to do with silicon content of the alloy used in the casting and how the "matrix" sets up when the part is cast. I guess time will tell though.
Also, I am in no way questioning CP's analysis of the piston. But, what makes them say definately that it is not a forged part. I just dont know how you can look at it and tell. I would like to know for future reference if anyone or Quirt himself can let me in on that knowledge. The pursuit of knowledge never stops, haha.