I think it's the massive hit of torque at low rpm that kills the pistons. With a bigger turbo that makes gradual strong power to redline is actually going to be a little less abusive on them.
This has me second guessing my current turbo upgrade a little bit. Something that is guaranteed to fit the platform. Kudos to the guys at Werks for this one, and in for dyno numbers!
2008 BRAZEN GXP - 5M Loaded Tuned to 22 PSI with HPT, AEM water/methanol injection kit - 4gph, Hahn Racecraft Intercooler. Solo street race exhaust, Catless, LE5 Throttle body, ZFR 6758, custom CAI 307whp on dyno dynamics - stock turbo (21 psi) 463whp/454wtq EFR 6758 26-27 psi,100 octane - tuned by me
2006 SLY 2.4 Comfort and Power - TRADED 28-Aug-2008