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Old 03-21-2014, 05:57 PM
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:59 PM
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Greg hogue or wade moody. I've seen a pic of that wide bowl piston before.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:57 PM
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Yours is on the right, or are you saying arias copied you?


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Old 03-21-2014, 07:07 PM
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are those Arias pistons on the right also? Good copy job if so, too bad you didn't patent the bowl design.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:07 PM
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Im guessing hes saying they copied them? Is your design patented?
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:17 PM
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Greg hogue or wade moody. I've seen a pic of that wide bowl piston before.
It isn't Wade for sure. Probably not Greg either.

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Old 03-21-2014, 07:40 PM
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It is a poor copy. Missed some very important details.

My design is not patented. What they have done in the picture would have been hard to call infringement anyway.
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SoCal Stage 2 heads, 3388 Cam, Billet Flywheel, and harmonic balancer.
Danville 68mm VVT Turbo
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:44 PM
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It is a poor copy. Missed some very important details.

My design is not patented. What they have done in the picture would have been hard to call infringement anyway.
Why are yours not patented?
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:57 PM
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Why would I?

The cost of filing is fairly small, but to do it right, you need a patent attorney.

Super small market. In 3 years, I've only made enough money to make payments on the machine that makes them.

The "copy" in the picture would not stand as a patent infringement. But taking them to court would cost me plenty. And for what?

Lastly, I've been down this road before. In this case, the oval cut in the top of a piston is NOT new. The application appears to be, but I am not willing to cough up the math that makes it work to justify the application to the patent office.

In short, I'm flattered. Now if they would just get it right.
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Howard Rods w/ oiler hole.
Oval Chambers and valve reliefs cut in Mahle Cast Pistons. 17.5:1
SoCal Stage 2 heads, 3388 Cam, Billet Flywheel, and harmonic balancer.
Danville 68mm VVT Turbo
100 over injectors.
PPE Dual CP3s
ProFab Castflow headers and uppipes.
100 PSIA MAP Sensor
Kennedy dual lift pump.

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Old 03-21-2014, 08:06 PM
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so the one on the left is theirs? yours on the right? or both are theres? Im a little lost
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so the one on the left is theirs? yours on the right? or both are theres? Im a little lost
both are Arias pistons.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:59 AM
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Happens to everyone in this game. Well it has been for years that I recall. As he stated the small market and costs to protect your product exceeds the return. I'm surprised it took this long the only thing that sucks is it's a well know company with a well known name in pistons. Hopefully they wont have failures do to not being "right" as reported ,then it could become a bad tarnish for Fingers that would suck!
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:03 PM
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LMAO, what a joke! It's a poor wannabe copy at best. Some people will do anything to try and get a piece of someone else's business. I will only use the Finger's pistons, period!
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Thanks for the support.


No failures to date.
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Howard Rods w/ oiler hole.
Oval Chambers and valve reliefs cut in Mahle Cast Pistons. 17.5:1
SoCal Stage 2 heads, 3388 Cam, Billet Flywheel, and harmonic balancer.
Danville 68mm VVT Turbo
100 over injectors.
PPE Dual CP3s
ProFab Castflow headers and uppipes.
100 PSIA MAP Sensor
Kennedy dual lift pump.

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