Agreed. But forged do require slightly more clearnace due to their tiny bit more expansion. Depending on what type. We're not talking much here, but hey.
I had always been told that forged require more warm up time/ or gentler warm up.
Hopefully hypers can take more than 10.5:1 punishment as I'm around 10.4:1 with gas?
Time will tell I suppose. But at this stage I'm on your side saying why not??
Back to the original post, why did the previous owner think the pistons were cracked?