I feel conflicted about this. (Disclaimer: I am not a wrench. I am a certified idiot.) While I get what he’s pointing out in terms of component beefiness/sturdiness, and that lighter and smaller components are more prone to fail with a 50% increase in horsepower and torque, I feel like the half-assed “I guess it’s okay if you aren’t tuning the engine and you value fuel economy and you want to keep it stock” tacked on at the end feels disingenuous. Just say it’s a bad engine if you are planning on significantly tuning it and move on. Saying it’s bad full stop is kinda bullshit, imho.
If you want to mod your car into a high-revving screamer, grab a K20 and go to town! Nothing wrong with that. But there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a new Integra or Civic Si out of the box, either.
C’mon, people. Slow 👏🏻 Car 👏🏻 Fast 👏🏻