the K series is a solid platform with tons of options
Name them! Seriously, who needs that ?
Nothing to do with "purists".... more about making sensible choices
K20 'purist' recommend an $8000 swap, with a weak cheety tq curve, to move a street starquest. Ya... take that advice then.
sure it checks all the boxes that getcha all wet = peak hp + head flow + hi rev + new tech. End result still a pos
Not all swaps are 'expensive'. Nonsense
People should be honest, yes there's a handful of fast G54B's, but it's still a buzzy, non-revving motor prone to overheat. It's 1970's tech, and once you've done spending money to make real power you'll realize that same money could have funded a couple swaps. I've gone through half a dozen of them, I have a 1UZ in my car now looking to build a reliable Starion.
How many is a handful of 54s... and define fast ?
...and what u call "real power"?
If G54 were so unreliable.... who in their right mind would pump $1 into a MPI conversion ? Think... then look around
MPI conversions far outnumber swaps... while TBI trumps em all, @ What....10:1 at least? Yep, in 2018 still
Impossible for an "unreliable motor, prone to overheat". 54s would've all but dried up, years ago
your reality is just that... yours. The sheer numbers contradict your
Maybe u roll harder than most... also, if the intent is to fly around some track as a wanabe racer, the 54 ain't the medicine imo
A buick GN 5psi brake stand launch, ET streets on asphalt, can lift a front tire, leaves pinning you ridiculously hard in the seat
You'd have to be insane to hold that pedal down on the street
That V6 checks none
of the boxes; peak hp + crappy head flow + low rev(~5600 redline, worse than a 54) + 60s tech. So what ?
Smarter folks have gotten any of these old donks, to rip it up & stay together