because unless you spend mega bucks they don't rev as high, generally don't last very long and rarely produce more power than a B18C with bolt ons albeit there is a bit more torque lower in the rev range. you'll spend the cost a k swap doing a decent B20 build and it won't produce as much torque as the k20 nor is it likely to be as reliableWhy not jus go B20?
Not striclty true.. My built B16b bottom end (more or less 2l) made 172lbft or 186lbft (at TDI north's dyno) pretty decent, for completely OEM top end eh?you'll spend the cost a k swap doing a decent B20 build and it won't produce as much torque as the k20 nor is it likely to be as reliable
I wanted to maintain a certain amount of reliability, which was pretty decent having said that.the cost of your sleeved bottom end as opposed to a B20 from a crv or the like plus it's unlikely that your low rev-mid range torque was as good across the rev range. (pretty unusual that you didn't up the ante on the top end too which costs stupid amounts)
also wasn't your car running a ram air setup on ITB's?