Do they get special exemptions from the machine shop? Rods are more money, cams are more money, and most other parts are just the same in price for both.
Let's talk bottom end strength too. 1.8t rods have a threshold of 300 ft. Lbs. of torque before they grenade, vr6 platforms have been known to run up to 525hp on a stock bottom end.
I'm not gonna go any further with this but to say something solely based on the fact that you don't like a certain engine is horse****.
Do I love the vr6? Yep
Do I love the 1.8l I4 platform? Yep
Have I owned both? Yep
Have you? Nope
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