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4000csq I5 power

I know this has been done to death, but I still don't see why the I-5 is
reportedly so bad for performance. I came from a VW background and I
know you can get 30% or more power out of a VW 4 without too much
trouble, exhaust cam, head porting, etc. Why is everyone so negative on
I5 potential, seems to me the same deal with 25% more displacement and
smoother power. Is the negativity only due to comparison with the turbo
5? I figure 170 should be easy (yeah a couple a grand, but much cheaper
than a turbo transplant).

Anyone agree?