I have to disagree with you on that ken. The 4g63-t motor is by a wide margin the more powerful motor. The block is pretty much indestructible and you can make power a lot easier a lot faster for a lot cheaper. They are not meant to handle though. The car is heavy (99gs-t manual is 3600 lbs, auto is 3800). I was rolling on a stock suspension. Mine liked to understeer a lot. I tried to autox it for fun with a group I used to hang with and the car didn't want to turn, just keep going. They are nice cars and I fit into mine like no other car I have ever owned (including the spec). I could only get like 200 miles out of a 12 gallon tank, and I was REALLY easy on it. Don't get me wrong, I will miss my eclipse dearly.
The QR motor is a well engineered motor, but, from what it looks like, a lot more finicky. It has a lot more low end than the 4g, but a lot LESS top end. It seems to handle a LOT better. I haven't taken the stock suspension out for its paces, but I feel a lot more confident through the corners. I, after owning this car for like 2 months, have gotten it to fit just right. I LOVE THE 6 SPEED!!!!!!! Also, the Tanabe exhaust I have on this car gets a lot of approving looks, from everyone. I can get between 275-300 to a 12 gallon tank.
Long story short: 4g63-t = Power, easy modding and hard to break QR25DE = Torque and Handling and practical.
PS: I think we may have to take this convo into another thread and try and stay on topic.
Soooooooooooooo I need a harmonic balancer pulling tool, a torque wrench, a screwdriver (to keep the pulley in place to break the bolt) and a socket wrench to actually extract the bolt?