A turbo is more efficient (though both will drop your mileage), but a supercharger isn't necessarily heavier-it all depends on the supercharger. This HKS system uses a centrifugal compressor, just like a turbo would-it's just belt driven instead. I cannot imagine there would be any weight difference; I'd expect this… » 7/22/14 2:57pm Tuesday 2:57pm

They didn't need customs in Santa Ana. There are export customs in Vancouver-passengers go through US customs in the Vancouver airport before they ever board the plane. All major airports in Canada do this. Then the planes that leave these airports can just land at domestic terminals in the States. » 7/02/14 12:33pm 7/02/14 12:33pm

Exactly. My company operates one for power generation, as well as a huge fleet of RR RB211 engines in mechanical drive service. Remove the turbofan and LP power turbine, add a free power turbine and likely some emission controls if you're on land. I doubt they'll bother with the emissions on these ships, and I'd… » 6/30/14 10:52am 6/30/14 10:52am

If they do good work cheaper than my dealer (which is hard NOT to do) I'd be happy to go to them. I don't hang out at my mechanic, so the niceties would be lost on me. The knuckle dragging mechanics at my corner shop alienated me as well. Mind you, the pleasant and professional mechanics I use now and refer to others… » 6/11/14 1:28pm 6/11/14 1:28pm