ive heard of people completely removing their A/C systems, and disconnecting them from the engine. what power gains are to be had with something like this? oh yeah, my friend's old LeSabre was once in for belts, and since the A/C system was broken anyway, the mechanic put a shorter belt on, and bypassed the A/C system. He said that the car should give more power then. Both of these sources could be talking out the ass, but i was just curious.