Ah finally something I can relate to. There are several good points in this topic so far, but as someone as already said, an engine is nothing more than a big air pump. Blowers, superchargers, turbos, all do nothing more than increase air volume by different means. The more air you can "charge" into the engine, the bigger the motor thinks it is, therefore the more power that can be made. Now technology has finally caught up with turbocharging and the ultimate benefits of it. A turbocharged engine creates the charged air effect without costing the motor anypower, unlike a blower or supercharger that first steals power by having to be belt driven then creating power affter. A proper sized turbo far exceeds power gains of any superchager or blower. And is far more reliable. Diesels have been turbo charged for years commercially, creating enormous torque and horsepower from lathargic diesel engines, and very reliable. And as for exhaust...... there is NOTHING better than a great sounding V8, chevy preferably, but I can have respect for a well tuned anything. I own and build chevy motors, and have even done a ford (once for a friend, take one for the team kind of deal), and love building 60's hot rods. If you have questions I can usually help, and dont let adnedarn fool you, that kid knows a lot about cars, he is my wrenching partner. Have a good day to you all, talk to you soon.