they guys i go to won't care if i have a turbo or not.
nice, yeah most wouldn't outside of Cali. The downside to having a turbo in Cali is that even if you get past the smog test which can be done in many ways, if a cop sees it on inspection, you're pretty much Californicated. you'd have to have it uninstalled back to stock, and probably pay a $1500 fine on top of that. I read on IS300.net how a guy with a turbo on his IS got pulled over after a Cali cop at an intersection heard his blow-off valve.
if only we had a CARB approved supercharger system like those by Jackson for the RSX-S and other cars. we could buy that, take off the sticker, and sell the supercharger to a person who lives in a non-CARB state. We would then put that sticker on our custom turbo or supercharger.