honda uses a seperate belt for the A/C, so removing it is not an issue, and you are not just turning the belt, but you are turning half the clutch as well, V belts are a horble power robbing design, removing it is free.
wait what year of car is thsi whole discussion about? i was going under the assumption that it was ona car with a serpintine belt.
if it is V belts then by all means take off that ac belt.
and ryland what do you mean by "you are not just turning the belt, but you are turning half the clutch as well"? Im not being sarcastic im just not getting what your saying...can you reword it or elaborate?
what I meen is, a clutch has two halves when it's disengaged, so you have a pound or two that is attached to the pully that is also spinning, plus the bearings, when I took my A/C off, you could spin the pully on the A/C, that weight and drage puts a load on the engine, and the drage of the v belt puts even more drage on the engine just by being there.