I've been reading some of the posts and have a few questions regarding this setup.
Background on the truck. Low km 1997 4.6L Expedition, stock engine with the following upgrades; Throttle Body Spacer, K&N, SCT programmer, and just ordered headers.
I'm looking to reduce the engine load on my 4.6L with the addition of a Turbo, hoping for a little MPG gain as well.
The rear mount is intreguing as it's out of the way, and will give me that little extra. Currently when I tow my trailer I have a pretty good engine load, and would like to reduce it.
Goals - As this is a stock bottom end, I am looking for 7-9 psi, and a reliable truck. Not something that will be used for racing. I tow a trailer, and haul the family around.
So question period;
- When you rear mount a turbo, is it possible to route the intake up, as I assume the closer the better, what is the drawback?
- Skidplate? I live in Canada, and am concerned that snow, debri will hit the Turbo, or the snow will crack it.
Cost is a concern, so I will be building this myself. So, reference material or recommendations are appreciated.