Really, really bad forced induction idea...


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If off road manners are an important factor to you {not sure how serious of a off roader you are} I would lean away from a turbo gas motor setup. A positive displacement blower setup is much better suited for off roading with its instant boost and torque at the tip of the throttle.
Either setup up would be a blast on the street but myself would lean towards a turbo setup for the ease of intercooler routing and very little parasitic engine power losses compared to a belt driven blower.
 


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If off road manners are an important factor to you {not sure how serious of a off roader you are} I would lean away from a turbo gas motor setup. A positive displacement blower setup is much better suited for off roading with its instant boost and torque at the tip of the throttle.
Either setup up would be a blast on the street but myself would lean towards a turbo setup for the ease of intercooler routing and very little parasitic engine power losses compared to a belt driven blower.
I'm actually starting to lean towards a turbo due to performance characteristics and ease. I keep looking at my brand new stainless exhaust and the spot where my catalytic converters sit and keep thinking to myself how easily a T3/T4 would bolt right in that area with minimal effort.
 

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Mounted under the floor pan? You just love to complicate things dont you? lol
 

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Mounted under the floor pan? You just love to complicate things dont you? lol

Duhhhhhhhhhhhh??? 😂 😂

It seems like it would be less work with my headers. Idk. Open to suggestions.
 

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So. Not to depart the text too broadly, but this ugly old bastard fell into my lap, along with all of its plumbing, flanges, intercooler, exhaust components, etc.

TD04HL-13T out of a Volvo V70 XC with a 2.5l I5.

Opinions and thoughts, as always, are welcomed and appreciated!

The intercooler for it is freaking gigantic, so would have to find a different one, or go snag one of the bumper or fender mounts out of a Vw or Audi.

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