I say look at lots of builds, and get some ideas from them. I can send you links, if you pm me. I have only seen 1 front mount in a S10, that was on the drivers side. It gets really tight over there, especially if you want to run a downpipe under the truck and out.
Since you have a high mount a/c setup, if you mount the turbo on the passenger side, you will have to get creative with the downpipe, and heat wrap some things, but it can be done, as I have seen pics.
If you can, post up a pic of the driver side accessories, and how they fit on the front of the block. I am curious on that clearance you have up by the steering shaft/box/accessories. I know the stock truck stuff has decent clearance for a hot side to fit by.
Thanks, I've already searched and saved just about every pic/build thread I could find. Agreed most are on the passenger side.
Things I have to work around on the passenger side:
Both upper and lower hoses
Ac compressor and lines
Coolant over flow (would like to keep stock with ECM mounted)
Header clearance and the steering Shaft/box
Either way it's going to be tight as heck. In my eyes staying away from the ac components and rad hoses is going to be worth it. If rather not run the down pipe between the rad hoses and there is no way possible I'm fitting a 4" down pipe on top of the frame/under hvac box on the passenger side out.
Here is the only pic I have of the drivers side. Just doesn't have the alt on it. You get the idea tho.
This is a 4" pipe. The fans I have a pretty dang slim. So if I can make a new lower profile shroud I think I can fit them and keep the 4" down pipe. It will just dump under the truck.