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Chevy 325 small block v8 in Forester??

I have a chevy 327 small block v8 engine available to me. is there any way this could fit in a 1999 subaru forester???? if so what would go into this procedure and what would the cost be? its automatic if you need to know.

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Now to be a little more helpful...

The engine in WAY too long to fit into the engine bay. You would need to swap the trans out for something GM, convert to RWD, make motor mounts, make wiring, figure out cooling.....

Oh, and Chevy never made a 325. Could it be a 327?

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Lol grotes has the small block of subarus in his forester (h6).

But to answer your question.... no. At least not without an incredible amount of custom work and a very deep wallet, with good connections to very skilled car customizers/techs.

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ok, so nevermind lol just a thought. Any advice for making the forester enginr more powerful?
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ok, so nevermind lol just a thought. Any advice for making the forester enginr more powerful?
Trade it in for an XT. Or do some reading here: Getting power from an N/A motor

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Or here: H6 into my SF? You'll see there how much I've had to cut out just to get a 6 cylinder in it.

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Buy a non runner the chev will fit in and make a fun car that you can afford to break once in a while.

But as it has been said, would be a tonne of custom work
Go to a XT and get into the modifications there are plenty of guys pulling big power figures that would put most v8 drivers to shame.
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It can fit with custom parts. It wont be easy but I bet it would work if you can fab up the necessary parts.

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ok, im new to all this lingo as to i am a new subaru owner. i got the forester in march. what is XT?
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Forester + turbo = XT

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I have a chevy 327 small block v8 engine available to me. is there any way this could fit in a 1999 subaru forester???? if so what would go into this procedure and what would the cost be? its automatic if you need to know.
Well it would pretty much negate the reason for a Forester, but you could put the V8 in the back. Pull the back seat out, make a firewall, and have the first ever (?) Mid-engine, RWD, V8 powered Forester ever. That would be tons of work but it would be awesome.
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Well it would pretty much negate the reason for a Forester, but you could put the V8 in the back. Pull the back seat out, make a firewall, and have the first ever (?) Mid-engine, RWD, V8 powered Forester ever. That would be tons of work but it would be awesome.
Now that would be a project. We better start being nice or the OP won't come back. OP, we're not really mean, just teasing a little. Your idea is one of the more "out there" we've heard here, but with enough will power, skill, and money, it can happen.

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I wasn't trying to be disrespectful or anything when I mentioned the V8 in the back. That is about the only way it would fit in a Forester. It may even be less work than some people think, if the OP is good at fabrication and bracing the chassis. It certainly wouldn't be a daily driver, but it would be a blast to own. Just trying to think "outside the box"
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theres a guy who crammed an ls1 in2 a wrx, so it should be possible. itll take tons of money and mechanical skillz, not to mention time. but its possible...

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