Swapping motors

Asked by Dec 16, 2017 at 04:09 PM about the Subaru Forester

Question type: Car Customization

Is it possible to swap a 1995 Subaru Forester motor with a
ej20 turbo charged motor, if so what years would fit?

5 Answers


All sorts of things are possible with enough time and money. Swapping in a turbo motor is not just bolting it in. There are the electronic controls and all the turbo plumbing.

Thank you for the encouraging words, I really want to swap to a EJ20 turbocharged, it's my first subaru and i read the Ej20 is best if you have a need for speed.


If you have deep pockets and an appetite for problems then go for it. You will be much better off buying a turbo car to start with.


Buy a turbo Forester donor car for parts or better yet swap your radiator cap onto a turbo Forester and call it a day.


Asked and answered at least a dozen times per month. Just don't do it unless you're bleeding money...because you will be after you start!

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