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'01 & '98 Forester gearbox compatible?

Gearbox compatibility

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#1 RexMcG


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Posted 03 March 2018 - 11:16 AM



I need to find out if I can have a manual gearbox pulled out of an '01 Forester & put straight into a '98 Forester?


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 11:12 AM

It'll fit but may need a matching rear diff ratio to make it work properly.

There may be speedo accuracy issues but you'll be able to drive it without an issue otherwise.

Don't stress about the 4 bolt/8 bolt difference at the bell housing, just use the available bolts on the engine and it'll be fine.


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