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I have a 1996 firebird with a rwd 3800 and i wanted to know if a buick or olds fwd 3800 motor will fit?

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The engine will fit but the accessory's. Just make sure you have the same engine which is the L36. if you can get a L26 which would be the years 2005 to 2008 from a Buick LaCrosse, that would be a better investment since it has the aluminum upper intake and stronger connecting rods which is the only physical changes to the engine. The compression ratio is still the same at 9.4:1 but with the stronger rods, you can put a simple 6 pounds of boost out of a turbo and get another 90 HP with an inter cooler, looking at 285 HP with a 330 pounds of torque running on 91 octane. God luck and hope this helps, here is link http://cartuning.ca/about/

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