Originally Posted by rwenzing
I have no schematics for the 08 Ex but I'm sure that it has the newer PowerPC PCM, electronic cluster microprocessor and drive-by-wire throttle control. It may also have a standalone transmission control module. I don't know if the Ex T-case is controlled by the GEM or another module but it is for sure not directly compatible with the 2002 Ranger which uses either a manual case or a standalone 4x4 control module. As always, anything is possible but this sounds like a serious can of worms.
Im going to pick whats left of the rear of that exploder up and crawl under it. See what the X-fer case looks like.. wiring harness wise. The Maintenance shop there might have the Factory Ford manuals on it as well.
I was talking with Chris ( Gumby ) about this and he believes the dash might be too wide for a direct swap. I think the drivetrain itself should be close to ' bolt in ' outside of the driveshafts.
The instrument clusters are different but it would be nice to have a Ranger with Nav and the Audiophile system that came in the EB Explorers