first as you all know i was having a front driveshaft problem, not anymore.
i found a brand NEW one at michigan truck parts for a 96 explorer 100 bucks.
they had 2 of these, they also had about 20 new ones for older TTB explorers/rangers, they are new units and would work great as a low cost alternative to the superlift shaft as they are 2 inches longer then the one i got, you will just have to swap out your front flange.
now on to the shifter, i found a shifter at a U-pull yard for 10 bucks off a old bronco II, also snagged the skid plate for another 10 bucks. i had to mod it pretty heavy to get it to fit/work but as of now my 4x4 is fully functional. all i have to do now is cut up my cup holder and fab up a shifter boot. heres the only pic so far.
Wow hate to bump an old thread, but I'm thinking of this swap after the snow we've had lately and how much nicer it is to have 4wd.
I know 04 EDGE isn't around anymore, so I'm hoping someone else knows the answers to my questions.
If I were to do this swap I'd get the transmission and transfer case from an 01-03 with 4wd and a 3.0. What I'm curious of with the electronic shift t-case, are the wires already there in my truck or would a bunch of custom wiring be required to have the shift on the fly switch?
Also would a new PCM be required with the new transmission and transfer case? Probably sourced from the donor truck (assuming I have one).
Also 04 EDGE had to weld another bracket on his framerail. Is that piece present on 01-03 2wd Edge trucks? I ask because the stopped putting holes in the front crossmember for towhooks in 04. I didn't know if this was another thing they stopped.
ABS Pump. He replaced his with a 4x4 one. Is that necessary in all years with the swap? Or just because it was an 04?
Gauge cluster. If I go through the trouble of adding the switch and related parts, is the 4wd bulb holder built into the factory cluster or will I need to switch that out as well?
I'm sure I'll have more questions, but for now that is all. I may start a new thread later. Thank you!
2002 Explorer Sport 4x4 | 4.0L SOHC V6
Long AAL | Torsion Crank | 32s & 15x8s