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Old 09-09-2010
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Hey guys im totally new to the ranger side....i build custom samurais and sidekicks but im dumb about this ranger........question?....will a 1996 cab fit properly on a 2000? both are single cab trucks....Thanks
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do you mean will any 1996 cab fit on my 2000 frame? it should. don't quote me though.
these trucks from 93-2010 didn't have much change. just cosmetic. 93-97 was one generation. 98-99/2000 was another. then 01-03 or 04 was one. then the current style. as for the cabs, all looked the same but panels and bumpers were changed.
extended cab is different since there are 2 doors and 4 doors. but those are structural changes and do not affect you since all you asked for was the reg cabs.
some of the emissions stuff might be different and 98/99 (can't remember, but someone will) saw a change in engine from 4.0L OHV to 4.0L SOHC and a switch from a vacum 4wd system to a live axle 4wd.
to swap different generations' front ends requires more work. the header panel needs to be swaped so the headlights and such will fit and also the hood.
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ok took some measurments today and WOW there are a lot of differences in the 2. to be more precise about 4in everywhere you look lol. .......i guess ill b good from 98-02 ? ........these single cabs r harder 2 find i found 5 x-cabs today that were all perfect with junk v6s....nothing against them just looks like there broke more often
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Old 09-11-2010
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93-97 cabs are compatible.

98-11 cabs are compatible.

between 97 and 98 there are differences.
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