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Old 01-11-2009
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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!
Unfortunatley your truck is not wired for 4wd so you would need to change the harness or custom wire it.

PCM is not required but the body computer is.

You will have to add the 4wd mount on the frame, as far as I know no 2wd trucks had them

I have never had a problem with the abs pump

Tha cluster has the bulb holders but the display does not have the markings for the 4wd
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hey 0RangerEdge2 i have a complete front end from a 2000 xlt 4x4 with 4.10 gears im wantin to get rid of pm me if ur interested
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You will have to add the 4wd mount on the frame, as far as I know no 2wd trucks had them
im gonna correct u on that one because my 2000 trailhead does
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Hmm. Since it's on your 2000 I have a crazy feeling it's on my 02. I'll check sometime. As far as the front end, I don't have the money now. Just started a new semester of school. I leave for the USAF in May so when I get back I'll have some money to play around with.
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i was gonna swap mine and bought the stuff but now im gonna do a sas
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i would just get get a manual 1354 it will be alot easier for the swap and its more reliable in the long run and much less work. me i hated me electric one and swapped in a manual one.
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I am considering the same thing, 0rangeredge2, save your money hard core, the force pays nice, but tech school and stuff like that drains them vains hard, i know i just went threw it all. What AFSC are you join in as or do you know what you want to do yet??Trail head how much do you want for the front end
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I'm a 2E633. Voice Network Systems Apprentice. I'm actually a Guard member but trying to explain the difference and whatnot is more work than I like to do so I just say AF.

Where are you stationed? I used to live in Florida but I can't remember what base. My dad was active duty, but went Guard when I started school.

As far as the swap goes, I wish I would've bought a 4x4 but I got a deal I couldn't pass up. 10k for a truck worth 16k at the time. Dealer misquoted the price and gave it to us for what he quoted.
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