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Erm, not that I know anything about Rangers, but can't you just drop the Jalapeno's engine into the ex cab while you play with the 5.0?
Jalep has a 3.slow.
3.0 has a different transmission than the 4.0, won't bolt up.
Jalep doesn't have native power windows. The module that controls that on the ex cab probably won't synch with the ECU from the 3.0 which will have to be used if the 3.0 is.
Since different transmissions the driveshaft length would be different in the back than is on either truck.
So it opens up a whole "other" can of worms, not to mention the pats from the 3.0 truck would have to go to the 4.0 truck including the magic ring under the key with its little box on the bottom of steering column, the module behind the passenger air bag.
SO much easier to just bolt another 4.0 in there if you can find one.
The 5.0 would be easier to put in the ex cab than the 3.0 and I did briefly consider it, but unleashing a fresh driver (my son) on the road for the first time with an engine meant for a vehicle 1500LBS heavier AND has performance enhancers like headers and a transfer case that allows 2WD (not an option in the old V8 expos/mounties they are full time AWD).
The 5.0 system I have is out of a 97 and did not have PATS. Whatever I put it in will ignore pats signals.
00 XLT 4WD XCSB 4.0 G2
00 XLT 2WD RCSB 5.0 swap Gherkin
00 XLT 4WD RCSB 3.GO! Jalapeño
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