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|Oh wow ok guess I got confused with all the PATS issues I see...
So yeah keep all 2008 ECU/electronics/wiring.
About the cabswap... maybe I should make another thread. I'm not sure yet I want to do it. I got the 2008 manual that kissed some trees om the passemger side and has holes in the driverside door. Basically all the sheetmetal is thrashed. So is the front right "inner fender" part of the cab and broke right leafspring
Frame is great, trans and transfercase are great, motor runs 10x better at 305000km than the 2007/180000km.
Then there is the 2007 lvl II, long story short I might have overpaid at CAD2500. Ok it's a lvl II with only 180000km (auto) but it's in ROUGH shape. Auto trans has problems, steeri ng rack is leaking, leafsprings are flat. Torsion bars are tired, no carpet/floor, engine runs rough MAF problems,multiple codes,seized fanclutch.balljoints/bearings are shot
(Don't buy a vehicle when you're in a hurry)
And it had no alcoa's or towhooks and I allready had full skids and bilsteins on the 2008 lol...
Oh well I guess I got 4.10 gears,a Torsen, black interior and a whole lot of spare parts.
The body is far from in top shape but the steel is solid/no holes so that can be arranged.
Now the best part. The PO cut the front crossmember and about 1inch of the front of frame and welded a stupid plate bumper straight to the frame...
I could just fix up the 2007 but I really want a manual and I've always wanted to do a "frame-off" rebuild so I have a good solid base to last many 6month winters. still have that bumper fiasco to deal with
I could swap over the manual trans/pedals/ecu/flywheel to the 2007 but still have all the rest to do and that bumper.
So if I'm going to be taking cabs off frames anyway I was thinking why not use the frame/motor/drivetrain from the 2008 manual and the cab/bed/axles from the 2007 auto, some nice leafs, finish interior nicely, update wiring etc...
I'll be rebuilding/refurbishing everything anyway (but the front end of the 2008 allready has new bearings and upper arms)
So there's my dilemma
I finally have the space for bigger projects and have been wanting to do a more serious build for a long time.
Last edited on Thu May 21st, 2020 06:30 pm by Arthur
2008 XLT 4x4 4.0 5Spd. Pretty much stock except 33's and Bilsteins: A bit broken for now.
2007 FX4 Level II auto: new project!