HAHA...NO JEEP did not make that engine...thats like Ford making the engine for the Vette! BMW used to own Land Rover and they helped make the 4.0s you and I own. Now LR is owned by ford and the engines are Jaguar (also owned by Ford). I too own a 96, mine is SE though. No big diff only you have two extra seats. The truck is a cow, yes, but look at the tourque numbers, thats what counts on these trucks. I don't know about yours Tran. aprob though. Someone in here will know though. Welcome to the Fam!