While your Dodge Ram diesel vehicle is made to be very nimble, the movement of its stock gear shift lever makes you feel that you are behind the wheel of an old truck. You can reduce the shift lever travel by installing short-shift shifters. If you're confused as to what brand of shifter to get, you'd better do a research first to come up with a more informed decision. Our Ram is fitted with a BD Diesel short shifter. We'll share with you how it fares so far, so you can gauge if it fits the bill or not.
- Sold as a kit
- Installs in just an hour or less
- Includes high-strength fasteners
- Reduces shift lever travel by 20%
- Comes with all necessary hardware
- Made from nickel-plated hardened steel
- Custom designed for specific vehicle year, make, and model
- Includes a billet aluminum shift plate and forged steel shift handle
- All-internal installation--the shifting console needs to be removed for in-cab access
- With this short shifter installed, we no longer have to worry about who should sit in the front passenger side because his or her kneecaps will no longer jam into the 6th gear.
- This short shifter is pretty much impressive. Gear selection in our truck has never been this smooth, quick, and accurate. It indeed helps take our driving experience into a whole new level. Since then, we've said goodbye to that feeling of driving an archaic truck.
- Installation went out smoothly, taking us less than an hour. This isn't our first DIY job that required console removal, so it didn't take us that long to take the console out just so we can have access to the shifter shaft. It helped that it already comes with all the necessary hardware.
- The shifter looks elegant. It matches the looks of the chrome and billet appointments and accessories that we have in our ride.
- Since installation requires removal of the console to gain access to the shifter shaft from inside the cab, this may not be the right job for those who don't have enough DIY experience.
- At more than $250, its price is a bit steep. But if you're the kind of driver who wants to get through the gears faster, the hefty price tag won't really matter much to you.
And we say...
Dodge Ram owners who have been searching for ways to cut down the travel of their shift lever will surely find the perfect solution in the BD Diesel short shifter. It makes your front passenger more comfortable as his/her knee is saved from getting in contact with the shift handle. Performance-wise, we are recommending it as it really makes gear shifts faster, smoother, and more accurate.