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Old 12-08-2013, 08:55 PM
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Default Want to convert console shift to column shift

I have a 2013 crew cab with the floor console & shifter with the 6-speed. I am interested in changing out the shifter for a column shift and add the console insert from the 8-speed to the console.

Anyone every considered or performed this swap? I am guessing that a 2500 or 3500 would have the column shift parts I need? Any chance someone has a parts list for this?

I would rather have the storage space in the console, and don't really see the advantage of the shifter being on the console. This is my first RAM, so any insight here would be appreciated.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:25 PM
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Trade the truck in, bottom line.
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I dislike the console shift also. I bought my truck with column. I spent 45 min on the lot reading window stickers to find a truck with my requirements and column shift was a top must have.
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I dislike the console shift also. I bought my truck with column. I spent 45 min on the lot reading window stickers to find a truck with my requirements and column shift was a top must have.

I too find the console shift a waste of space and a pointless accessory. My dads 13' has the console and it takes up too much space, whereas my 13 has the column shift and is much more open in the cabin area.....
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Taking on a modification like that for the sake of a little more storage is a worth task but I think it would turn out to be more than you bargained for by the time you were finished.

I read in one of the F-150 site where someone took that challenge on and said they wouldn't do it again.
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Not worth the trouble in my book.
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Trade it in for an 8 speed truck.
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if you do this, post some pictures of doing the install.
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I see lots of treads on her for doing the reverse to this and taking the column shift out and putting in the console shift. So it can be that difficult to go from console to column. Wow trade in the truck!!! Great support!!!
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If you had another truck to swap parts with that would be the only way I would do it. You would have to swap steering columns most likely with the shift linkage. Plus you have the brake interlock to deal with so there will be some wiring changes that may require a harness swap.

The 'trade in the truck' remark isnt really that far off base if you plan on ordering all the new parts to do it. But if you find someone local willing to make the swap or you can find a wrecked truck with what you want that you had complete access to I'd think about giving it a shot.
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