Shifter base for NP A535 swap from 1987-1992 Dodge Dakota or Ram

*** For OE replacement see the complete kits instead. ***

*** Pic shows a different base for newer Dodge trucks. Similar concept but with lower stub and baseplate features for this trans model. ***

Shifter base for custom conversions using NP A535 (aka NV2500) transmissions sourced from:

  • 1987-1992 Dodge Dakota w/ 4 cyl (2.2L or 2.5L)
  • 1987-1991 Dodge Dakota w/ 3.9L V6
  • 1988-1991 Dodge Ram trucks (150-250 series) w/ 3.9L V6 only
    • NOT FOR USE IN THESE VEHICLES - see complete kits
  • Does NOT FIT any V8 or Diesel, newer model years, or any other model

A Hurst stick is required (NOT included, sold separately). Other brands and homemade sticks are discouraged. Stick mount has 3/8"-24 threaded holes spaced 7/8" apart on center + mating serrations for a Hurst stick on one face. Due to larger mounting threads (3/8"-24), sticks that use 8mm mounting bolts (most OE, "non-TKO" Lokar, others) will not work. Lokar TKO sticks can be mounted but only to the smooth side of the stub. To select the proper parts:

  • Wait until new transmission is installed to buy shifter parts
    • Remove existing shifter base if present
    • Sit in vehicle, in driving position, with all interior trim (dash, console, etc) in place
  • Define desired knob location in space (neutral position):
    • Measure height from base flange to desired knob location = overall height
    • Measure side & rear offsets from receptacle bore to desired knob location
    • See this diagram for clarification
  • Study the Hurst stick page for shapes that meet your needs
    • Stick mount height = 4.6" (height from base flange to stick bolt hole)
    • Only available in one fulcrum height, for a 10-16" stick length
      • (Stick length = point-to-point distance from mount hole to knob thread)
    • Check overall height (stick height + mount height = overall height)

Kit includes mounting hardware, dust cover boot, and instructions. The base is built by Core Shifters using proven Hurst Billet Plus components inside a custom housing. This kit has many superior features & components, integrated into a unique, exclusive assembly:

  • Forged heat-treated billet steel gear selector stub
  • Hardened steel cross-pin & stainless steel fulcrum pivot ring
  • Self-centering cross-gate bias springs with heat treated spring seats
  • Glass-reinforced polyamide fulcrum socket with steel wear clips
  • Rubber oil control seal with steel retaining ring
  • Extruded aluminum housing with Spirolox steel support ring
  • Zinc-plated laser-cut steel cover & baseplate
  • Vibration-resistant serrated flange head steel retaining bolts
  • Rubber dust cover boot (style varies)
  • High quality & outstanding value!