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Shifter base for AX15 swap from Jeep or Dodge Dakota

Shifter base for AX15 swap from Jeep or Dodge Dakota

  • $ 23900


*** Sold only "BY APPOINTMENT" - contact us to discuss. For OE replacement see the complete kits instead. ***


*** File photo - base NOT as pictured - read item description!!! ***

Shifter base for custom conversions using Aisin AX15 5 speed manual transmissions sourced from:

  • 1989-1995 Jeep Wrangler (YJ) w/ 4.0L I6
    • IF you are using a YJ 4x4 shifter (bracket on base) - specify w/ order!
  • 1997-1999 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) w/ 4.0L I6
  • 1989-1999 Jeep Cherokee (XJ) w/ 4.0L I6
  • 1989-1992 Jeep Comanche (MJ) w/ 4.0L I6
  • 1992-1999 Dodge Dakota w/ 3.9L V6
  • 1993-1998 Dodge Dakota w/ 2.5L I4
  • NOT FOR USE in these vehicles! See the complete kits - NO other stick is compatible
  • 1989 models: confirm trans (mid-year change from BA-10/5 to AX15)
  • Does NOT FIT older or newer models, or other engines during the stated years (different trans)

A Hurst stick is required (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
    • Allow 3-6" for stick mount height
    • Choose a stick and see what fulcrum heights are compatible with it (see chart)
    • Check overall height (see chart: stick height + mount height = overall height)
  • Confirm chosen combination achieves desired knob location and that fulcrum height works with stick length selected
    • Consider various stick & stub combinations to optimize
    • Note long sticks on angled mounts will strongly offset knob to left (can be 5-6"+)
    • Note OE dust boot is short and exposes stick mount which helps in tight situations
    • Options E & F require a Hurst stick directly mounted on side w/ serrations

Stub fulcrum height options (critical to optimizing leverage for short throw):

Option For stick length stick mount height stick mount angle boot type upcharge
B 10"+ 4.0 vertical Billet Plus +$10
C 10"+ 5.0 vertical OE (short) +$20
D 10"+ 5.8 angled 14 deg left OE (short) +$30
  • Stick length = point-to-point distance from mount hole to knob thread
  • Stick mount height = distance from base flange to stick bolt hole (affects knob height)
  • Fulcrum height = distance from lower ball to fulcrum pin; varies by option, not published
    • Warning: Follow stick length guide to avoid excess effort & component failure

The base is built by Core Shifters using proven Hurst Billet Plus components inside a custom housing. It does not have stops and does not need them; all modern internal rail trans have internal stops. 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
  • 6061-T6 extruded aluminum housing with Spirolox steel support ring
  • Zinc-plated laser-cut steel base-plate & cover
  • Vibration-resistant serrated flange head steel retaining bolts
  • Rubber dust cover boot
  • High quality and outstanding value!