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I've done it on the 2012, but does anyone have the diagram/instuctions on how to remove the shift handle on the 2014? Maybe Milous? Thanks
 

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I wonder as well. I'm sure it's possible, but what's underneath since it's an electronic shifter now. Probably would get a better answer on a 300/Charger board since they've had this shifter longer and might have mods for it if that's even possible.
 

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Ok I'm going to ask a dumb question.... Are people wanting to change out the shifter because of their legs getting prodded by the shifter or for aesthetics?
 

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I know this doesn't help, but curious as to why you want to remove it?

hahaha guess I should have read your post before I posted...
 

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Was thinking i needed to see a exploded view of the center console too. My idea is to get the shift dial from the Ram and replace shifter in the GC. Would have to do some studying but i dont think it wold be hard to just build a mounting plate that sits in original shifter opening.........
 

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I don't think the Ram dial has a button for the sport mode though, so you would have to figure out how to incorporate that as well.
 

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Was thinking i needed to see a exploded view of the center console too. My idea is to get the shift dial from the Ram and replace shifter in the GC. Would have to do some studying but i dont think it wold be hard to just build a mounting plate that sits in original shifter opening.........
This seems like WAY too much work, money, and time, for what? Aesthetics?

I think the dial with a filler plate would look much worse than the shifter.

My first few vehicles in life were manuals, so my hand is always on any shifter. The shifter in the '14 is really comfortable and gives me something to rest my hand on. I would hate having the dial in the Ram.
 

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This seems like WAY too much work, money, and time, for what? Aesthetics?

I think the dial with a filler plate would look much worse than the shifter.

My first few vehicles in life were manuals, so my hand is always on any shifter. The shifter in the '14 is really comfortable and gives me something to rest my hand on. I would hate having the dial in the Ram.
How touchy is the shifter? I've always rested my hand on the shifter as well and was worried that the 14 shifter would be too touch for this. I don't want to be constantly shifting it into neutral....
 

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Could be made to look factory, easy. Would have to incorporate a button for sport. Im talking about making a marketable conversion not a hacked together garage build.
 

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How touchy is the shifter? I've always rested my hand on the shifter as well and was worried that the 14 shifter would be too touch for this. I don't want to be constantly shifting it into neutral....
Not touchy at all....that won't happen. You'd have to bump into it really good in order to shift into neutral... definitely not by resting or moving your hand on/around it.

In order to shift into an actual gear, you need to depress the button.
 

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Not touchy at all....that won't happen. You'd have to bump into it really good in order to shift into neutral... definitely not by resting or moving your hand on/around it.

In order to shift into an actual gear, you need to depress the button.
I leave my hand on the shifter all the time. It's not an issue. You'd have to knock the shifter pretty good to even think about bumping it into neutral.

The one thing I don't like about the new setup is you can't go from N to D without depressing the button. Small, but an extra step nonetheless.
 

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Are you in neutral that often that pressing a button becomes an annoyance?

I honestly can't remember the last time I've had to shift from neutral to drive. P to D or P to R or R to D
 

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Might want to wait for the Durango to come out before hacking into it to much. Not sure what to expect from that since I haven't been following that thread as much. If they put a rotary dial on that console it might be easier to retrofit.
 

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I doubt the Durango will get it since it's a Dodge product and not a Ram product. The Charger which is a Dodge product has the same style as the Jeep.
 

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I know this doesn't help, but curious as to why you want to remove it?
Because even though my WK2 went through a so called Quality Assurance Test (see my post elsewhere) where they also put about 28 miles on my WK2, they didn't put the center console cover around the shifter back on properly. And also the little storage compartment (usb/sd card) in front of the shifter also isn't installed properly. I rather repair it myself then have the dealer attack it. But I might have to go back since the centering of the steering wheel is off so it sounds like a wheel alignment is in order. Joy
 

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I doubt the Durango will get it since it's a Dodge product and not a Ram product. The Charger which is a Dodge product has the same style as the Jeep.
So, you haven't paid any attention to the 2014 Durango thread I see. :D;)
 

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So, you haven't paid any attention to the 2014 Durango thread I see. :D;)
I try to stay away. We wanted a Durango originally and if I find I like the update, I will end up hating myself for jumping the gun on the 2014 JGC update :p
 

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I do like something to sort of rest my hand on anyway, so I doubt I'd put much effort into swapping out a Durango dial. I do think the dial would look a little better appearance wise though. Sure hope I still like my GC more after we see the details next week.
 
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