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My NV is pretty much what you described. Shifts great (once its warmed up) but if I stop at a light it can be a pain to get into 1st or 2nd. Shifting between all gears can be notchy at times due to the short shifter kit. Overfilling did help a lot.

Giving it a little throttle or shifting into 3rd first generally does the trick. I think it's just the nature of the beast.

Maybe it needs to be broken in a bit?
 

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I have a short throw kit for mine and I don't like it. I want to try a stock shift tower but can't find one. I don't want to trade with somebody in case I want to go back. Anybody have a stock shift tower?
I don't like the short shifter either but it came with the truck. I actually found a site that sells the stock shift tower but its pricey $$.
 

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Please link up a place that you found that actually sells it.

I checked quad 4x4. When you click on the shift tower I get an error that the page isn't working.
http://www.quad4x4.com/NV5600_Transmission_Parts.html#Shift

I guess I'm assuming the short shift kits have a new shifter lever? I can't just remove the spacer can I?
Part #58 is what I was looking at
Case and Related Parts - 6 Speed [5600] (DEE). Fits: 2004 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT QUAD CAB 4x4, 5.9L HO Cummins Turbo Diesel, 6-Speed HD Manual | FACTORY CHRYSLER PARTS

along with part #8 for the screws

http://www.factorychryslerparts.com...0318&ukey_driveLine=7636&ukey_trimLevel=18747

Basically have to reverse the instructions here:
http://api.viglink.com/api/click?fo...Shifter2.pdf&jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13855648453669

Looks like we have to remove the spacer, remove the screws and replace the shift lever with the OEM one along with the bushings.
 

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I ended up finding a used tower that I'm going to drop in mine. Thanks for the update though.

So, in factory layout the spacer is utilized or not? I assume not but I see it regularly on OEM looking diagrams.
Are you talking about the isolator (factory spacer) in the short shifter instructions?

Should already be sandwiched in there with the BD short shifter if it was installed correctly. The instructions say the top of the isolator is rubber and the bottom is metal (Page 4 & 8) I say reuse it; it's listed in the OEM exploded parts diagram in the first link I posted earlier (Part #59)

Where did you end up finding a used one? Classifieds? Did you get the cap screws too?
 
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