I just installed this today. At first i said to myself, its definately shorter, but wow this really sucks. It was sooo notchy, especially 1st, reverse is by far the worst. It is really tough getting into those 2 gears. I got the bushings also but havent installed thos as of yet. One thing i might have done wrong, i tightened the shifter to the linkage preetty tight. (there was a gap, and now that i screwed it in, there is no gap at all, and is really tight...) I also did not lubricate that area... Another thing is now my shifter is really short ( height), which i can get used to, but my shift boot is like waaaay down now, and it actually makes an annoying like slotchy noise when i shift. Im thinking tho, to fully get rid of these problems, buy neo synthetic gear oil, loosen and lubricate the shifter to linkage connection, and install the bushings. Anyone have any input on this? Thanks.