Won't belabor this cause its been done here before but this shifter makes a BIG difference in shift quality and throw..WOW.. and you can't really tell its there! One thing I noticed when I went to take the ball off it had a twist about one half turn on the alum shaft just below the ball. Silly me thought it was supposed to be there!. NOT. The assemblers got a little carried away putting it on.Had to put it in a vise between aluminum blocks and turn the shifter lever with a wrench to get off! You might want to check yours..