No installation instructions anywhere
Had to send it down a bit
After installing this, shifts feels more sharp, which is nice. But, in order to install it, I had to sand down the top piece as it was too thick to fit into the linkage. And, the original plastic bushing had to be trimmed, which is expected. The vehicle is 2012 Chevy Sonic with 1.8l and 5 speed manual.
A definite improvement in shifting.
Install was fairly simple. I highly recommend removing the PCM, battery and battery tray to make the install much easier and quicker, but it is possible to install them without removing anything. You have to cut/break the old bushing out of the cable. I started this process on the face of the bushing that the shift level detent ball pops into by wedging a screwdriver between the bushing lip and cable end, then twisting. The outer face of the bushing should start to break away from the other half. Once you have the bushing shell removed from the cable, pull the rubber bushing off and carefully peel away the center of the remaining half of the plastic bushing shell to extract the captured detent socket. Just do not lose or damage the plastic captured socket or you will need to hunt down another set of shifter cables. I had to lightly sand inside the cable bore to get the larger billet bushing to start to press in, then used a set of channel locks to seat it into the cable. Now, place the captured socket inside the smaller bushing half and thread it onto the cable end making sure it is tight. ***MAKE SURE THE CAPTURED SOCKET IS FACING THE CORRECT WAY. DAMAGE REQUIRING CABLE REPLACEMENT MAY OCCUR FROM ATTEMPTING TO INSTALL INCORRECTLY*** Finally, reinstall the cable onto the shift levers and go play with the shifter! They definitely improve overall shifting experience and give the driver much more information from the shift forks, sliders and synchronizers during spirited driving. It is a step up from the cable clamp since you are replacing the hilariously sloppy OEM rubber contact bushings at the transmission shift levers with solid aluminum instead of clamping the exterior of the OEM bushing assembly to remove the slop.