The stock shifter in my car felt super cheap and the number plate kept falling off. This billet shifter is my favorite improvement I’ve made to the car. It makes the car so enjoyable to drive. I also bought the cable clamp and bushings. It just clicks into the gears now nice and crisp! The installation instructions were very clear and easy to follow as well.
Haven't been able to try it. My shifter assembly is different from the DIY's on YouTube. Instructions, on ALL applications would be a vast improvement.
I would of given a 5 star but the instructions were a bit vague. I would of prefered a video perhaps. Now that this is out of the way... This short throw shifter ROCKS! Shifts are faster, smoother and less vague than with the stock shifter. The quality is amazing and the fit is perfect.
Between this, the solid bushing & new cable clamp, it feels like a new transmission. Cleaned up the slop in the shifter nicely and helps make shifts much faster. 100% worth the time and money to do this upgrade.
SHORT THROW FUN
in general its a good product, good quality love the fun and thrill i get while driving. however for my 2012 sonic 1.8L 5 speed manual with reverse lock out it will go into reverse easily!!! you will need to put a spacer to keep the shifter from going into reverse when wanting to go into 1st. i was testing it out and heard a grinding noise and my reverse lights light up i was like oh damn i did it wrong but no, just need to head to home depot or any hardware store find a metal plate about 1/4in thick and 1/2 in height and glue it to the inisde wall of the assembly where the lock out clip can stop it from traveling all the way into reverse. If ZZP could have added that in the description or thought out the design it would be a 100% plug and play with my year car. 3 stars because i did have to make my own adjustments