Buying and having the product shipped in a reasonable time is great. Having a claimed flexplate that "this one will not break and having if break and twist in one spot isn't great. My 2005 impala SS is very lightly modified, I'd say probably 300 hp at the crank. Drove me and my daughter's to the library, on the way back had a 4 way stop. When it was my time to go (in a 30 mph zone) I start to move, nothing. I turned right down the access road to my house and I heard a clunk from the front. I pulled in my garage, left the car running to grab something out from my house and as soon as i opened the garage door I heard the worst tapping noise. I instantly knew what it was so I parked it for a year. On to this year I decided the original transmission needed an upgrade along with a new FP , unfortunately no Meziere so I was hesitant but I bought another HD flexplate so my car isn't sitting in the transmission shop. Let's see how this one works . Imo the flexplate looks like a beefed up stock Flexplate with a coating. The welds around the gear teeth are a total turn off. Just waiting for a Meziere flexplate to come back in stock, I also highly recommend requesting Meziere to make them a dual bolt pattern.