The following deals with the installation and opinions of the MGW Ltd. Short Throw Shifter. This shifter can be purchased from www.MGWLTD.com. Some instructions in the write-up are borrowed from MGW's Install sheet. Tools needed for install: Putty knife or razor blade Socket wrench 8mm, 10mm, and 13mm sockets. Socket extension. 6 inches advised RTV Silicone gasket maker (supplied), or CobraBob Gasket Kit. 3/32 Allen wrench (provided) 3/16 Allen wrench (provided) Helpful, but non-required tools. Small Flash light Flat blade screw driver A friend. This is a pic of the stock setup just for reference. The first step is to remove the shifter knob, and the console. Simply unscrew the knob. Then Grab the center console with both hands from the inside of the boot area and pull up and out. Be careful not to force it to avoid breaking the tabs on the console. Next unplug the lighter and set the center console out of the way. Next use a 10mm socket to remove the stock handle. Next use an 8mm Socket to unbolt the inner/top dust boot. Be careful not to rip. The next step is to remove the inner-most boot. This simply just pulls off. Be careful not to rip. Now unbolt the stock POS, I mean shifter using a 13mm socket to remove the 4 bolts. Now by using a putty knife, or my method of a razorblade, remove any remaining gasket material being careful not to gouge the soft aluminum. The next step is to install the MGW shifter. MGW provides silicone gasket maker, but I used on of CobraBob's T-56 shifter gaskets. Set the shifter on the mount point and line up the holes and insert the NEW MGW bolts and lock washers. Tighten them down as you would the lug nuts on your wheels. Go back and forth from bolt to bolt screwing them down a little at a time. Also note that the MGW logo on the shifter is located closest to the dash so that you can read the lettering from your position. Snug the bolts down, but do no over tighten. You can now also install the lower-most boot. Just slip it over the shifter. Now reinstall the upper dust boot. NOTE: I did not use the provided stops. Next install the handle of your choice. Then the console/boot and shift knob. RED HANDLE BLUE HANDLE The following pics are of the Red handle in all locations. (1st-6th, and reverse) 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Reverse My Opinion: WOW!!! Let me first say that George and the rest of the crew from MGW Ltd could have put 1/2 the effort into this unit and it would still have been 5 times better than the next shifter. They did it right the first time out of the box. Install was as easy as or easier than any other shifter I have ever installed. And quality was second-to-none. I installed the blue handle first, and the throws were very quick, and very precise. I thought this would be the handle that I would stick with for sure. It was a little bit of a reach to hit 5th and reverse (I am 6ft), but it was still very comfortable. Next I tried the red handle. Though the shifts were slightly longer, it was still much shorter than stock and just as precise as the blue handle. I also noted that every gear was very easy to reach. I decided to keep the red handle installed for daily driving and I will switch to the blue during my trips to the track. Now for the comparison to other shifters I have used. I have driven one 03 cobra with a triax, and one (04) with a five-oh shifter. I felt that the shifts were a little more deliberate with the MGW shifter (a good thing). I like the 5.0 shifter better than the triax, and the MGW better than the 5.0. The main thing that won me over was the comfort level of the shifter. With the red handle is seemed that it was located in just the right spot and the ability to adjust the angle of the handle was great thinking on MGW's part. I have mine angled at about 6:30. Needless to say, this is the last shifter I will install in my 04 cobra, and now I need to save up and buy a composite 1-6 shift knob off of MGW as well as a few other items to complete my interior upgrades. If anyone has any questions or comments please feel free to ask. Thanks, Jeff Hoops And special thanks to MGW Ltd., and SID297.