I read it was alot quieter than the stock shifter. Its actually abit louder than the stock i think. Because you can hear each shift lock into place (no its not hitting the stop) on each shift. But.. its not such a big deal like most people make it out to be. I mean its alot shorter, but whats the big deal? Not this mention this project cost me $22 dollars which was my fault. I drained the cars battery by keeping the inside lights (plus a extra light) on while installing this bitch. Started @ 6pm and finished @ 11pm.. thats all including the trips to the auto store to get a 10mm socket and sometime later after i drained the battery i had to run to kmart and get some jumper cables. ROFL. Anyways heres before and after picture. and after ROFL, i made a U-Turn in the middle of the (empty) street to turn around but i actually was stuck in the middle of the street for maybe 15 seconds because i couldn't find the reverse gear. It was actually abit closer which confused the freak out of me.