This is what should've been installed from the factory. Much firmer, more positive feeling. My car only has 8800 miles on it, so my OE shifter wasn't worn out, but the difference is quite noticeable. Install was fairly easy, just a lot of interior parts to remove, don't do this if it's cold outside, with as much force as you have to use to get some panels loose, you risk breaking the interior panels. Feels more than the claimed 18% reduction. Minor flick of the wrist and it's in the next gear.