I have a 4-speed manual transmission. Removing the column shifter arm(s) may apply to an automatic transmission if using a floor shifter/console. Originally my car had a 265/PG trans. I also wanted a cleaned up look in engine compartment. Obviously what I did only applies if one does not need the shifter arm(s) and want to cleanup the column. That's why I posed it as a question in post #9, for a reader to consider.Manual or automatic transmission?