What we have here is some info regarding a short shifter for the del sol. Basically, it comes down to : use the oem one. The truth is : the Honda Del Sol shifter is shorter than a Skunk2, B & M, DC sports,etc. The Civics and Integras are the ones that benefit from a short shifter. As much as I hate to admit it, Chet is right, stick with the original. Honda knew what they were doing, concerning del sol shift linkage, pivots. As for shifts feeling stronger, better, more secure simply check on the linkage, bolts, etc...After taking out my oem one and putting it back in, the shifter feels 100% smoother, all it needed was some cleaning and new lubricant. It's not worth wasting money on a shifter that will sit in a different position, and risk the chance of fucking up synchros.