You will probably notice at a first glance that the base mounting plate is somewhat similar to other competitors. However, we feel very strongly that the overall design and installation details will be what separates our kit from others on the market. The K-Tuned mounting plate is constructed using 3/16 thick billet aluminum and is anodized black for a great looking and durable finish. Customer reviews of this mounting kit have continually stated that it is much easier to install when compared to competitors designs. Unique steel template is included which greatly improves cut out accuracy.Custom made grommet seals cables perfectly. The factory shifter is held firmly to the plate with studs and custom fit billet aluminum bushings. Very easy to install with complete instructions and template provided. Silver zinc plated hardware to resist rust.