Hey spectorV not to intrude on your decision of having a ball shifter, but in my opinion i have had a ball shifter i loved it and then i drove my dads 2004 mach1 where he has a B&M t-handle. After driving a manual transmission that had a t-handle vs. the ball, The t-handle has a much better fell and i also gained smoother shifts out the t-handle over the ball. It also makes your car look like it has a pro 5.0 short shifter in the car, so your handle doesnt look long a gaudy. Just my opinion, you can try it or just stick with the ball. You can also buy the B&M t-handle at advanced auto parts for about $28 dollars.