I have one on my XA coupe .
I left out the spacers , bent the the selector rods and made a L shape bracket to run from the selector to the gear stick .
Also had to cut out a bit of the floor but after all that it sits in the exact place the old shifter did .
Console will be used but I had to leave off the plastic ring that holds the shifter boot on as it hit the L shape bracket
i run a hurst indy and it was a real pain to bring bak to the centre easily, it can be done but i wouldn't even look at doin it again without a die grinder with a cutting wheel, an oxy and some 7mm plate and a drill press.
the result is good but a gt shifter in excellent or reconditioned condition is just as good. and sits better
I made up a little lowering bracket (about an inch) where the handbrake cable attaches to the small bracket on the underbody, just to the left of the extension housing. No fouling on the linkages now.
I tried that on the old xr backed out the driveway and ripped the thing straight off, not to mention the amount of beating to straighten the floor again, if it worked for u good stuff but i definately didn't hav the ground clearance scraped the whole hand brake assy, did bugger all anyway.