wow, i can't believe how much bs people bickered about on this thread in 2004 and i hope it doesn't start again in 2007.
the mod, as stated by the OP, is a cosmetic one. Period. And it looks better than stock. If i had an auto i would do this mod because of its looks.
you can also change the PRND21 piece for a manual shift boot, and IMO it looks better as well. I wouldn't, however, try to make people think that the car is a MTX if it isn't. ATX and MTX each have their own merits.
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