1. Is it easy to remove the gear stick? I want to cut mine down about 2"
2. The 4-2-1 manifold, does it come forword further that the alternator? I ask because I've just fitted my Almera Radiator and there is about 2cm between the alternator and the radiator, I'm thinking of getting a 4-2 manifold but I don't want to buy one just to find out that it's going to rub.