By this time, my wife wasn't speaking to me. I was sure glad when Christmas came and she was nice again. Trust me, it wasn't easy taking apart a perfectly good, brand-new car. I had to keep thinking I can put it back to stock if the money doesn't come. The height of the trans tunnel is noticeable here. I would guess that Ford did this for rigidity. It's not as if the car sits low and needs to drop over the driveline. It's becoming clear where the extra weight is in the new 'Stang.