what I envision is a nice-looking gate in place of the leatherette shifter boot. Then the shifter itself would be bare metal. I understand that there is a difference between shifter gating. I've read that most trannies (like the WRX) are internally gated, making a gate on the center console not necessary... but this would be cosmetic only. I'd make the gate open enough to have it not even really come in contact with the shifter very much.