just thought i'd comment on the kit. i didn't get any instructions with the kit so i found some online but they were for the v6 tranny which is 4 bolts and not 6 like the 4 cylinder and the 4 cylinder also didn't have any dowel pins. so for anyone installing this kit on the 4 cylinder don't forget to get the 2 bolts hiding in the back, which i found you have to crawl under the truck and remove/tighten with a wrench.
over all though its an awesome upgrade, even though i've heard mixed reviews. 1-2 and 2-3 are so much smoother than stock and i don't have problems with them any more and as far as going into reverse i'd say that's better too because its goes into gear way more easily now where as stock it took multiple tries and sometimes letting it roll then stopping and trying to push it in