This U-bracket has been used for decades on 5 speed conversions in the 2002s and NK cars. It might not be as strong as attaching new brackets to the sides of the transmission tunnel, but appears to be stout enough. If this were destined to be a race car, or for hard use/lots of miles, I would place new brackets directly in line with the rear of the transmission. I wanted to keep from drilling new holes, or welding anything new. This 5 speed is the only non-stock addition to the car and I wanted to be able to go back to original as easily as possible. I will certainly keep an eye on the mounts in the years to come.is the chassis mount strong enough at that place ?