Yeah, that's what I figured. The stock shifter is sooooo long and I've been having problems with reverse. My transmission teacher said that because the shifter bushings are bad the shifter is lifting up (like 1-2 inches) when I pull back for reverse and it's not fully engaging.
I love mine except for the added noise, and the leaky transmission I now have. I made the gasket to the specs on RPS, and it still decided to leak on me. I'm going to be re-making my gasket than taking it in the get the leak fixed.