Yup - IIRC the install instructions on the UUC rod tell you to bend it if it doesn't clear the guibo.
As for the carrier - you're exactly right. If you're running solid mounts, it's a non-issue, but if you have poly or rubber on the engine and/or tranny, you may get some play which could stress the selector rod joint.
This is what I'm going to do: cut at the red lines, mount (by welding/bolting) the middle part to a plate which gets bolted to the transmission tunnel. The only thing connecting the shifter to the transmission will be the DSSR.
Last edited by sb_600; 02-13-2013 at 04:43 PM.