Easy to install the kit. The heat shield took some bending to get it in without removing the muffler hanger. There is a "Hog Ring" holding the winding cable and retaining cable together. I removed it because it kept the winding mechanism from completely winding the spare in place.
I did not put a hole in the mat. I will fold the mat back for access to the winding mechanism.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]