As one would expect, the fit and finish of all parts was excellent. The installation was very easy and took only a few minutes. I've posted pictures of the install to my FLICKR account. Despite the extended appearance, the mount is still rigid. I had to wait a few days to test the mount due to weather. The mount performed flawlessly and I enjoyed being able to track well past the meridian without colliding with the mount. An excellent addition to my mount. In my opinion, this option should come standard on the mount.