You need to cut the carpet out around the front mount to get the console down against the floor. The front mount, mounts to the floor not to the carpet. That will drop the front of the console down. The shifter also mounts to the floor. You must carefully cut the carpet for the shifter. Be sure to overlap the carpet over the shifter base, especially on the drivers side. Otherwise when you set the console in place you will see the floor between the console and the carpet. The consoles are not real tight to the contour of the carpet. You will also need to weld in a rear mounting bracket for the console. The carpet must be cut out around that also. Is the an automatic console. If it is a 4 speed console you will need to install the proper hump to do it right.