Couldn't get the length of the threaded rod with the two hem joints on either side to fit right. I called Novak and they said people have cut them. Anyone else had this problem. I gave up until I knew that it had been done before.
Did you change any of the mounting locations in the bracket from how it ships from the factory? I had a hell of a time getting my Novak shifter set up properly until I restored it back to the way it was put together by the factory. I didn't realize they kind of pre-set it for a TJ. I don't think I ended up cutting any of the threaded rod off but it's possible since I had help and there was a lot of frustration getting it put together so it shifted properly. It's great now.
T-Dome has an earlier version that has a reversed shift pattern where 4Lo is forward and 2Hi is pulled all the way towards you. You and I have the same newer version of the shifter which has the same shift pattern the OE shifter does.
I don't have any pics like T-Dome has but I'll look tonight when I get home to see if I have one that might be useful. If you bought it recently, it's a non-reversed shift pattern. Some older ads might still say it has a reverse shift pattern but Novak switched it after too many complaints. All currrently shipping Novaks shift so all the way forward is 2Hi, all the way back is 4Lo.