In the link I posted, in the first pic of my console, you can't see it, but one of the tabs is actually broken. With the new ring, you wouldn't know. Fits snug, with no issues. In fact, I've swapped to a GTO boot/knob combination with a Hurst STS, and not wanting to cut/ruin the GTO boot, I did NOT cut slits into the leather. Doesn't matter, the clip works so well, it actually holds it in place even better this way.
And again, you'd never know the difference:
I think that's an older pic, I've since shorted the shift stick and it's given the boot a little more slack. I'll see if I can find the pic.
Edit- here's a 'newer' pic, with the stick shortened about a half-inch since the above pic: