Ya after getting an aftermarket clutch put in my car is difficult to get into 1st gear at times. It's not too hard but it should go in easily and mind doesn't. My first clutch was a exedy stage 1 and had that issue and I was told the clutch wasn't dissenaging all the way and went out and got a clutch masters fx200 and same issue so I think something may be wrong with my bracket it's just hard to see if there's any cracks or anything as where it sits you can't get a good look at it lol. This is a common issue though on the 8th gen si's unfortunately. Did you have to take yours out for you to notice it was broke or did you notice by just looking at it?