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Overall I'm very pleased. This is the 2nd dash trim install I've done in my life. I read as many hints as I could get my hands on, Jason was very helpful in answering all my questions. The pieces are beautiful, the fit was 99% on, and that 3M backing is UNFORGIVING. Give yourself 2-4 hours, depending on how much of a perfectionist you are.

I will add these nuggets from my experience today. Jason's directions said prep with rubbing alcohol, directions on the kit said to use 3M Solvent Prep. FYI, the solvent prep WILL discolor the plastic door panels, be VERY careful. After spending 90 minutes finding/buying it, I ended up not using it. The rubbing alcohol took some light grey color off of the plastic/aluminum trim, this might have been dealer prep silicon? I don't know, but don't be afraid to yell out: "ALMIGHTY Q-TIPS...........I SUMMON THEE!" (This is the easy way to make the 2 hour job a 4 hour job)

When you fold back 15% of the backing off the adhesive, the backing serves as a little spring (see first picture), so you can set the piece down 85% of the way, with the little backing/spring waiting patiently for you to just touch the sticky end....now you are commited. Then you peel the remainder off with tweezers or long needle nose pliers for the big pieces. If you have ever wallpapered before, this will bring back memories (nightmares in my case)

I was working in 85-90 degrees, :hothot: with the pieces on the dash cooking before placement. This made bending the top above the radio, and curling the piece around the key insert area much easier. The hotter the surface, the easier it is to pull the piece off if you misfire.

A second pair of hands is helpful in lining up the two giant center pieces, that way you have someone to share the blame with, hehe. Actually, because the top is curved away from you a bit, you can lay 90% of the piece down before you have to commit.........sweet.

Some of the pics will resemble Jason's, but I post them because this job was done by an amateur, your mileage may vary. Good Luck! :thumbup:
 

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This looks really nice! Does anyone know if this type of mod will help or hurt resale values?

Also, I have to say that I love the grey interiors!!! They look so classy and much more expensive then mine does. My 04 is the Gold outside and icky yellow inside. They call it sand but don't kid yourself - it is like baby poop yellow. My brother has a black, 04 Titan and it has a really nice two toned color interior of sand and gray - looks very nice. If it wouldn't cost me a full arm and leg, I would replace the seat covers. The carpet is also very light in this vehicle so it gets dirty really easy. I kind of like the gold outside though because I have never seen another one in Tucson.

Again - congratz - this looks great!!
RA
 

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justayear2004 said:
This looks really nice! Does anyone know if this type of mod will help or hurt resale values?
Great job on the install! Looks very, very nice. I'm glad you like your "new" look.

This will only HELP resale. It's funny, you wouldn't believe how many dash kits I see to owners with "leased" vehicles. I received more than a few emails about people getting more money back when leaving the kit installed, and this is on leased vehicles! This will definitely help towards resale.

I have dealers buying these kits and puttin them in older cars just to move them. It does help. Also, they sell our kits for $699 installed!
 

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Very Nice!!
 

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I have aluminum and it's $50 less than the wood kit. It's not on the site yet, but this pic shows the material.



You can email me to order, or call fro mthe site.
 

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I would really like the aluminum. Is there more picks before I buy?
 

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manny0 said:
Do you have a kit that would accommodate those who have aftermarket stereo installed?
Was that dash area cut out specifically for your radio? Or is that a nissan part your bought with the double din already cut out?
 

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Jason,

That would be a piece just like the custom deal you did for me, but with a 2 din hole instead of a single din.
 

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Jason B said:
Was that dash area cut out specifically for your radio? Or is that a nissan part your bought with the double din already cut out?
nissan part with the double din already cut out
 

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Resale with dash kits

Jason B,
Thanks so much for the reply - that is really good news that it helps with resale. Once I get tires and wheels - I am going to work on other interior mods like this.
Thanks again
Rhonda

justayear2004 said:
This looks really nice! Does anyone know if this type of mod will help or hurt resale values?

Also, I have to say that I love the grey interiors!!! They look so classy and much more expensive then mine does. My 04 is the Gold outside and icky yellow inside. They call it sand but don't kid yourself - it is like baby poop yellow. My brother has a black, 04 Titan and it has a really nice two toned color interior of sand and gray - looks very nice. If it wouldn't cost me a full arm and leg, I would replace the seat covers. The carpet is also very light in this vehicle so it gets dirty really easy. I kind of like the gold outside though because I have never seen another one in Tucson.

Again - congratz - this looks great!!
RA
 

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so wait this is the exact same kit that the dealers sell for 700?
 
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