Removed the roof side rails and sold them. At the same time, I have got the black trims and re-installed them. Now, it looks much sportier and I have some money to spend on other stuff for the car.
Thanks for the photos, I was not aware it fit like that, is it actually touching the hood? If so what keeps it from damaging the paint from rubbing or something getting behind it?
I have picked up two pairs of Infinity Primus PR6500CS component speakers from Best Buy, when they were on sale. They were $129 all of them, picked them up in the store. Buy one pair, get one pair for free deal.
I have also picked up the same time a pair of 3.5" Polk Audio DXi350 for the dash, for $24.99 shipped from Crutchfield.
This is all that I have installed until now, but I have already picked up two broken Polk Audio amps, which I have repaired already. They are the PA660 and PA880. They cost me at the end, a whopping ~$100 total.
I have a Kenwood DNX6990HD that I have for now, that I will have to install after I'm getting the PAC steering wheel adapter, that I have picked up broken from Ebay($120) and sent out to be repaired($140 shipped&repaired- much cheaper then Kenwood have done it).
I also have purchased a JL Audio 10TW3-D4 10" shallow subwoofer, which I'm planning to install in the spare wheel itself. I may have to make a false floor, on top of the wheel.
Started installing new door speakers. Managed to finish the driver's door. I'm installing Infinity Primus PR6500CS speakers, front and back.
Dash speakers, were replaced a while ago, with Polk Audio 3.5" speakers.
The plastic isn't actually touching the hood that I can see. There are thin adhesive strips along all edges that hold it to the hood and act like a buffer.. On the underside it's held in with push retainers, it doesn't move at all once in place. I like the way it looks, fits well w/ the front of the car.
This is the install doc, probably gives you the best idea of how it's secured.
The only problem is now that I've seen how good the Opti-Coat looks I might remove it and have that done.