Originally Posted by IDMTfirefighter
wow...that looks amauter...hope it didn't set you back allot
I was skeptical in the beginning, but really wanted to spruce up the console area. After getting these parts on, and seeing the skewed fit, I stopped immediately, took photos, and reported the issue to CARiD. It was around $160 for the basic kit, but I wasn't about to install any other parts of the kit until this was cleared up. Parts that fit in more recessed areas might look better, but for the price, fit should not be this bad. Look across the bottom, it doesn't even cover the factory surround. The pictures don't really show how bad the edges are either. I'm certain the vinyl based kits have nicer, beveled/molded edges, but the edges of the Aluminum (and I'm sure other 'real' materials) are rough.
These are no longer installed on my car, and although getting them off was a pain, I couldn't just leave it like that. If it was my fault installing it, I'd take the hit, but you can clearly see how some edges are perfectly aligned, but others are not. I'm not sure what cutting tools they use, parts were all covered in tape to protect the finish while cutting, but the edges of all parts were 'scorched'........fine if it was a laser, not good if it was a precision blade........the edges are obviously crooked and rough to the touch.
Lesson learned.............I'll paint the parts myself before trying another dash kit.