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I bought it a few weeks ago too. It does save a lot of customization time. The bracket part works perfectly & is simple. I had zero issues getting it installed & ready to go for my stereo installer.
The part that's tougher is cutting out the center section of the dash that will fit well to glue in the replacement face plate. I wish I took some more time on it than I did. FYI: this isn't a kit issue as much as it is the time you take to do it right issue. I was rushed and did do enough testing/fitting/cutting to ensure a nice flush fit.
Also, I think I would prefer the smooth one because the textured one is way more textured than stock & smooth would actually be closer to stock than the textured. When I ordered it, I wanted the textured to match the dash, but they are worlds apart.
Here you can see some of the epoxy (lower left) & exposed cuts (across top):
Here you can see the extra space on the bottom, but the face needs to swing down some to open/close:
Prior to cutting the center section & disconnecting the AC controls:
Backside of the AC controls for reference to reconnect, in case I forgot:
'96 DGGM - Phoenix Transmission w/2000 stall - Frankenstein Cat-Back (love it!) - PPM Extra Duty Front End Kit
- 4 curb rashed rims, 3 dangling windows, 2 grenaded transmissions, 1 holy seat, and a wreck in May 2006
'06 Cadillac CTS-V (stock . . . for now)
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