No idea what a "rod thingy" is. ??
It's pretty easy to adjust the support a bit if you only need 1/4". Most of the panel bolts are either slotted or the supporting structure is formable.
Aligning the hood and fenders is a pain in the posterior. If the fender needs to come out, consider whether the hood might need to come "in." Check alignment with the other fender, doors and bumper cover. Make sure the height on both sides, when latched, is the same (look at the top of the hood relative to the adjacent top, horizontal portion of the door). Remember that the hood moves forward as it closes, not just down.
Typically, with this issue - fender tucks in under the hood - it's because the hood was removed and is not correctly aligned. Or, you were one of of us unlucky folk that removed the fender to change the battery, and found that it didn't go back together quite as easily as one might hope.
Someone will no doubt point you to the PDF here on the forum describing body panel adjustments. I have found that document to be a complete waste of time.
Blue-ish 2006 2.4, Werks stage 1 turbo, Borla cat-back, DDM braces, Spec aluminum flywheel, Spec stage 2 clutch, Werks aluminum radiator, some gauges, RKSport hood, Morimoto FX-Rs, GReddy Profec, Norm's fenders
'07 GXP, Werks Big Wheel K04 and tune, Solo catless downpipe, TCE Wilwood 6 piston front brakes, 4-piston rears , stainless brake lines, slotted/drilled rotors, BC Racing BR coilovers, Performance Autowerks intercooler, DDMWorks CAI, charge pipes and braces, RPM rollbar
Last edited by raygun; 09-07-2019 at 09:17 PM.