Guys..I've just received my tbm plate and grate and have a few question's.

I was going to fit the plate on it's own first up to see how it alters the ski and then the grate.
Firstly would people recommend doing it in this order as opposed to grate first and then plate?

Secondly, the instructions state that the mounting surface of the grate should be siliconed - Only problem is, it is adjustable and requires removal to be adjusted so until I find the sweet point for my riding conditions I'd have to go with no silicone...are there any drawbacks to this?