STB still in.
I’m going to machine a set of 2mm spacers to raise the bar up and hopefully clear the cover. I wouldn’t characterize the contact as an interference fit, more like love tap. Will have to see if it still sits low enough to not hit the hood.
BTW, The driving results are +++, and any stereo and you don’t hear the sound, that’s why this fix has fallen down my Mod priority list.