I installed front strut tower bar on my 2001 RS yesterday. The hood would not close after the bar was installed because the bar was getting in the way of the thing that covers the hood scoop from the inside. There are two flaps on its sides that did not clear the bar. I took the cover off for now. I'm thinking about just cutting those flaps off the cover, or perhaps leaving the cover off altogether, for now. I am a little worried about water getting into the engine compartment though. Plus, those flaps look like they are used to properly drain water that gets into the hood scoop. Has anybody experienced this before? Any thoughts? thanks in advance.