Nope. I tested it with clay. It has 1/4" clearance to the hood liner. Only place that is tight is front edge of the filter element that has only 1/16" clearance but still not rubbing. Actually, if not for that trey like recess on the shroud, it could be cut just behind the filter element edge to cover complete XAir air box.Does the hood not interfere with the radiator shroud cover when the X Air is below?