The pan could be ground down where the struts touch but I really don't think it's necessary. 1 side was worse than other but that's not saying much. The grind marks that they done for the bolts was pretty deep but could have been a 1/32nd deeper and facilitate the bolt installation a lot. It was pretty heavy. Shipping weight was 36# so the pan alone was proby 30+. The cover was over 1#. Box and shredded paper wasn't a #. That's a lot of metal.