Don't worry I didn't take it that way. The inner spacer has a much wider cross section than the stock intercooler brick gasket. The silicone keeps it in place more than creating a perfect seal. But that doesn't mean silicone isn't good at sealing the area.I wasn't taking a shot at your product. Just trying to comprehend how HX gets sealed up without the O.E. seal being raised with a positive locator to keep it from blowing out. Aren't they all made the with same idea but maybe a different process?? I have my SC off this is why I am asking before I order 1..........