All in fun, guys. My wife is from Michigan. I was raised in WV by way of TX and CA, and we've both been in MD for nearly 30 years. You can imagine some of the battles we have over "correct" pronunciation of various words. She also says crick but only if it's a small creek.
Back on topic, I have equal spacing all around my center console and no "harsh scraping or squeaking sounds" when I hit bumps.