Originally Posted by Jon in AZ
Over time, I think it likely the new seal will soften and become easier to close. If it's bothersome in the meantime, I like the idea of shimming out the inside portion of the latch so the tongue can more easily extend behind the striker plate. Nice thing about that solution is that as the seal gets broken in, you can remove the shim and maintain a nice, tight seal.
Scamp juggles how tight to make the door latch knowing that it will loosen over time as the weatherstrip compresses with age. So they start out pretty snug realizing that most folks will never adjust their door. I chose to loosen my latch with shims and plan to tighen it over the years as the weatherstrip loses is resiliency.
I would really like to see a magnetic seal like a refrigerator
. I will add that to my long list of future mods. ;-)