Agree, you dont have a good chance to get an approval. But, you can call in to try for a lower amount.
This makes absolutely no sense at all.
OP posted that 8/9 is the correct date to request a CLI. The issue was requesting a CLI too early which does not invoke the 90 day wait as it's not a true denial. Also, being early and reducing the request will still yield the same results until hitting the 181 day requirement.