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    I haven't done this yet so I appreciate the detailed pictures! Up until now I didn't understand the issue with the brake clip.

    I'm just curious...why did you decide to put the bolts in the way you did? I was just going to follow these instructions and attach the bolts this way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    I'm just curious...why did you decide to put the bolts in the way you did?
    Off-roading trained me to reduce/eliminate that which can snag & break off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Off-roading trained me to reduce/eliminate that which can snag & break off.
    LOL...I got ya.

    It's hard to tell from the picture...but do you think there's a chance the coil spring is contacting that bolt when the spring compresses?

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    Looking at this image, it looks like it would be close if the position of the bolt was reversed and the threads were pointing upward towards the spring...

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    Yes, I do think that the spring is making contact with one of those bolts. Shorter bolts might help. Inverting the bolt might not work because I'm pretty sure that the bolt head is larger than the nut and would interfere even more with the spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marklovski View Post
    Those shipping boxes sure come in handy. I used mine as a work surface during installation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    I would like to suggest some changes:
    1. Can the bracket be re-shaped to avoid interference with the brake cable bracket? One more cut to make, but it would make installation easier and possibly avoid future problems with this bracket.
    2. Shorter mounting bolts would reduce the interference I'm having with my spring. However, the length as it is makes installation easier.
    1) I completely agree. The angled cut on the production piece is actually larger than my prototype, so I figured it would easily clear. This was a disappointment as I installed the production version. If I get another batch made, this will definitely be fixed.

    2) I am not crazy about installing shorter bolts. If you go with 5mm shorter bolts (the next shorter length), the threads come very close to not protruding past the nylon locking part of the nut. It is good practice to make sure you have some thread protrusion to ensure the locking part works properly.

    I appreciate the feedback and notes on the install. Thanks guys!
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    Thanks for the pics Eggman. I have the bar under the brake line bracket now.


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