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so they have bleeder screws for what, grease?
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so they have bleeder screws for what, grease?
Yes.

Just went looking, Corksport only offers a 25mm and 28mm bushing size. I think most of us have 32mm?

I cannot find the Hotchkis HD brackets shown anywhere on their site, just the steel ones I already have. ????

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32mm bar owners need to use Hotchkis part # 23291250.
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Where do the mounts break? I added big washers when I booked the mount on
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Where do the mounts break? I added big washers when I booked the mount on


They start to deform then fail completely. Those type of brackets are not strong enough for this application, which is why Corksport has done away with them and gone to a heavier duty bracket.


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Maybe not in texas...I never had an issue with my Hotchkis rear bar...but I only ran it for 1 year. But it was a daily driver too...so I dunno...My recommendation...disconnect it when not autocrossing? lol

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Damn, I guess my washers won't help. I have the 28mm Corksport rear bar, and I just ordered new rear bar brackets. I hope they will help eliminate all the noise I'm getting from my rear bar, otherwise maybe I will disconnect the bar when not autocrossing, lol
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FWIW, I have the 32mm Hotchkis RSB, with the HK factory reinforced brackets. I use the factory MS3 RSB links. I daily drive my car (well, not every day, but often). No issues with the steel HK brackets, but will be upgrading soon just to keep up with Adam and Kevin.

I have *no* RSB noise. None. I do have to retighten the lower nuts a few times a month. I have recently moved the HK bar to the softer of the two positions, with *positive* results .......IMO.

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Damn, I guess my washers won't help. I have the 28mm Corksport rear bar, and I just ordered new rear bar brackets. I hope they will help eliminate all the noise I'm getting from my rear bar, otherwise maybe I will disconnect the bar when not autocrossing, lol

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Same here. Been using the Hotchkis 32mm bar for 5 years, nearly 100k miles and tons of racing with no signs of damage to the supplied "steel strap" brackets or bushings. I've taken it completely out a couple times to clean it and regrease the bushings (it gets nasty dirty when the grease seeps out around the bushings). My only issue is that the steel screws on the collars are kinda rusted so I don't try to take them off (no need to anyway). I had some noise til I made some spacers like Kevin did. Then for good measure I used TWO nylon locking nuts on each stud. Same method employed to the AWR links. No more noise ever.

Also Danny had a good idea of wrapping the stud with nylon plumbers tape, sounds (pun intended) like it worked for him.

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Adam just for curiosity's sake, did you break your bracket while you were on R-comps?

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