Grand Am Series
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: District of Columbia
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.
2006 Titanium Gray Mazda3
#23 STF WDCR SCCA
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