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    Angry RSB Bracket Broke AGAIN - Looking for replacement options

    Planning to replace the brackets with something that won't break, so sick and tired of them breaking and the clunking.

    I've found 2 options so far, are there any other recommendations?

    Corksport:
    http://corksport.com/mazda-billet-sw...-brackets.html
    (not sure if the bushing will fit around the JBR sway bar, I couldn't find the diameter anywhere on the website)

    JBR:
    http://www.jamesbaroneracing.com/sho...2nu4mde470o6g0
    (looks like overkill to me, but at least it will fit for sure... but an extra like $25 to ship to Canada...)

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    There's room it's just really tight I had the same issue play with it a little and it will work
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    that's what she said...

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    Default RSB Bracket Broke AGAIN - Looking for replacement options

    I'd get JBR
    Edit: may be overkill but you did blow a bracket twice

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    Default Re: RSB Bracket Broke AGAIN - Looking for replacement options

    Quote Originally Posted by Lmmorden View Post
    I'd get JBR
    Edit: may be overkill but you did blow a bracket twice
    True, but the bracket alone will cost like more than half of the swaybar, haha.

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    Default Re: RSB Bracket Broke AGAIN - Looking for replacement options

    I would question why are you breaking them in the first place? Is there something damaged/worn out with your suspension?
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    Default Re: RSB Bracket Broke AGAIN - Looking for replacement options

    Are these breaking due to stress on the brackets, corrosion, or both?

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    Default Re: RSB Bracket Broke AGAIN - Looking for replacement options

    Quote Originally Posted by fywdyl View Post
    True, but the bracket alone will cost like more than half of the swaybar, haha.
    Did you install your rsb? Is it stock ? What are you running and how is it adjusted?

    The few chimes are right.. Two brackets does seem odd

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    Default Re: RSB Bracket Broke AGAIN - Looking for replacement options

    if you buy a new sway bar from cs, they come with these brackets now. think of it as getting a new sway bar for about half price with the brackets you want.
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    then sell your old one for cover up cost.
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    Default Re: RSB Bracket Broke AGAIN - Looking for replacement options

    Quote Originally Posted by ottoyu34 View Post
    then sell your old one for cover up cost.
    ...If it's not bent...

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    Default Re: RSB Bracket Broke AGAIN - Looking for replacement options

    Quote Originally Posted by Lmmorden View Post
    ...If it's not bent...
    I don't swing that way, I'm straight... come over and find out....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lmmorden View Post
    Did you install your rsb? Is it stock ? What are you running and how is it adjusted?

    The few chimes are right.. Two brackets does seem odd
    JBR RSB, yes I installed it, yes I jacked up the wheels when mounting the sway bar. It is set on the middle setting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeGuy View Post
    I would question why are you breaking them in the first place? Is there something damaged/worn out with your suspension?
    How would I go about diagnosing? I mean, the car drives fine, but it's not like I'm taking every corner super duper hard.

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    Default Re: RSB Bracket Broke AGAIN - Looking for replacement options

    I just ordered the CS RSB glad they included the brackets $80 vaule since mid January Now. Good deal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fywdyl View Post
    I don't swing that way, I'm straight... come over and find out....
    Woah.. What are you thinking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmmorden View Post
    Woah.. What are you thinking about?
    Whatever you have in mind... I'm open to suggestions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fywdyl View Post
    How would I go about diagnosing? I mean, the car drives fine, but it's not like I'm taking every corner super duper hard.
    Check the shocks aren't leaking. Check all the bushings for wear/play. Check everything is tight. Are you on coils or anything? Change dampening settings?

    There shouldn't be much stress on those brackets which is why I'm surprised you've broken a couple.

    Also, you can buy the Energy bushings/brackets off amazon.ca for around 30 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeGuy View Post
    Check the shocks aren't leaking. Check all the bushings for wear/play. Check everything is tight. Are you on coils or anything? Change dampening settings?

    There shouldn't be much stress on those brackets which is why I'm surprised you've broken a couple.

    Also, you can buy the Energy bushings/brackets off amazon.ca for around 30 bucks.
    Stock suspension except for RSB. No leaks from the shocks (at least from what I can tell). Haven't checked bushings.

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    Default Re: RSB Bracket Broke AGAIN - Looking for replacement options

    Are the brackets big enough for the upgraded bar?

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    Default Re: RSB Bracket Broke AGAIN - Looking for replacement options

    Quote Originally Posted by SomeGuy View Post

    There shouldn't be much stress on those brackets which is why I'm surprised you've broken a couple.
    Really ? Pretty sure the rate of that bar is over 1,000lbs. A lot of that force goes into the brackets trying to keep the bar in place.

    Reference EG/EK/DC2 Honda/Acura sway bar mounts tearing from the subframe after upgraded RSB. Pretty sure E36 BMW have simliar issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmmorden View Post
    Are the brackets big enough for the upgraded bar?
    Came with the set, wouldn't make sense if it wasn't.

    Read on msf that it is a common problem and even Jamie himself said that it's the weakest part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speed77 View Post
    Really ? Pretty sure the rate of that bar is over 1,000lbs. A lot of that force goes into the brackets trying to keep the bar in place.

    Reference EG/EK/DC2 Honda/Acura sway bar mounts tearing from the subframe after upgraded RSB. Pretty sure E36 BMW have simliar issues.
    I mean it's not taking as much as say a control arm...yes of course there's stress. That said, I've yet to see broken brackets on any of the cars I've worked on which is why if he's broken another set I wonder if something else is wrong causing additional stress to the component.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fywdyl View Post
    Came with the set, wouldn't make sense if it wasn't.

    Read on msf that it is a common problem and even Jamie himself said that it's the weakest part.
    I ordered the jbr sway bar with the aluminum block bracket, had it installed by jimmy like early last year. No problem so far, I had the bar set at the stiffest setting. Imho, the upgraded bracket is well worth the money

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    Quote Originally Posted by miako View Post
    I ordered the jbr sway bar with the aluminum block bracket, had it installed by jimmy like early last year. No problem so far, I had the bar set at the stiffest setting. Imho, the upgraded bracket is well worth the money
    @miako ,did you get the competition bar or the .120? and if the .120, are you able to oversteer much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiyomi View Post
    did you get the competition bar or the .120?
    I have the 125 bar, not the 250 competition

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    Default Re: RSB Bracket Broke AGAIN - Looking for replacement options

    So what's the scoop?

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    Default Re: RSB Bracket Broke AGAIN - Looking for replacement options

    Quote Originally Posted by Lmmorden View Post
    So what's the scoop?
    Most likely going w/ JBR, less fuss with fitment and what not.

    Not gonna order it anytime soon, waiting until winter is over.

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