Only minimal bending was required when using the stock mounting points as well as the modified ones I was using. I bought the last MTX hardware set on EBay and was not able to locate this kit anywhere else. Let me know how you make out on the installation.@KLee, so I ordered the rack just to see what measurements with which I was working. Did you think about just bending the rack? It's tubular aluminum and seems like it would bend. Also, need to take off the old rack to check brake clearance, but thinking of sawing off the square pieces welded on that push out the rack from brake.