I have installed quite a few of these sets. I believe that when the Net brackets are welded onto the tubes it causes some slight warping of the metal. Which pulls them in ward. All you have to do is give them a little tug, by putting your foot where you footpeg would go and pulling outward on the front mounting tube. This will stretch them back out, to the point where they need to be.
These are by far the best set of nerf bars I have ever used. For the extra 5 mintues of time it takes to adjust these I will gladly use these over the other jokers that call themselves professional business.
Hey Jesse, mail your packet of bolts to Matt (R450MX) and you guys will be good to go!!! : )