I have a 98 SE and I had to rebend the Courtesy one a little also. Just put it between a couple blocks of wood and pressed with my foot. No big deal. Also, the bar needs to be pointed forwad when you install it, not straight up.
Well since no one here knows.....
Here is what I found out from Brian @ Courtesy Nissan, he has a 98 200SX SE-R.
Quotes from his emails to me:
Paul, unfortunately this run of bars does not clear the emissions related stuff on the 98+ 2.0 motors, I have to test these out on my 98 se-r. so I have all of the fun hearing my car rattle from
time to time.
We do get a bar from time to time that does fit, but it is rare, I know a few people that have modified our bars to fit, look around on the internet and look for a gentleman named Naji Dahi, he actually took it apart and got it to fit around it correctly, he does have a website, and there are pics posted. Stillen does want an arm and a leg for their bar, but it does look good, and that is all that matters to some people.