Incorrect. For the sway bar to actually function properly, the geometry needs to be correct. If the bar is angled, the force applied to the end of the bar will push or pull on the bar instead of rotating it. This will reduce the effectiveness of the bar. Applying pushing or pulling forces to the bar will damage the mounting brackets and if there is enough force applied it can rip them off. My OEM bar was pretty close to straight. The bar as shown above has nearly a 45° angle. It is absolutely not installed correctly.I wouldn't worry about the 'downward angle' of the sway bar too much. The OEM bar had a slight downward angle, I'm sure Mazda knew what they were doing. The angle of the bar isn't as important as BOTH sides having the SAME ANGLE.