We decided to install the panniers with them leaning forward the exact same amount as the hoop of the mounting rack. Generally, you want to install them with a slight lean to the front so water runs off of them.
1.5" from the rolled portion of the pannier, centered between left and right, making sure the welded portion of the pannier is to the inside:
Put the mounting blocks in place. I'd suggest the long portion of the mount toward the long portion...
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