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Old 02-07-2017, 06:27 AM   #15
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I think the idea is to have it handy when seconds count.

My first Supra was NA until I dropped a custom turbo kit on the car. With 120k miles and running rich on some fouled plugs, the cat started to get gummed up then was glowing bright enough for someone behind me to honk me from the highway to the shoulder. They shouted something was on fire or glowing under my car. I jumped out just in time to see some part of the underside beginning to catch fire. Maybe it was built up oil or gasket material or something, but I recalled the guy I bought it from left a small fire extinguisher next to the spare. I quickly grabbed it and managed to spray the underside before any damage occurred. I was real lucky I had the extinguisher or the car would have easily gone up in smoke.

Did it work out fine with it in the boot? Yea. Would it have been faster inside? Maybe. But having worked EMS and seen car fires and been through that situation, having a fire extinguisher close is my personal preference.
Having watched crash tests with heavy objects in the car break lose and fly around I think it is foolish. I would have thought somebody that worked EMS would know that. Oh well, I put the warning out there and will not debate it any further.
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Having watched crash tests with heavy objects in the car break lose and fly around I think it is foolish. I would have thought somebody that worked EMS would know that. Oh well, I put the warning out there and will not debate it any further.
I'm confused. You think it won't hold?
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I'm confused. You think it won't hold?
Nope I don't. Not so much the bracket to the car but the clamp that holds it in. Now if you can find a bracket that is crash tested then cool. Otherwise the trunk is where it should be.
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Nope I don't. Not so much the bracket to the car but the clamp that holds it in. Now if you can find a bracket that is crash tested then cool. Otherwise the trunk is where it should be.
Check it out. Tell me what you think. Says NHRA approved or something. My buddy has one and it looked stout:

Drake Off Road FIREX-MNT-DOR Fire Extinguisher Mount https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006VFR2LS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_NR-MybEW4E4VE
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Check it out. Tell me what you think. Says NHRA approved or something. My buddy has one and it looked stout:

Drake Off Road FIREX-MNT-DOR Fire Extinguisher Mount https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006VFR2LS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_NR-MybEW4E4VE
Now that is one that is designed to be inside the cabin! No flimsy little flip levers to let go. Going to take up a pile of space though.
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Now that is one that is designed to be inside the cabin! No flimsy little flip levers to let go. Going to take up a pile of space though.
Thats true. Ill have to see if I can make it work.
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Is that the H3R Halguard? I was thinking of mounting one up in my car. My buddy has his mounted on the side of the transmission tunnel on the passenger side. Worked well on his STI. I don't know if it will work for the BRZ.
Yeah, it's an H3R Halguard HG250B.
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I made an aluminium plate that bolts into the center console bolt holes. The extinguisher brackets mount to the plate. I did it this way because

1) It uses original holes. No drilling or screwing required
2) Didn't want to lose the ability to move passenger seat forward
3) For track days (and safety in the event of a crash) screwing a couple of self tappers into the center console is not strong enough.



Can't help but think that the center console was deliberately designed to accommodate a fire extinguisher, perfect fit, and the little recess for the trigger.
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Another center console mount ... obviously won't work for most lol

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