April 27, 2016 at 4:02 pm #15017
Looking for a strategy to mount a Fire Extinguisher (meeting DE standards) in a 2006 Boxster. What have others done?April 27, 2016 at 4:15 pm #15018jestevesParticipant
I bought a universal fire extinguisher bracket at Performance Improvements and bolted it to my passenger seat rails. it was relatively easy to mount. Metal to metal connection is what’s required.April 27, 2016 at 6:22 pm #15019andy wrightParticipant
The ‘Seat Bracket’ mounting is the most common method, especially for the newer cars. As “jesteves” mentioned, make sure the Fire Extinguisher Mounting Bracket is metal and not plastic.April 27, 2016 at 9:24 pm #15023
Back of seat rail (and therefore behind seat) is an acceptable mounting location?April 28, 2016 at 11:58 am #15029paulnetoParticipant
Mine is on the front of the passenger seat but behind is fine. It just needs to be within reach. And as Andy notes, metal on metal is the requirement. There are some factory brackets that are plastic.
See you at the track.April 28, 2016 at 6:58 pm #15033
Mantis Racing has front mount brackets for $80.
You need to be able to reach the fire extinguisher while belted in.April 30, 2016 at 7:40 am #15125Matt NowakParticipant
I went with the bracket from Speedtactics for my 987 Cayman as it mounts to the rails just like the one from Mantis racing. It’s a much simpler installation than mounting it to the seats as you don’t need to remove the seats, disconnect sensor wires, etc. It can also be removed and reinstalled in under 10 minutes.April 30, 2016 at 10:03 am #15126
My seats are manual so there is a honking big lever out front. Can anybody confirm that either of these mounts works with manual seats?May 31, 2016 at 10:33 pm #15742
So I bought the Mantis Racing one — just installed yesterday. It is rather crudely manufactured but seems to do the job and was relatively easy to install (provided you have the odd ball socket that fits the seat bolts — Torx E12 btw)November 3, 2016 at 11:40 am #18471Larry FunnellParticipant
Brian, with the Mantis Racing bracket did you have to remove the seats, or was it done with the seats in place. And does it work with the manual seats? Although I don’t think anyone has ever moved the seat in my Boxster.November 3, 2016 at 12:10 pm #18477
You have to remove the front bolts on the seat rail to fit the bracket underneath (there are plastic covers that need to be removed to get at the bolts – they are replaced after – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmGAspMqBRk should give an idea of how to remove the covers) — once the bracket is fitted the bolts (Torx e12) are put back in through the bracket and the rail and bolted down (36 ft/lbs is the torque requirement if I recall). The seat stays in place during the process.
Yes – the bracket works with manual seats (mine are manual) — the lever to unlock and slide the seat back and forth still works as designed.
The bracket still needs an extinguisher with a metal clip down bracket. I bought a “Garrison” 2.5 lb extinguisher from CTC (http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/heavy-duty-1a10bc-fire-extinguisher-2-5-lb-0460078p.html#srp). It has the appropriate metal connection.March 1, 2017 at 1:50 pm #20385googlefishParticipant
Same question for a 2014 Boxster 918. Any sources for fire extinguisher mount + fire extinguisher appreciated. Anywhere in the Toronto area or online that ships to Canada.March 1, 2017 at 2:03 pm #20386
Mantis Racing will make you a custom bracket for $120.00 plus $80 for extinguisher.March 8, 2017 at 12:48 pm #20675Rod NagyParticipant
If you need to be able to reach your extinguisher with your belts on how is this possible with a harness?
I can’t even reach my sunglasses when I forget them on the dash after buckling up. 🙂
RodMarch 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm #20678
Rod, I agree with you. Unless you`ve got really long arms we are all in the same boat.
Since Paul Neto posted the requirement earlier, maybe he can answer.
Trust me, if my car is on fire I
m going undo my belts first, then grab the extinguisher and get out of the car. Im guessing that 9/10 chances the fire is accessible from outside the car not inside.
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