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TR6
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Where is the preferred location for mounting the sensor unit: the transmission tunnel or in the trunk? Can you think of any reason NOT to mount it in the trunk? It seems like it would be more secure and safe in the trunk.

[ 11-06-2009, 08:06 AM: Message edited by: TR6 ]

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Greg H.
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If you are talking about a unit such as the TraqMate, I would mount on the tranny tunnel (I did). This puts the sensor almost right in the center of the x and y axis of the car, giving more accurate g-force readings than in the trunk. I have mine mounted all the way at the rear of the tunnel, therefore out of the way of my arm/elbow.

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Lee Tilton
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TR6, Lee is correct on the location for the reasons he sited. I mounted mine in the same basic location but installed small 1/4" to 3/8" underneath for cooling puposes. Its been there for 2 years.

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+1 I used the mounting bracket and velcro from Traqmate and put it on the tunnel. Even after a head on hit the SU was fine and didn't move. [thumbsup]

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Trans tunnel on a mounting bracket. I used 10-24 rubber isolated "Wellnuts" to try to filter out some of the accelerometer high frequency vibration that is not performance related. I think a velcro mount would do about the same thing. Wellnuts look like rubber tophats with a brass threaded insert in the center. You place them in a drilled hole and as you tighten the thread the rubber expands behind the drilled hole preventing thereby trapping it. In my production days I held front airdams and fender flares on the same way. Very secure but things can move around a little if needed. You can purchase wellnuts at Home Depot and Lowes but there are cheaper places.

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Yes, this is for a Traqmate. I left that out by mistake.

Thanks for the tips!

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Greg H.
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