Car #: 500
Year : 2002 Posts: 179
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 ]
-------------------- Greg H. 2002 red Miata #500 Denton, Texas
Car #: 04
Year : 1993 Posts: 519
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.
-------------------- Lee Tilton 1993 Meowta #04 Brimtek Motorsports/ Team Four Racing Team Four Racing
Car #: 33
Year : 1994 Posts: 422
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.
-------------------- "In our sport if you go out of bounds you're most likely not coming back" Michael Waltrip