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    Mounting a fire extinguisher

    A 2.5-lb ABC fire extinguisher is a worthwhile safety addition to any vehicle. For the CX-5, the cargo bay behind the driver-side rear tire is a good location. Has anyone mounted a bracket on the sidewall? It doesn't need to hold any weight since the extinguisher can sit on the floor. Just need a way to keep it upright and in place while driving.

    FYI this size extinguisher only lasts 10 seconds. But that sure beats nothing.

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    I have one mounted on my A pillar right next to me. +5 HP. (JK)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mox44ah View Post
    I have one mounted on my A pillar right next to me. +5 HP. (JK)
    Add the included sticker to your fender and you*ll get that 5hp, guaranteed.

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    Can't say I have ever needed a fire extinguisher in my car?!? Each to their own, though.
    Knock on wood.

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    If my vehicle catches fire I will get out and run 50 foot away. Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by mox44ah View Post
    I have one mounted on my A pillar right next to me. +5 HP. (JK)
    This is technically incorrect. Yes its +5HP but at the crank. If you want +5HP legit to the wheels you need to add a NOS sticker to the tank.

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    Mount it on your back bumper. Deploy it for a 10 sec jet assist.

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    And, it creates quite a bit of excitement when the "A" pillar air bag deploys.
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    I put one of these in my truck's glove box. Don't have to worry about it ever losing charge or clumping up....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mox44ah View Post
    I have one mounted on my A pillar right next to me. +5 HP. (JK)
    And, it will create quite a bit of excitement if or when the "A" pillar air bag deploys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Paul View Post
    And, it will create quite a bit of excitement if or when the "A" pillar air bag deploys.
    you already said that

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvinylgraphics View Post
    you already said that
    So true, however, I meant to include it with the original post quoted so as to keep everything in perspective.

    But thanks for noticing.
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    Fire extinguishers are always a good idea. If you don't need one for yourself, you may be able to help someone else.

    I have one mounted to each of my vehicles.



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    Quote Originally Posted by David Paul View Post
    Fire extinguishers are always a good idea. If you don't need one for yourself, you may be able to help someone else.

    I have one mounted to each of my vehicles
    Finally a non-dumbass reply. Lives can be saved in crashes you come upon. Wlidfires can be prevented. The $1.5 billion Carr Fire in California started from a flat tire creating sparks.

    Bottom photo is closer to what I want but down and left near the tailgate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtn View Post
    Finally a non-dumbass reply. Lives can be saved in crashes you come upon. Wlidfires can be prevented. The $1.5 billion Carr Fire in California started from a flat tire creating sparks.

    Bottom photo is closer to what I want but down and left near the tailgate.
    The reason I mounted the CX-5 extinguisher where I did is because the weight of it is resting on the wheel well. No pressure is being put on the mount itself.

    Plus, it doesn't take up any space that is better used for cargo.

    I didn't have that option with my MX-5 due to the trunk interior having less height.
    Last edited by David Paul; 01-13-2019 at 11:43 PM.
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