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      01-10-2015, 09:57 PM   #1

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Australian made extinguisher bracket - review

Fellow 1addicts,

Recently I was searching for a viable option for our cars for extinguisher mounting, see thread ( ). @Nugget suggested I check out the brackets made by a gentleman in Perth.
I considered the VAC bracket, but I wasn't keen on spending the items value solely on postage, plus I'm a fan of buying local where it makes sense.

After spending 30mins or so making a bracket so I could get to Sandown, I still wasn't happy with the fit, rattle, finish, general strength etc and proceeded to follow up on the WA-made brackets.

Product: E8x bracket rom Kap Industries
Cost: $AUD60
Install time: <10 minutes
Tools required: T50 Torx, 10mm socket, phillips head screw driver
Ease of install: 2/10 (don't damage anything!)
Note: I'll be popping mine out to add some loctite to the seat bolts now that I know it is staying in.

What is it like in the car?
- Allows for full range of motion of the seat
- No noise (some brackets rattle just enough to annoy me)
- Solid enough to pass scrutineering

I used the SCA 1KG extinguishers, but there are mounting holes to allow for most to fit.

Hope this saves someone else some time!


( Yes, I know my interior looks grimy, yes I live in a muddy area and let dogs in the car )
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      01-11-2015, 08:56 PM   #2
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Good to hear I didn't steer you wrong.
I personally have the OEM extinguisher holder but this is cheaper, easier to install and does the job nicely.
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      02-05-2015, 05:00 AM   #3

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In case anyone had issues with paying for one of these brackets on the Kap website, Russell has fixed the Paypal issue so it works now.
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