This is a discussion on Fire extinguisher and bracket options within the Focus RS Racing forums, part of the Focus RS Garage category; Agreed better to have something. But have you ever had to set off your halon kit?... I've, luckily, never had too. But I've heard it's ...
Agreed better to have something.
But have you ever had to set off your halon kit?...
I've, luckily, never had too. But I've heard it's more than a little bit scary.
Back on topic. Sorry.
Will that mount fit in front of the drivers seat?
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Here's another option for fitting a fire extinguisher to an RS. This is a video (youtube) of it being fitted to my RS today:
I'm happy with this product because its not universal i.e. its custom built for the RS. The bracket is one piece, which means there is no adjustment needed and no extra bolts to loosen. That's important, not just for compliance with regulations, but also because you do not want your extinguisher to become a 1kg projectile in a crash!
The extinguisher (1kg in this case) clears the bump ahead of the seat and sits at the rear of the footwell. This allows full seat movement. Yes it can be kicked by the passenger but that's not a big issue versus the other benefits in my view.
You can check out the manufacturer here: https://kap.industries
And the RS page and video on their site is here: https://kap.industries/product/ford-focus-mk3-rs/
No affiliation. I paid for the product; just a very happy customer. I found their customer service to be excellent.
And if you are in Australia - support the local guy and buy this!
Last edited by Alpha Dog; 09-06-2017 at 04:03 AM.
https://kap.industries/product/ford-focus-mk3-rs/This fire extinguisher mount fits both drivers side and passenger side of the Ford Focus Mk3 RS and Mk3.5 ST. Including left hand and right hand drive!
this bracket from Kap.
Mounting looks very flexible with a series of slots to accommodate mating to whatever bottle mounting you might use.
I opted for a Drake quick release mount from Amazon, coupled with a Safecraft PB2 2.5 lb bottle blowing Halon 1211 as the extinguishing agent.
No affiliation with any of these companies. Although, I do want to give a shoutout to Russell at Kap Industries. He was heading out the door for holiday on Friday evening PT (a.m. Saturday in Hughesdale, Victoria, AU), but he took the time to answer a series of email questions and then ship a pair of brackets before he got out the door (one for me and one for my track-day buddy). Thanks, Russell!
Now all the bits just have to land and I'll find the right t-bolt clamps to attach the Drake mount to the 3-inch fire bottle and some fasteners to pin the other part of the Drake mount to the bracket. [Update: Turns out the Drake large t-bolt clamps are probably a best fit for this bottle, so that's ordered now too.]
This is not the cheapest setup, but I got spoiled with a Safecraft-provided quick release setup on the Fiesta. This will be cheaper than that -- mostly because there will be no custom fab and installation labor involved. The quick release approach is very slick. Halon is VERY effective with car fires. Just avoid breathing the stuff if possible.
Last edited by lucky phil; 09-04-2018 at 09:06 PM.
If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much space.