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Old 05-05-2015, 11:54 AM   #1
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SMI Air Force One / 2003 Honda CR-V

Have done some searching and cannot find a direct reference to this.

Those of you who have Gen2 CR-V: Where is best place to mount the SMI AF1 Operating Unit on the Honda?

I'm considering making a mounting plate out of 1/4" alumimum that would clamp onto the strut tower brace right above the engine valve cover. I understand the Operating Unit (which I have on order) is about 10" wide x 3" tall x 6" deep(?). I think this size would fit in the space above such a plate and the insulation on bottom of the hood.

I am assuming that the Operating Unit can take the heat of underhood installs.

Any other ideas?
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I mounted mine on my 2006 on top of the air filter.
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I mounted mine on my 2006 on top of the air filter.
Hey, thanks. I was looking at that possible location. Did you screw the Operating Unit right to the air filter housing lid?
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Here is a picture of what I did under the hood of the CR-V. I found a scrap aluminum plate and some plastic pipe clamps (called 'Stauff' clamps). I just clamped onto the strut tower brace. I used four screw-in rubber bumpers to space the Operating Unit above the plate and absorb some of the road vibrations.

One day, I may remove all of this hardware from the CR-V and move it to a newer toad. Want to keep the drilling/screwing etc. to a minimum...
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Picture of one of the two "Stauff" pipe clamps. The strut tower brace is a round bar that I measured at 25 mm diameter. A 1" pipe clamp seems to fit very nicely...
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