Mounting a transponder

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nate-dogg

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18 posts

3 months

Saturday 16th March
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Another daft question from a racing newbie this year... where are you supposed to mount a transponder? The My Laps manual says in the wheel arch, but I’m concerned about it catching/rubbing... Am I being thick and there’s somewhere much better to mount it?

Would appreciate a nudge in the right direction!

ginettajoe

1,883 posts

157 months

Saturday 16th March
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nate-dogg said:
Another daft question from a racing newbie this year... where are you supposed to mount a transponder? The My Laps manual says in the wheel arch, but I’m concerned about it catching/rubbing... Am I being thick and there’s somewhere much better to mount it?

Would appreciate a nudge in the right direction!
Mount it as near to the front of the car, inside the engine bay, with a clear space between the transponder and the tarmac, usually on the inner wing, or chassis member. Avoid placing it where it could suffer damage in a light or heavy impact. HTH

Kraken

777 posts

139 months

Saturday 16th March
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Inside of one of the chassis legs just behind the front cross member is where I've always put mine with no issues.

ChevronB19

829 posts

102 months

Saturday 16th March
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You can pretty much mount it anywhere so long as it’s reasonably close to the ground.

On my 105e Anglia it’s inside the car, tie wrapped to the front near side roll cage leg, same as most competitors in the series. Never had a problem with scrutineers or with sensors picking it up.

Order66

5,988 posts

188 months

Saturday 16th March
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Check your series regs - some specify where it has to be, but generally if front wheel arch
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nate-dogg

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18 posts

3 months

Sunday 17th March
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Thanks all. I’ve discovered a mysterious cable with nothing on the end of it leading to the wheel arch, which I now assume is for a transponder. I shall put it there I think!

Robmarriott

1,412 posts

97 months

Monday 18th March
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What car is it?

On my old Clio I mounted it on the panel behind the side of the front bumper, no chance of it catching there.

nate-dogg

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18 posts

3 months

Robmarriott said:
What car is it?

On my old Clio I mounted it on the panel behind the side of the front bumper, no chance of it catching there.
Mini Cooper S R53.