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      01-27-2015, 12:16 PM   #1
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Solo DL mount without suction cup

LSR PCA just outlawed suction cups - every single kind. Who has options for mounting an AIM another way that requires no drilling.
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      01-27-2015, 02:18 PM   #2
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While I can marginally understand the ban on suction cups which can't hold, it's a bit over the top as I've had several setups which hold exceptionally well including one three cup version you could pick up 50 lbs with.
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You might try calling Ram Mounts. rammount.com 1-800-497-7479 They might have some ideas for you.
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Here's my no-suction-cup setup, works great. 2 tie-wraps through the air vents hold the base plate in place.

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Thanks mid-corner. That was the kind of idea I was looking for. The tie raps don't interfere with the magnets getting the AIM flush against the base?
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Thanks mid-corner. That was the kind of idea I was looking for. The tie raps don't interfere with the magnets getting the AIM flush against the base?
not at all, and I used regular-size tie-wraps. The only downside (if it even matters) is that it's easier to leave the base there for the whole track season instead of looping/cutting tie-wraps each time.

The screen is visible from both seats so I usually use predictive when driving alone and switch to a custom gear/rpm/temps display when I have a passenger.
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Mine is mounted with magnet double sided tape to aluminum L that is riveted to air duct. You could do something similar and it would be invisible if you decided to sell the car.
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Estoril - where did you get that bracket? Is that an E46? I have seen some brackets for E92's but oddly they very specifically say for aluminum finish trim or woodgrain finish trim only. I have the fake carbon fiber look trim.
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Estoril - where did you get that bracket? Is that an E46? I have seen some brackets for E92's but oddly they very specifically say for aluminum finish trim or woodgrain finish trim only. I have the fake carbon fiber look trim.

Its a Pro Fit. Yes - E46.
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Estoril - where did you get that bracket? Is that an E46? I have seen some brackets for E92's but oddly they very specifically say for aluminum finish trim or woodgrain finish trim only. I have the fake carbon fiber look trim.

Its a Pro Fit. Yes - E46.
I had already looked at pro fit. Nothing M3 specific.
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That sucks!!...No pun intended.

In your case then suction cups should be legal as long as they are tethered? Maybe you can fashion a leash somewhere. Are you mounting it on left or in the center? The DL cable connection itself is already a quasi-leash.
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