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Old 08-20-2015, 12:38 PM   #11
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I checked out SMI's website and the stay in play looks like a very cool idea.
The problem with the SMI control box is that there doesn't appear to be a good/easy way to mount it in the HR-V. At this point I'm not with the car and I haven't really had a chance to look at the possibilities in detail, but the usual mounting spot - to the left of the driver's feet - has very little space available for the box.

I'll contact SMI when I get back to the car to see if they have any ideas for a more level mounting location.

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Old 08-20-2015, 05:24 PM   #12
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Roger that, keep us posted.

These new small cars have zero room. I have the Ready Brute Elite tow bar with the ready brake setup built in and it was a bit of a nightmare on the Fiat.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:29 PM   #13
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Roger that, keep us posted.

These new small cars have zero room. I have the Ready Brute Elite tow bar with the ready brake setup built in and it was a bit of a nightmare on the Fiat.
I have the same system on a Malibu and love it.
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I have the same system on a Malibu and love it.
Mike, what confirmed my purchase after much research was your prior mention of how well you liked it, thanks again!

I love the ease of use, braking ability and the sheer bruteness of it.

The only issue I had was due to the Fiat have zero room for installing the brake cable on the firewall. Once that was figured out, I was good to go.

Btw, I was just late on a check out time on Monday due to a fellow RVer wanting to know all about it, lol!

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Mike, what confirmed my purchase after much research was your prior mention of how well you liked it, thanks again!

I love the ease of use, braking ability and the sheer bruteness of it.

The only issue I had was due to the Fiat have zero room for installing the brake cable on the firewall. Once that was figured out, I was good to go.

Btw, I was just late on a check out time on Monday due to a fellow RVer wanting to know all about it, lol!

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Gotcha. You do need a little room to install it. My nephew had never seen anything like the Ready-brute system before and was impressed when I explained how it worked.
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