October 1st, 2009, 09:57
We went from buggies to a TL and with all the recent focus on fires we've decided to install a fire supression system. In talking to the different companies we've become utterly confused in what to get and what makes the most sense so I figured I turn to the "Brain Trust" thus here we are... We've already gone to multi layer Nomex suits, Nomex shoes etc.. and since I'm paranoid of fire I think this is the next step as my wife and son also race the TL...
Halon wouldn't work in a buggy IMO due to the open nature but since the TL has a lot of bodywork thus it makes sense and it seems a dry, O2 starvation type system would work effectively. We've looked at the halon replacement systems and like the idea they are clean but the AFFF systems make sense as well as the foam just clicks in my brain as the best way; maybe it's just the fireman with a hose mindset creeping in. Any thoughts on effectiveness of either? Size/wt are an issue as it's a ltd class car and the spot under the pass seat I have picked to put it is tight. My thoughts on nozzle placement are 2 in the engine area (1 on each side), 1 in the trans tunnel area, 2 in the occupant area in the footwell spraying toward the engine/tranny and 1 behind the seats. The cell is far enough back and well protected and since it's open I feel this is the best wat to protect the occupants, cover the trigger areas and buy them time to get out should something happen. If it saves the truck cool but my primary focus is the occupants... I've been told a 2.5 lb would work, a 3.75 and a 5 lb have also been the "one you need" from another vendor and everyone has a varying opinion on the size and type I should use. So I'm looking for some experience here. There's a AFFF FIA system I found for @ $350.00 that is 2.75 LB that comes with 6 nozzles and all the stuff and I'm leaning that way... Thoughts? Comments? Ideas? Gracias!!!
October 1st, 2009 09:57
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