Video: Installing a fire suppression system? Avoid these mistakes.

Sure, none of us ever plan to use our car’s fire suppression system, but in the slight chance you do have to use it, don’t you want to be 100% sure it’s going to work as intended–and keep you alive?

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Lifeline USA’s James Clay offers some tips and tricks to help ensure your whole fire suppression system is both mounted and plumbed correctly.

Presented by CRC Industries.

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kb58 SuperDork
7/5/22 5:05 p.m.

Ah, the old fire impression system, discontinued due to poor sales :)

racerfink UberDork
7/5/22 6:14 p.m.

I've heard good things about the Rich Little 3000.

wae PowerDork
7/5/22 6:17 p.m.

I can recommend a handful of dry leaves on the turbofold.  That will definitely give you a fire impression without any actual damage.

Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
7/5/22 6:21 p.m.

So, article request:

Lots of us inherit race car safety gear. Wether its from buying a new to us car, or scrounging on the cheap. 

Can we get an article discussing the lsst decade or so of fire suppression systems? Like aff vs halon vs novac vs....

How to service what we have, check for proper installation and operation, make sure we have the right nozzles in the right place, etc?

I know that I have three partial fire suppression systems sitting here from old race car part outs, but cannot find the basics about them.

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Purple Frog (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
7/5/22 6:21 p.m.

I'm usually very impressed by fire, especially if it is in the car with me.

Masterdebator New Reader
10/28/22 4:07 a.m.


12/7/23 3:07 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

I second this idea.  Should they even be considered if they are over 10 years old?

cjs New Reader
12/7/23 3:54 p.m.

What system is recommended for EVs used in competition?

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