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Old 01-04-2015, 03:48 PM
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I definitely imported it, but I can't remember who from. Either summit racing, or wine country motorsports.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:05 PM
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When I was under the impression that they were required for next year, I had started to do some looking. Some important points that I had not yet answered for myself:

1) AFFF or FE 36 or Novec?

2) What size?

3) How much do I really want to spend (short term and long term)?

The first in self explanatory.
The second stems from reading a requirement, somewhere, of 10 BC ... But I have no idea where.
The third is the same questions one asks when buying a printer or photo copier. Initial cost (InitialC?) is one thing. However, like all safety equipment, there is a service interval.

Upfront costs of the electronic systems is MUCH higher than mechanical. They are arguably easier to install and offer much more flexibility in mounting location.
The charge bottle must be checked or replaced on a time schedule much like helmets and seatbelts. There is (at least) one company that makes a field serviceable AFFF system. I am unsure if they are FIA or if the cost is really that much less.

I am leaning toward the Lifeline Zero 360 systems though ... More reading is required but ... It appears that they use what I thought would be a good idea if it was possible. They combine AFFF (foam) with Novec (gaseous) extinguishing agents. They also make some very light systems.


Correction ... Lifeline does not combine AFFF and Novec ... They use AFFF, Novec or FE36 depending on application... My mistake.

I still don't know what I will go with though ... Or when...

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Old 01-05-2015, 03:35 PM
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Fire Systems are Highly recommended for 2015, not required
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:52 PM
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http://www.racingfiresystems.com/Rac...d_Systems.html


4.0 Liter Multi-Flo. Chumpcar price is $325 USD.
6 nozzles, foam based, fia certified.

I dont think the price can be beat...you just have to arrange someone to bring it over the border. Shippers wont do a charged system in freight is what I was told.
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:43 PM
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http://www.racingfiresystems.com/Rac...d_Systems.html


4.0 Liter Multi-Flo. Chumpcar price is $325 USD.
6 nozzles, foam based, fia certified.

I dont think the price can be beat...you just have to arrange someone to bring it over the border. Shippers wont do a charged system in freight is what I was told.
That is a good price ... Somewhere I was looking could of air ($40 additional dangerous goods) or UPS ground with no danger charge ..... I don't remember who but it was domestic. Not that they said anything was different for international. Would require an inquiry.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:12 PM
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Another way to get a fire system is to buy a race car that has one already. It saves all that extra effort how to install, what nozzle goes where...you know.

Ya...I'm being an ass....Honestly, a fire system is a valuable piece of the safety puzzle to install in a race car. I have been fortunate to never need to use one, but Greg L was pretty happy to have the on-board system and a hand held extinguisher. Most importantly, he was able to get out safely. Secondary...If he didn't have the system, I would be surprised if the car would not have been a frame up rebuild.

It's up to the competitor to decide what risk they are willing to take.
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Fire Systems are Highly recommended for 2015, not required
Good, then Iím not getting one this year. I canít afford $1000 right now.
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Good, then Iím not getting one this year. I canít afford $1000 right now.
LOL. That's what I was thinking. I would like one, I SHOULD get one... but I don't have the extra $$$.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:22 PM
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Did anyone buy theirs yet?
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:07 PM
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Not yet. I've been looking at these systems that can be recharged trackside and are shipped uncharged. Their Canadian distributor is no longer, but the owner says they can ship UPS no problem. Pricing is approx USD$415/$515 for the 2.3 and 5 litre systems.

http://www.essfire.com/index.php

Anyone interested in doing a group buy?
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