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Old 12-19-2018, 12:14 PM
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I've looked into a few different systems and of course there are a ton of options for each, below is the layout I think works and has the most flexibility.

This SafeCraft system comes with (2) automatic release heads, seems to me putting them in the engine bay and at the fuel tank makes the most sense. There are also (2-3) manual release heads, I'm thinking 1 in the engine, 1 under the dash(pointed at the driver). Not sure about putting the third at the fuel tank because the auto should take care of that area and that extra head would reduce the extinguishing time in the engine/cockpit.

Please offer any thoughts or advice, thanks in advance.
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One of the better racecar setups I've seen recommends the following:

10lb system - Manual
1 nozzle in the engine compartment
1 nozzle in front of the driver
1 nozzle behind the driver

5lb system - Automatic
Fuel tank/cell area

They came up with this system after suffering through a pretty bad fire.
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One of the better racecar setups I've seen recommends the following:

10lb system - Manual
1 nozzle in the engine compartment
1 nozzle in front of the driver
1 nozzle behind the driver

5lb system - Automatic
Fuel tank/cell area

They came up with this system after suffering through a pretty bad fire.

Thanks Dave, appreciate the input. I was originally thinking 2 systems like this as well but 3 different manufactures talked me out of it but still like the idea . The nozzle behind the driver is interesting, I will definitely consider it.

I've seen a few photos of cars on track with a fuel fire and I wonder if the automatic head (likely placed in front of the fuel tank) would activate while driving?....I'm thinking the air might push the flames away from it and out the back of the car.

Have any thoughts? Thanks.
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I"ve had the 10# manual system above sitting on the shelf for a year now...waiting for me to decide how to install it. This project is next on my list so this thread is very timely.

I like the two system setup Dave posted, looks better than trying to make what I currently have cover everything.
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The race team found that the one system setup ran out of suppression material too fast. During their fire, the fuel fire kept reigniting.

The other thing they emphasized heavily was to be damn sure any and all holes between the cockpit and the engine and fuel cell areas were sealed. The burns received by the driver (not bad, fortunately) were almost all caused by fire breaching the firewalls and floor via uncovered holes.
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I put 2 systems in my car. 10# 3 nozzle with 2 in engine compartment and one on fuel pump area by tank. 6.5# 2 nozzle with one nozzle at the base of each A pillar faced up toward firewall.

Can see details in my safety upgrades thread here https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...ghlight=safety
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