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BurritaSVT
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Reged: 02/28/01
Posts: 431
Loc: houma, LA 70360
How many people here have fire extinguishers?
#1296494 - 08/09/06 02:06 AM

I went to autozone to get a fire extinguisher and they had this little bitty one maybe might put out a cigarette if saw one. I looked on ebay nothing much for cars. I like to find a polished on maybe chrome or so. It would look good in the trunk plus I really hate 20k in mods go up in smoke when insuance will only cover my car maybe worth 6000 a fourth of parts in the car.

I read about some that eat up wires real bad and destroy the car even worse then before. I love to have the built in fire system with pull handles but they are like 500 buck at the average.

I bet someone out there has a story or two about electrical fires or fuel ones.



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99 SVT #198 blk/blue
Spec 3/quaife/stage 2 shafts
T3/T4 fully built 3.0
ported heads
water injec./intercooled
13.2 @ 107 mph
clifford alarm and turbo timer
koni struts H&R springs
intercooler for sale


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striker2
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Reged: 03/15/04
Posts: 536
Loc: Glendale Heights, Il (for now)
Re: How many people here have fire extinguishers? new
#1296500 (Re: BurritaSVT) 08/09/06 02:15 AM

steve (BK4293 or something like that) can tell you all about it

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97 contour gl mtx
front & rear upper strut tower braces
19mm bat sway bar
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red99sesport
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Reged: 01/21/03
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Re: How many people here have fire extinguishers? new
#1296510 (Re: BurritaSVT) 08/09/06 02:29 AM

There was somebody on here who had a car fire a couple of years back. It was soo sad. They had this totally mint Tahoe or Suburban that was loaded. As they were coming home from a a camping trip, the wiring in either their trailer or trailer hookup shorted and caught fire. It torched the car to the point where it was just a body with no interior or paint. Like I said, soo sad.

Eletrical fires aren't too common in cars nowadays, and they seem to happen more often in cars with a modified electrical system. This isn't a suprise to me because most wiring jobs I've seen done on cars by installers of mobile audio, trailer hitches, and other accessories that require wiring is piss poor.

I made sure when my dealer wired my mirror up that they did right. No splicing shorter wires together to make longer ones, no mechanical connectors, proper fuses and fuse holders, soldering to make connections with heat shrink tubing to cover the connections. And most importantly a new ground, not one tapped into another ground.

If the dealer or installer doesn't do work like that, then they are not working on your wiring properly and you are risking the operation of whatever they install and taking the risk for a fire to occur.

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Loco4G63
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Reged: 08/01/01
Posts: 17248
Loc: IL
Re: How many people here have fire extinguishers? new
#1296515 (Re: red99sesport) 08/09/06 02:32 AM

I have the half size one in the trunk....don't mess with fires. Especially after what happened to Steve's car.

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BlackE1
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Reged: 08/17/02
Posts: 853
Re: How many people here have fire extinguishers? new
#1296524 (Re: BurritaSVT) 08/09/06 02:38 AM

I got one at Wal-Mart since I have changed a bunch of the electronics (stereo and lights).

They did carry a silver one as well.


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WR Headers GMK CAI
Blaupunkt system fiberglass tweeter pods
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stilov
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Reged: 08/20/03
Posts: 2097
Loc: CO
Re: How many people here have fire extinguishers? new
#1296532 (Re: BlackE1) 08/09/06 02:47 AM

I was riving my car the other day and then it started bucking and shut down. I stopped and something smelt burnt...popped the hood. There was a small fire...the main power wires found their way to the downpipe and caught on fire!! I got it out and had to unhook the battery quickly because it kept sparking.

Looking on the bright side...the wires are the right length now!!

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Kremithefrog
I have no life

Reged: 05/14/02
Posts: 21653
Loc: Albany, Georgia
Re: How many people here have fire extinguishers? new
#1296540 (Re: BurritaSVT) 08/09/06 03:02 AM

I'd really like to have one in my car. You get to modifying things and you just never know what can happened. Heck, my stock turn signal switch smoked and almost caught fire on the zetec but I was able to quickly shut the car off and pull the relay. All the good ones for cars I have found are $150+, and I just don't want to spend that much. Any good ideas yet?

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98.5 SVT
91 Escort GT (almost sold)
96 ATX Zetec (i brake to watch you swerve)

FS: SVT rear sway bar
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BigBEN
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Reged: 07/20/06
Posts: 259
Loc: Wixom, MI
Re: How many people here have fire extinguishers? new
#1296541 (Re: stilov) 08/09/06 03:05 AM

IMO...id say that it is worth $500 to protect 20K in mods...

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Matt R
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Reged: 06/06/04
Posts: 3065
Loc: Saratoga Springs, NY
Re: How many people here have fire extinguishers? new
#1296556 (Re: BigBEN) 08/09/06 03:28 AM

I have a standard red home fire extinguisher in my trunk. Cost me $10 from Home Depot. Much bigger, and incredibly cheaper, than one of those car shinny ones.

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'99 Tropic Green LX, Zetec, ATX

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BurritaSVT
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Reged: 02/28/01
Posts: 431
Loc: houma, LA 70360
Re: How many people here have fire extinguishers? new
#1296557 (Re: BigBEN) 08/09/06 03:28 AM

I found a real nice one I might get for now. but yeah 500 is cheap insurance but heck not driving it alot is too lol. I wish I had a force feild around my car I am so defensive when I drive to avoid a collison people just can't drive these days too. I am just trying to protect my hard work here .....
here the one I might get nice chrome one
http://www.autobarn.net/xxx109110.html

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99 SVT #198 blk/blue
Spec 3/quaife/stage 2 shafts
T3/T4 fully built 3.0
ported heads
water injec./intercooled
13.2 @ 107 mph
clifford alarm and turbo timer
koni struts H&R springs
intercooler for sale


Edited by BurritaSVT (08/09/06 03:29 AM)

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