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Old 07-24-02, 10:18 PM
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Safety Equipement to Run 10's

I would like to know what safety equipment is needed to run 10's in the quarter mile.

I have done some research on the various websites and came up with the following.

A 6ft welded in Roll Cage
A Fire Jacket, not the entire suit.
A 5 Pt Safety Harness
DriveShaft Loop
Scatter Shield
Helmet of course.

Am I missing anything here?

I assume all the requirements are the same for NHRA, IDRC, ETC...

Thanks!

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I would get the rulebook for all the sanctioning bodies and verify what is needed. sometimes you will be surprised at what is required. best to find out before waiting in line to register for an event. some tracks also have specific rules about safety equipment. so if you run one track most often check with them for specifics. best to have the rulebook before starting these projects, it will save you time and money in the end.
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I think you need a fire ext within reach.
also there is some stuff you need to do with the battery if its not in the stock location. Where is your battery?
I would also check the specs for the roll cage and scatter shield metal thickness requirements to make sure your meets all of the different sanctions.

Guess that wasnt really help just more questions for ya haha

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Re: Safety Equipement to Run 10's

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I assume all the requirements are the same for NHRA, IDRC, ETC...
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Re: Safety Equipement to Run 10's

Originally posted by AnthonyNYC
I would like to know what safety equipment is needed to run 10's in the quarter mile.

I have done some research on the various websites and came up with the following.

A 6ft welded in Roll Cage
A Fire Jacket, not the entire suit.
A 5 Pt Safety Harness
DriveShaft Loop
Scatter Shield
Helmet of course.

Am I missing anything here?

I assume all the requirements are the same for NHRA, IDRC, ETC...

Thanks!

Anthony
You've covered it all. Actually most people overlook the scatter shield, but its probably the most important next to the cage.
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Who makes a good scatter shield?
How bulky (big) is it?
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You didnt reply back about your battery but if your battery is mounted somewhere inside the car like a storage bin, ect, you'll have to run a switch to the outside of the car that will shut off the battery. That is just one requirement if the battery is inside the car. It'll have to be enclosed in a nhra approved container, mounted thru the floorboard and attached to the fram, ect, ect, ect.

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Originally posted by SPOautos
You didnt reply back about your battery but if your battery is mounted somewhere inside the car like a storage bin, ect, you'll have to run a switch to the outside of the car that will shut off the battery. That is just one requirement if the battery is inside the car. It'll have to be enclosed in a nhra approved container, mounted thru the floorboard and attached to the fram, ect, ect, ect.

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That is gonna suck! I didnt know I needed to have that done!

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