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Old 08-04-2009, 11:57 AM   #1
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helmet for the 1320

Can anyone point me in the direction to a cost efficient helmet approved
for drag racing at the strip. What i have found so far is starting at $300 and WOW thats alot. Any help would be great. -D
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
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I just use my Scorpion Exo-400 Full-Face Motorycycle Helmet that I got from my local Yamaha dealer for about $130. SNELL and DOT approved. http://www.newenough.com/helmets_eye...ypes/scorpion/
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:40 PM   #3
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The helmet you use may have to meet different specifications depending on the track you are running and the time bracket you are in.

Snell helmets are a little pricier than regular DOT spec ones. I would check with the track you are going to be running and get something that complies.

When it comes to helmets, I would not recommend going cheap. Less than one month ago I was on a road course as a passenger in a NASA prepped Z-06. We were hitting around 160 MPH on the straightaway prior to the braking zone. We had just started turn-in for turn 1 at around 90 when the left front hub carrier snapped off. Needless to say we headed off track in a big hurry. The wheel hung on by the caliper and rotor as we came to a rest around 20 feet from the retaining berm. We were lucky, but that was a close call. I was thankful for the safety gear we had and that we didn't need it that time. Things happen very quickly at triple digit speeds.

Lots of people buy a helmet to meet the minimum safety requirement. It is up to you to determine if your head is worth more $$ than that.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:46 PM   #4
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The helmet you use may have to meet different specifications depending on the track you are running and the time bracket you are in.

Snell helmets are a little pricier than regular DOT spec ones. I would check with the track you are going to be running and get something that complies.

When it comes to helmets, I would not recommend going cheap. Less than one month ago I was on a road course as a passenger in a NASA prepped Z-06. We were hitting around 160 MPH on the straightaway prior to the braking zone. We had just started turn-in for turn 1 at around 90 when the left front hub carrier snapped off. Needless to say we headed off track in a big hurry. The wheel hung on by the caliper and rotor as we came to a rest around 20 feet from the retaining berm. We were lucky, but that was a close call. I was thankful for the safety gear we had and that we didn't need it that time. Things happen very quickly at triple digit speeds.

Lots of people buy a helmet to meet the minimum safety requirement. It is up to you to determine if your head is worth more $$ than that.
i stated 1320 not road course. + sfi approved = sfi approved= sfi approved bottom line.

For the times Im gonna be using this
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:55 PM   #5
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Sorry, I didn't see that you had SFI approved in your original post.

Just trying to help. It's your head, after all.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:27 PM   #6
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Sorry, I didn't see that you had SFI approved in your original post.

Just trying to help. It's your head, after all.
thanks for the big brother story, although not helpful
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:33 PM   #7
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Nice, he tried to help you out and you reply like that?

That's cool.

Maybe, my sarcasm sensor is inop.
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:32 PM   #8
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Hey you can find them at Summit all day long...

Here is a link for ya(The GForce series are all SFI rated)

http://www.summitracing.com/search/D...?Ns=Rank%7CAsc
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:11 PM   #9
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I want to get a helmet like that for just that reason. Will an open face helmet work for my purposes? Sure. But to be the Stig...
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:07 AM   #11
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just from experience some times cheap is just that they are not nearly as comfortable or last as long
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:41 PM   #12
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If its something your going to be doing alot i would buy a Simpson. Its the best. If just a few times get a cheap motorcycle helmet from any local motorcycle shop. But word to the wise. Ive been in drag racing since i was 16 and basically you should always buy for growth. What i mean buy this if you buy something cheap and you decide later down the road to make this car a 10 second car a few years from now youll just have to upgrade. So it has been my experience with all parts to buy a better product-overkill-if you will that way if your future holds a more serious approach to racing you spent your money and spent it well without having to respend again. Good luck.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:10 PM   #13
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Hey you can find them at Summit all day long...

Here is a link for ya(The GForce series are all SFI rated)

http://www.summitracing.com/search/D...?Ns=Rank%7CAsc
thanks man gonna order up a gforce I can do 149 no prob
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If its something your going to be doing alot i would buy a Simpson. Its the best. If just a few times get a cheap motorcycle helmet from any local motorcycle shop. But word to the wise. Ive been in drag racing since i was 16 and basically you should always buy for growth. What i mean buy this if you buy something cheap and you decide later down the road to make this car a 10 second car a few years from now youll just have to upgrade. So it has been my experience with all parts to buy a better product-overkill-if you will that way if your future holds a more serious approach to racing you spent your money and spent it well without having to respend again. Good luck.
More and more tracks are checking and will not allow a motorcycle helmet...
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