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This is a discussion on helmet suggestions within the Drag Racing forums, part of the Racing Forums category; i am in need of a helmet. i want one that will protect me but not break the bank. any ...

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    i am in need of a helmet. i want one that will protect me but not break the bank. any suggestions?

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    Thats a tough call, protecting your dome is not something I would cut corners on, and you have to make sure what ever you buy meets the tracks requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSSTG8TR98 View Post
    Thats a tough call, protecting your dome is not something I would cut corners on, and you have to make sure what ever you buy meets the tracks requirements.
    well the drag strip i'd be buying it for just requires that it is legal for street use with a motor cycle. can't remember what that standard is. I do want to get one that will protect me though.

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    This is the one I went with. It's about the cheapest SA2005 I could find. It comes with a helmet sock too.

    http://www.soloracer.com/gfgf750.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwk93ta View Post
    i like that one. i think i'll prolly go with it.

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    Make friends with someone has a bike. Call them and invite them to the track with you, when they say no ask them to use their helmet Im cheap like that.

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    I bought this one....it also came with a protective sock or bag or whatever you want to call it.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260140059746

    it's NHRA legal due to being Snell M2005 certified, it's DOT legal, and it is cheap...These pass the same tests that the high dollar helmets pass, so I have no issues with buying or wearing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmybling31 View Post
    i like that one. i think i'll prolly go with it.
    You better make certain that it is Snell M2005, because they do not specify in that ad. That usually means it isn't. "Snell approved" doesn't mean squat. It has to have the proper "rating" to be NHRA legal.

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    I looked on line ebay and a lot in internet sites, and about $150 was the lowest for a snell 2005 bucket. Then I went to a bike shop in Grand Rapids, Mi and bought a snell M2005 for $75.00. I'm not sure of the brand but I think it is an HJC. It is in Mi and I am in Florida. Check out the local bike shops, I did and was pleasantly surprised.
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    First off Jimmy let me tell you that a MC helmet is NOT what you want or need. Race car helmet is a complete different design!! You need a helmet that is made to protect you in the car NOT riding a MC.

    That being said here are a few since your on a budget.

    http://www.jegs.com/p/Zamp+Helmets/7...10002/-1/10497

    http://www.jegs.com/p/Zamp+Helmets/7...10002/-1/10497

    http://www.jegs.com/p/G-FORCE/993209/10002/-1/10497

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SA200...spagenameZWDVW

    Here is a small bit of a add in Hemmings a while back......

    "Suggesting a helmet with a Snell rating was sound advice as it is the premier standard for helmets. With the 2005 helmets due this month a 95 would be getting long in the tooth. At least in road racing circles, a 95 will only be eligible for one more year under the grace period. A 2000 would have 5 more years (plus 1 year grace) and the 2005s will be good for 10 years.

    Motorcycle helmets are designated by the MA nomenclature. Automobile helmets are designated by SA. A motorcycle helmet is designed for one frontal impact. Car helmets are designed for multiple impacts from multiple angles (think ragdoll in an overturning car).

    I would never recommend scrimping on safety equipment and suggesting a cheap helmet from a motorcycle shop is not particularly responsible. We see this all the time at the high-performance driving schools. The guy with the high-dollar car with all the go-fast goodies shows up with the Pep Boys helmet. We tell them if they have a $50 head then buy a $50 helmet, or at least buy more life insurance for their spouse's benefit."
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    He says the helmet must be street legal for his local track's approval. Therefore none of these race only helmets will work as they are not DOT approved. Not sure why a race track would require a DOT helmet but if they do there isn't much you can do about that.

    I would never put one of those $40 helmets on my head you might as well were a baseball cap. Look at HJCs they are quality helmets for the money.

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    I use a Suomy sportbike style helmet. Sportbike helmets are nice for us street trim racers because they are light weight and breath well. Drag racing season is the hottest times of the year, airflow is good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwk93ta View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimmybling31 View Post
    i like that one. i think i'll prolly go with it.
    check the sizes. xs or 3xl on almost everyone.

    i got two of ebay from a local guy for 80.00 with two pairs of reacing gloves. both snell approved. check ebay on a used one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastcamarosss11 View Post
    with two pairs of reacing gloves. check ebay on a used one.
    WTF are reaching gloves? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    WTF are reaching gloves? LOL
    nice, lol. racing.

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    If investing in a helmet i would also go ahead and invest in a neck collar. My father and i have dragsters and we are required to wear them but once you get used to wearing one it could help alot in the event of a crash. I have a impact one shown on this page and i realy like it and would rather wear one of these than worry about huring my neck.
    http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...10501_-1_10481

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    u gotta run 8.49 before you need a helmet.

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    Where do you race at

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjw2 View Post
    Where do you race at
    1/8th mile.
    just a guess.

    12.99 and under here. 1/4 mile though.

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