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    Helmets times??

    sooo what kind of times do you have to wear a helmet?? i am hearing anything 13.99 and lower... is that true??

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    Different tracks have different rules. Look up what place you're going to online or give them a call to be safe.

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    the place i go (1/8th mile) says anything lower than a 8.5, but i ran an 8.4 on a good night once and they never stopped me from running again. then again i never ran that fast again.

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    your stupid if you dont wear one period, anything can happen, you can have a 14 second car trapping 100mph and crash at the end of the track, I would just get one, best investment you can buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner View Post
    your stupid if you dont wear one period, anything can happen, you can have a 14 second car trapping 100mph and crash at the end of the track, I would just get one, best investment you can buy.
    im actually getting one before i go to the track again. my gf is making me but i think i need it anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmybling31 View Post
    im actually getting one before i go to the track again. my gf is making me but i think i need it anyways.
    She's a keeper, smart move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSSTG8TR98 View Post
    She's a keeper, smart move.
    she is a keeper. i have been with her for 4 months now. she's a great girl. I was doing horrible at the track last time when she was there though. i kept getting 8.8. it was depressing. i just couldn't get it right. i think i have my first gear shift point to low. i think i need to raise it to 6000 when im going to the strip. i have it set to 5700 for driving on the street. every time it shift over that it kicks sideways a little and scares the shit out of me. i need wider tires bad!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmybling31 View Post
    im actually getting one before i go to the track again. my gf is making me but i think i need it anyways.

    good its worth your money man

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmybling31 View Post
    she is a keeper. i have been with her for 4 months now. she's a great girl. I was doing horrible at the track last time when she was there though. i kept getting 8.8. it was depressing. i just couldn't get it right. i think i have my first gear shift point to low. i think i need to raise it to 6000 when im going to the strip. i have it set to 5700 for driving on the street. every time it shift over that it kicks sideways a little and scares the shit out of me. i need wider tires bad!!!
    What's on there now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSSTG8TR98 View Post
    What's on there now?
    some cheap 245's. they aren't even z rated tires. they are junk. the 225 z rated tires that came with it (last owner was an old lady that never pushed the pedal and just tried to save money) gripped better. I think the big thing with it though is how hard of a shift i have. it's just so solid.

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    I think 245's are what came on the early 4th gen cars, but sticker tire would help you out. Yes, a helmet is a very good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C&Cbird View Post
    I think 245's are what came on the early 4th gen cars, but sticker tire would help you out. Yes, a helmet is a very good idea.
    they are but the last owner put 225's on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000SuperSportMaro View Post
    sooo what kind of times do you have to wear a helmet?? i am hearing anything 13.99 and lower... is that true??
    The local tracks around here (which follow NHRA rules) for the most part,,,,,require a helmet in a solid roof car at 13.99 or quicker,,,,,,A convertable or open roof (roadster) is 14.99 or quicker I believe.

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    the track up near Pittsburgh PA is 13.99 or lower = Helmet.

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    up here i heard it was under 14 and then i heard under 11. will a fourwheeler helmet work or does it have to be something certain?

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    If you have t-tops you need one. I guess it depends if your running at a NHRA track or not though. I say wear one even if you don't need to. You'll feel more like a real racer anyway.

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