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Old 03-06-2006, 10:45 AM   #1
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If you have a Helmet bring if it is a SNELL SA95 or M95 or better rating.
Alrighty i'm wanting to get started like many of you know, and i was looking for helmets becuase i really would like to own my own. anyways i was looking around and was wondering what helmets are able to be used. on ebay it says sometimes motorcycle helmets and such, are they able to be used as well? and are all of them really that expensive?! lol came as a shocker when i saw the price tag! lol thanks in advance.
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You need to check with which association you want to run. If you plan on SCCA events an SA95 will only be good for this year and then will be obsolete. So yes the SA2005's are out and yes they are more expensive but if you plan on doing track days for some time you will be money ahead if you opt for the newest rated helmets available. One thing to think about. Whats the value of your head? There are many good helmets out there. I can't speak for NASA but SCCA requires Snell rated helmets. No M rated helmets are allowed.

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thanks for clearing it up alittle more for me, I'm wanting to plan on going to some SCCA events and wanting to have my own helmet. I was searching around some websites and they were listing them for 500+ dollars, is that the norm going for helmets? I was expecting them to be around 250ish and that's why i was shocked when i saw the price! So what i should be shopping around for is for Snell SA's right? I'm planning on doing some Solo runs coming up in a couple of weeks, it'll feel wierd using the steering wheel to move left and right! lol thanks for the help
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Bell M3 is a good all around helmet.
If you've got to purchase something expensive, it might as well be your helmet.

Also, look at Impact helmets. Bill Simpson is making affordable helmets under the Impact brand.
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alright I think I finally got the picture yall were trying to tell me, I better not skimp out on the helmet, what did yall pay for yalls? i guess i'll have to save some more money and just use a loner for a few events until i can shell out some greenbacks. I really appriciate yalls help!!
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For Nasa it depends, for HPDE's (High Performance Driving Experience) Snell 1990 (SA1990; M1990) or newer is required.

For competition "Helmets must be approved by Snell and carry a sticker of Snell 95 (SA1995) or better*. Ratings other than that of “SA” (Special Application), i.e. “M1995, M2000”, are not acceptable.*Alternatively, helmets with an FIA certification of 8860-2004 are acceptable. Note: SA2000 helmets will be required in 2007." per Nasa's CCR.

Hope this helps.
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so basically SA2000 and up are the best investment right?
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Yup, GForce has some nice SA2000 and SA2005 between $224-$280. Here you can find some http://www.racerwholesale.com/catalo...sort=3a&page=2
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thanks for clearing it up alittle more for me, I'm wanting to plan on going to some SCCA events and wanting to have my own helmet. I was searching around some websites and they were listing them for 500+ dollars, is that the norm going for helmets? I was expecting them to be around 250ish and that's why i was shocked when i saw the price! So what i should be shopping around for is for Snell SA's right? I'm planning on doing some Solo runs coming up in a couple of weeks, it'll feel wierd using the steering wheel to move left and right! lol thanks for the help

If you have any plans to do a racing school I'd recommend The FAASST Performance Driving School. They offer discounts on safety equipment for students from G-Force. Check it out at www.faasst.com
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Thanks for everyone's help! I was getting confused about the helmet codes and all that stuff, thanks for clearing it up for me!!
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FWIW, as long as your participating in a HPDE with NASA you can use a SNELL M(motorcycle) helmet. When you get into any type of competition you HAVE to have a SNELL A(automotive) helmet. You best bet would be to purchase a SA2005, and acually go to a place where you can try it on before you buy it. Not all makes and models of helmets fit the same.
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FWIW, as long as your participating in a HPDE with NASA you can use a SNELL M(motorcycle) helmet. When you get into any type of competition you HAVE to have a SNELL A(automotive) helmet. You best bet would be to purchase a SA2005, and acually go to a place where you can try it on before you buy it. Not all makes and models of helmets fit the same.
Also invest in a lightweight helmet for as much as you can afford , you neck will thank you later
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Also invest in a lightweight helmet for as much as you can afford , you neck will thank you later
I couldn't agree more ....
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I have had lots of helmets due to racing but Simpson Race Products is the best imo. If you are looking for a helmet that has a big eyeport yo cant go wrong with the voyager series helmets, I have the Simpson Shark Sidewinder and it is awsome! For good prices goto Behrents.com

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not a problem their prices are great! Click here
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