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Where do I try on a helmet first before I buy it? :(
 

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Motorcycle shops, since you're just buying an M-rated helmet.

If you're going to be on a track, you'll prolly need an SA rated helmet.
 

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Snell raiting of 2005 and extremely affordable.

http://www.soloracer.com/gfforce1.html

What do you think?
Do you race motorcycles? That helmet won't get you on track if you want to drive a car.

The proshop at VIR just changed hands. They are selling all of thier remaining Simpson helmets at 50% off. they have some very nice helmets for close to $300. Don't skimp on a helmet. You only get one head.

As for places to try them on, go to a local autocross or track day and impose yourself on an owner or 2.
 

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I was just browsing around and didn't notice the non-car section I was in. :(

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I believe I could still get pyrotec sa 2005 for 180 plus shipping. For all so cal guys thats 180 cash and I could bring to meets or just pick up at my pad.


Thats a closed face with shield and helmet bag to boot...


If your interested
 

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If you're going to be on a track, you'll prolly need an SA rated helmet.
Bzzzzzt Wrong answer. M class helmets are ok for most DE events on tracks. Unless he will be running in a race series like Spec Miata or ITA, the M Class helmets are fine for your AutoX and track days.

BTW, you can get a Snell M2005 for less than $100 at most motorcycle shops.
 

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If you're going to be on a track, you'll prolly need an SA rated helmet.
Bzzzzzt Wrong answer. M class helmets are ok for most DE events on tracks. Unless he will be running in a race series like Spec Miata or ITA, the M Class helmets are fine for your AutoX and track days.

BTW, you can get a Snell M2005 for less than $100 at most motorcycle shops.
This is bad information. Most of the respectable, national groups that have HPDE days check helmet ratings. (NASA, SCCA, BMWCCA, PCA, etc) If the group you are running with only requires a helmet and doesn't care about the rating, I bet the track you are running on doesn't know that. The major insurance policy providers for race tracks specifically list out helmet requirements for cars seperately from bikes.

But that is besides the point. Why would you not use the proper saftey gear for your HEAD. A Motorcycle helmet is created for a single impact and is not fire retardant. I don't understand why people will spend more money on a single track day or on mods than they will on protecting thier body.

While I understand the desire to not spend $1000+ on a helmet when you are just getting started, here is a decent suggestion:

http://www.racerwholesale.com/

Racerwholesale has some entry level closed face helmets. The bonus is that if you order it and need another size you can return it to them and get a different one.

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Also as a suggestion to anyone looking for a good motorsports helmet. SCCA now requires you to have a non-airbag steeringwheel if you have a close face helmet. You may want to keep this in mind when purchasing....
 

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If you're going to be on a track, you'll prolly need an SA rated helmet.
Bzzzzzt Wrong answer. M class helmets are ok for most DE events on tracks. Unless he will be running in a race series like Spec Miata or ITA, the M Class helmets are fine for your AutoX and track days.

BTW, you can get a Snell M2005 for less than $100 at most motorcycle shops.
Bzzzzt. Wrong answer. I know of no decent high performance driving school or track day organization that allows M-class helmets for automotive use. Every reputable track and organization I've investigated for track days requires SA helmets, and you should question the safety and insurance of those who don't. Autox has always allowed M-class helmets in the SCCA, at least in my past 11 years. That's why I specified track use.

You use a "cheap" helmet if you have a "cheap" head. Spend the money and get a helmet that will pass inspection at all tracks and you won't have to worry about whether or not your lid is acceptable for track use. That's why I have a Bell M3 that's SA rated, though I've not yet had an opportunity to use it for anything other than AutoX.

edit: Sorry. Matt beat me to it. I concur.
 

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But I do have a cheap head. :(
 

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