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Helmet's for track and auto

Discussion in 'Racing and Driving Techniques' started by Domi31, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Domi31

    Domi31 Member

    I want to buy a helment for autocross and hopefully a track day

    I dont want to spend a ton of coin. Looking at something like this


    This may be a dumb Q but does it matter that it is motorcycle helment, they seem to be cheaper. I figure if the Snell date is right I should be good??
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator

    depends on the club you are tracking with
    some allow M rated helmets some require SA rated helmets
  3. Domi31

    Domi31 Member

    To be on the safe side I'll go with a SA, I dont want to be dined from running due to a helment. Besides ebay any good sites for prices?
  4. vtecsir1

    vtecsir1 Senior Member

    apexperformance.net enter coupon darksidede for 10% off.

    They have some new zamp helmets coming out in may that are affordable.
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  5. Domi31

    Domi31 Member

    thanks there are some nice looking helmets, I might save up some cash and buy one that has a bit of style to it. Untill then I have been borrowing my bros Snell-M2005 helment.
  6. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin

    http://www.saferacer.com is where i bought mine from.

    i'd recommend sa2010.

    the 2005's are probably still usable at most tracks, but the 2010 will last you 5 more years.

    I have this
    in a sa 2005 model (bought it a few years back)

    The most important thing is fit.

    If you don't know your size, you should really hit up a motorcycle shop first and see how brands run and fit on your head before ordering online if you don't have a shop near by that sells good helmets. Hard to find anything but dirt or 'harley' style helemts around here, and SA, forget it.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2011
  7. B16

    B16 Super Moderator

    I agree, get an SA2010. I have the same helmet as B without the gay ass flames. :) Mine is an SA2000. I need to get a new helmet myself.
  8. awptickes

    awptickes unimpressed by you

    I have the G-Force Pro Eliminator.

    G-FORCE Products - Pro Eliminator Helmet

    It's sa2005, and it is probably one of the best track helmets I've owned. It's HANS compatible, and rather comfortable in 105F weather.

    Buy an sa2010 helmet, and don't skimp. Get one with pre-drilled HANS mounts for down the road when you need it.
  9. B16

    B16 Super Moderator

    New helmets that are HANS ready have an SAH designation; IE SAH2010

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