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WalMart sells helmets

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  1. Dustin_m

    Dustin_m Active Member

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    Me and a friend were going through walmart and i guess they sell helmets now. They are for a motorcycle, but do those have the same safety standards as driving ones? They have Bell ones for on road and off road. for the on road they have 3 different styles too. Think they are worth it? We want a couple to take his car to the drags on friday nights

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    if the helmet isn't Snell 2000 approved then don't bother buying it. you won't be able to use it at the track. and if they are , well I'd wait till next year to get a Snell 2005 approved helmet.

    I see that they are DOT approved, for about $80 from helmetcity.com you can buy a Snell approved helmet.
     
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    yeah i wasnt sure because i didnt know what the rating was for track use. thanks
     
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    wow, i'm impressed

    they look better than i thought they would... but looks matter not when your head meets pavement...
     
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    Yup, as long as its safe i dont give a fuck its pink with purple polka dots, ill wear it


    Not really, but I'd atleast paint it flat black cause Flat black is the baddest color ever
     
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    Bell used to be the Motorcycle and Bicycle helmet to own, if you were not wearing a Bell a you were putting your life on the line. Now there are companies like Shoei and Arai that are making some seriously nice helmets out there, that are safe and aerodynamic. I would check out to see if the bell helmet is Snell apporved, and if it is I would go with it. My first auto-x helmet was a Bell, too bad it got stolen, I liked the color of it.
     
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    yeah i mainly jsut want something cheap, caus its not really my car, i just wanna ride along. I wont have a car to race until atleast a year from now anyways
     
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    those look like kid helments...
     
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    arai = way, way too much money.

    HJC = where it's at for moderately priced helmets. Even though most of them do in fact look exactly the same.
     
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    No, tried them on myself, actually pretty nice inside
     
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    hell yes. :ph34r:
     
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    dont know but i have a bell helmet i use it wheelingsmacked me head a couple of time now
     
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    Those helmets seemed to only be DOT approved, not Snell rated. Your brain is important to protect. I would only wear a Snell rated helmet. Things don't go wrong very often at auto events, but when they do, they tend to be a major event. Don't take any chances.
     
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