DOT/Snell Approved helmets

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i paid around 150 canadian for mine from a local shop. just a plain white THH if memory serves. i cant remember too much about my poor helmet as it hasnt seen any action since last summer before i sold the old supra :1zhelp:
 

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Assuming its DOT/Snell approved, its a good deal. What brand is it?

I paid $450 for my motorcycle helmet(obviously dont wanna cheap out on that), and my car helmet was $300, so to me, anything under $200 is a steal to me...lol

It goes without saying that safety is the #1 priority at the track, so if you can afford a good helmet, by all means do it. But any helmet is better than no helmet. Could mean the difference between life and death....
 

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www.saferacer.com

i just orderd some g-force mechanics gloves from them. to bad i got ordered the wrong size, we'll see how they are with exchanges on monday. they have helmits and everything.
 

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and if youre on the east coast and visiting ETOWN, the helmets they rent are NOT approved or allowed for use in cars running 13.99 or faster.
 

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dot is means it's made of plastic instead of paper mache'. You're gonna die.

snell rating is the the deal to pay attention to.. saoo is a snell rating. Snell died wearing a dot helmet, so his family setup the foundation to test helmets and raise the safety stds up. Way up.
 

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hmm i had no idea there were 3 diff snell ratings. our track (drag) just requires snell 95 or better. they dont specify M, SA, K.
 

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hmm i had no idea there were 3 diff snell ratings. our track (drag) just requires snell 95 or better. they dont specify M, SA, K.
if they specifiy that, that means SA95. most drag strips really don't care though....you could probably get away w/a bike helmet!

i've never seen anyone require any K rated stuff...
 

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I heard that Dot helmets are better than snell because snell is made of a harder material and if you crash you may have a worse injury than if you were to use a dot approved helmet. I used an AFX FX-9 motocross helmet back in my dirtbike days, it was quite comfy.
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if they specifiy that, that means SA95. most drag strips really don't care though....you could probably get away w/a bike helmet!

i've never seen anyone require any K rated stuff...
last time i was at the track i rented their helmet and dialed in a 13.9. one of the guys said that i would have to get another helmet if i am going to be running 13.9 or faster. so my first run i only got around 14.00. after i broke into the 13s with a 13.7 i thought the guy was gonna give me a hard time, but he didnt give me a second look.
 

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dot is means it's made of plastic instead of paper mache'. You're gonna die.

snell rating is the the deal to pay attention to.. saoo is a snell rating. Snell died wearing a dot helmet, so his family setup the foundation to test helmets and raise the safety stds up. Way up.
crrider, you heard wrong. Google it and tell you friend how to get his head out of his ass and put a snell helmet on it. You'll save his life.
 

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I heard that Dot helmets are better than snell because snell is made of a harder material and if you crash you may have a worse injury than if you were to use a dot approved helmet. I used an AFX FX-9 motocross helmet back in my dirtbike days, it was quite comfy.
-Steve
ummmmmmmmmmm. maybe for motorcycling.

if you're in a car, you need an SA rated helmet.
 

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M rated helmets are designed for one large impact, like you would see when getting thrown off of a bike. SA rated helmets are designed to withstand several impacts like what will happen when rolling a car and banging your head against the roll cage a bunch of times. I think just the DOT rated helmets are just enough to keep your brain from falling out of the helmet when you have a hard impact.
 

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i used an open face helmet i bought for $175 from pyrotect. now i wont be able to use it for some events cuz they now require full face helmets, especially for speed trials USA. i hate full face helmets epecially in 105+ degree weather.
 

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they're requiring full face helmets? that's interesting since the SCCA sent out a bullentin a while back regardling full face helmets + airbags....i.e. if you have an airbag, you shouldn't be wearing a full face helmet.
 

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they're requiring full face helmets? that's interesting since the SCCA sent out a bullentin a while back regardling full face helmets + airbags....i.e. if you have an airbag, you shouldn't be wearing a full face helmet.
interesting..

i have some motorcycle helmet i picked up off my buddy for cheap.. im not sure on the rating but i doubt its snell rated..
 

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interesting..

i have some motorcycle helmet i picked up off my buddy for cheap.. im not sure on the rating but i doubt its snell rated..
it's not. it's a motorcycle helmet.