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So I'm looking to start running my car at a local track and I was wondering what some decent yet affordable helmets brands were. I'm only planning on doing lapping days until I feel comfortable enough with my driving to start doing any sort of competition events.
 

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I've heard of them before, I haven't really researched anything yet. I was thinking maybe a Shoei if I could find a good deal on one
 

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I will, any ideas on what to look out for?
 

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Alright cool, thanks
 

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If its not DOT it's junk..

Shelf life on DOT is 5 years, shelf life on Snell 10 years. $ for $ a cheaper Snell approved is better then a nicer DOT.. Look into Snell testing V. DOT..
Personally I won't wear ANYTHING not Snell..
You can find build dates and approval type/year inside under the padding.
 

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Also ANY alterations to the helmet including paint and stickers can compromise the structure and allow you to be injured. Even a short drop to a hard surface can compromise the helmets structure.
 

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Alright great info! I was leaning towards just buying new just for the piece of mind.
 

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Alright great info! I was leaning towards just buying new just for the piece of mind.
Unless its a high end lid w/ proof of purchase its generally best to steer clear of used lids..

Do some research on DOT/Snell testing and spend time trying helmets on.. Comfort, weight and adjustability are mainly what changes as the price goes up..

General rule.. Spend on you lid what you believe the contents to be worth.
 

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Unless its a high end lid w/ proof of purchase its generally best to steer clear of used lids..

Do some research on DOT/Snell testing and spend time trying helmets on.. Comfort, weight and adjustability are mainly what changes as the price goes up..

General rule.. Spend on you lid what you believe the contents to be worth.
I will definitely do that. I've got a couple buddies with helmets so I'll see if I can't try theirs on at some point.
 

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I will definitely do that. I've got a couple buddies with helmets so I'll see if I can't try theirs on at some point.
Anywhere that sells helmets should be happy to help fit you, and professional help in the fitting process is really helpful too. :good: good luck with your search! Be sure to post up some pics of whatever lid you go with! :good:
 

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Anywhere that sells helmets should be happy to help fit you, and professional help in the fitting process is really helpful too. :good: good luck with your search! Be sure to post up some pics of whatever lid you go with! :good:
Thanks, I guess I should start looking around for some shops.
 

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Thanks, I guess I should start looking around for some shops.
I know you'll be driving a car not riding a bike but Cycle Gear has great selection, price and customer service/returns as good as AM.. Hope this helps and works out :good:
 

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I know you'll be driving a car not riding a bike but Cycle Gear has great selection, price and customer service/returns as good as AM.. Hope this helps and works out :good:
I'll make sure to check them out.
 
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