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DirtDobber
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted January 16, 2002 06:57 PM
K I plan to finally start my fun this year. Time to get out of the stands and see what I'm missing in the dirt.
I have the car in my sights (dealing for it). Need a fire resistant suit. What should I look for in the Suit? What are the favorite cheap- selections I should look for while poking around? Likes/hates? Some guys look like they just wear greasy coveralls and tennis shoes.

a1racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted January 16, 2002 10:18 PM
It depends on what your intentions are. If you are looking to only go out a couple of times, buy your self some nomex coveralls. They are cheaper than a race suit. But If you have full intentions to pursue a lengthy career in racing, buy yourself a race suit. In the end, think safty, not dollars.

Good luck!!

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted January 17, 2002 12:41 AM UIN: 54865418
go to www.racesuit.com look at what they have there i have always worn the cheapest one i could find $80 for a 2 piece form midwest motorsports this year i think i'm going to go with an extreme suit because i like the color choices they have not just black,blue and red

RangeRover
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 174
posted January 17, 2002 02:18 PM
I personally like a two-piece suit because I could take the jacket off when I'm working on the car. It's better than tying the sleeves around my waist.

crosser
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted January 17, 2002 06:00 PM
I would not think of anything cheap on this topic. Safety is the first thing that comes in mind when racing!! If you dont have safety, you may not be racing for to long. Get a good suit, good helmet, and good safety straps, and a good roll cage. ------------------
Scott Cross
Team 21 Racing
crossracing21@msn.com www.21crossracing.com

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redneck bubbas racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 213
posted January 17, 2002 11:27 PM
On another safety issue- Always wear a neck brace. In the 2000 season I wasn't required to wear one so I didn't. My neck always hurt afterwards. In the 2001 season I had to wear one, my neck never hurt again.

DirtDobber
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted January 18, 2002 09:42 AM
Some good info here! Had not considered the neck brace. I don't think many wear them around here yet but I think I like the idea. What are some of the other safety stuff I should consider?

dirttracker98
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 139
posted January 18, 2002 10:00 AM
Saftey is the top of the list,racing is fun,but at the local level you can get hurt as bad as at a professional level,Like Dr. D1ck of Speedway Illustrated says"if you got a $10.00 head then put a $10.00 helmet on it."

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uforacing51
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 349
posted January 31, 2002 10:59 PM

I have been a firefighter for 20 years, This is not a place to scrimp. Fire can burn thru
clothing in less than 5 seconds, can you get out of your car that fast? Do not get a treated suit, by Nomex 1 layer at the least and wear cotton clothing under it, buy a good
helmet and the best gloves money can buy. without your hands, your can't do a certain thing in the bathroom that having someone else do would be imbarrassing. get some shoes
that are for RACING. I have One word for safety SIMPSON. Grease burns too, you know, so that would be the last thing i would wear

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avila
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted February 01, 2002 11:17 AM
Ya, my first year I did not like the neck restraint. I made me too hot. Well in my second race I went head on into the wall.
My neck was sore for a week. I learned my
leason, the concrete hard wall way.

49mtmod
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted February 02, 2002 05:24 PM
I was checking out suits the other day and stumbled across the bell motorsports website. If you go to the closeout page they have a good selection of suits, neck collars and helmets that were discontinued, misordered, returned, etc. The prices are fantastic. The one downside is that you can not phone in questions and can only order these items by fax. I took a chance and ordered a $550 suit for $179. Its worth checking out if you are looking for safety gear and are on a tight budget.
http://www.bellmotorsports.com/

sideways
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted February 02, 2002 07:32 PM
I got my suit from RacerWholesale.I wear a G-Force single layer suit with Nomex underwear.And most definatly a neck brace,once you get used to them its like there not even there.Gloves of some sort preferably flame retardant. just my2cents

Pickel
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 564
posted February 03, 2002 10:35 AM UIN: 25419780
capital magazine has a dragon slayer suit I am going to try this year for a real reasonable price.. you get shoes,gloves neck brace and one or to peace suit for $200...

Dunbar
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted March 07, 2002 01:16 PM
quote:
Originally posted by DirtDobber:
K I plan to finally start my fun this year. Time to get out of the stands and see what I'm missing in the dirt.
I have the car in my sights (dealing for it). Need a fire resistant suit. What should I look for in the Suit? What are the favorite cheap- selections I should look for while poking around? Likes/hates? Some guys look like they just wear greasy coveralls and tennis shoes.

First off your right bout a neck brace donut whatever you wanna call them. That's gonna be the best money you'll spend in my opinion. On a racing suit myself I got 3 of them. I got 2 1 pieces and 1 two piece. Yeah the advantage of a 2 piece is able to take the jacket off while working on the car and not have to wrap the sleeves around your waist or gut. But I go through race equip.

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