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shotokanbuff
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted December 01, 2002 05:21 PM
Most of what I've seen on here has to do with setups, and engines, but I had a question I wanted to throw out to everyone. Where is the best place to buy your safety equipment? Helmets, suits, rollcage padding, etc.... I'm just a hopeful street stock racer next year, and want to make sure that my money is well spent. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to buy "cheap" safety equipment, by cheap I mean not very good quality. Thanks for your help.

Donnie

cre93
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted December 01, 2002 07:41 PM
G-Force has about the best safety stuff for the buck. It's all available at www.racerwholesale.com For anything else your looking for check out www.RacersGuide.com

hoosier_baby_3D
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted December 01, 2002 07:47 PM
I would have to agree with cre93 about G-Force. It is just about the least expensive stuff you can buy but has descent quality.

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DEEDDUDE
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted December 01, 2002 08:03 PM
I bought Simpson products from Jegs. Sometimes Summit will have a special also. TKD, Deed

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted December 01, 2002 08:05 PM UIN: 16262997
I hope everyone will support our sponsors. Day Motorsports carries all of these products with some really great pricing and service, I hope you will use these guys, they support this site for all of us.
www.daymotorsports.com

jammin

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tilley88
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted December 01, 2002 09:57 PM
Yeah, Day has good prices. Overlooked way too often.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted December 01, 2002 11:57 PM UIN: 54865418
pretty much any racing parts supplier carries good stuff myself i wouldn't use anything from g force i have looked at there stuff and was not impressed with anything they offer.i use a bell sport II helmet around $300. i used to have a simpson rx8 but like this bell much better i have a better field of vision with it and better ventalation.i'm also going to get a new suit this year going to go with a racequip double layer sfi-5 rated suit $230 and then simpson gloves,shoes,neckbrace. and last but not least a kirkey intermediate seat and head rest with rci belts. kirkey makes a cheaper seat but i don't like the fact that the back is flat instead of curved like the int. is also has the holes in the seat for the belts instead of them going over the top and it has suport on the bottom for your legs wich the cheaper one doesn't

jhon hollomon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 181
posted December 02, 2002 02:26 AM
Day motorsports and Racer Wholesale are both good places to look. I also have had good luck with Smileys. I bought my Simpson helmet from them at a really good price.

powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted December 02, 2002 06:41 AM
I was wondering about G-Force stuff until I looked it over and tried a helmet and suit on. It is really good stuff and I am VERY fussy about my safety equipment. I hear it is made by bell. All the simpson helmets I tried did not feel right and the shield ***** it does not seal at all and when it opens it flies all the way up "not good for Yellows" the G-Force shield opens one click easily and seals great. IMHO

kong
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted December 02, 2002 03:41 PM
I have worn a G-Force GF950 helmet for two years now without a problem. It is very comfortable and as stated earlier, it seals well and the shield has nice detents so you don't have to open it all the way. I thought the shield attachments looked kinda cheapy but they've held up. My only complaint is that the tear-away tabs can't be adjusted enough to get a really tight fit on the tear-aways. G-Force also just came out with a couple of new styles that look pretty nice and a heck of a lot cheaper than a Bell or Simpson. I'm also getting a new two layer G-Force fire suit next year. They look kinda plain but buck for buck, they generally have a higher TPP rating than the competition. I stink anyway so I don't have to worry about that winners circle picture much. HaHaHa! Go to www.racerwholesale.com

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